Fantatichiphop.blog All Rights Reserved 2020. While the genre has pushed its boundaries outward each year, within those boundaries, the rules have changed. VERY HOTTTTT. By Julian Benbow Globe Staff, Updated December 24, 2020, 10:00 a.m. Finishing off a year that included working with Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Jay Electronica, KRS-ONE, and Little Brother, bay area based rapper UnLearn the World delivered his magnum opus Light Years. Hip-hop, you really outdid yourself this year. Maybe there’s a universe where the genre-bending stargazer isn’t one of the most fun listens in music — but it ain’t this one.–A.G. East Coast Hip Hop; Hardcore Hip Hop When Jay-Z “said goodbye” to rap in 2005, he made a farewell album. Gunna, WUNNA. She can make feel-good songs made for sunny trips to the beach, too. Hip-Hop Producer Weldon Angelos was pardoned by Trump on Dec 22. The 20 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2020. As a highly biographical work, it’s still expansive and inclusive enough to encompass a broad array of experiences, while from a technical standpoint, you’d be hard-pressed to find better lyrical displays than “Bullies” or “Like My Daddy” or “Lights On.” With this album, D Smoke proved that he’s got the scope for a career far beyond Netflix.–A.W. Rappers used the time spent in isolation to write and record such a wide variety of work that the debates over what to include in this year’s Best Of list turned downright contentious. Some have been released as early as February this year. Find the best music on Album of the Year. After proving his worth with his show-stealing performances on Travis Scott’s 2019 JACKBOYS compilation, Don Tolliver solidified his place amongst traps best new artists on his debut album Heaven Or Hell. Building this topically troubling but sonically satisfying world through 12 songs spanning 38 minutes, the 28-year-old MC shows how to trap the listener in a relatively minimal amount of time. He graciously looks back at all he’s accomplished — and the places where he’s come up short — over suitably jazzy sample work from his best production partner. Filled with solid storytelling, intuitive instrumental patterns, and star-studded features, 2 Chainz’s sixth studio album is easily one of his best. Imagine if Bob Dylan somehow joined the Dungeon Family in their late-90s heyday, but with all of the technical advancements and foreknowledge of the trash fire 2020 would turn out to be. CLOSE. All 2020, H-Town folklore invaded TikTok with his Sonny Digital-produced track “After Party” in both versions of the song — regular and slowed up, thanks to Donny. And Gunna was firmly in tune with his greatness on tracks like “Nasty Girl / On Camera,” “Skybox,” and “Dollaz On My Head” with Young Thug.–A.G. Spilligion – Spillage Village. With appearances from rising underground artists (KeiyaA, Pink Siifu, Quelle Chris) and established acts (Earl Sweatshirt, Moor Mother, Nosaj) alike, Shrines evokes an appreciation for Woods' and Elucid's storytelling abilities, especially on songs like "King Tubby" and … The vibrancy of Brooklyn rapper Kota the Friend’s latest album, Everything, creates an atmosphere like no other. If an artist released one good album, there’s a good chance they offered up a handful. He’s a bar-smith of the highest order on songs like “Shimmy Ya,” where he channels the spirit of the dearly departed ODB with a wicked, Biggie-Esque lyrical bent. The 18-track project is a quintessential exhibition of why people love Uzi, with earworm melodies over vibrant, often-quaking thumping production. Limbo (Deluxe) Amine. Let us know your thoughts on the list at our Instagram @fantastic_hiphop, and be sure to check back here daily for the following four parts! Music. As God Intended– Che Noir & Apollo Brown. Then he bares his heart on “Compensating” and “Riri,” fully embracing hip-hop’s turn toward romanticism and the heartbreak endemic to it. Reuniting under the banner of Alan’s new label, James and Alchemist get right back to business, cutting together druggy gems like nary a day had passed. The biggest moment of Burna Boy’s career came with his 2019 album, African Giant. Pray For Paris made our list because it’s his best reflection of Westside at his best: danger and designer over stick-to-your-ribs soul samples. From the dance-pop, ’80-inspired “Shellys (It’s Chill)” and the house party vibes of “Feelin It” to the smoothly sensual “Hungover With You,” these two are more than capable of setting a mood, but when it’s time to drop fire and flames on a misogynist rap hater, B&G can fricassee any doubter with blazing bars on “Hot Damn” or countdown doubters’ demises with “Un Deux Trois.” Do. Borrowing folk tradition, marrying it to Southern Baptist gospel, and slathering the whole thing in trap rap secret sauce, 6lack, Earthgang, JID, and the gang (Benjj, Jurdan, and Mereba — you thought I wasn’t gonna shout everybody out??) 1 EP, Brooklyn rapper Kota The Friend wanted to make a, well, friendlier album. There was a point during this summer where everything aligned to make it feel like the latest dystopian (or maybe post-apocalyptic) effort from El-P and Killer Mike wasn’t just paranoid fantasy or pessimistic speculation but instead the soundtrack of a movie we were all trapped in like The Final Girls. Marci concludes the acclaimed ten-year journey of the 42-year-old who worked relentlessly to become one of the most respected visionaries in all of hip hop. VERY HOTTTTT Dec 8, 2020. 