Scribbled in history books for some good and not-so-good reasons, 2016 brought with it some of modern music’s most memorable moments.
Now, as the year draws to a close, TGJ is reflecting on 31 moments that rocked – and to some degree shaped – the Urban and Pop musical landscape as we know it.
Next, we reflect on the group of entertainers who fell on the wrong side of #BlackLivesMatter.
As reports of police brutality, unjust court rulings, and other injustices against African Americans continue to dominate headlines, equal rights activist group, #BlackLivesMatter (BLM), continues to take a stance against those very prejudices.
2016 saw mention of BLM permeate pop culture more than ever as a number of celebrities joined the fight against racial discrimination and abuses of power wielded by law officials and enforcers. But, just as the number of supporters rose, so did the number of detractors or combatants of the BLM concept. Many of whom claim the group is divisive and disregards the notion that “all lives matter.”
With their detraction came some serious claps from some of the movement’s staunchest supporters. Tuck in below to see who earned a spot on the BLM hitlist in 2016: