BEST OF 2020

Best Of 2020: Hip Hop

MAGNET’s Corey duBrowa picks the best hip-hop releases of the year

1) Elzhi Seven Times Down Eight Times Up (Fat Beats) 
2) Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist Alfredo (Empire)
3) Madlib / Oh No The Professionals (Madlib Invazion) 
4) Aminé Limbo (Republic)
5) Spillage Village Spilligion (Dreamville/Interscope)
6) Armani Caesar The Liz Tape (Griselda) 
7) Conway The Machine From King To A God (Griselda/Empire)
8) Open Mike Eagle Anime, Trauma And Divorce (Auto Reverse) 
9) Action Bronson Only For Dolphins (Loma Vista) 
10) Mulatto Queen Of Da Souf (RCA) 

Plus, I have to shout out Noname, the best one-minute-plus of hip hop in 2020: On June 18, two days after J. Cole had seemingly criticized her activism in his song “Snow On Tha Bluff,” Noname released the Madlib-produced “Song 33,” in which she alluded to Cole and reflected on violence against black women, mainly the death of 19-year-old Black Lives Matter activist Oluwatoyin Salau.