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Micah’s Picks: 2016’s Top 10 Albums

It’s been a great year for music. Here’s my second annual roundup of my favorite releases of the year, now with a top fifty song list and a complete list of songs that made my rotation this year.

  1. Frank Ocean – Blonde

I will repeat myself. You will never read an unbiased Frank Ocean review from me. If you want to know how I feel about this album in detail, please read the review. I have a lot of faith in Frank Ocean’s ability to create the music he wants to make on his own terms and with his own voice, unadulterated. Solely based on the strength of his music, Frank rolled out two projects in a bewildering and fascinating fashion with no formal announcements or press. Frank hit record on a live stream and built a staircase in bursts over the course of two weeks. At the end of it, he released Endless, which I’ll go into more detail about later, and his masterpiece, Blonde.

Blonde is special. It’s cohesive, explosive, and deeply effective. It works the way my favorite albums do. It has immense peaks, soothing valleys, and holds up to the scrutiny of being picked apart song-by-song, moment-by-moment. After countless listens I still get goosebumps when I hear the intake of breath before the huge chorus hits at the end of “Self Control” and the hair on the back of my neck still stands at attention when “Nights” flips in the middle. It’s the one album that came out this year that I can still throw on and get excited each time the tracklist progresses. It’s genre-defying perfection and I’m so happy to have it. The four year wait has proven to be worth it and the combination of the rollout and quality of the music has vaulted Frank’s R&B status into the Beyonce-level stratosphere.

Read our full review here.

 

  1. Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book

This year Chance and The Social Experiment proved that they are the kings of live music on television and the radio. You can review the evidence yourself:

Muhammad Ali Tribute at the ESPYs

Finish Line/Drown (featuring Noname) on SNL

Same Drugs on SNL

Angels (featuring Samba) on Colbert

Blessings (featuring Jamila Woods) on Fallon

Summer Friends (featuring Francis Starlite) on Good Morning America

No Problems (featuring Lil’ Wayne & 2 Chainz) on Ellen

Blessings (Reprise) (featuring Anthony Hamilton, Ty Dolla $ign, Raury & D.R.A.M. on Fallon

All We Got on BBC Radio 1

Kanye West – Ultralight Beam (featuring Chance the Rapper, Kirk Franklin, Kelly Price & The Dream)

Hundred Waters Show Me Love (Skrillex Remix) (featuring Chance the Rapper)

Snakehips – All My Friends (featuring Chance the Rapper & Tinashe)

Feel No Ways on BBC Radio 1

Sunday Candy at The White House

2016 was a huge comeback year for Chance The Rapper. After the lukewarm reaction to The Social Experiment’s Surf, Coloring Book was put together in a matter of months and given away for free. Chance’s strategy follows that of a grassroots politician. His door to door, heart to heart business mentality focuses on spreading his brand and his message to as many people as possible and only looking for returns on his tours and merchandising. This approach is only effective if the music is good and boy did Chance and The Social Experiment deliver on this project. The songwriting, instrumentation and contributions from the features (especially Francis Starlite) is top notch. I had high expectations for the follow up to Acid Rap and this album lived up to the hype and built my hopes for the next project.

Read our full review here.

 

  1. Anderson .Paak – Malibu

This project came out almost a year ago. In fact, some of the promotional singles made the best of for last year. I love this album so much. Malibu formally introduces .Paak to the musical community after his breakout with Dr. Dre and showcases how diverse his sound can be while maintaining a high level of quality and integrity. He can rap, he can croon and he can drum with the best of them on electronic, boom-bap and syrupy R&B tracks. This album maintains a strange kind of cohesion in its wide diversity and has some of the strongest songwriting of any debut album of all time. Watch out for this man’s career trajectory.

Read our full review here.

 

  1. Noname – Telefone

The debut album from the Chicago rapper is incredibly consistent, both in its production, lyrics, and delivery. Telefone is intimate, warm, but not always comforting. While the album sounds like a warm bath that makes your toes dance with satisfaction, Noname slips in challenging messages about violence, abortion and the difficulties her city faces. I love being able to listen to this album on two levels, the smooth, sonic level and the ah-ha provoking conscious level. There’s a lot to love here on one of the most overlooked projects of 2016.

