50 Best Songs of 2017

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42. Kodak Black, "Tunnel Vision"

Florida rapper Kodak Black unfurls his rubbery voice on this narcotic track about staying focused in lieu of legal troubles (the controversial performer was charged with sexual assault last year). With a floaty flute melody borrowed from Chilean folk band Inti Illimani and Kodak's liquid delivery, "Tunnel Vision" details a man trying to not let anyone – including himself – get in the way of success, and that means taking his mother's advice to do the right thing: "I'm thug to the bone," he says, "but I'm still her baby boy."

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