’s Hip-Hop Albums of the Year for 2016


And the nominees are:

  1. Meek Mill – Dream Chasers 4
  2. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here
  3. Kanye – The Life of Pablo
  4. TI – Us or Else
  5. The Game – 1992
  6. Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book

Album of the year goes to Coloring Book – Chance the Rapper.

Coloring Book is the third mixtape release by Chance the Rapper, produced by The Social Experiment and Lido, among others.

Coloring Book gets the award not only for its mass appeal and its impact on pop culture, but also for its intrinsic music value, its cohesiveness from track to track, and its pure Hip-Hop DNA.

My favorites tracks were:

  • All We Got (Kanye West)
  • No Problem (2 Chainz and Lil Wayne)
  • Summer Friends, feat. Jeremih, Francis and the Lights
  • Blessings
  • Same Drugs

Yeah, I know we could have given this award to Tribe, Meek, Game or Drake, but even though I believe those projects were good, Chance’s project really resonated more – and to be honest, I never considered myself a Chance fan.

This mixtape definitely converted me. So kudos to Chance the Rapper for winning’s Album of the Year for 2016.