At the end of 2016, I’m still here and I still like rap music.
Music performances that elevated, cultural organizers that inspired, and a schmaltzy TV show got me through 2016.
All of the profiles, essays, and books I read on the subway that helped to stave off the hellscape that was 2016.
These are the LGBTQ movies, television shows, and music videos that made my 2016 better.
Freestyles, off-the-cuff remixes, and TV theme songs formed an unconventional rap soundtrack for 2016.
18 artists, musicians, writers, and tastemakers talk about the art that defined their year.
2016 was trash, but the music was incredible.
In a standout year for music, these are just some of the best albums. But they’re the projects that made the format relevant again.