They gon’ think I won a Grammy.
Another year, another March Madness snub for “Record of the Decade.”
My top five albums of the year.
- Yes Lawd! by NxWorries
- Awaken, My Love! by Childish Gambino
- Coloring Book by Chance The Rapper
- 24K Magic by Bruno Mars
- A Seat at the Table by Solange
Hear me out..
No Drake? No Future? No Ty Dolla $ign? No Migos?
Nope. I love those guys. We popped way too many bottles to all of their Trap rappity rap jams in 2016, but I’m at a point where it’s ‘rinse, wash, repeat’ with the music that they create. No diss.
In my humble opinion, my top five moved the culture forward, by taking a glance back into the foundation of where “Our” music has derived from.
My grandfather would be riding around in his 83' Box Chevy listening to “Yes Lawd!” & “Awaken, My Love!”
Lil Chano from 79th created a new genre of music, TrapGospel.
Bruno(albeit, probably off of an 8ball) channelled his inner Bobby Brown, giving us some 80s/90s R&B vibes. The irony.
Solange, is the exact opposite of the perfection that is Beyonce. Imperfectly perfect. She gave us a retro, soulful effort that addresses the “Post Racial” era that we currently live in.
These albums made me feel a way. A good way. An “I want to dance the night away with my wife” way. These albums have substance, a message, a voice. A voice for us.