Year-End Hot 100 Songs; Year-End Billboard 200 Albums; 2020 Year-End Boxscore; Google's Top Hummed Songs 2020; All Year-End Charts; DECADE-END . How they be able to maneuver? A post shared by Flo Milli (@flomillishit). With For Broken Ears, her first EP, Tems crafts the skeleton for a longevous career. He is the artisan creator of a universe that is something of a dream world. For much the same reasons outlined in the introduction to our Best Tracks of the Year 2020 feature earlier this week, we’ve decided to open up this year’s Best Albums rundown to a global spread of perspectives.. As well as artists, for this list we’ve reached out to collectives, labels, and other people involved in dance music culture all around the world. Almost a year later, I'm still convinced. Other 2020 Album Highlights Throughout 2020, Craig Jenkins maintained a “Best Albums of the Year (So Far)” list. In this album, Faiyaz is at his best, pairing Future-esque toxicity with a heartbreakingly soulful voice in a way that is fundamentally at odds yet merges beautifully. In music, we lost legendary artists, nightlife, and live shows – the very pillars of a beloved industry. However, only five projects officially receive a nomination for best rap album, and in the advent of the 2020 Grammy Awards, here are the five nominated albums and whether they’re worthy of the title of Best Rap Album of the Year. After being nominated for the Mercury Prize for her album Grey Area in 2019, the London-based rapper and producer took stock of her situation. 2020 is going to be a great year for music. Plus a plethora of releases from rock's rising stars. A list of all music releases for 2020. However, only five projects officially receive a nomination for best rap album, and in the advent of the 2020 Grammy Awards, here are the five nominated albums and whether they’re worthy of the title of Best Rap Album of the Year. For more of our mid-year coverage, check out the Best Albums and Songs Of 2020 Far. – Thomas Bisiacco. AOTY 2020. However, the Belgian rapper insulates himself in the Champion's League of French rap. Like the association of a piano sample and a beat worthy of Brooklyn on “Big Up” or the talkbox that reminds the great hours of the West Coast on “Flex X6”. YEAR-END . 387 points. 2020 sucked but these 20 records got us through it. be aware that our efforts are ongoing. Listen to our Pan African Rap playlist on Spotify and Deezer. Its release was not a foregone conclusion however, as the radiant South African artist almost stopped everything after the tragic disappearance of her little sister last year. 2021 is fast approaching and with it the opportunity for PAM to look back on the best rap albums of the last year. A post shared by Black Butter (@blackbuttermusic), *If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you The album is a love letter to his hometown, Lagos, the Mecca of Afrobeats, and he reunites with some of the genre's most meaningful players including Burna Boy, Tems, and star producer Juls. These are notable albums, defined as having received significant coverage from reliable sources independent of the subject. – Nils Bourdin, QALF: four letters that Damso’s fans have been lusting after since 2015. 30. A pioneer of openness and vulnerability, Kid Cudi blazed the trail for sad boys in rap that the likes of Drake and Childish Gambino can be grateful for. YEAR-END . Some have been released as early as February this year. Him who sees England as his second home is the ambassador of Afroswank. Rate your favorite albums to have your say in this list of the top user rated albums. Features from the likes of Buju Banton, Future, Snoh Aalegra, and Summer Walker add to songs with infinite replay value, with each track seamlessly flowing into the next. Proposing a musical universe that can lead to introspection or trigger an inevitable swaying of the hips, as on “Yeye Riddim”, with its imposing flow, Kida Kudz offers a beautiful business card testifying to the richness of her Afroswank. A fitting epilogue to the life of an aspirational artist, cut too short. Almost a year later, I'm still convinced. Neither the pandemic, nor state-imposed curfews, nor widespread social upheaval overcame its continual meteoric rise. See which rap album -- from Lil Baby's "My Turn" to Megan Thee Stallion's "Suga" -- wins the top honor at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2020, premiering October 27 at 9/8c. Hip hop and rap; DaBaby; Lil Baby; Summer Walker; The Weeknd; Future; Lil Uzi Vert ; Music; Roddy Ricch has Apple Music’s top album, song of 2020. As 2020 got increasingly confusing, did you ever ask yourself the question: Ho, why is you here? While in his country the music trend is slow, dark and dancing, Costa Titch went against the current of the movement by delivering an ultra-energetic and flamboyant project, in his image. 