Read our full review here.

 

  1. Beyonce – Lemonade

I regret not writing a review for this album. There was a lot going on when this album came out and it simply slipped through the cracks. Eventually, it seeped in. Before her last album, I paid little attention to Beyonce, but her newfound sense of self and experimentation has transformed her from a pop sensation to an R&B pioneer, blending elements of Rap, Neo Soul and her own established foundation to create something groundbreaking and incredible. From the bangers to the ballads, Beyonce’s new record is unrelenting and I was surprised and thrilled from front to back.

 

  1. NxWorries – Yes Lawd!

It may be cheating to put two albums from one artist on the list, so I’m going to do it twice, first here with Anderson .Paak’s collaboration with Knxwledge. If Malibu is a showcase of what .Paak can do when he diversifies his sound, Yes Lawd! Is a testament to what he can do when he entrusts the production to one producer and vows to make a whole album with a uniform sound. The project is an homage to blaxploitation and the 70’s pimp sound with psychedelic and soulful elements production underneath sing-rapping with unmatched swagger. You’ll be hard pressed to find another album from 2016 that’s as smooth as this one.

Read our full review here.

 

  1. Frank Ocean – Endless

Endless is the second half of the one-two punch from Frank Ocean after his extended silence following Channel Orange. It is also a clever way to fulfil his contract with Def Jam, allowing him to release Blonde independently. By delivering a visual album to the label and self-releasing the true third album, Frank was able to fully control and profit from his second masterpiece. That being said, Endless has extraordinary songs and moments, despite it’s bare-bones and unfinished aesthetic. While there is some filler, the best tracks on here match up to the quality of those on Blonde, but with a much darker and hollow vibe. I didn’t expect two projects from my favorite R&B singer, let alone two great ones. I’m thrilled to have them both to get me through the next few years until Frank releases his next project.

 

  1. Kendrick Lamar – untitled, unmastered

Are you kidding me? The B-Sides compilation from my favorite album of last year made the top 10 of this year? Either this year has been garbage, or Kendrick really is the messiah. I’m guessing it’s somewhere in the middle, but I was surprised at the quality of this tape. There is something awesome about hearing the rawness of the primordial soup that birthed To Pimp a Butterfly and how Kendrick interacts with the musicians making the music, instead of simply rapping over it. Almost every song on this project made my rotation and I’m sure I’ll continue to return to it.

Read our full review here.

 

  1. ScHoolboy Q – Blank Face LP

While this isn’t a project I can throw on at any time, when I’m in the mood for tough-guy, drive around with the windows down-rap, this really does the trick. ScHoolboy proved on Blank Face that he could make make an album that was cohesive, sonically dense, and at times experimental. While there are some big name features on this album, the quality of the project leans on the production from the TDE camp and ScHoolboy’s writing and performance. He really came into his own on this project and I’m excited to see where he takes it from here.

Read our full review here.

 

  1. Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

You could argue that this album is a bit all over the place, both quality-wise and conceptually. For me, this album has some of Kanye’s greatest songs (Ultralight Beam & Real Friends) and some that I just don’t mess with. To some degree that’s been true of all of Kanye’s albums (except College Dropout, that album is perfect) and the high points on his latest album surpass those of anything he’s done since Twisted Fantasy. There’s something to be said about artists making their best music when their life is a mess and if the headlines about Kanye keep up the way they have I think we have a lot to look forward to from Kanye.

Read our full review here.

 

Honorable Mentions:

Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 3

Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition

Injury Reserve – Floss

Still Brazy – YG

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

Skepta – Konnichiwa

Whitney – Light Upon the Lake

James Blake – The Colour in Anything

Isiah Rashad – The Sun’s Tirade

Bon Iver – 22, A Million

 

Micah’s Picks: 2016’s Top 10 Songs

  1. Alaska – Maggie Rogers – Never mind the awkward choreography in the music video. If you want to see the magic in this song, watch Maggie show it to Pharrell. This song captured my attention along with the rest of the internet when this video was posted and it hasn’t let go yet. I can’t wait for her next project.

 

  1. Nights – Frank Ocean – The best song on the best Frank Ocean album. This song is multifaceted, fascinating, and fantastic.