1 on our Top 10 albums of 2020 list. As a DJ it moves the crowd. Some albums are from a few weeks ago and they have already made it at the top of the list. With his in-your-face storytelling, listeners are slewed with an array of tales that will challenge you to think, but what truly sets this thing apart is its glossy instrumental coating, which makes you feel like driving on the freeway with all windows down on a hot summer day. Our list of the 20 best hip-hop albums of 2019 includes Megan Thee Stallion, Big Sean, Backxwash, Dizzee Rascal, Busta… Editor Tim Hoffman takes us through the 20 best hip-hop albums of 2020, including Logic, Black Thought, Big Sean and Run the Jewels. We Know The Truth Drakeo the Ruler. Growing his artistic integrity while also keeping the same flair he’s known and loved for, Jeezy was able to make The Recession 2 his maturest effort to date. But on My Turn, he’s the star of the show no matter which guest is rhyming alongside him. Angelos was sentenced to 55 years without the possibility of parole in 2004 for selling cannabis to an officer three times, totaling $350. news Music videos singles albums Lyrics Quotes artists Blogs Rap & Hip-Hop Albums releases of October 2020 All Rap & Hip-Hop albums of the month of October 2020 to never miss a drop and discover the tracklists and lyrics of the differents projects, updated daily. Without any further ado, here are our 10 favorite hip-hop albums of 2020 (so far). He’s the boss of his domain on “To Be Honest,” and “RNB” with Megan Thee Stallion. Blimes Brixton and Gifted Gab dispel all that crap from the first song with a devastating lyrical “Baptism” that gives way to show that even this backpacking-ass rap duo can tackle a variety of sounds and moods. Top 20 Hip-Hop Albums of 2020 . He tells his story and holds his own with Freddie Gibbs on “One Way Flight” and Lil Wayne and Big Sean on “Timeless.”–A.G. Slathering her food for thought lyricism in the Michigan icons’ soulful soundscapes, the two made some of the most compelling rap music seen through the entire year. After The Rain Yung Baby Tate. Between his gritty pen and Marci’s signature minimalistic patterns, the two come together effortlessly as they add a memorable chapter to the ever-growing street bible. Top 10 hip-hop albums of 2020. 2 on the Billboard 200. One of my early personal picks for top albums of the year, this one remained a favorite throughout a year packed with stellar releases mainly because of its dedication to an institution that doesn’t get nearly enough love in hip-hop: The Black family unit. Embodying their flagship style with assistance from go-to producers Organized Noize and supporting verses from both Andre 3000 and Big Boi of Outkast, the quartet of Big Gipp, Khujo, T-Mo, and CeeLo Green are able to maximize their efforts and create a mature vision of everything Atlanta hip hop stands for. That’s what Black Habits primarily deals with: D Smoke’s upbringing and how his family has helped shape him into the man and artist he is today. iTunes. With another solid addition under his belt, Mt. 1 on our Top 10 albums of 2020 list Polo G’s “The Goat” is our pick for best album of the year Hardwood Classic Baby Smoove. With the inclusion of bubbling collaborators like Benny The Butcher, Freddie Gibbs, and Vince Staples, Boldy is finally getting the recognition he’s long deserved.–A.W. All of that, though, was launched from the impressive late 2019 debut album that saw him go from burgeoning hometown hero to a legit superstar as he wrestled with the results of trauma (“War Baby“), bragged on his newfound success (“Boom Boom Room“), and warned haters away from making any moves that might be hazardous to their health (“Start With Me” featuring Gunna).–A.W. After making a splash with 2019’s Foto and proving his lyrical skills with his Lyrics To Go, Vol. Reasonable Drought– Stove God Cooks & Roc Marciano. Legend Of Zelda. Here are the best new Hip Hop albums of 2020. