DJ Khaled — hip-hop producer, Snapchat guru, author, record label executive and music mogul — is ready for “another one.” With his 10th album, huge summer hits and a new son, Khaled has a lot to be grateful for. I sat down with Khaled to talk about his latest album, Grateful, which comes out on June 23; his collaborations with the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna and Justin Bieber, as well as his son, Asahd — who is an executive producer on the album, by the way — and how fatherhood changed his life.

Independent artist Chance the Rapper made Grammy history with his wins for his streaming-only album.  I went to one of his favorite spots, Harold’s Chicken Shack, to catch up with the 23-year-old unsigned rapper. We talked about his recent successes, his mixtape — called Coloring Book — Chicago and making music independently.

As the sun sets on 2016, let’s take a look back at some of the fascinating, funny and entertaining people who shaped the conversation, in politics to pop culture and everything in between.