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Favorite Albums of 2016 List

Back at it again with my favorite Hip Hop & R&B albums list.  Here are 15 projects that dropped in 2016 and remain in my current rotation.

Kendrick Lamar – untitled, unmastered

Unpolished and unapologetic, Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp a Butterfly scraps are auditory gems that continue to bring much-needed awareness to social injustice.

NxWorries – Yes Lawd

Anderson Paak and Knxwledge team up as NxWorries to deliver a highly enjoybale fusion of playboy persona with throwback Soul teeming with violins, horns and bass.

Kanye West The Life of Pablo

Hate him or love him, Kanye proves unpredictable yet again by taking elements of Gospel, House and Soul to create a first-rate album that integrates elements of the old Ye.

A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from here….Thank You 4 Your Service

Hip Hop legends reunite with vocals from the late Phife Dawg to create a modernized 90s masterpiece that now boasts the largest gap between No. 1 albums in Hip Hop history.

YG – Still Brazy

YG continues to represent his West Coast roots to the fullest with another project that showcases his vivid autobiographical storytelling skills along with G-Funk-inspired beats.

Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!

An ode to acts like Funkadelic and Bootsy Collins, Childish ditches rap for a titillating 1970s psychedelic experience dripping with Soul and nostalgia.

Frank Ocean – Blond
After a four year hiatus, Frank returns with heartfelt lyrics that meld perfectly with otherworldly instrumentation comprised of guitars, organs and piano.

Mac Miller – The Divine Feminine 

Jazzy and enlightened, Mac Miller displays evident maturation celebrating love over sensual R&B instrumentation that sounds light years ahead of his previous work.

Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book

Filled with glory and praise, Chance‘s Coloring Book is dedicated to uplifting listeners in the style of church and Gospel that Kanye touched on with TLOP.

Kid Cudi – Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ 

Kid Cudi revisits his early intergalactic style rapping his innermost feelings during a tumultuous year and reminds peers who originated much of Hip Hop’s current melodic sound.

Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition

The dynamic and unmistakable Danny Brown fearlessly compiles a vast range of out of the box beats and unabashedly raps over them with animated ease.

Solange – A Seat at the Table

Solange steps out with a beautifully empowering and transparent outlook on femininity and black pride expressed through airy ballads and minimalist production.

Travis Scott – Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight

Travis returns with another nighttime soundtrack filled with trance-like chants that will be easily be embedded in the listener’s consciousness upon first listening.

Rihanna – Anti

With countless hits under her belt, Rihanna details love, causal relationships and break ups to makeups in a cool and sexy way only she knows how.

ScHoolboy Q – Blank Face  LP 

Ominous and honest, Q delves into his past life as a Hoover Crip with OG cameos like E-40 and The Dogg Pound while simultaneously continuing TDE‘s current reign.

 

Video: Danny Brown feat. ScHoolboy Q – “Pneumonia”

Update: Check out the trippy video to the track below.

 

Preparing for the release of his new album Atrocity Exhibition on September 30, Danny Brown drops his latest single “Pneumonia” featuring ScHoolboy Q.  The  energetic track is a definite crowd pleaser filled with raw bars over clanging production.  TDE cronies Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul will also make an appearance on the final album.  Listen below.

Album Stream: ScHoolboy Q – Blank Face LP

ScHoolboy Q‘s latest album, Blank Face, has finally arrived.  Featuring grade A singles “THat Part” with Kanye West and “Groovy Tony,” the rest of the album is ear candy featuring ditties like “Dope Dealer” with E-40 and “Big Body” with The Dogg Pound.  Stream the entire album below via Spotify.

Video: ScHoolboy Q feat. Kanye West – “THat Part”

As fans await ScHoolboy Q‘s fourth studio album due out July 8, Kanye West helps build the hype with the second single “THat Part.”  The hypnotic recording is accompanied by  visuals of Q with faceless cronies, thick women and Yeezy spazzing out in a Victorian LA house.  Enjoy the colorful music video below.