 

  1. Heart Don’t Stand a Chance – Anderson .Paak – The groove on this song is undeniable. .Paak is at his best as he croons and produces some of his best melodies. You can’t miss this one.

 

  1. Summer Friends (featuring Jeremih) – Chance the Rapper – This meandering reflection on the fleeting nature of summer and the relationships that are made during blissful vacations is beautiful and enthralling. The fluidity of structure make this song.

 

  1. Friends – Francis and the Lights – In the year of the prismizer, this is the keystone. Francis’ effect can be found all over the best releases of the year and this song shows how effectively it can be used. Listen to Chance the Rapper talk about Francis’ influence.
  2. Ultralight Beam (feat. Chance The Rapper) – Kanye West – The powerful opening track to Kanye’s The Life of Pablo, “Ultralight Beam” does a fantastic job blending gospel and hip hop with Chance delivering one of the best verses of the year.

 

  1. Yesterday – Noname – This song continues to grow on me and has become my favorite on the album since writing the review. The production is smooth and Noname’s performance is comforting and commanding.

 

  1. White Ferrari – Frank Ocean – Cannot beat driving down the highway at night listening to this. “White Ferrari” is heavy and minimal, allowing Frank to interact with the exposed chords in a way that’s deeply personal and authentic. Simply beautiful.

 

  1. A New Nite / Rosecrans (featuring Shy Carter) – Problem & DJ Quik – This flip of DJ Quik’s classic “Tonight” is hard hitting, summer driving music that has a classic West Coast chorus, grimey verses and one of the best extended outros I’ve ever heard.

 

  1. Self Control – Frank Ocean – Do me a favor and turn this one all the way up at three minutes eighteen second when you can hear a faint intake of breath before the layered vocals in the outro. It’s like floating on a cloud.

 

Micah’s Picks: 2016’s Top 11-50 Songs

  1. No Woman – Whitney
  2. Same Drugs – Chance the Rapper
  3. Real Friends – Kanye West
  4. Turnin’ Me Up – BJ the Chicago Kid
  5. Freedom Interlude – Noname
  6. Blessings (Reprise) – Chance the Rapper
  7. Monticello Ave – D.R.A.M.
  8. With You (featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR) – Drake
  9. Sunny Duet (featuring theMIND) – Noname
  10. Burn the Witch – Radiohead
  11. untitled 08 | 09.06.2014 – Kendrick Lamar
  12. Formation – Beyonce
  13. Comme De Garcons – Frank Ocean
  14. Finish Line / Drown (feat. T-Pain, Kirk Franklin, Eryn Allen Kane & Noname) – Chance the Rapper
  15. FDT – YG
  16. No Problem (featuring Lil’ Wanye & 2 Chainz) – Chance the Rapper
  17. I Need a Forest Fire (feat. Bon Iver) – James Blake
  18. All Nite (featuring Vince Staples) – Clams Casino
  19. Girlfriend – Kap G
  20. Dapper (featuring Anderson .Paak) – Domo Genesis
  21. Slide on Me – Frank Ocean
  22. Caroline – Amine
  23. All This Money – Injury Reserve
  24. Purple Reign – Future
  25. Put That Away and Talk to Me – James Blake
  26. Celebrate – Anderson .Paak
  27. Grown Ass Kid (featuring Mick Jenkins & Alex Wiley) – Chance the Rapper
  28. untitled 03 | 05.28.2013 – Kendrick Lamar
  29. If I Was a Folkstar (featuring Toro Y Moi) – The Avalanches
  30. 30 Hours (featuring Andre 3000) – Kanye West
  31. Ivy – Frank Ocean
  32. The Bird – Anderson .Paak
  33. untitled 06 | 06.20.2014 – Kendrick Lamar
  34. You Was Right – Lil’ Uzi Vert
  35. Pink + White – Frank Ocean
  36. Twist My Fingaz – YG
  37. 00000 Million – Bon Iver
  38. Ready – Joey Bada$$
  39. Church (featuring Chance the Rapper & Buddy) – BJ the Chicago Kid
  40. Money on Me (feat. Anderson .Paak) – Snakehips

 

Micah’s Picks: Songs in Rotation 2016

21 Savage

No Heart – Savage Mode

A Tribe Called Quest

The Space Program – We Got it From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service

