The 20 best hip-hop albums of 2020
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The 20 best hip-hop albums of 2020 As 2020 brought unexpected turmoil across the world, it was still a great year for music—particularly hip-hop. Streaming numbers consistently show that hip-hop still reigns as the most popular and influential genre. The culture is all around—from songs blowing up on TikTok, to becoming soundtracks of the Black Lives Matter movement, to impacting an election—hip-hop continues to move the needle. This year, fans witnessed some of hip-hop's elite making a comeback, rising stars breaking Billboard records, MCs announcing retirement (maybe), and female rappers showcasing their rightful dominance. Although the pandemic heavily impacted the music industry, it didn't stop rappers from gaining momentum. From legendary artists showcasing their longevity to up-and-coming artists making a splash, here are 20 of the best hip-hop releases of the year. 
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