We at HMTA decided to give our top choices for the 2016 year!


Thunder Powell
Songs
1975 - The Sound
Project Bongo - Don’t Call Me Up
BB Diamond - Feeling
AlunaGeorge - Heartbreak Horizon
21 Savage - DIP DIP
Honorable mentions: Ayar Marar - Mind Controller (Simon Hardy Edit)
Album
Sleigh Bells - Jessica Rabbit
Armon Sadler
Songs
Young Thug - Floyd Mayweather ft. Gucci Mane, Travis Scott, and Gunna
Chainsmokers - Setting Fires
Jhene Aiko - New Balance
The Weeknd - Starboy
DJ Khaled- For Free ft. Drake
Honorable mentions: Lil Uzi Vert - Seven Million ft. Future
Album
Travis Scott - Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight
Amel Alyamani
Songs
Majid Jordan- King City
Wiley - Can't Go Wrong
Frank Ocean-Ivy
6lack- Ex-Calling
Travis Scott- Biebs in the Trap
Honorable mentions: Belly-Frozen Water ft. Future, Desiigner- Timmy Turner
Album
Rihanna - ANTI
Steven Smith
Songs
Brasstracks - Say U Won’t
Kaytranada - Lite Spots
BadBadNotGood - Confessions, Pt. II
SevnthWonder - Maria I’m Drunk
Nikitch - Chemelin
Honorable mentions: Gucci Mane - Intro: F**k 12, Steve Aoki & Autoerotique - ILYSM, Mura Masa - Love$ick, Run the Jewels - 2100, BadBadNotGood - IV (album)
Album
Kaytranada - 99.9%
Anna Hopkins
Songs
Travis Scott - Pick Up the Phone ft Young Thug & Quavo
Frank Ocean -Ivy
Solange-Cranes in the Sky
Travis Scott - through the late night
Chance the Rapper - All We Got
Honorable mentions: Slime Season 3, ANTI,Starboy
Album
Kaytranada - 99.9%
Asif Delawalla
Songs
Lion Babe - Treat Me Like Fire
Logic - Slave
Fifth Harmony - Work from Home
Childish Gambino - Redbone
Schoolboy Q - That Part
Honorable mentions: There's Alot Going On - Vic Mensa, Endless - Frank Ocean
Album
Beyonce - Lemonade
Nasir Nanjee
Songs
Bassnectar & G Jones - Mind Tricks
Kanye West - Ultralight Beam
Kendrick Lamar - Untitled 02 | 06.23.2014.
Kaytranada - Glowed Up feat. Anderson .Paak
Honorable mentions: Run The Jewels - Legend Has It, André Benjamin ft. Frank Ocean - Solo (Reprise) , Quavo ft. Migos - Dab of Ranch
Elen like Cher
Songs
Mick Jenkins - The Healing Component
Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!
Travis Scott - Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight
Childish Gambino - Redbone
Schoolboy Q - That Part
Honorable mentions: Childish Gambino| Awaken, My Love!, Travis Scott| Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight, Joey Purp| iiiDrops, Chance the Rapper| Coloring Book, Kaytranada| 99.9%, Rae Shremmurd, Gucci Mane, Kanye West ( kinda ), Solange, Demo Taped, Lil Uzi, Demo Taped, Brockhampton, KYLE, Nessly, Russ, Amine, Ye Ali
Album
Mick Jenkins - The Healing Component
Caleb
Songs
Neva CHange x ScHoolboy Q ft. SZA
Wat’s Wrong x Isaiah Rashad
Planet God Damn x Mac Miller ft Njomza
Regular Guy x KEY!
Controlla x Drake (Sorry guys I had to)
Honorable mentions + Kanye: Malibu x Anderson .Paak, The Divine Feminine x Mac Miller, Seat at the Table x Solange, TWENTY88 x TWENTY88, The Life of Pablo x Kanye West (FUCK KANYE, but he made a pretty good album...), Telefone x Noname, Before I Scream x KEY!, Hibachi for Lunch x 2 Chainz, Daniel Son; Necklace Don x 2 Chainz
Album
Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight x Travis Scott
Nathaniel
Songs
Konshens - Bruk Off Yuh Back
Jose Guapo & Hoodrich Allan - Lean On Me
Big Sean - Bounce Back
Bruno Mars - 24k Magic
Gucci Mane - Stutter
Honorable mentions: Anderson Paak - Malibu
Album
Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered
Martha Michael
Songs
YG - Why You Always Hatin’ feat. Drake & Kamaiyah
Sia - Reaper
Flosstradamus, FKi1st & graves - Came Up feat. Post Malone & Key!
Frank Ocean - White Ferrari
Blood Orange - Best of You
Honorable mentions: Coloring Book - Chance the Rapper,The Life of Pablo - Kanye West, The Altar - Banks, Stoney - Post Malone, 22 A Million - Bon Iver, ANTI - Rihanna, Skin - Flume, Starboy - The Weeknd, Swim Against The Tide EP - The Japanese House, Don’t You - Wet, Day Breaks - Norah Jones, Walls - Kings of Leon, I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk,Low Life - Future feat. The Weeknd
Album
Sia - This Is Acting
John Robertson
Songs
Travis Scott - Goosebumps ft Kendrick Lamar
Flume - Heater
Mome - Aloha
Mac Miller -We ft Cee Lo Green
J. Cole - Neighbors
Honorable mentions: Skin - Flume, Bobby Tarantino - Logic, Run the Jewels 3 - Run The Jewels, We Got it From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service - Tribe Called Quest
Album
Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered
Paul Oshinski
Songs
Chance the Rapper - Smoke Break
Frank Ocean - Pink + White
Childish Gambino - Redbone
Lil Yatchy aka Lil Boat ft Dram - Broccoli
Anderson Paak - Am I Wrong
Honorable mentions: Untitled 7- Kendrick Lamar, Everybody Dies-J Cole, Pick Up the Phone-Young Thug
Album
Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
Jack
Songs
Meek Mill - Blue Note
Kanye West - Ultralight Beam
Triune - Fresh as Can Be
Joey Bada$$ - Front and Center
Mura Masa - Love$ick
Honorable mentions: Myke Bogan - Six Beers,
Album
Meek Mill - DC4
Jake Jackson
Songs
NxWorries - Suede
Kanye West - Father Stretch My Hands pt. 1
Anderson .Paak - Come Down
Badbadnotgood - Time Moves Slowly
Chance The Rapper - All Night
With Them - Young Thug, In it's infancy - My Morning Jacket, Dark Days - Local Natives, Terrified - Childish Gambino
Album
Run the Jewels 3
Marcus Oglesby
Songs
DJ Khaled ft Nas - Nas Album Done
Pusha T Ft. Jay Z - DDA
Travis Scott Ft. Kid Cudi - Way Back
Dave East - Keisha
Dae Dae - Wat U Mean
Honorable mentions: Good Drank - 2 Chainz Ft. Quavo & Gucci Mane
Album
Kid Cudi - Passion, Pain & Demon Slaying