Our staff selects their absolute favorite records from a wild and unpredictable year of music.
Today marks the physical release of Blood Orange’s masterful Negro Swan.
Big Sean, Ty Dolla $ign, and A$AP Rocky also appear on the Compton rapper’s latest.
The latest single from YG’s star-studded Stay Dangerous.
ASAP Rocky, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Santigold, and Kelela will also support the Fugees legend during various points of the tour.
The Harlem rapper’s latest is loud, frenetic, spastic, and about as vibrant as hip-hop gets.
Plus, Lorde, Father John Misty, HAIM, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and many, many more.
If the Ladera Heights rapper really had something to say, he missed his chance.
Keys also teamed with ASAP Rocky at the Black Ball charity event in New York City.
Featuring Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne, Erykah Badu, Kaytranada, ScHoolboy Q, Action Bronson, Toro y Moi, and more.
Arcade Fire, The Julie Ruin, and Broken Social Scene dominate the inaugural festival.
A reminder that creativity and art will live on forever, even through the tragedies.