With today being the first day of 2017 it’d be an appropriate time to list off my top rap projects of 2016.
5) Migos | YRN2
It’s no secret that I’m a huge Migos fan so it was pretty likely that I was going to have this album be on this list or at least as an honorable mention. Out of the 14 tracks Commando and WOA are my favorite tracks. The only thing that I really didn’t like was when Quavo’s voice was auto tuned, it just doesn’t really sound too good.
4) Meek Mill | DC4
2016 was a horrible year for Meek Mill he got handed an L by Drake. Then he pretty much lost everybody’s respect, but luckily DC4 was good enough that he got some of it back. Unfortunately he had Nicki Minaj on his track froze which was an automatic L and let’s not forget that Lil Uzi wasn’t too good on that track either. Overall the album was pretty damn good and Litty was hands down the best song on the album. There were no sorry beats on the album
3) Run The Jewels| RTJ3
The duo of Killer Mike and El-p was probably the most pleasant surprise of 2016, the duo gained plenty of fans and pretty much proved that they’re going to be around for a good while. Those who are fans of trap style beats might not enjoy this one due to the fact that it’s beats are somewhat syrang and sound like they have some Dubstep-ish influence.
2) Dumbfoundead | We Might Die
There was no way that Dumbfounded wasn’t going to be on this list. Dummy is one of the best battle rapper out there and he can drop some fire tracks. Out of all of the tracks on this album Harambe and Hit & Run are my two favorite songs. Also who ever was the other guy spitting bars on Hit & Run was spitting fire.
1) Anonymuz | Vice City
Vice City was my most hyped up album and it didn’t disappoint. The 14 track album quickly rose on the ITunes hip hop charts as Anonymuz’s fans showed their support for him. Reasonable Doubt , Vice, The Coast, & Cowboy Bebop are my favorite tracks from the album. Vice City shows us that Anon has improved quite a bit as an artist and it shows us that he has plenty of upside as an artist.
G Herbo | Strictly 4 My Fans
2016 was Herbo’s year he made the XXL Freshman Class and he dropped plenty of heat this year with Strictly 4 My Fans being the best thing he dropped this year
VI Seconds | Demigod
Dave East | Kairi Chanel
Dave East is one of the best rapper that was a part of the 2016 XXL Freshman Class and he put out a good amount of heat this year and Kairi Chanel was my personal favorite.
Young Simmie| Simmie Season & Simmie Season 2
Former Raider Klan member Yung Simme is a very underrated rapper who put out plenty of heat last year. Both Simmie Season and Simmie Season 2 were great albums so I threw them both together.
Many people say that 2016 was the worst year for hip hop but I disagree and I think the albums that I listed back up my claim. If you think that they’re any projects that dropped last year that I should listen to then let me know by dropping a comment.