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After a relentless beat down from G.O.O.D Music’s very own Pusha T and an unhealthy amount of controversies, the double Drizzy album Scorpion is finally here to be consumed by the general, judgemental public.

Like many of Drake’s albums before, Scorpion has yet again, given us another quick peek at the man behind the curtain. Instead of traditionally attacking back at Pusha T (again) with a track full of pointed fingers, Drake uses the track “Emotionless” to explain himself in a way that only Drizzy can, through emotional bars.

“I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world

I was hiding the world from my kid

From empty souls who just wake up and look to debate

Until you starin’ at your seed, you can never relate.” – Drake (“Emotionless”)

Have you ever felt too old for one song and too young for the next? Have you ever tried to listen to a Trap record without getting a recipe for an overdose? Or listen to a super lyrical record without falling asleep on the beat? No worries. Shawn and Beyoncé Carter have a new genre for you. Contemporary Trap. Yes, for the listener who wants to bang in the trap until the streetlights come on. Everything is Love is a 9-track joint effort between rap-legend Jay-Z and mother of the universe, Beyoncé.

The years 2017 and 2018 have been dubbed the reboot of the 90s. From television shows to fashion, but Hip-Hop beef? Yes, Hip-Hop beef. And no, I don’t mean that crap you yougins are used to. You new wave fans are used to Rap beef being who has the funniest meme or who went the hardest on Instagram. But thanks to Terrance Hatch aka Pusha T, the Summer is turning into 1995. Somebody please pass me my Cross Color hoodie.

Hey Friend!! Just because I’m not around doesn’t mean I’m not listening. 2017 is coming to a close and like 2016, we cannot wait for this year to be over. 2017 had it’s ups and downs like any other year. But on a lighter note, on behalf of The Illixer and The Illuminati Roundtable, here are the top ten Hip-Hop and R&B albums of the year. And remember, this is just our opinions. So don’t get butt-hurt. Hit us up on what your top ten LPs are for the year.

Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums of 2017:

Damn.Kendrick Lamar


       SYRE Jaden Smith

Win & LossesMeek Mill

  All-Amerikkkan Bad A$$Joey Badass 

         At What CostGoldlink

              Flower BoyTyler The Creator 

           Still StrivingA$AP Ferg 

              Pretty Girls Like Trap Music2 Chainz   

        I Still AmYo Gotti