Donald Trump got a W, Prince, Phife Dawg and others left this Earth, Suicide Squad sucked, depending on your view of things, 2016 was pretty shitty. But what didn’t suck was music. Beyonce, Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West all reigned supreme, Gucci Mane was released on good behavior and got back to being the trap factory, Chance the Rapper cemented himself in the upper-echelon, Rae Sremmurd showed their mainstays, J. Cole came back with no features again, Kendrick Lamar slid out a surprise offering and then killed features all year long. It was really an impressive showing from everyone.
Throughout 2016 we never were in lack of new music to dissect and analyze on Twitter or in iMessage and the ways to receive the work of our favorites is vast. Instead of wrapping up the year by debating who made the best project or owned the year, friends of ShawnGranted.com joined together to share what are their personal favorite projects of 2016.
Check back throughout this week to check and see what rising media members, writers and influencers offer as their seven go-to listens for the year.
Click to check out Shawn Grant’s seven favorite albums of 2016.
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Click to check out Robin J’s seven favorite albums of 2016.