We The People…. – We Got it From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service

Dis Generation (featuring Busta Rhymes) – We Got it From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service

Kids…. (featuring Andre 3000) – We Got it From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service

Black Spasmodic – We Got it From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service

Movin’ Backwards (feat. Anderson .Paak) – We Got it From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service

Conrad, Tokyo (featuring Kendrick Lamar) – We Got it From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service

A$AP Rocky

Hear Me (featuring Pharrell Williams) – Hear Me (Single)

Ab-Soul

RAW (Backwards) (featuring Zacari) – Do What Thou Wilst

Huey Knew THEN (featuring Da$h) – Do What Thou Wilst

D.R.U.G.S. (featuring Mac Miller) – Do What Thou Wilst

Amine

Caroline – Caroline (Single)

Anderson .Paak

Come Down (Remix) (featuring T.I.) – Come Down (Remix) (Single)

The Bird – Malibu

Heart Don’t Stand a Chance – Malibu

The Waters (featuring BJ the Chicago Kid) – Malibu

Put Me Thru – Malibu

Without You (featuring Rapsody) – Malibu

Parking Lot – Malibu

Lite Weight (featuring The Free Nationals & The United Fellowship Choir) – Malibu

Water Fall (Interluuube) – Malibu

Come Down – Malibu

Silicon Valley – Malibu

Celebrate – Malibu

Livvin – Yes Lawd!

Wngs – Yes Lawd!

Best One – Yes Lawd!

What More Can I Say – Yes Lawd!

Kutless – Yes Lawd!

Get Bigger / Do U Luv – Yes Lawd!

Khadijah – Yes Lawd!

Scared Money – Yes Lawd!

Link Up – Yes Lawd!

Another Time – Yes Lawd!

The Avalanches

Frankie Sinatra (Extended Mix) (featuring Danny Brown & MF DOOM) – Wildflower

Because I’m Me (featuring Camp Lo) – Wildflower

If I Was a Folkstar (featuring Toro Y Moi) – Wildflower

Colours (featuring Jonathan Donahue) – Wildflower

Sunshine – Wildflower

Beyonce

Hold Up – Lemonade

Sorry – Lemonade

Sandcastles – Lemonade

Freedom (featuring Kendrick Lamar) – Lemonade

All Night – Lemonade

Formation – Lemonade

Big K.R.I.T.

That Part (Freestyle) – 12 For 12

Country Niggas Anonymous (Freestyle) – 12 For 12

4PM @ The Kappa (Freestyle) – 12 For 12

Rambo (Freestyle) – 12 For 12

Flying Lotus (Freestyle) – 12 For 12

Free Agent – Free Agent (Single)

$30 (Freestyle) – $30 (Single)

Big Sean

Living Single (Demo) (featuring Chance the Rapper, Jeremih & Smino) – Living Single (Single)

BJ The Chicago Kid

Church (West Coast Remix) (featuring Ty Dolla $ign & Anderson .Paak) – Church (West Coast Remix) (Single)

Man Down (featuring Buddy & Constantine) – In My Mind

Church (featuring Chance the Rapper & Buddy) – In My Mind

Shine – In My Mind

Turnin’ Me Up – In My Mind

Blu & Nottz

Atlantis – Titans In the Flesh

Bon Iver

22 (OVER S∞∞N) – 22, A Million

29 #Strafford APTS – 22, A Million

666 ʇ – 22, A Million

00000 Million – 22, A Million

Bryson Tiller

Rambo (The Weeknd Remix) (featuring The Weeknd) – Rambo (The Weeknd Remix) (Single)

Buddy Ross

Running Around – Running Around (Single)

The Chainsmokers

Closer (featuring Halsey) – Collage E.P.

