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  • Jordan Martins’ Favorites Of 2016

    Jordan-Martins-Best-of-2016Happy 2017! We are now celebrating 2017, but I wanted to reflect on my favorite parts of 2016. There were a ton of amazing experiences I had last year, so it was pretty tough narrowing things down to one selection. Both Screens (movies, apps, viral moments) and Rhymes (favorite: song, album, music video) are well represented. I also keep it pretty personal, with some individual highlights included as well. Check below for the comprehensive list and let me know in the comments how much you agree with my taste and/or how I completely suck at life.

    Jordan Martins’ Favorites Of 2016

    Favorite Album: Never How You Plan by Jerreau

    Favorite New Artist: Haasan Barclay // Ye-Ali

    Favorite Song: Frank Ocean “Nights”

    Guilty Pleasure Song of 2016: Kamaiyah- “Freaky Freaks”

    Favorite Music Video: Skepta- “Man”

    Favorite Live Show: Alicia Keys Here in TSQ (special guests: Jay-Z, Q-Tip, John Mayer, Nas, Questlove)

    Favorite New Movie: Moonlight // The 13th // O.J.: Made in America

    Favorite Film Experience: Straight Outta Compton @ Film Society w/ Ice Cube Q+A afterward // “The Wailing” at Film Society1

    Favorite Book: Jimmy’s Blues by James Baldwin

    Favorite Comic/Manga/Anime Animated Series: One Punch Man

    Favorite Dining Experience: Korean chicken and waffles at Escala (KTown, LA)

    Favorite Event of Year: Boston for 4th of July Weekend

    Favorite App: Digit

    Favorite Purchase: Nintendo New 3DS (Black Super Mario Edition) + Pokemon Sun

    Favorite Apparel Purchase: Adidas Climacool joggers

    Favorite Footwear Purchase: #BoostVibes: Adidas Ultraboost 2.0 Triple White + Adidas NMD R1 Vapour Grey

    Proudest Moment: White House Tour (under Obama)

    Lowest Low: Donald Trump elected President

    Favorite Piece I Wrote This Year: Didn’t write much but proud of this ILY video on the election (featured above) // Interviewed for Mass Findings’ “Bad Hombre” project

    Favorite Piece (I Wish I Wrote This Year): “I’ve spent 15 years covering national security. I’ve never seen anything like the Russia hack.” by Yochi Dreazen

    Most Amazing Internet Experience: Exploring Periscope

    Least Amusing Internet Experience: Avoiding social media to see so many unarmed black men’s death on loop (Philando Castile, countless others.)

    Favorite Viral Video: Young Dylan dances to “Hype”

    Favorite Viral Moment: Pokemon Go craze // #LawrenceHive

    Favorite Quote: Every single moment of Obama’s shade towards Trump.

    1. Every single person was scared shitless. []