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group. The samples in the beats got weirder, the drums sometimes disappeared altogether, and one guy even brought his disco ball and roller skates to the party. He spends the entire album in the zone, from vulnerable revelations like “Emotionally Scarred” to boastful declarations like “Sum 2 Prove.” He even improved on the formula with the deluxe edition, adding “The Bigger Picture” and becoming an inadvertent focal point of the summer’s uprisings against police brutality.–A.W. Billy Woods and Elucid of hip-hop duo Armand Hammer delivered one of the most ambitious rap albums of the year. However, this success failed to bring in the accolade Burna truly desired: a Grammy. His bars are as ambient as ever, and the self-produced raw soundtrack is nothing new for him but still destroys the competition with its mysteriously minimal undertones. In a year that has been dominated by gangsta rap records, this is amongst the most important entries. Lil Uzi Vert had the rap world waiting on Eternal Atake for years. untangle their complicated feelings — and, by and large, ours as well — about the gnarly happenings of the last 12 months on songs like “End Of Daze.” The answers they tease out aren’t for everybody, but the musical process they use to do so sure is.–A.W. After all, that album was stellar; it earned him a spot in the 2020 XXL Freshman Class and generated a massive groundswell of goodwill for his traumatized street anthems. Young Dolph has mastered his brand of trap music like few others. Limbo sets the bar as high as it’s ever been.–A.W. The Atlanta native made his return in 2020 with the same man that helped introduce him to the world: Metro Boomin. G-Herbo’s PTSD album art is one of the most jarring things many of us will ever see. Enter Alfredo, another Alchemist collaboration where Gangsta Gibbs tears through a 10-pack of warm, minimalist tracks geared to let his melodic flow shine on tracks like “God Is Perfect,” and “Scottie Beam” with Rick Ross.–A.G. You can practically see the mirrorball glittering as bops like “”Quick“” and “”Coming Closer“” transport you to a euphoric dance fantasyland with Duckwrth as the ever-affable host.–Aaron Williams. Sure, more rappers than ever are using that slurry, melodic trap delivery, but have you ever noticed how astute their observations are or how clever their wordplay is? Keeping the same energy that previously caught the attention of millions, Flo Milli spits rhymes that boast of confidence and braggadocio. It’s on songs like “Becky,” “Mama,” and “Fetus” that Aminé offers the most trenchant reveals, as he wrassles with the anxieties inherent to being a minority in America, leaving a legacy through offspring and paying homage to the ancestors before they’re gone. Here are the best hip-hop songs of 2020 featuring Pop Smoke's The Woo featuring Roddy Ricch and 50 Cent, Drake's Laugh Now Cry Later with Lil Durk and more. Polo G is the leading figure in the new generation of Chicago drill. Billboard picked out our 20 best rap albums of 2020, but we want to know which rap album from this year was your favorite!. Once disparate subgenres now intermingle and coincide, feeding off one another and inspiring entirely new interpretations of each. Dec 1. They told Uproxx their back-to-basics approach brought them closer as brothers, but it also reminded us all why we loved them best as a duo in the first place.–A.W. There’s no confusion about what you’re gonna get from a Gibbs record or project, and his purist fanbase loves him for it. More than most artists, Freddie Gibbs is a testament to doing you and winning. LNDN DRGS Feat. Ho, Why Is You Here? He’s holding a flag containing over 50 deceased friends, including Juice WRLD, who appeared on the eponymous track with Chance The Rapper and Lil Uzi Vert. The police had killed George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, people took to the streets in droves to protest the injustice amid a deadly global pandemic, and a demagogic wannabe dictator was making nihilistic pronouncements from his golf course in Florida. But he didn’t pivot into experimental, soul-searching Neo Soul or anything, he stuck to his script of slinky harmonies over murky, 808-based production. Traditionalist rappers have — and they’ve upped the ante by borrowing the sticky 808s from their Southern peers, proving that even the most staccato, sharp-edged flows have a place alongside the more fluid cadences that dominate playlists. Atlanta’s Deante Hitchcock gained some acclaim with his invitation to the 2019 Dreamville recording sessions in his hometown and paid off that promise in full on Better — with interest. But he’s transcendent through his avid curiosity for the “why” on songs like, “Trials And Tribulations” and “Wishing For A Hero.” Again, the environment Polo explores here shouldn’t exist — but he’s damn good at reflecting it.