Chance The Rapper

All We Got (featuring Kanye West) – Coloring Book

No Problem (featuring 2 Chainz & Lil’ Wayne) – Coloring Book

Summer Friends (featuring Jeremih & Francis and the Lights) – Coloring Book

Blessings – Coloring Book

Same Drugs – Coloring Book

All Night (featuring Knox Fortune) – Coloring Book

How Great (featuring Jay Electronica & My Cousin Nicole) – Coloring Book

Smoke Break (featuring Future) – Coloring Book

Finish Line / Drown (featuring T-Pain, Kirk Franklin, Eryn Allen Kane & Noname) – Coloring Book

Blessings (Reprise) – Coloring Book

Grown Ass Kid (featuring Mick Jenkins) – Grown Ass Kid (Single)

The First Time (featuring The Social Experiment) – The First Time (Single)

Childish Gambino

Have Some Love – Awaken, My Love

Redbone – Awaken, My Love

Clams Casino

All Nite (featuring Vince Staples) – 32 Levels

Common

Pyramids – Black America Again

Black America Again (Remix) (featuring Gucci Mane, Pusha T & BJ The Chicago Kid) – Black America Again (Remix) (Single)

D.R.A.M.

Monticello Ave – Big Baby D.R.A.M.

Cash Machine – Big Baby D.R.A.M.

Broccoli (featuring Lil’ Yachty) – Big Baby D.R.A.M.

Cute – Big Baby D.R.A.M.

Sweet VA Breeze – Big Baby D.R.A.M.

Danny Brown

Tell Me What I Don’t Know – Atrocity Exhibition

Really Doe (featuring Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt) – Atrocity Exhibition

White Lines – Atrocity Exhibition

Pneumonia – Atrocity Exhibition

Dance in the Water – Atrocity Exhibition

From the Ground (featuring Kelela) – Atrocity Exhibition

Get Hi (featuring B-Real) – Atrocity Exhibition

De La Soul

Memory of… (US) (featuring Estelle & Pete Rock) – And The Anonymous Nobody…

Desiigner

Panda – Panda (Single)

DJ Khaled

For Free (featuring Drake) – Major Key

DJ Quik & Problem

A New Nite/Rosecrans Grove (featuring Sky Carter) – Rosecrans

DJ Shadow

Nobody Speak (featuring Run the Jewels) – Nobody Speak (Single)

Domo Genesis

Dapper (featuring Anderson .Paak) – Genesis

Drake

4PM in Calabasas – 4PM in Calabasas (Single)

Fake Love – Fake Love (Single)

Feel No Ways – Views

With You (featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR) – Views

Too Good (featuring Rihanna) – Views

Elujay

Flagrant (featuring YMTK) – Fragrant (Single)

Sophia  – Sophia (Single)

Erykah Badu

I Been Going Thru It All – I Been Going Thru It All (Single)

FM-84

Arcade Summer – Atlas

Francis & The Lights

Friends – Farewell Starlite

Frank Ocean

Nikes (featuring KOHH) – Blonde

Ivy – Blonde

Pink + White – Blonde

Solo – Blonde

Skyline To – Blonde

Self Control – Blonde

Good Guy – Blonde

Nights – Blonde

Solo (Reprise) (featuring Andre 3000) – Blonde

Pretty Sweet – Blonde

Close to You – Blonde

White Ferrari – Blonde

Seigfried – Blonde

Godspeed – Blonde

Futura Free – Blonde

At Your Best (You are Love) – Endless

Alabama – Endless

U-N-I-T-Y – Endless

Comme De Garcons – Endless

Slide On Me – Endless

Sideways – Endless

Deathwish (ASR) – Endless

Rushes – Endless

Rushes To – Endless

Freddie Gibbs

Cocaine Parties in L.A. – Cocaine Parties in L.A. (Single)

Future

Purple Reign – Purple Reign

Hiatus Kaiyote

Laputa (Taylor McFerrin Remix) (featuring Anderson .Paak) – Laputa (Single)

Hundred Waters

Show Me Love (featuring Chance the Rapper, Moses Sumney & Robin Hannibal (Skrillex Remix) – Show Me Love (Single)

Injury Reserve

Oh Shit!!! – Floss

All This Money – Floss

S on Ya Chest – Floss

What’s Goodie (featuring Cakes Da killa) – Floss

Isaiah Rashad

Smile – Isaiah Rashad – Smile (Single)

4 Da Squaw – The Sun’s Tirade

Free Lunch – The Sun’s Tirade

Wat’s Wrong (featuring Zacari & Kendrick Lamar) – The Sun’s Tirade

Park – The Sun’s Tirade

AA – The Sun’s Tirade

J. Cole

Immortal – 4 Your Eyez Only

Neighbors – 4 Your Eyez Only

Foldin’ Clothes – 4 Your Eyez Only

Everybody Dies – Everybody Dies (Single)

