As the musical conversation maddeningly swirls around Eminem's festival appearances or Justin Timberlake's latest album announcement, I wanted to shift to some of the underrated or undiscovered artists. If 2017 proved anything, it was that you have to really look out for, and listen to, folks who might not be making into the headlines. Even H.E.R., who's gotten significant recognition in the press, doesn't seem to be quite as well respected as she should be. I'll let this playlist speak for itself but suffice to say it moves from U.K. grime/trap hybrids to a cover of Sufjan Stevens, so there's something for everyone. Happy listening and I hope 2018 is off to a great start thus far.