Music Monday – Music of 2016

So, 2016 sucked. I mean, it really sucked.

2016 is at the top of the “Ain’t Shit” list right along with Donald Trump’s existence, Tomi Lahren’s split ends, and Drake’s Views album.

2016 was an overall bad year, but one good thing that came out of this year was the music. There have been so many wonderful albums, EPs, and mixtapes that dropped this year. The Knowles sisters dropped two of the best and Blackest albums of 2016 with Lemonade and A Seat At The Table. YouTube stars (who don’t get enough love in my opinion), Todrick Hall (Straight Outta Oz) and Thirdstory (Searching) both have wonderful projects they released this year. Chance The Rapper (my fav) blessed us with Coloring Book this year. Even two reality stars dropped two pretty good projects; K. Michelle’s album More Issues Than Vouge and Cardi B’s mixtape Gangsta Bitch Mixtape Vol. 1.  And the Hamilton Mixtape was super lit, and currently the number 1 album in the country.

The year itself might have been “ain’t shit,” but the music was definitely “the shit.” Okay, that was corny, but you know what I’m trying to say. Here is a list (in no particular order) of more excellent projects that made 2016 a little less insufferable.

  1. Lemonade – Beyonce

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2. Coloring Book – Chance The Rapper

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3. A Seat At The Table – Solange

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4. We Are KING – KING

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5. A Woman Needs Love – Akeem Kemp

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6. The Definition Of – Fantasia

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7. It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense – Ingrid Michaelson

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8. DARKNESS AND LIGHT – John Legend

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9. Charlene – Tweet

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10. The Hamilton Mixtape

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11. Straight Outta Oz – Todrick Hall

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12. Awaken My Love! – Childish Gambino

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13. WOPTOBER – Gucci Mane

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14. Searching – Thirdstory

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15. Steady Gang Mixtape – Chrisette Michelle

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16. Remember Us to Life – Regina Spektor

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17. 25 – Adele

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18. Blonde – Frank Ocean

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19. Untitled unmastered – Kendrick Lamar

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20. Something Worth Saving – Gavin Degraw

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21. Gangsta Bitch Music Vol 1 – Cardi B

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22. Day Breaks – Norah Jones

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23. SEPT 5th – dvsn

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24. SOUP – Sebastian Kole

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25. Coconut Oil – Lizzo

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26. Tales Told By Dead Friends – Mayday Parade

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27. In My Mind – BJ The Chicago Kid

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28. 24K Magic – Bruno Mars

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29. Lamentations – Moses Sumney

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30. 99.9% – KAYTRANADA

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31. Anti – Rhianna

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32. Hibachi for Lunch – 2 Chainz

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33. Joanne – Lady Gaga

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34. Ology – Gallant

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35. The Glory Album – Christon Gray

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36. Sugar Symphony – EP – Chloe x Halle

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37. The Temple EP – Parson James

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38. TWENTY88 – Big Sean & Jhene Aiko

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39. More Issues Than Vogue – K. Michelle

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40. SremmLife 2 – Rae Sremmurd

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41. James Blake – The Colour in Anything

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42. This Is Acting – Sia

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43. Lukas Graham (Self-titled)

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44. What I’m Feelin’ – Anthony Hamilton

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45. So Far – We The Kings

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