2020 Pop Rap album releases. Many of those selections appear above in his top 10 picks. It sketches out the personal turmoil of being a child of African immigrants in Britain and making your home in a place you don't feel you belong. – Simon Da Silva, This double album was made in the image of Princess Nokia’s astrological sign, Gemini. This list includes some of the most anticipated rap albums for 2020. Year-End Hot 100 Songs; Year-End Billboard 200 Albums; 2020 Year-End Boxscore; Google's Top Hummed Songs 2020; All Year-End Charts; DECADE-END . The year’s most audacious pop statement is ecstatic, knowing, wry and arch, an album that is somehow both a sendup of excess and also a commitment … – Makia Fofana, Despite the strangeness of the past few months, we can safely say that 2020 was the year of Nasty C. The 23-year-old South African rapper signed to Universal on the Def Jam Africa label, thus opening doors to the American market. You can object to the use of your e-mail The 20 Best Albums of 2020 20. When Lex Amor raps, everyone else shuts up. A post shared by ‍♂️ (@mostdopefanpage). Year-End Hot 100 Songs; Year-End Billboard 200 Albums; 2020 Year-End Boxscore; Google's Top Hummed Songs 2020; All Year-End Charts; DECADE-END . A new Deep Purple album, definitely. Rihanna Readies Caribbean Cookbook. With Zulu Man With Some Power, released on 28th August, he’s seeking to position himself as African rapper number one. Folklore by Taylor Swift is the best-selling album of 2020, and the longest-running number-one album of the year, spending eight weeks atop the chart. All who listen are caught up in the relentless power of Flohio’s music. YEAR-END . Billboard picked out our 20 best rap albums of 2020, but we want to know which rap album from this year was your favorite!. Pop Smoke, Brooklyn’s favorite son and leader of the new wave of Brooklyn drill, was tragically murdered during a home invasion on February 20th, 2020. For additional information about bands formed, reformed, disbanded, or on hiatus, for deaths of musicians, and for links to musical awards, see 2020 in music . The list includes albums from Lil baby, The Weeknd, Juice WRLD, Pop Smoke and more. In just under 40 minutes, Electronica erects monuments to Allah, testifies to Black power, and explores grief – JAY-Z is at his side the whole time. In the latest installment of our year-end podcast coverage, we’re talking about 2020’s best rock and rap albums. For this opus, Nasty C was given all the tools he needed to meet his ambitions, working with the cream of the crop of rappers coming from Atlanta (T.I., Lil Gotit, Lil Keed) as well as with Ari Lennox, one of RnB’s current reigning queens. In the latest installment of our year-end podcast coverage, we’re talking about 2020’s best rock and rap albums. This post will be updated regularly. Sign In. – Julie Denis. Yet somehow with this arsenal the Canadian R&B duo never managed to live up to their potential – like many acts tied to Drake's OVO empire. After a stint in prison between 2018 and 2019, Big Conspiracy opens a new chapter in J Hus’ career. Gunna, ... Then, I was convinced I had just heard the best album of the year. Ranging from jazzy songs like “Billion” and oppressive hits like “Vrr Phaa”, “Sghubu Ses Excellent” perfectly represents the formidable ability of South African electronic music to constantly reinvent itself, crossing musical and social boundaries. 1. New wave rappers are claiming their native languages, fusing genres with traditional music and exploring themes that give pride of place to the different cultures on the African continent. The flashy and garish colours of the rapper’s aesthetics can be found in “Made In Africa” through the speed of the tracks, the explosiveness of the flows used and his Joburg Trap sound. The album catches up on the years that have passed since the then-Toronto-based singer made his melodic ventures into the spotlight. In addition to becoming a voice of the people, Pa Salieu has made his way into the UK charts in the space of a few months, resulting in this resolutely urban album that spares us the exaggerated overly autotuned clichés of the genre. In early 2020, he made a name for himself with “Frontline”, a song written in 20 minutes that flooded the web and quickly became the anthem of Coventry’s slums. 1. While we'll have to wait until the 62nd GRAMMY Awards air on CBS on Jan. 26 to find out who will win, let's take a look at which albums have been nominated for one of the most anticipated GRAMMY Awards each year. For your listening pleasure, here is HipHopDX’s Best Rap Songs of 2020 … so far. Here’s our unranked rundown of the year’s most noteworthy releases. Summer Walker is in album mode. – Rémi Benchebra, Even if this young man considers his first studio production as ‘a first mixtape, a first step’, Send Them to Coventry is still an uppercut in the jaw. (WCAG 2.0 AA) as its web accessibility standard or other standards to the extent required by the Americans The massive success of Eilish's debut record continues on into 2020 as it has sold 194,000 units in 2020. 2020 is going to be a great year for music. – Renaud Brizard, It is difficult to deny that in South Africa, 2020 was the year of Focalistic. With this new project, completed in just one week, Princess Nokia also embraces her multiple identities: Afro-descendent, Puerto Rican, feminist, LGBT and continues to develop her half-angel, half-devil journey, constantly opening unsuspected doors. Nasty C has forged a huge name and reputation in his home country thanks to his cutting edge style and his first two albums (Bad Hair and Strings and Bling). The posthumous album, completed by his collaborator Jon Brion, is a wonderful and sad addition to Mac’s discography. Grimey Soundcloud dancehall or mainstream Drake-approved tunes? If 2020 was a person, it would have "It Was Good Until It Wasn't" written on its gravestone. Flo Milli chooses snappy, bass-heavy beats to fire off her brash verses, in a record that is punchy from start to finish. The Amsterdam-based singer-songwriter has earned a rapport for delivering steady R&B dreamscapes and still – for some explicable reason to me – hasn't blown to the magnitude which her artistry deserves. These same sonorities have also enabled him to export himself, taking him on tour in Nigeria and Zambia. The rapper-producer is comfortable in his skin, no longer out to prove to naysayers he could out-rap them. Don Toliver - Heaven or Hell. Originally from Brazil and Angola (he pays tribute to his roots from an instrumental point of view), with this first album he confirms his status as a genius of French rap whilst putting aside the conceptual flights of fancy that have characterised him up until now. From bangers to bangers, the EP sounds like a dark, dancing and hypnotic offensive, an invasion of the South African ghettos on the national airwaves. A list of all music releases for 2020. Our website will be tested on a periodic basis with assistive technology such The 2020 GRAMMYs are just around the corner, and now the nominations are in for the coveted honor of Best Rap Album. Hip-Hop Best Rap Songs 2020 (Best Albums 2020), Rap Songs That Went Viral In 2020. Here’s our unranked rundown of the year’s most noteworthy releases. If this were an English-language album, trust that it would make everyone's top 10. Not only that, but he gives us the most caption-worthy one-liners – “I’d probably be dead if I was basic” and “If you ain’t nasty don’t at me” are just a few. Foot on the gas, Uzi speeds through new-age hip-hop trends, his eccentric lifestyle, and spaced-out samples, however, when he lets up he gives us moments of insight and vulnerability, culminating in timeless tracks like "Urgency." The 2020 GRAMMYs are just around the corner, and now the nominations are in for the coveted honor of Album Of The Year. The year’s most audacious pop statement is ecstatic, knowing, wry and arch, an album that is somehow both a sendup of excess and also a commitment … At the eighth month mark of 2020, the Billboard 200 chart has crowned 21 albums with the No. List Aggregate. Doing so will transform its rhythms into metal strips and its synths into industrial vibrations. – Simon Da Silva, The Mpumalanga rapper, revealed by the hit “Nkalakatha”, capitalised on the incredible hype around him to unveil in October his first studio album “Made In Africa”. Some albums are from a few weeks ago and they have already made it at the top of the list . The rapper, now head of a powerful label, also takes advantage of this positivity to showcase some of the most talented emerging artists such as Omah Lay, Bella Shmurda or Bad Boy Timz. Delivered over 18 pristine beats and with crisp flows and melodies back to back, Gunna showed up and showed out. Rap N Roll is the perfect balance of lyricism and trap. – François Renoncourt, ‘If I give you my time and give you my space / Know that that shit’s not to waste’. Everyone