This year was a great year for music. I’ve been more in tune with music than any other years It’s like, the albums that people had been waiting for were released this year, such as Jay Z, Kendrick and J.Cole. Here is the break down of the Hip Hop albums were released this year.
DAMN by Kendrick Lamar
More Life by Drake
I Decided by Big Sean
Pretty Girls Like Trap Music by 2Chainz
(I seen him in concert back in August and commend him for performing while sitting in a wheelchair because he tore his ACL. That’s commitment.)
4:44 by Jay-Z
ISSA Album by 21 Savage
Rather You Than Me by Rick Ross
Droptopwop by Gucci Mane
Culture by Migos
Gotti Made It by Yo Gotti
Plato O Plomo by Remy Ma and Fat Joe
The Autobiography by Vic Mensa
and last by not least Pressure by Young Jeezy, that was release Friday December 15
Personally, I didn’t listen to the whole list but 70% I did and my favorites were Pressure, Culture, I Decided, More Life, 2Chainz, Gotti, Remy & Fat Joe and even catch a snippet of Vic’s album, which wasn’t bad.
Now, the R&B albums this year were so LIT! I was more in tune with these albums than anything else. I actually did listen to all of them, minus Keyshia Cole’s 11:11 Reset
CTRL by SZA
(I seen this pretty lady in concert just a few days ago, Dec 19, and she was awesome!!!)
SweetSexySavage by Kehlani
Tremaine by Trey Songz
(Seen Trey in convert back in April and he literally sung every song who put out, no money was wasted on his ticket)
Heartbreak on a Full Moon by Chris Brown
War & Leisure by Miguel
Trip by Jhene Aiko
True to Self by Bryson Tiller
Beach House 3 by Ty Dolla $ign
Girl Interrupted by Sevyn
H.E.R. Vol 1 by H.E.R
Morning After by DVSN
Freudian by Daniel Caesar
11:11 Reset by Keyshia Cole
(I haven’t had a chance to listen to her, but I’ve always loved her and Imma give her her credit)
For me, it’s been a great year to listen to music and I’m excited to see what’s coming next year. I heard Cardi B should be coming with an album, Nicki Minaj, I wouldn’t be surprised if Drake came out with something.
Check out my next post on the artists that you may have slept on this year who may start shining bright next year!
If I missed anyone, call me out on it but more than likely if I didn’t list them then I don’t listen to their music orrrr I haven’t listened to it yet.
R&B, Neo-soul artist Miguel dropped his fourth album titled War & Leisure on Friday. I’ve been listening to it nonstop sense then. The album features Rick Ross, Travis Scott, Quiñ, Kali Uchis, and the talented J.Cole whom he has other singles with like “Power Trip” and “All I Want Is You”.
This album is so….Miguel. From the instrumentals to the ad-libs to his recognizable voice. He’s got sexy songs, inspiration songs, fessing up songs and even a full blown Spanish song on the album. We all have been waiting since his last album was released in 2015. He’s been teasing us with covers on social media and he’s FINALLY released an album.
As I said before, you can definitely here the instrumentals on this album, specifically the guitar. You can tell that Prince is/was a big part of his inspiration. Also, over time, Miguel’s image was slowly changed and that comes with growth; but with that growth, music never dies. He may go MIA for a while but when he comes from hiding, it’s like he never left.
If you like different melodies, with guitar instrumentals, feeling different vibes, then I encourage you to listen to this exotic album. My only critic is, I would have loved for it to be longer, like three more songs would have been good.