Year-End Lists

A browsable archive of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

Hip Hop Golden Age: The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2020

28 December 2020

Hip Hop Golden Age: The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2020, posted with an extensive list of honorable mentions and EPs

  1. Run the JewelsRTJ4
  2. Aesop RockSpirit World Field Guide
  3. Marlowe (L'Orange & Solemn Brigham)Marlowe 2
  4. Apollo Brown & Che' NoirAs God Intended
  5. KaDescendants of Cain
  6. Sa-RocThe Sharecropper's Daughter
  7. Blu & ExileMiles
  8. ElzhiSeven Times Down Eight Times Up
  9. Jorun Bombay & Phill Most ChillJorun PMC
  10. Moor Mother & billy woodsBRASS
  11. R.A. the Rugged ManAll My Heroes Are Dead
  12. Freddie Gibbs & The AlchemistAlfredo
  13. Arrested DevelopmentDon't Fight Your Demons
  14. Armand HammerShrines
  15. Killah PriestRocket to Nebula
  16. Roc MarcianoMt. Marci
  17. Boldy James & The AlchemistThe Price of Tea in China
  18. Killah Priest & Jordan River BanksThe Third Eye in Technicolor
  19. clipping.Visions of Bodies Being Burned
  20. Quelle Chris & Chris KeysInnocent Country 2
  21. One Be LoBaby (Being a black youth)
  22. Third RootPassion of the Poets
  23. Conway the MachineFrom King to a God
  24. Boldy James / Sterling TolesManger on McNichols
  25. CambattaLSD: Lunar Solar Duality
  26. Royce da 5'9"The Allegory
  27. Jamo GangWalking With Lions
  28. KRS-ONEBetween Da Protests
  29. SerengetiWith Greg from Deerhoof
  30. Homeboy SandmanDon't Feed The Monster
  31. Spillage VillageSpilligion
  32. ShrapKnelShrapKnel
  33. Busta RhymesExtinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God
  34. Public EnemyWhat You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?
  35. Cut BeetlezWhat Beetlez?
  36. PreservationEastern Medicine, Western Illness
  37. Recognize AliRecognition
  38. R.A.P. Ferreirapurple moonlight pages
  39. FeltFelt 4 U
  40. ANKHLEJOHNThe Face of Jason
  41. The Koreatown OddityLittle Dominiques Nosebleed
  42. Benny the ButcherBurden of Proof
  43. The Leonard Simpson Duo (Guilty Simpson x Leonard Charles)LSD
  44. QuakersII - The Next Wave
  45. Stove God Cooks & Roc MarcianoReasonable Drought
  46. Jahi & ConfigaForward Future
  47. The Four OwlsNocturnal Instinct
  48. Kid Abstrakt & EmapeaJazzy Vibes
  49. Small Bills (E L U C I D & The Lasso)Don't Play It Straight
  50. NasKing's Disease
  51. ETOThe Beauty Of It
  52. D SmokeBlack Habits
  53. CJ FlyRUDEBWOY
  54. Vinnie PazAs Above So Below
  55. ANKHLEJOHNAs Above So Below
  56. ParisSafe Space Invader
  57. Open Mike EagleAnime, Trauma and Divorce
  58. Westside GunnPray for Paris
  59. CommonA Beautiful Revolution (Pt 1)
  60. Jay ElectronicaA Written Testimony