Best Line: I'm humming and whistling to those not deserving/I've stumbled and lived every word/Was I working just way too hard?
A mission statement from a reclusive genius on the album of another, "Solo (Reprise)" is a reminder that Three Stacks can do this effortlessly. It's one 2016's purest displays of talent, a drumless, piano-led track that's startling in its concision, and straightforwardly fun to hear someone rap this well. It's a verse that's equally thrilling and melancholy—Andre sounds world-weary, somehow touching on misogyny, racism, and his place in the world in under a minute and a half. Can someone make the claim of best rapper alive on the strength of a single verse? He makes the case here. —Brendan Klinkenberg