wanted to be on that final Pop Smoke album and it feels like everyone was. Perfectly paced and masterfully told, Damso understands the art of the album more than most of his contemporaries (French-speaking or not). But thanks to the unfailing support of her fans and her own tenacity, she has begun to to overcome this terrible ordeal. To raise street music to its highest level. Music reviews, ratings, news and more. While Pop Smoke may have embodied the subgenre superstar, garnering the undivided love and appreciation of his locale, the artist was poised for international stardom. The Pretoria rapper bombarded his audience with hits from January to December, closing his season with the powerful “Sghubu Ses Excellent”. In his wake, every song off this album has become an anthem to legions of fans and a painful reminder that he was only just getting started. His hedonistic quest for superstardom finally realized, the album turns The Weeknd into a self-loathing villain and its cinematic narrative is the most satisfying collision of R&B and pop. All famous rappers have a sign like mine, all famous rappers have a heart like mine, but I know I am different and they are not quite me.” Inspired as much by the sensual flow of soul jazz as by the aggressiveness of rap and electronic riffs, the New York artist owns her temperament in all its uniqueness. From R.A.P Ferreira to Lil Uzi Vert, here’s where the best hip-hop albums of 2020 ranked. Then, I was convinced I had just heard the best album of the year. But fundamentally Big Conspiracy is about survival. At the crossroads of tradition and modernity, What A Life shines in its ambitious choice of not just using gqom or amapiano beats (although they are present) but by favouring this local genre and its frantic tempo. For Lil Uzi Vert Hip-hop is limitless. I'm one of those music snobs who stopped listening to the Weeknd after 2012's Trilogy. In sublime 22 minutes of storytelling, we stumble upon the drill rapper at his most vulnerable (he was serving a prison sentence when the tape dropped), and only Fred Again..'s production could take the armor off so exceptionally. Travelling from one home studio to another whilst writing lyrics on the road, the British rapper of Nigerian heritage captures for us a moment in her musical journey and her state of mind. But to better understand Flohio’s record and her fraught themes, you have to go behind the scenes in Bermondsey, South London, with its brick factories, warehouses and disused docks only then will No Panic No Pain make sense. A post shared by Pop Smoke (@popsmokedaily). Through her candid songwriting, the singer explores the forces that make and break romance. With that ominous phrase, Kehlani brought fourth her sophomore studio album, an ace R&B showcase. His family plays a central role as he talks about his relationship with his mother and the illnesses she’s faced, and about his fear of not being there for his son. A list of all music releases for 2020. Danceable beats, pidgin English, and lush saxophone interpolate on what can only be described as a homecoming. Best Rap Albums Of 2020 …(so far) Best R&B Songs Of 2020 …(so far) The Playlist. Few have voices as striking as Daniel Daley and even fewer can create atmospheric soundscapes like producer Nineteen85. 01 October 2020 The Official Top 40 biggest albums of 2020 so far Albums from Lewis Capaldi, Dua Lipa, Stormzy and J Hus lead the Official Albums Chart year-to-date list. The albums have all been released this year in 2020. - Hayley Tharp. The album is also a true celebration of South African Hip-Hop, represented by its multilingualism (isiZulu, Sesotho, English and Afrikaans) and its most worthy ambassadors (DJ Maphorisa, Sjava, Riky Rick, AKA, YoungstaCPT, Frank Casino…). I don't need to get into all the reasons why 2020 was a bad year, but it was an extremely good year for rap. Starting on the issue dated January 18, 2020, Billboard updated the methodology to compile the chart by incorporating official video data from YouTube, along with visual plays from streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and Vevo. Exuding a disconcerting charisma as she moves to the music, Lex Amor has surrounded herself with talented friends and family, either for a couple of verses or to embellish her flow with their polished productions. At times sensual ("The Morning"), introspective ("never learned how to cope"), and optimistic ("Got My Back" featuring Denzel Curry), I Shine, U Shine is a quick six-track tour of broken romances, big dreams, and growth told through the hopeful and soulful gaze of RIMON.