If 2016 gave us so much new music it wasn’t even funny, heavy hitters like Kanye, Rihanna, and Bey dropped highly anticipated gems. Throwback favorites like A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul took victory laps and added immaculate albums to their discographies. Solange, J Cole kept it conscience and soulful. And at last Frank Ocean returned with not one but TWO flawless albums. These are but a few of our favorite moments in what was a glowing year in music for both seasoned vets and new artists. Enjoy our round-up of some of our favorite tracks of 2016.