In a year in which there were few ways to hear music beyond the comforts of your own home, music videos served as a welcome — if not essential — way … 99:01. Unbeholden to the narrow representations of old, these 23 songs represent but a handful of the women in rap who left their mark on 2020. It's been a long journey for women to get their critical and commercial dues in hip-hop, but the past year came replete with glimpses of progress. The track is a testament to the tenacity of Bree Runway, an artist who can do and be anything the art needs her to. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart With Biggest Streaming Week Since 2018", "Eminem Scores Historic 10th No. From Mulatto's debut album, Queen of Da Souf, Atlanta meets Miami for the cheeky "In n Out." It was his second top-5 debut, … The two rappers, who have alarmingly perfect synergy, fill the track with wall-to-wall positive affirmations — "I am healthy, I am wealthy, I am rich, I am that b****" goes the hook — to give mirror work a hell of an anthem. 16. First, the facts: For a brief period in May, four Black women—Nicki Minaj alongside Doja Cat on "Say So" and Beyoncé alongside Megan Thee Stallion on "Savage" — occupied the top two spots on the Billboard Hot 100. Famous rappers like Lil Uzi Vert, Drake, Lil Baby, and many more have released music in 2020, and everybody seems to be enjoying it.. 1' Project Stream", "Killah Priest - Rocket To Nebula | Review", "Listen to Sleepy Hallow's Project 'Sleepy for President, "New Lex The Hex Master EP dropping June 17th! {Russ Bufalino} The Quiet Don!!!! —Kiana Fitzgerald, Mulatto is known for having some of the naughtiest lyrics among her peers, and what better way to raise the bar than by teaming up with the City Girls? Flippant yet intense, she acts out lovestruck infatuation on "Telepathy," falling into an obsessive spiral to indulge in fantasies of a man she knows she should drop. He performed at the Super Bowl, he released not one but three … 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'My Turn, "21 Savage & Metro Boomin's 'Savage Mode II' Debuts at No. Just Cause Y'all Waited 2 was a hit, debuting at No. EM:RAP 2020 December German Edition. When Pop Smoke was murdered, it left the fate of Brooklyn Drill uncertain. Her self-assured battle armor is fortified with human-sized vulnerabilities, well-suited to slip onto your shoulders (and tongue) when your own reserves are running low. The Boston-born rapper continues to cement her presence with bangers like "Skate." Hip Hop has always been a voice for the voiceless. Uncle Murda released his annual “Rap Up” on Friday, where he reminisces on some of the biggest moments of 2020—and there was plenty to choose from this year. Several labels reached out to work with cupcakKe following the rousing response to the single, and while she remains unsigned for now, if "Discounts" is any indication, she's stepped into her destiny as a force not to f*** with. Facebook Twitter Flipboard uproxx.it. Perfume Genius and Dua Lipa had us dancing in our homes, Thundercat and Angelica Garcia dug deep to reach new heights, and long-running acts like the Strokes, AC/DC, and Stephen Malkmus reminded us that rock isn't dead. This article summarizes the events, album releases, and album release dates in hip hop music for the year 2020. 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EP Stream", "Lil Yachty Releases 'Lil Boat 3' Album Stream", "Problem Delivers 'Coffee & Kush Vol. Rappers Skillz And Uncle Murda Release Their Annual Year-End Rap Up Tracks, 2020 Gets Slandered January 1, 2021 - 5:22 pm by Datwon Thomas Skillz … Every year, rap luminaries unload some of the most inventive visuals in all of pop culture. 2020 Year in Review. It is a sea of possibilities.” That quote is dead-on in the context of the rap game. In Q2 2020, Facts Only by Pulse featured an episode of how Nigerian Hip-Hop was having a good year. —Zandria F. Robinson, Over a flurry of sonic influences, courtesy of frequent Megan Thee Stallion producer DJ Chose, Houston emcee KenTheMan invokes the flavors of current and past women rappers as she weaves a captivating aural tapestry of her very own. 13:09. Through lightning-fast witticisms about money, sex and status — accented by a sprightly flute looping throughout the track — the 23-year-old re-emerges as an upgraded version of herself, self-assured and more audacious than ever. Where plenty of music allows us to escape to other worlds, "NAME IT" asks us to move inward: "How can I hate the place that I came from? 99:01. In the past, Uncle Murda has run down a list of all the events that took place over the year. 2020 The trio's first album in nearly a decade captures the fragmented feel of its namesake year with delicate folk-pop, clattering rock, and open emotion. January 10, 2020 Author Tom Althouse once said, “fear not the unknown. Flo Milli cartwheels through your favorite rappers' favorite cadences, delivering a ready, rowdy South that won't stop punching. The albums have all been released this year in 2020. —Briana Younger, Endorsed by BLACKPINK's Rosé and reminiscent of eccentric wordsmith Tierra Whack, Audrey Nuna proved she's one to watch this year. Even surrounded by the hip-hop heavy hitters of Griselda, Armani... Audrey Nuna, "Damn Right". With a generous sampling of Trina's carnal 2008 single "Look Back at Me" as her foundation, KenTheMan picks up where Trina left off, priding herself on sexual autonomy, freedom and self-empowerment. Titled "Rap Up 2020," the track takes a turn away from his normal routine. —Kiana Fitzgerald, As drill music dominates New York, the artists on the periphery of the city's current rap scene continue to find their place within the genre and beyond it. 