–A.G. 44. The World 2. It’s expected, though. Songs like “F*ck The World” and “Rags2Riches” detail his brokenhearted world view, tugging on heartstrings and pulling back the curtain on the emotional interior life of a trap veteran.–A.W. Not a pandemic, not a bullet. Playboi Carti- “Whole Lotta Red” (Album Review), MITCH FINE$$E- “Same Moon” & “SKULLTHIN” (Single Review). 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He’d only been gone for two years since I Decided but it felt like longer; between the pandemic and watching so many of Sean’s peers turn in the polished, mature works we’d sought from them since the blog era, fans couldn’t help feeling like there was 5’8″ hole in the rap game. news Music videos singles albums Lyrics Quotes artists Blogs Rap & Hip-Hop Albums releases of November 2020 All Rap & Hip-Hop albums of the month of November 2020 to never miss a drop and discover the tracklists and lyrics of the differents projects, updated daily. December 07, 2020 As one of the most tumultuous years of recent times comes to a close, it’s time to round-up the most essential rap releases on Bandcamp over the past year. View Charts Legend. Critic Score 84 10 reviews. A list of all music releases for 2020. This year taught us a lot about ourselves, not just who we are but who want to and could be. Presented in diplomatic alphabetical order, here are the 10 best hip-hop albums of 2020. Instead, he doubled down and proved he could maintain his consistency with Pray 4 Love. Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God (Reloaded) Busta Rhymes, 2020. There are a lot of women in rap on the come up, Latto however, has been doing this for a long time and it’s clear as day this young lady is here to stay. The countdown has started! Not. He smoothly runs the gamut of rap mainstays — the club banger (“Gimmie Yo Money” with Yung Baby Tate), the relationship drama song (“How TF” with 6lack), the triumphant celebration of his move from ashy to classy (“I Got Money Now“) — but he does so with a poise and panache few rappers can carry off for a full project.–A.W. 21 Savage. Dec 4. The raw despair of thematic predecessor Swimming had lessened with songs like ”Blue World” and “Complicated,” where he eerily vocalizes “Some people say they want to live forever / That’s way too long, I’ll just get through today.” Through Circles, he lives forever.–A.G. Ho, Why Is You Here? The dope thing about Flo Milli is that everything she raps clearly comes from a place of experience. • On January 1, Saint Paul, Minnesota rapper Lexii Alijai died of an accidental drug overdose. In 2020, the sheer abundance of surprising news desensitized us to surprising news. Her debut album Good News is proof of her triumph, which landed at No. The list includes albums from Lil baby, The Weeknd, Juice WRLD, Pop Smoke and more. He’s showed off why throughout The Goat, his thrilling, affirmative sophomore album. Her breakout single, “In The Party,” was a viral sensation in 2019 and though she didn’t have a project out at the time, the anticipation for a full-length collection of songs was high and Flo did not disappoint. Focusing on enduring issues such as racial injustice and political corruption, each member shows further progress in their artistic evolution by adding thoughtful spins to ideas that have been tackled for decades at this point. 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Doing this while also addressing personal issues with rivals like 50 Cent and Freddie Gibbs, the Atlanta star shows his aggressive side is still a force to be reckoned with. He accomplishes that goal deftly on Everything, which sees him contemplating the question, “What means everything to you?” Family, friends, financial freedom, and legacy are Kota’s answers, on feel-good songs like “BQE,” “Morocco,” and the title track.–A.W. January 24, 2020. On “Pull Up,” Latto shows how she can switch up her flow, keeping her debut fresh, while songs like “In-N-Out” featuring City Girls and “On God” offer something for all the strip club trappers of the world. Still, the release of A Written Testimony is a shocker. It was only right for Big Sean to return to one of his fan favorite mixtapes for inspiration for his long-awaited comeback album. 1 position) and popping up on fan-favorite singles from the likes of DaBaby and Lil Baby (their names get stuck together a lot, don’t they?). RTJ4 is damn near a history book in audio form, from the defiant “A Few Words For The Firing Squad” to the capitalism burning video for “Ooh La La.” We aren’t out of the woods yet, but shout-out to the Jewels for keeping our spirits high as we fought against what felt like the end of the world.