Top Albums of 2016

So it’s been a minute since I’ve done an update. That’s because I’ve been busy writing and getting some affairs in order which has consumed the last few months.

So recently, the MTV Video Music Awards were presented. I was totally going to watch but then I remembered that I had better things to do with my time and I love myself as a person.

However it did remind me that I have not posted my top albums of 2016. So why am I posting it now. Because my OCD will not allow me to do otherwise. Besides there’s a lot of excellent music out there that you may not know about.

What’s also cool is this is the first time siblings have had featured albums in the same year. Also, some of you may be looking for new music to check out.

So here we go.

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Night of the Waking Astronomer

Being stuck in Nashville, proud home of country music, the Confederacy and the Klan, I don’t go out often. To be more accurate I really don’t go out ever.

For me to emerge from my Batcave of Solitude, there had better be a good reason. A very good reason.

This past Friday there most certainly was a reason for me to venture out into the wasteland known as the Music City.

Comic book artist, rock musician, Jane-of-all-trades, Renaissance Woman, fellow Atlanta native, and the epitome of Black Girl Magic, Afua Richardson, announced on social media that her band, Waking Astronomer would be in town performing at the Exit In.

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She already had me at Afua Richardson would be in town.

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Introducing Tony B

They grow up so fast.

My awesome little cousin (well, he’s not little anymore but he’s awesome as ever), Tony B has entered the music game.

And cuz has come out swinging with “Fall,” the title track off his upcoming EP.

Anyone who’s known me for five seconds knows that I’m all about promoting and supporting quality PoC media. And when said quality media is coming from kinfolk: bonus!

So you know I’m more than proud to boost the signal with this post.

Tony is not only immensely talented but he clearly knows his craft.

But don’t take my word for it. Check out the track.

And don’t hesitate to show my cousin some love. You can find him at these haunts:

Facebook: fbook.me/tonyb
Twitter: @tonybonline
YouTube: YouTube.com/tonybvideos