Video: ScHoolboy Q – “Groovy Tony”

After TDE CEO Top Dawg revealed 2016 would be extra busy for the label with a hectic release schedule, a dark, new ScHoolboy Q video for new single “Groovy Tony” dropped last night.  Directed by Jack Begert and The Little Homies, the ominous track is accompanied by raw visuals of Q as a mouthless mobster in a rugged, industrial setting.  Watch the video below.

Video: A$AP Ferg feat. ScHoolBoy Q – “Let It Bang”

The hype for A$AP Ferg‘s new album is heating up as he drops his second single, “Let It Bang,” with ScHoolBoy Q.   Due out April 22, Always Strive and Prosper, is also set to feature  Missy ElliottRick RossChris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign.  Watch below.

 

Album Stream: Anderson Paak – Malibu

Dr. Dre is known for breaking praised artists like Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar.  Now Anderson Paak -heard last year on Compton – is finally shining in his own spotlight.  The well-executed, Funk-filled second studio album, Malibu, by the R&B singer features ScHoolboy Q, The Game, BJ the Chicago Kid, Talib Kweli, Hi-Tek, 9th Wonder, and DJ Khalil.  Listen below.

Album Stream: Game – The Documentary 2 & 2.5

Game‘s new album and sequel to his classic debut, The Documentary 2, is available for streaming.  The hype for his new project has been tremendous receiving praise from his peers including Dr. Dre and Busta Rhymes.  Listen to the album below via Spotify and check out the completely star-studded track list.  Get ready for the second half of the double album, Documentary 2.5, out 10/16.

Update: Documentary 2.5 is now also available for streaming below.

The Documentary 2 – Track List:
1) Intro
2) On Me ft. Kendrick Lamar
3) Step Up ft. Dej Loaf & Sha Sha
4) Don’t Trip ft. Ice Cube, Dr. Dre & will.i.am
5) Standing On Ferraris ft. Diddy
6) Dollar And A Dream ft. Ab-Soul
7) Made In America ft. Mvrcus Blvck
8) Hashtag ft. Jelly Roll
9) Circles ft. Q-Tip, Eric Bellinger & Sha Sha
10) Uncle Skit
11) Dedicated ft. Future & Sonyae
12) Bitch You Ain’t Shit
13) Summertime ft. Jelly Roll
14) Mula ft. Kanye West
15) The Documentary 2
16) New York, New York
17) 100 ft. Drake
18) Just Another Day
19) LA ft. Snoop Dogg, will.i.am & Fergie

The Documentary 2.5 – Track List:
1) New York Skit
2) Magnus Carlsen ft. Anderson .Paak
3) Crenshaw/80s and Cocaine ft. Anderson .Paak & Sonyae
4) Gang Bang Anyway ft. Jay Rock & Schoolboy Q
5) The Ghetto ft.  Nas & will.i.am
6) From Adam ft. Lil’ Wayne
7) Gang Related ft. Asia
8) Last Time You Seen ft. Scarface & Stacy Barthe
9) Intoxicated ft. Deion
10) Quiks Groove (The One) ft. DJ Quik, Sevyn Streeter & Micah
11) Outside ft. E-40, Mvrcus Blvck & Lil’ E
12) Up On The Wall ft. Problem, Ty Dolla $ign & YG
13) Sex Skit
14) My Flag/Da Homies ft. Ty Dolla $ign, Jay 305, AD, Mitch E-Slick, Joe Moses, RJ & Scheme
15) Moment Of Violence ft. King Mez, JT & Jon Connor
16) Like Father Like Son 2 ft. Busta Rhymes
17) Life
18) *BONUS: “El Chappo” ft. Skrillex


 

 

Video: Jay Rock feat. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & ScHoolBoy Q – “Vice City”

After Jay Rock recently stated there were talks that the Black Hippy crew would be touring soon, visuals for one of his latest singles “Vice City” featuring TDE‘s Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul dropped.  Check out the engaging black and white video below.