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  • Jordan Martins’ Favorites Of 2017

    Jordan-Martins-Best-of-2017Happy New Year! We are now celebrating the coming of 2018, but I wanted to reflect on my favorite parts of 2017. I had a a ton of amazing experiences—despite an insane year politically—so it was tough narrowing things down to one selection. Both Screens (movies, apps, viral moments) and Rhymes (favorite: song, album, music video) are well represented. I also keep it personal with some individual highlights in there as well. Check below for the comprehensive list and let me know in the comments if you agree with my taste—or even better—put me onto what I slept on.

    Jordan Martins’ Favorites Of 2017

    Favorite Album: Process by Sampha

    Favorite New Artist: Brent Faiyaz // J. Robb

    Favorite Song: Goldlink feat. Brent Faiyaz, Shy Glizzy- “Crew”

    Guilty Pleasure Song of 2016: Lil Uzi Vert- “Sauce It Up”

    Favorite Music Video: Kendrick Lamar- “Element”

    Favorite Live Show:  Sampha w/ The XX at Forest Hills Stadium // Jay-Z 4:44 Tour at Barclays on my birthday // Dave Chappelle & The Roots at Radio City Music Hall with special guests Big Boi, Usher, T.I., Doug E. Fresh

    Favorite New Movie: Get Out // Blade Runner 2049

    Favorite Film Experience: The Villainess @ SVA Theater (NYAFF) w/ director Jung Byung-gil Q+A afterward

    Favorite Book: The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires by Tim Wu

    Favorite Comic/Manga/Anime Animated Series: Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates // Your Name

    Favorite Dining Experience: Scarpetta for NYC Restaurant Week


    Favorite Event of Year: Close to courtside at Jordan Brand Classic (Barclays Center)

    Favorite App: Qapital // Zillow Mortgage App

    Favorite Purchase: 2 family home

    Favorite Apparel Purchase: Sashiko L/S Smock by Sasquatchfabrix (on deep discount thankfully, shoutout to Bodega)

    Favorite Footwear Purchase: Jordan Royal 1s // Air Max 1 Anniversary

    Proudest Moment: Purchasing my first home

    Lowest Low: Delays with closing on my home // Electrical renovations on my home

    Favorite Piece I Wrote This Year: Didn’t write much but proud of producing the Thanks Obama Mix with Thaddeus Jeffries // Manuscript for poetry book project (currently unpublished)

    Favorite Piece (I Wish I Wrote This Year): “A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof” by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah

    Most Amazing Internet Experience: NBA Twitter during the insane offseason (trades changed our Celtics piece about 30 times!)

    Least Amusing Internet Experience: Logging into Twitter to read news of US Democracy for sale

    Favorite Viral Video: Maxine Waters Reclaiming her time

    Favorite Viral Moment: Memes of protégé Shams Charania dunking on mentor Adrian Wojnarowski

    Favorite Quote: Colin Kaepernick’s lack of media availability/silence regarding his NFL blackballing