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Although 2020 has seen some hits, 2016 is widely recognized as the best year of all time regarding rap and hip-hop. In 2020, amid nationwide protests in the aftermath of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor’s murders, there was never a … NPR - In 2020, there were many ways to understand the year in music; this week, we're considering four. Jessie Reyez - Before Love Came To Kill Us. 2020 Year in Review. A lot of the best rap sounded like a commentary on present conditions, whether or not it was formulated that way. Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny started 2020 as a star, and he ended it as a superstar. 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"Public Enemy Returns To Def Jam Armed With New Album 'What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? Staff Picks: The Year in Rock and Rap. In the latest installment of our year-end podcast coverage, we’re talking about 2020’s best rock and rap albums. Unafraid to deliver a face-burning read without a second thought, the Chattanooga-born rapper maximizes the real estate of a spiked melody and a menacing bassline to support the kind of candid intimacy typically reserved for a group chat. Spotify. 1 on Billboard 200 With Biggest Week of 2020", "Lil Uzi Vert's 'Eternal Atake' Debuts at No. December 18 2020. The Grammy Award for Best Rap Album is an award presented to recording artists for quality albums with rapping at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. Noname, on her end, has largely chosen to shift her platform away from music to learning and amplifying, a position that has at times put her at odds with peers such as J. Cole, who expressed his misgivings on the track "Snow on Tha Bluff." —Clarissa Brooks, Jocelyn "Jozzy" Donald is one of the 2010s most prolific songwriters of R&B, hip-hop and pop music, credited and uncredited. DreamDoll's party bars became the vox populi for New York baddies held back by a quarantine summer of clubless nights, but "Ah Ah Ah" did more than provide scripture for Instagram captions; it's helped solidify DreamDoll within the vanguard of new New York rap. Year in Review: The Best Rap Videos of 2020 Rolling Stone - Jeff Ihaza. Releases on December 4th! This article summarizes the events, album releases, and album release dates in hip hop music for the year 2020. She sings, playful and electric, "everybody talkin' s*** and they d*** right," and suddenly, I'm obsessed. "Like That B****" is both announcement and demonstration aided by a J. 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Signaling both the Italian fashion house and her state of mind and being, the pair are, simply put, high-quality and highly-coveted. EM:RAP 2020 December Aussie Edition. What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down? Rap music still thrived and resonated this year. She raps effortlessly on packed, lively verses that demand full attention before switching it up with sweetened choruses. On "BALENCIES," a cut from her major label debut EP Industry Games, the Grammy-nominated rapper ruminates on the ins and outs of her newfound fame by putting the ghosts of her past in dialogue with her present and future lives. By keepin' it 100 with herself, Chika becomes a beacon for listeners dealing with struggles of their own. Jadakiss: “Ignatius” Jadakiss, the 45-year-old New York native, has continued to put out strong releases from 2001 all the way up through 2020. 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The latter peaks on the effervescent "I Am," a charming collaboration with Flo Milli and producer Slade Da Monsta who laces the pair with an elastic beat that bounces and thumps in turns. On July 12, rapper Marlo was shot and killed. Still, lines like "this coochie a gold mine" and "my ooch wally had you wildin' full time" prove that even with a debilitating crush, her signature bravado and wit reign supreme. 1 on Billboard 200, As Christmas Albums Depart Chart", "Critic Reviews for Send Them To Coventry", "Anime, Trauma and Divorce by Open Mike Eagle reviews", "Good News by Megan Thee Stallion reviews", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2020_in_hip_hop_music&oldid=1001699942, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Young Nudy LLC, Same Plate Entertainment, RCA, Island Records, Lxrd Records, Universal Music Group, Griselda, Big Ghost Limited, De Rap Winkel, 21 Grams, Tae Beast Music, Nick Grant Music, Artist Partner Group, Never Broke Again, Atlantic, Trunk Productions, Heavy on the Grind Ent., 3T Ent., Empire, 21 Savage and Metro Boomin featuring Drake, 21 Savage and Metro Boomin featuring Young Thug, Future featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again, YoungBoy Never Broke Again featuring Lil Wayne. 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