Label: 300 Ent., Atlantic
Released: March 25

2016 was a high watermark for Young Thug, with three successful projects: I'm Up, Slime Season 3, Jeffery. They all have memorable moments, but Thugger really stepped out on the concise Slime Season 3 to justify all the internet hype surrounding him. Bangers like "With Them," "Drippin," and "Digits" prove that Thug isn't just an eccentric one-off—he has staying power and the ability to continuously make unorthodox jams. You never know what Thug (or Jeffery, now) is going to do next, but with his long-awaited debut album on the horizon, it seems possible that he can top his incredible 2016 next year. —Zach Frydenlund