Best Albums of 2016!
On Facebook I've been seeing a chain post floating around, people stating their favorite and least favorite artists. And because I'm an avid music enthusiast, I couldn't contain my current favorites in a small post. So Dominique, what's your favorite list of albums from this year? Well I'm glad you asked, allow me to introduce you to my Top 9 favorite albums of 2016. A list so good that I had to share it's greatness with my fellow music lovers. Each album serves it's purpose for different occasions. You ready to go out and drink some shots of Henny with your girls? No need to fear, Dreezy is here. About to take a nice summer drive down Lake Shore and need something to keep you live? Mr Paak, where you at? Now hopefully most of these artists have snuck up on your radar already; Lil Uzi and Anderson .Paak were named on XXL's Freshmen '16 list and Schoolboy Q is no stranger to the music scene. But artists NAO, Jazz Cartier, and Ro James are still pretty fresh in the mainstream music world.
I have been on a hunt lately, I can't keep idle because there are so many budding artists out here. The one artist that I'm the most excited to have on this list is Patoranking, I was first introduced to him through his single "Make Am". I instantly fell in love with his voice and the instrumentals in his songs. Recently, he debuted his first album, G.O.E. (God Over Everything) which delivered an authentic mix of Afrobeat and Reggae. So far, the most popular song on the album is his single with Skarkodie called "No Kissing Baby". My personal favorites are "This Kind Luv" ft. Wizkid and "Killing Me". If you are looking to ride the Afrobeat/ Reggae wave that has been popping up in American and Canadian music (like Alicia Key's "In Common" and Drake's "Controlla") I highly advice you to go to the source! Naija, Jamaican, and Ghanaian music are where it's at.
These are young, talented artists in their field. I know there are people who can't seem to understand the music of the millennials but honestly the artists in my Top of this year are killing it right now. And I don't see their music slowing down anytime soon.