Top 20 Albums of 2020 (WIB Rap Radio Special)

I started a tradition back in 2009 when I counted down my favourite albums of the year. Instead of making a Top 10 list, I counted down the Top 9 Albums of 2009. Every year since then, I have been adding one album to the list to keep up with the year.

So without further ado, here are the Top 20 Albums of 2020 as decided by me. These are simple albums that I bumped a lot and quite enjoy.

I played two tracks from each album so you can get a general feel for what they are like. If you want to be surprised as you listen and go on this journey with me, press play and don’t continue scrolling as that will reveal the tracklist.






The Countdown and Tracklist






20. Blu & Exile – Miles

  • Music is My Everything ft Choosey & Jimetta Rose
  • Requiem of Blue ft Fashawn

19. Public Enemy –  What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?

  • Smash the Crowd ft ft Ice-T & PMD
  • Fight the Power 2020 ft Nas, Rapsody, Black Thought, Jahi, YG, & Questlove

18. Sareem Poems & Newselph – The Art of Living

  • We The People
  • Tomorrow Today

17. ATN Prime & Millroc – Back II Basics

  • 2 Dope Boyz
    Back II Basics

16. Yaw Geez – Back to the Bassment

  • Dushane and Sully
  • Take Two ft Skyzoo

15. The XAV – Black Duke

  • Time is Now
  • Come On ft A.G.

14. Craig G – Fragile Ego

  • Limelight
  • The Fragile Ego ft Masta Ace

13. Lyric Jones – Closer Than They Appear

  • Rock On
  • Want to Say

12. Third Root – Passion of The Poets

  • Fantasma
  • Passion of the Poets ft Mad1ne

11. Jahi (Jaw-hee) & Configa – Forward Future

  • I Remember
  • Yes Yes Yall

10. Dragon Fli Empire – Banff Avenue

  • On My Way
  • Looking For Tomorrow

9. Clear Soul Forces – Forces With You

  • Like That
  • Funky Enough

8. Justo the MC & Maticulous – County of Kings

  • The Reason
  • Shut Up & Rap

7. Roccwell – Still Lovin’ Boombap

  • Powermove
  • Roadrunner ft M-Dot, & DJ LP2

6. Arrested Development – Don’t Fight Your Demons

  • Becoming
  • Do or Die – The Mantra

5. Apollo Brown & Che Noir – … as God intended

  • Follow the Wisdom ft Skyzoo
  • Hustle Don’t Give ft Black Thought

4. R.A. the Rugged Man – All My Heroes Are Dead

  • Golden Oldies ft Atmosphere & Eamon
  • Gotta Be Dope ft A.F.R.O. & DJ Jazzy Jeff

3. Jorun Bombay & Phill Most Chill – Jorun-PMC

  • Stay Back (Keep Your Distance)
  • Down with Jorun

2. Sa-Roc – The Sharecroppers Daughter

  • Something Real
  • The Black Renaissance ft Black Thought

1. Jamo Gang – Walking with Lions

  • The 1st Time ft DJ Premier & Slug
  • Runyon Canyon ft Sid Wilson


Original air date – Thursday January 7, 2021

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