False Prophets – False Prophets (Single)

J-Dilla

The Introduction – The Diary

The Shining, Pt. 1 (Diamonds) (featuring Kenny Wray) – The Diary

Gangsta Boogie (featuring Snoop Dogg & Kokane) – The Diary

The Ex (featuring Bilal) – The Diary

James Blake

Timeless – The Colour in Anything

Put That Away and Talk to Me – The Colour in Anything

My Willing Heart – The Colour in Anything

I Need a Forest Fire (featuring Bon Iver) – The Colour in Anything

Two Men Down – James Blake – The Colour in Anything

Timeless (Remix) (featuring Vince Staples) – Timeless (Remix) (Single)

Joey Bada$$

Front & Center – Front & Center (Single)

Ready – Ready (Single)

Brooklyn’s Own – Brooklyn’s Own (Single)

Devastated – Devastated (Single)

Kanye West

Saint Pablo (featuring Sampha) – Saint Pablo (Single)

Ultralight Beam (featuring Chance the Rapper & Kirk Franklin) – The Life of Pablo

Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1 (featuring Kid Cudi) – The Life of Pablo

Feedback – The Life of Pablo

Highlights (featuring Young Thug) – The Life of Pablo

Real Friends – The Life of Pablo

Frank’s Track (featuring Frank Ocean) – The Life of Pablo

30 Hours (featuring Andre 3000) – The Life of Pablo

No More Parties in L.A. (featuring Kendrick Lamar) – The Life of Pablo

Kap-G

Girlfriend – El Southside

Kaytranada

Bus Ride (featuring Karriem Riggins & River Tiber) – 99.9%

Despite the Weather – 99.9%

Glowed Up (featuring Anderson .Paak) – 99.9%

Lite Spots – 99.9%

Kendrick Lamar

untitled 01 | 08.19.2014 – untitled, unmastered

untitled 02 | 06.23.2014 – untitled, unmastered

untitled 03 | 05.28.2013 – untitled, unmastered

untitled 05 | 09.21.2014 (featuring Jay Rock & Punch) – untitled, unmastered

untitled 06 | 06.20.2014 (featuring Cee-Lo Green) – untitled, unmastered

untitled 07 | 06.20.2014 – untitled, unmastered

untitled 08 | 09.06.2014 – untitled, unmastered

Kevin Gates

2 Phones – Islah

Key!

New Money – New Money (Single)

Kirk Franklin

Wanna Be Happy – Losing My Religion

Lil’ Uzi Vert

You Was Right – Lil’ Uzi Vert. vs. The World

Lil’ Yachty

Minnesota (Remix) (featuring Quavo, Skippa Da Flippa & Young Thug – Lil’ Boat

One Night (Extended) – Lil’ Boat

Lukas Graham

7 Years – 7 Years (Single)

Mac Miller

Dang! (featuring Anderson .Paak) – The Divine Feminine

God is Fair, Sexy Nasty (featuring Kendrick Lamar) – The Divine Feminine

Madeintyo

Uber Everywhere – Uber Everywhere (Single)

Maggie Rogers

Alaska – Alaska (Single)

Dog Years – Dog Years (Single)

Noname

Yesterday – Telefone

Sunny Duet (featuring theMIND) – Telefone

Diddy Bop (featuring Raury & Cam O’bi) – Telefone

All I Need (featuring Xavier Omar) – Telefone

Freedom Interlude – Telefone

Casket Pretty – Telefone

Forever (featuring Ravyn Lenae & Joseph Chillams) – Telefone

Bye Bye Baby – Telefone

Shadow Man (featuring Saba, Smino & Phoelix) – Telefone

Oddisee

Right Side of the Bed – The Odd Tape

Silver Lining – The Odd Tape

PARTYNEXTDOOR

Not Nice – Not Nice (Single)

Paul Simon

Stranger to Stranger – Stranger to Stranger

The Riverbank – Stranger to Stranger

Cool Papa Bell – Stranger to Stranger

Horace and Pete – Stranger to Stranger

Quentin Miller

Complex – Complex (Single)

