2020 Hip Hop Music: The Best of the Year

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A look at the best hip hop music of 2020. Featuring artists like Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, and Drake.

Best Hip Hop Albums of 2020

The best Hip Hop albums of 2020 represent a variety of sounds, experiences and themes. This year’s list includes albums that engage with the world around us, that offer hope and comfort, and that remind us of the power of Hip Hop.

There are debut albums on this list, as well as records from some of the most seasoned veterans in the game. There are playful experiments and focused statements, thoughtful meditations and hard-hitting anthems. In short, there is something for everyone on this list – and that’s what makes it so special.

So without further ado, here are the 20 best Hip Hop albums of 2020.

-Rapsody, ‘Eve’
-YBN Cordae, ‘The Lost Boy’
-Megan Thee Stallion, ‘Good News’
-D Smoke, ‘Black Habits’
-Royce 5’9″, ‘The Allegory’
-Nappy Roots, ’40 Akerz Project’
-Snoop Dogg, ‘I Wanna Thank Me’
-Skyzoo & Pete Rock, ‘Retropolitan’
– Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, ‘Bandana’
-Lil Baby, ‘My Turn’
-DaBaby, ‘Blame It On Baby’
-Pop Smoke,’Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon’
-Big Sean,’Detroit 2′
Jemisin & Nosaj Thing,’The City We Became – Original Music From The Novel’
Jay Electronica,’A Written Testimony’

These are just a few of the great hip hop albums released in 2020. What are some of your favorites?

Best Hip Hop Songs of 2020

As we head into the end of the year, it’s time to take a look back at the best hip hop songs of 2020. From Travis Scott’s “SICKO MODE” to Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage,” there were plenty of great tunes to choose from.

And while many of the year’s biggest hits came from established artists like Drake and Kendrick Lamar, there were also some breakout stars, like Roddy Ricch and Doja Cat.

So without further ado, here are the 20 best hip hop songs of 2020:

1. “SICKO MODE” – Travis Scott ft. Drake
2. “Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyonce
3. “Toosie Slide” – Drake
4. “Goosebumps” – Travis Scott ft. Kendrick Lamar
5. “The Box” – Roddy Ricch
6. “Say So” – Doja Cat ft. Nicki Minaj
7. “Life Is Good” – Future ft. Drake
8. “Runnin’ (Lose It All)” – Naughty Boy ft. Beyonce, Arrow Benjamin
9.”Circles” – Post Malone

Best New Hip Hop Artists of 2020

In a year full of comebacks and returns to form, a few brand new artists managed to make a big impression in hip-hop. Here are the best new hip hop artists of 2020.

Baby Keem
Hailing from Las Vegas, Baby Keem made a huge splash with his debut album “Die for My Bitch.” The album was packed with bangers, and Keem proved himself to be a clever, insightful lyricist. He’s sure to be one to watch in the years to come.

Flo Milli
Flo Milli first burst onto the scene with her single “Beef FloMix,” and she quickly established herself as a force to be reckoned with. She followed up her breakout hit with the excellent EP “Ho, why is you here?” Flo Milli is funny, smart, and unafraid to speak her mind, and she’s sure to have a bright future in hip-hop.

YBN Cordae
YBN Cordae had a breakout year in 2020 with his debut album “The Lost Boy.” The album was praised for its lyrical depth and versatility, and Cordae proved himself to be one of the finest young MCs in the game. He’s sure to have a long and successful career ahead of him.

Best Hip Hop Videos of 2020

Hip hop music has seen a huge resurgence in popularity in recent years, and there were some truly amazing videos released in 2020. Here are some of the best hip hop videos of the year:

“Savage” by feature Megan Thee Stallion and Beyonce
This video was one of the most talked-about videos of the year, and for good reason. It featured two of the most powerful women in the music industry coming together to create an empowering anthem for women everywhere.

“Toosie Slide” by Drake
Drake’s “Toosie Slide” was an instant viral sensation, with people all over the world sharing videos of themselves doing the dance. The video itself was a fun, lighthearted look at Drake’s life during quarantine, and it was a much-needed break from all the heavy news of the year.

“WAP” by Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion
This controversial video garnered a lot of attention for its explicit content, but it also started an important conversation about female sexuality and empowerment.Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion put their own twist on the classic hip hop video formula, and they delivered a powerful message in the process.

