Whether you’re looking back at the year and wanting to know what month your favorite songs dropped, or wanting to see which month in 2020 had the best Hip Hop songs, this article has you covered. February saw new releases from Royce Da 5’9″, Denzel Curry, Key Glock and more. This list includes Hip Hop, Rap and R&B songs.
We also update our list monthly on DX’s Best Hip Hop Songs Of The Year So Far list.
The following is a list of DX’s favorite Hip Hop songs of February 2020.
Best Hip Hop Songs of February 2020
“Pyro (leak 2019)” – Denzel Curry
Like much of Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats’ Unlocked album, “Pyro (leak 2019)” leaves listeners wanting more due to its short runtime. Despite clocking in at less than two minutes, the track is filled with potent bars and stylistic flair. From altered vocals on a Mario reference and hitting high notes like ODB to witty wordplay about Goodie Mob and Malcolm X, Curry packs a heavy punch on the lone verse of “Pyro (leak 2019).”
“Upside Down” – Royce Da 5’9 ft. Benny The Butcher
Over a loopy interpolation of the classic novelty hit “Tom’s Diner,” Royce Da 5’9 and Benny The Butcher prove why their amongst the elite lyricists of today’s Hip Hop on “Upside Down.” Name another record in 2020 that will give you a history lashing on Sarah Baartman while simultaneously inducing the screw face. You can’t!
“1997” – Key Glock
South Memphis rapper Key Glock tells his story on the haunting Bandplay-produced track “1997,” off the recently released album Yellow Tape. The Paper Route EMPIRE rapper staying true to his hometown with his Three 6 Mafia flow and bluesy rhymes.
“Body” – Pretty Ricky
As the Millennium Tour is gearing up to kick off, Pretty Ricky has returned this month a complete R&B banger. It’s a true Pretty Ricky banger mixed with old school LSG.
“What You Did” – Mahalia
UK singer Mahalia released her project Love & Compromise last year, featuring her track “What You Did” with Ella Mai, which samples Cam’ron’s “Oh Boy.” The song landed on HipHopDX’s Best Songs of 2019 and now there’s a remix with Killa Cam on the track too.
“Rogue Wave” – Aesop Rock
Following a self-imposed hiatus, wordplay wizard Aesop Rock reemerged with “Rogue Wave” earlier this month, yet another verbose offering in his expansive catalog. The song marks the Rhymesayer MC’s first musical offering since January 2019’s Malibu Ken project.
- Crunk Ain’t Dead (Remix) – Duke Deuce
- Yikes – Nicki Minaj
- I Do It ft. Big Sean & Lil Wayne – Lil Wayne
- Invincible – Pop Smoke
- Thug Love – A Boogie