Radiohead

Burn the Witch – A Moon Shaped Pool

Decks Dark – A Moon Shaped Pool

Desert Island Disk – A Moon Shaped Pool

Present Tense – A Moon Shaped Pool

True Love Waits – A Moon Shaped Pool

Rapsody

Crown – Crown

Fire – Crown

OooWee (featuring Anderson .Paak) – Crown

Rihanna

Desperado – ANTI

Needed Me – ANTI

Sex With Me – ANTI

Robert Glasper

They Can’t Hold Me Down (featuring Illa J) – Everything’s Beautiful

Violets (featuring Phonte) – Everything’s Beautiful

Junior’s Jam – Miles Ahead

Run the Jewels

Legend Has It – Run the Jewels 3

Call Ticketron – Run the Jewels 3

ScHoolboy Q

TorcH (featuring Anderson .Paak) – Blank Face LP

THat Part (featuring Kanye West) – Blank Face LP

Groovy Tony / Eddie Kane (featuring Jadakiss) – Blank Face LP

Kno Ya Wrong (featuring Lance Skiiwalker) – Blank Face LP

WHateva U Want (featuring Candice Pillay) – Blank Face LP

JoHn Muir – Blank Face LP

Black THougHts (featuring Kendrick Lamar) – Blank Face LP

Blank Face (featuring Anderson .Paak) – Blank Face LP

Tookie Knows II (featuring Traffic & TF) – Blank Face LP

THat Part (Black Hippy Remix) (featuring Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar & Ab-Soul) – THat Part (Black Hippy Remix) (Single)

Skepta

Numbers (featuring Pharrell Williams) – Konnichiwa

Man (Gang) – Konnichiwa

That’s Not Me (featuring JME) – Konnichiwa

Detox (featuring BBK) – Konnichiwa

Smoke DZA

Dusk 2 Dusk (featuring Big K.R.I.T. & Dom Kennedy – Don’t Smoke Rock

Snakehips

Money on Me (featuring Anderson .Paak) – All My Friends E.P.

Solange

Cranes in the Sky – A Seat at the Table

Borderline (An Ode to Self Care) (featuring Q-Tip) – A Seat at the Table

Terrace Martin

Valdez Off Crenshaw (Valdez in the Country) – Velvet Portraits

With You – Velvet Portraits

Curly Martin (featuring Robert Glasper, Thundercat & Ronald Bruner, Jr.) – Velvet Portraits

Tribe Called West (featuring Keyon Harrold) – Velvet Portraits

Think of You (featuring Kamasi Washington & Rose Gold) – Velvet Portraits

Thane

Responsibilities (featuring Anderson .Paak & BJ The Chicago Kid) – Topia

Torey Lanez

Say It – I Told You

Travi$ Scott

Pick Up the Phone (featuring Young Thug & Quavo) – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight

Ugly God

I Got Bitches – I Got Bitches (Single)

The Weeknd

Starboy (featuring Daft Punk) – Starboy

Six Feet Under (featuring Future) – Starboy

I Feel It Coming (featuring Daft Punk) – Starboy

Whitney

No Woman – Light Upon the Lake

The Falls – Light Upon the Lake

Golden Days – Light Upon the Lake

Wolfe de Mchls

Sunset Park (featuring Big K.R.I.T.) – Sunset Park (Single)

YG

FDT – Still Brazy

Don’t Come to LA (featuring Sad Boy, AD & Bricc Baby) – Still Brazy

Who Shot Me – Still Brazy

Twist My Fingaz – Still Brazy

Still Brazy – Still Brazy

Blacks & Browns (featuring Sad Boy) – Still Brazy

Your Old Droog

42 (Forty Deuce) – 42 (Forty Deuce) (Single)

Various Artists

Balance – Earl Sweatshirt – 2016 Adult Swim Singles Program

‘06 – Vince Staples – 2016 Adult Swim Singles Program

Help On the Way – Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer – Day of the Dead

I Know You Rider – Bob Weir & The National – Day of the Dead

Helpless (featuring Ja Rule) – Hamilton Mixtape

Danny Boy – Lisa Hannigan – Fargo Year 2

 

Here’s a playlist with all of the songs available on Spotify: