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The Best Hip-Hop of 2017

As I write this introduction, I’m in a text-message discussion with Panama regarding his piece on Black Thought, the merits (or lack thereof) of “Bodak Yellow” and what role subjectivity plays in what we consider “exciting” hip-hop. As is the case with all nerdy, somewhat esoteric conversations between two opinionated, manila folder-complected individuals who know what they’re talking about, we weaved through what constitutes “good” …