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.

  1. Yes Lawd! by NxWorries
  2. Awaken, My Love! by Childish Gambino
  3. Coloring Book by Chance The Rapper
  4. 24K Magic by Bruno Mars
  5. 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.



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