It seems like every year is a good year for British music, but 2017 has been great for British rap in particular. More and more listeners worldwide are taking notice of Britain’s vibrant scene—from grime and UK drill to hip-hop, there’s been no shortage of excellent rap music from the other side of the Atlantic.

From rising stars making a name for themselves to highly anticipated returns, there’s been so much to keep up with in 2017. That’s why it’s the right time to focus on British rap, and in particular, 13 of the fantastic rap albums Britain has given us so far this year across numerous scenes and genres.

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