We'll be glad when this year is over.
We’ve had some great moments in 2016, right? Great artists, great music, great shows. But just as we’ve had all that greatness, we’ve also had some of the craziest moments ever in hip-hop. I must say, I’ve been pretty busy documenting all of the blowups and breakdowns that have occurred this year. If you missed out, I’ve compiled a list of the most newsworthy moments in hip-hop this year. From Lil Yachty dissing Biggie to Kanye’s crackup and meet with Trump, get ready to take the most head-scratching ride back to what’s happened over the past 12 months.
Phife Dawg Dies
This was an extreme moment in hip-hop. A Tribe Called Quest group member and pioneer in hip-hop, Phife Dawg died on March 22, 2016, due to complications relating to diabetes. He was 45.
All wasn’t well within the hip-hop community, but they got a chance to get new music from the rapper before his untimely death. Remaining members of ATCQ released their new album We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service, which was recorded before Phife’s death. It was dedicated to him.
Beans Gets Knocked TF Out
Following Meek’s beef with The Game, Beanie Sigel was next on the list to beef with the Philly rapper. Beans hopped on Meek’s “OOOUUU” track, sending shots to The Game. But he doubled back, letting his lips loose by leaking information to The Game.