Brandon and Trey relive their favorite songs, albums, movies, TV shows, characters, sports victories and life moments from 2016 in the first annual "Best Of" year-in-review podcast.
By Trey Alessio
As 2017 approaches and we get ready to throw away, shred and/or burn our 2016 calendars, I’d like to take the time to look back on what was truly another amazing year for hip-hop. This past year may have left a bitter taste in some people’s mouths socially, politically or possibly just because of the fact that many celebrities fell victim to 2016. However, one thing is for sure: 2016 produced some flat-out amazing music. I present to you, my annual top-10 list for hip-hop album of the year.
10. “Run the Jewels 3” – Run the Jewels
9. “The Sun’s Tirade” – Isaiah Rashad
8. “Blank Face LP” – Schoolboy Q
7. “The Divine Feminine” – Mac Miller
6. “Birds In the Trap Sing McKnight” – Travis Scott
5. “Views” – Drake
4. “The Life of Pablo” – Kanye West
3. “ We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service” – A Tribe Called Quest
2. “4 Your Eyez Only” – J. Cole
Here are my honorable mentions. While these were all amazing albums, they didn't strike as hard as the albums in my top-10. It was a tough year to make the cut simply becuase of how many great pieces of work were brought to the forefront in 2016. Check them all out though!
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By Trey Alessio
As good of a year as it was for rap, it may have been even better for R&B. The hip-hop sub-genre produced some of 2016’s best albums with all the rhythm and blues. I decided to make a separate list for my top R&B albums to avoid all the messiness that comes with an overall list.
5. “Awaken, My Love!” – Childish Gambino
4. “Blond” – Frank Ocean
3. “Starboy” – The Weeknd
2. “Lemonade” – Beyoncé
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