2017 was one of the best years for music in recent history, with most Grammy nominations served towards artists of color. We wanted to share all of our favorites with you, in no particular order, because they’re all just so good. Comment any that we forgot, and be sure to tune into the 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony on January 28, 2018.
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
Album: DAMN. (2017)
Director: Dave Meyers
Kendrick shocked the world when he dropped DAMN. earlier this year and each video he puts out is a testament to his lyrical and artistic genius. HUMBLE., the radio’s favorite and most quotable song, put out its video in late March. The cinematography is impeccable, the most notable being the Biblical and religious imagery, creating a black revisionist history that will also crop up in Jay-Z’s Moonlight.