Beyond and behind the hit singles, there are complete albums, and 2017 was another super successful year for the West Coast. Included in these Top 10 are millions of streams, millions of sales, countless sold out shows, single’s that had the entire world taking, videos that set the internet ablaze and more. Hit the jump to re-up, or if you’ve been sleeping, catch up!
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10. MARC E BASSY “GOSSIP COLUMNS”
Marc E. Bassy officially dropped his ‘Gossip Columns’ album this year. It’s crazy how years ago I was posting him on my site and now — BAM! the talent is known worldwide. In total, you got 16 tracks with features from G-Eazy, Hailee Stienfeld, YG, KYLE, Kehlani & more. Click HERE to pick up the project on your favorite service if you missed it. This is one of those projects you can let roll from start to finish.
9. JHENE AIKO “TRIP”
Following the release of a short film, Jhene Aiko dropped her new album this year. It had been a few years since her debut album, but that all changed with ‘TRIP.’ In total, you got 22 tracks with features from artists like Big Sean, Brandy, Kurupt and more. Listen to the entire thing HERE if you missed out and let us know which tracks you liked the best.
8. MIGUEL “WAR & LEISURE”
On the first Day of December Los Angeles’ own Miguel released his brand newest project entitled ‘War & Leisure.’ In total you got 12 new track with features from artists like J. Cole, Travis Scott, Rick Ross, Salaam Remi and more. Pick up the project HERE if you missed it. You already know the type of vibe Miguel gives you, so you know what to do!
7. G-PERICO “ALL BLUE”
G Perico dropped two albums this year and the stand out was ‘All Blue.’ His last mixtape ‘Shit Don’t Stop’ is still in rotation till Summer and this album carried all through out the year .“In my city, it can go from a nice sunny blue day to a life changing event in the blink of an eye.” In total you got 13 tracks with two features from Sonny Digital & Polyester. Pick it up on iTunes immediately!
6. TYLER, THE CREATOR “FLOWER BOY”
Tyler, The Creator released a little project this year by the title of ‘Flower Boy.’ This served as the follow up to his 2015 project ‘Cherry Bomb,’ and you got 14 new tracks with features from ASAP Rocky, Lil Waynce, Pharell, Frank Ocean and more. What was your favorite track? Let us know in the comments and pick it up on iTunes to support.
5. MOZZY “1 UP TOP AHK”
Sacramento’s very own Mozzy released of his brand new album this year entitled ‘1 Up Top Ahk.’ In total his 16 tracks were made up with features from artists like Jay Rock, YFN Lucci, Lil Durk, Dave East, Boosie Badazz, Rexx Life Raj and more. This served as the follow-up to his ‘Fake Famous’ project, so if you liked that you’ll like this! Make sure you grab it HERE and let us know your favorite tracks.
4. VINCE STAPLES “BIG FISH THEORY”
The day is here! Vince Staples is back with the follow up to his debut album, ‘Summertime ‘06’ with ‘Big Fish Theory.’ With the Los Angeles rapper gives you a total of 12 tracks with features from Kendrick Lamar, Juicy J, Ty Dolla $ign, A$AP Rocky and more. Pick it on iTunes right now and let us know your favorite tracks are on it!
3. TY DOLLA SIGN “BEACH HOUSE 3”
One of the highly anticipated albums this year was from Ty Dolla Sign. He continued his ‘Beach House’ series with 20 new tracks with heavy features from artists like YG, Lil Wayne, Pharrell, Future, Tory Lanez, Wiz Khalifa, 24hrs and more… not even including the insane production lineup. I’m sure you have this one, but if you don’t support the movement HERE and roll one for the dolla sign.
2. G-EAZY “THE BEAUTIFUL & DAMNED”
The Bay Area has had another great year, and one of the artists that help push it to the next level was G-Eazy. This year ‘The Beautiful & Dammed’ dropped just a few weeks ago and it’s hard to get it out of rotation with all the hit single’s it features. Beyond that artists like Halsey, Cardi B, ASAP Rocky, Kehlani, Jay Ant, E-40, Charlie Puth are there to support in the 20 total tracks. Pick up the project on your favorite service HERE.
1. KENDRICK LAMAR “DAMN”
To put it very simply, Kendrick Lamar took over the music world this year with breakout tracks, stand out videos and of course the album of the year ‘DAMN.’ Lead by his ‘HUMBLE’ single he featured artists on his project like Rihanna, U2 and Zacari on the cut. On the production side of things you got Dr. Dre, The Alchemist, Cardo, 9th Wonder, Sounwave, BadBadNotGood, Pluss, DJ Dahi, Danny Keyz and more. Grab it HERE and watch for Kendrick to bring home some trophies for the West Coast.