That list is extensive with the names of Muhammad Ali, Maurice White of the world renown Earth Wind and Fire, and author of the Isis Papers, scholar, and OG in terms of Black Girl Magic, the honorable Dr. Francis Cress Welsing.
In terms of music released this year, man, I can’t stress enough how amazing of a time it is to be an independent artist, or even an artist in general because the opportunities to make a living from your music are theoretically limitless. Below are some of the albums in no particular order, that showed me the light at the end of the tunnel, confirmed my position on problems I’ve been working through, and just flat out KNOCKED in 2016.
2. “The Rebellion Sessions” By: Black Milk
4. “Fireplace: TheNotTheOTherSide” By: Hodgy
6. “3001: A Laced Odyssey” By: Flatbush Zombies
7. “Tinnitus” By: Zeroh
8. “The Life of Pablo” By: Kanye West
9. “ANTI” By: Rihanna
10. “Yes Lawd” By: NxWorries
11. “The Healing Component” By: Mick Jenkins
12. “For Your Eyez Only” By: J. Cole
13. “We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your service” By: A Tribe Called Quest
14. “Black America Again” By: Common
15. “A Seat At The Table” By: Solange