Description: The best way to kick off any year is with a throwback a top-tier throwback. Audiomack’s specially curated playlist of the best hip-hop and rap songs of January 2017 serves as a time capsule or where hip-hop was, and a reminder of how much can change in the genre in just 12 months. Press play and relive the roll out to seminal releases from Pro Era’s Joey Bada$$, R&B singer Syd, and more.
This playlist is packed with lead singles that went on to catapult certain albums to Gold and Platinum status. Migos’ “T-Shirt,” off their soon to be released album, ‘Culture,’ appears alongside Jazz Cartier’s gripping single, “Tempted.” J. Cole loosie “High For Hours” also makes an appearance, an ironic twist in light of his ‘KOD’ album. We also get past flashes of brilliance from Future and Lil Uzi Vert.