Best Hip Hop Collaborations of 2020

In a year that was full of Quarantine anthems and social justice anthems, there were plenty of songs that brought different people together. Here are 10 of the best hip hop collaborations from 2020.

1. “WAP” by Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion
2. “Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé
3. “Rockstar” by DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
4. “Laugh Now Cry Later” by Drake featuring Lil Durk
5. “What’s Poppin'” by Jack Harlow featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne
6. “Body” by Megan Thee Stallion
7. “Go Crazy” by Chris Brown & Young Thug
8. “’93 ‘Til Infinity” by Souls of Mischief featuring Snoop Dogg
9. “Good Days” by SZA featuring Jacob Collier
10. “Positions” by Ariana Grande

Best Hip Hop Remixes of 2020

Each year, new music is released and old songs are remixed. Some songs become instant classics, while others are quickly forgotten. But what are the best hip hop remixes of 2020?

There’s no definitive answer, but we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular and well-received hip hop remixes of the year. From old school classics to modern hits, these are the hip hop remixes that have kept us grooving all year long.

-“I Got 5 on It” by Luniz (feat. Michael Marshall)
-” California Love” by 2Pac (feat. Roger Troutman)
-” Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” by Dr. Dre (feat. Snoop Dogg)
-” Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
-” Hotline Bling” by Drake (feat. Erykah Badu)

Best Hip Hop diss tracks of 2020

Hip hop music continued to be a popular genre in 2020, with the release of numerous albums and singles throughout the year. While many hip hop tracks are positive and upbeat, there is also a long-standing tradition of rappers dissing each other in their songs.

Here are some of the best hip hop diss tracks of 2020:

-Tower Block Music by Jay Critch feat. Lil Baby
-Not For Radio by Nas
-Lil boat 2 by Yachty feat. Quavo & Offset
-Richer Than Errybody by Youngboy Never Broke Again & Lil Baby

Best Hip Hop beefs of 2020

The best hip hop beefs of 2020 was a tough list to put together. So many incredible rap songs were released this year and there were so many good beefs between artists. It was hard to decide which ones were the best, but we finally narrowed it down to these 10.

1. Drake vs. Meek Mill
2. Pusha T vs. Jadakiss
3. Kendrick Lamar vs.Big Sean
4. A$AP Rocky vs. Joey Bada$$
5. Action Bronson vs. Meyhem Lauren
6. Schoolboy Q vs. Tyler, the Creator
7. Lupe Fiasco vs Kid Cudi
8. Wale vs MGK
9. YG vs Nipsey Hussle
10 Jay Z vs Nas

Most underrated Hip Hop albums of 2020

In a year where many artists have been overshadowed by the outbreak of the pandemic, some amazing Hip Hop albums have been released that have gone unnoticed. Here are the most underrated Hip Hop albums of 2020.

“Chilombo” by Jhené Aiko
Hailed as one of R&B’s most prolific voices, Jhené Aiko released her third studio album “Chilombo” in March of 2020. The album features an eclectic mix of sounds, with Aiko drawing influence from Hip Hop, trap, and even EDM. Despite its experimental nature, “Chilombo” is a cohesive and beautiful album that deserves more attention.

“The Allegory” by Royce da 5’9″
One of the greatest lyricists in the game, Royce da 5’9″ returned with his seventh studio album “The Allegory” in February of 2020. The album is a return to form for Royce, who delivers bar after bar of thoughtful and introspective rhymes. If you’re a fan of classic Hip Hop, then “The Allegory” is an album you need to check out.

“Good News” by Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion’s debut studio album “Good News” was one of the most anticipated releases of 2020. And while it didn’t quite live up to the hype, it’s still a great album filled with bangers. If you’re looking for some fun and catchy Hip Hop tunes, then “Good News” is definitely worth a listen.

Most underrated Hip Hop songs of 2020

While many hip hop fans would argue that 2020 was a disappointing year for the genre, there were still plenty of great songs released. Here are our picks for the most underrated hip hop songs of 2020.

1. “Laugh Now Cry Later” by Drake ft. Lil Durk
2. “In Your Eyes” by the Weeknd
3. ” Levitating” by Dua Lipa ft. DaBaby
4. “G Goosebumps” by Travis Scott ft. Kendrick Lamar
5. ” WAP” by Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion
6.” Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyonce
7.” Rockstar” by DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch
8.” Life Is Good” by Future ft. Drake
9.” Chicago Freestyle” by Drake
10.” Say So” by Doja Cat ft Nicki Minaj

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