But none have quite captured the collective feeling of the moment as well as Lil Baby on the anthemic “The Bigger Picture.” Rapping with a beleaguered delivery about the systematic oppression caused by our broken institutions, Baby’s call to action strikes the right balance of being fed up with the police’s abuse of power, and cautiously optimistic that people uniting together can usher in the change this country so desperately needs. The past 365 days stood as a testament to the power women in rap have. And can make your girl faint just by walking into the room. The Chef’s The Appetition EP is more of an appetizer than a full course meal, yet Raekwon’s “Shells Kitchen” is packed with enough witty bars in its two verses to leave Hip Hop heads satisfied. Accompanied by an excellent opening verse from the late L.A. legend, Sean pays respects to the West Coast icon, while also catching fans up on where he is mentally and emotionally before he drops the highly anticipated, Chika’s rise from viral Instagram rapper to Warner Music Group artist has been nothing short of astounding. After going viral in 2018 for her single “Mooo!” Doja Cat grabbed the attention of the world via social media. Something’s Wrong. The groundbreaking Hip Hop group followed up the track with an explosive rendition of “Fight The Power” at the 2020 BET Awards alongside Nas, Questlove, Jahi, YG, Black Thought and Rapsody. Different sounds, images, messages and personalities crossed over the brink to mainstream music. Even linking with an OG MC in hip hop — Queen Latifah for “Hatshepsut” — she continued to pay respect while commanding her own. Kash Doll ended 2019 on a high note when she released her first studio album, Stacked, which met great reviews. He lives that life, no matter how successful he becomes. But, it’s true what they say, “You can never keep a good woman down.”. Listen to more than 5 hours of music. She often played alongside hip-hop pioneers DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash during the earliest years of hip-hop culture in New York. From the production to the lyricism, everything about this track is unique, yet the song is quintessential RTJ. On the powerful single “Thought vs. Everybody,” Black Thought personifies the rage and fire that burned in several of America’s major cities during the Black Lives Matter protests before and during this Summer of Discontent. Megan Thee Stallion has been building her Hot Girl brand over the past couple of years and continues to grow into one of the most prominent new artists in the game. reflects on his journey and pays an emotional tribute to his late friend. However, she proved them wrong. Before Freddie Gibbs and Akademiks became fodder for internet buzzards, he dropped the surprise album. Still, both artists have great fondness for their days rapping alongside Royce Da 5’9 and Joe Budden and make sure that’s known on the single. The title and intro track from Burden of Proof sets the tone for the rest of the joint venture between Buffalo’s own Benny The Butcher and producer Hit-Boy. On “Mad At You,” Von reflects on his journey alongside fellow Chicago native Dreezy, whose flow on the final verse takes the song to the next level. Instagram Flexin: Megan Thee Stallion Partners With Mortal Kombat, The Best New Hip Hop Mixtapes & EPs Of 2020 …so far. A year later, MC Lyte became the first solo female rapper to release a full-length album with 1988’s critically acclaimed Lyte as a Rock. “Soul Food” sounded great the first time and its successor is a fitting sign-off to Logic’s career. Burgeoning lyricist YBN Cordae enlisted the help of Roddy Ricch for a conscious, victory-lap of the two generational rappers called “Gifted.” The two 20-something-year-old rappers trade bars about their newfound success — and the jewelry and girls that came with it. Check out the list of female rappers who are expected to take over 2020 after dominating 2019. DaBaby, Lil Wayne and Tory Lanez brought their respective styles to the cut and only made it better in the process. The Griselda Records capo and Gangsta Kane reconnect for their second collaborative track of the year “One Way Flight” from his Burden Of Proof album produced by Hit-Boy.