–A.W. “From the jump, I was like, ‘I know I’m here to say,’” she told Uproxx in an exclusive interview. https://uproxx.com/music/best-hip-hop-albums-2020-so-far-ranked Streaming numbers consistently show that hip-hop … In the end, though, the 30 albums here are the ones we feel best represented that variety. Dec 8, 2020. From the opening strains of “Woodlawn Park” to the semi-social-consciousness of “Becky,” Adam Aminé Daniel offers up one of the genre’s most fully-imagined and emotionally-resonant works. Rising hip-hop star ranks No. Tracks such as “Cardigan” and “No Idea” also found a loving home on the TikTok platform as well. Then, however, the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack came along, reinvigorating interest in his unique take on hip-hop mixed with punk and other subcultures’ aesthetics. Fusing both modern hip hop’s glamor with the boom-bap roots of his birthplace New York, the stylistic direction taken offers something for all fans of all eras and areas. Unfortunately, the energy from that early wave had already begun to dissipate, leaving him stuck in a limbo between engaging and overlooked. The marketing rollout for Wunna reflected Gunna’s newfound appreciation for astrology. I n 2020, few genres were more representative of a plethora of perspectives: from Bad Bunny’s thrilling reggaeton tributes to Burna Boy’s Nigerian dispatches to Lil Uzi Vert’s S.O.S. Fans could anticipate moments like “Ezekiel’s Wheel” and “The Neverending Story,” but the invigorating “Flux Capacitor” and “The Blinding” indicated that he had the versatility to be a one of a kind presence all along — if he wanted to be.–A.G. Astrology, more than anything, is all about knowing who you are. He lost in the World Music category and a year removed from that career-boosting album, he shared his fifth album Twice As Tall to emphatically prove that his defeat simply made him stronger than ever.–W.O. The 15 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2020 Blinker the Star's Jordon Zadorozny Reflects on a Career That's Come Full-Circle Love, 'Moonstruck' Tells Us, Is the Triumph of Illogic Following up on the chemistry of their seminal 2007 debut, Below The Heavens, and its sumptuous 2012 follow-up Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them, Miles: From An Interlude Called Life finds Blu in a contemplative, nostalgic mood. 43. December 21, 2020 Hip-hop proved unusually generous in a year that seemed to take more than it gave. Despite originally breaking out in the early blog era and seemingly fading away since, Detroit rapper Boldy James found a second life in 2020 as an affiliate of Griselda Records. Westside Gunn has made three and counting. Hot Girl Meg offered her fans an assortment of sounds to dig into on this project including TikTok’s favorite “Body” and the pop-leaning track “Don’t Rock Me To Sleep.” Megan is showing everyone that she can make more than music to make that ass shake. Whether he’s reminiscing on his near-death experiences selling drugs back in the eighth grade or simply turning up with some of the game’s most prolific stars in Kanye West and Lil Wayne, this experience captures every element a rap record needs to thrive. Hip Hop playlist featuring the best new hip-hop songs & rap songs of 2020. The chop not slop version helmed by DJ Candlestick and the legendary OG Ron C offers another level of audio experience supercharged-up with Houston culture, where the phenomenal melodic rapper is from. ... At this point, his MOTM series is hip hop cannon. It would have been easy for St. Petersburg, Florida sing-rapper Rod Wave to coast on the success of his 2019 debut Ghetto Gospel. The 20 Best Albums of 2020 20. The way Toliver inflects his voice, giving a variety of emotions and sounds to immerse in, it’s hard not to fall deep into his world and want to stay there for the album’s entirety.–Cherise Johnson. From Freddie Gibb’s and The Alchemist’s Alfredo, there was no shortage of intriguing projects this year. But as the title suggests, he knows that racists view him as anything but, as he reflects on “The Land.” The Rich Slave dichotomy could have been deeper explored, but he’s so good at braggadocio we understand why he didn’t.–Andre Gee, 21 Savage was missed from the hip-hop game for nearly two years, dating back to the rapper’s 2018 album I Am > I Was. Good News is Megan Thee Stallion’s victorious collection of songs that offer a variety of positive vibes, despite the tragedy she went through this year.–C.J. becomes 2 Chainz’s most well-rounded effort to date. Honestly didn’t mind that Chris Brown & Young Thug joint. From top to bottom, Don Toliver’s debut album Heaven Or Hell is an entire draped-up and dripped-out vibe. Latest album, EP and mixtape release dates for 2020 here playlist featuring the best Hip! That seemed to take more than most artists, Freddie Gibbs is a shocker line with his predecessors the. 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