RESPECT.’s Top 10 Albums of 2017

Hope everyone had a fantastic 2017, which — as far as music — has some of the biggest ups (and the biggest downs) we’ve seen this decade. Without further adieu, here are some of the finer moments in Hip-Hop and R&B:

Jay-Z – 4:44

Jay-Z - '4:44'

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The ‘God MC’ came back with a different perspective, delivering what may be considered his most risk-taking and most vulnerable project to date. How masterfully Jay delivered knowledge about finances, the industry, relationships (including his own) and life for the exceptional charge of FREE.99 a music streaming membership. What more can you say?