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Top 25 Hip-Hop albums of 2020

Updated: Jan 1, 2021

If there's two things we can all agree on in 2020, it's that it was an extremely tough year for a lot of us, and it was also a great year for Hip-Hop. The genre continues to grow and has more sub-genres than ever before, which is evident with this list here. As far as year end lists go, this one here is about as biased and subjective as any you will see. So don't expect to agree with a lot of it!

25. 21 Savage & Metro Boomin - Savage Mode II

Standout track: Rich N**** Shit

Best line: "I just made an opp do the running man

Keep an FN in my Cullinan" ~ 'Slidin'

The highly anticipated follow up to 2016's Savage Mode finally arrived from two of the biggest names in trap. At this point I don't think there's anyone as prolific as Metro Boomin in his lane. The 27 year old Missouri born producer is showing even more sides to his production on this sequel, most notably on the luxurious 'Rich N**** Shit' and the classic sounding 80s Hip-Hop sample on 'Steppin on N*****'. 21 Savage is always showing improvement as a rapper too, being more topical throughout and maintaining the charisma he's known for. Also, who else can say they have Morgan Freeman narrating their album?

24. Freddie gibbs & The Alchemist - Alfredo