It’s official… 2016 is coming to a close. This year went uber-fast and trying to recall all of the happenings is crazy. A lot happened this year, especially in the music industry. We saw a lot of albums drop but not all of them popped. Rolling Stone pretty much summed it up with their List of Top Albums for 2016. Hip Hop represented this time around with some of the top spots taken by some of the industry’s finest.
Queen Bey topped the list in the #1 slot with her epic project, Lemonade. She took that project to new heights with the visuals. She even tapped the Country Music genre with her song, Daddy Lessons, which she later started performing with the Dixie Chicks. Chance the Rapper checked in at #3 with his banger, Coloring Book. This album was definitely a gift to Hip Hop as it was equipped with epic beats and solid verses, which would make any Hip Hop fan pay attention. He spit fire for Kanye on Ultralight Beam and then hit folks with the full length banger. Speaking of Kanye, he appeared on the list at #5 with The Life of Pablo. Right before him though (at #4) was Frank Ocean with his long awaited album, Blonde. Everyone had mixed emotions and most felt it wasn’t worth the wait.
Other notable mentions were Young Thug/Jeffery and his interesting album cover, Solange with A Seat At The Table, Danny Brown, and of course A Tribe Called Quest with We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service. While this list is totally debatable, some of RS’s choices were right on the mark. Check out their full 2016 list here.