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In No Ranking Order: The Most Slept-On Albums of 2016

In No Ranking Order: The Most Slept-On Albums of 2016

We’ve waxed thoroughly on the year’s best albums, but if anything was proven by our reader’s poll, it’s that no list can truly capture the full brunt of 2016’s musical output. It’s been tough keeping up. A fantastic problem to have, really. Well, more for you than us. But now that the tide has settled…

Staff Picks: Zo's 16 Best Albums of 2016
Staff Picks: Zo’s 16 Best Albums of 2016
Staff Picks: William Ketchum's Best Albums of 2016
Staff Picks: William E. Ketchum III’s Best Albums of 2016
Watch Yasiin Bey x Robert Glasper Perform De La Soul's "Stakes Is High" Live In Paris + Exclusive Photos & Recap [photographed by Mr. Mass for Okayplayer]
Stream Yasiin Bey and Ferrari Sheppard’s Debut Album as Dec. 99th

The first of Yasiin Bey‘s three apparent farewell records has arrived. Dec 99th, a collaborative…

Staff Picks: Abel Shifferaw’s 16 Best Albums of 2016
Staff Picks: Abel Shifferaw’s 16 Best Albums of 2016

Ahh, 2016, 2016. I ain’t gonna front 2016, you was not that cool. You were…

The Internet’s Syd Has Completed Her Debut Solo Album

Earlier this year The Internet‘s lading lady, Syd, announced that she’d been working towards the…

Staff Picks: Elijah Watson's 16 Best Albums Of 2016
Staff Picks: Elijah Watson’s 16 Best Albums Of 2016

Following Kevin Clark’s best 16 albums of 2016, I now present my picks for this…

Watch Erykah Badu's Daughter, Puma, Perform a Stunning Cover of Rihanna's "Stay"
Watch Erykah Badu’s Daughter, Puma, Perform a Stunning Cover of Rihanna’s “Stay”

At just 12 years old, Erykah Badu‘s daughter is already showing signs of star power.…

Chic Performs At The Roots Picnic NYC On Sunday, October 2, 2016 (Photo: Pip Cowley)
Nile Rodgers Announces First Chic Album in 25 Years Will Arrive in…

Back in 2015, Nile Rodgers was back on the upswing of his career following 2013’s…

The Faces Of Roots Picnic 2016: Backstage Portraits By Shayan Asgharnia
Reader’s Choice: MVPs of 2016

The votes are in, dear players. And it was a close match. But after a…

Reader's Choice: Best Albums of 2016
Reader’s Choice: Best Albums of 2016

The world’s a weird and wild place at the close of 2016. A giant racist…

Drake Announces New Project "More Life" For December Release
Drake’s “More Life” Release Has Been Pushed Back To 2017

Drake planned to release one more project to close out 2016, but his fans will…

Reader's Poll: Vote For Your 2016 MVPs
Reader’s Poll: Vote For Your 2016 MVPs

By now you know we’re no longer in the business of giving you a definitive…

Reader's Poll: Vote On The Best Albums of 2016
Reader’s Poll: Vote On The Best Albums of 2016

Don’t look now but the clock is quickly running out on 2016. This, of course,…

The Energy At This Year's Camp Flog Gnaw Was Absolutely Insane
Watch Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals Shake The Apollo With “Come…

Last night, FOX aired the first of Steve Harvey’s Showtime At The Apollo specials. Performers included Ashanti,…

J. Cole Sends Drake on "False Prophets"
J. Cole Sends Subliminal Shots At Kanye and Drake on “False Prophets”

Next Friday, December 9th, J. Cole will release his fourth studio album, 4 Your Eyez Only.…