With so much music dropping weekly onto streaming platforms, by the end of the year it becomes hard to remember which albums dropped in each month. Whether you’re trying to remember what you were listening to in February of 2020, or you were checking for the best albums to drop that month, this article has you covered. Here are some of DX’s favorite albums from February. You can also read our list of Best Rap Albums of 2020… so far, which is updated monthly. February gave us new music from Pop Smoke, Royce Da 5’9″ and Denzel Curry.
Check out the Top Rap Albums of 2020 so far.
Best Rap Albums of February 2020
Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats, Unlocked
Denzel Curry keeps finding ways to switch things up and stay fresh. With the help of producer Kenny Beats, Zeltron concocted one of his most clever projects in the surprise release Unlocked. Although the album lasts less than 20 minutes, the eight-song LP manages to effectively deliver on its concept. Based on the premise of an album leak, the brief cuts and abrupt endings capture the feeling of listening to something from the vaults that fans weren’t meant to hear. Even the song titles play along with the idea of being stolen from an artist’s computer with names like “Take_it_Back_v2” and “Cosmic.m4a.” Accentuated by a visual component that bolsters the concept, Curry and Kenny’s Unlocked makes for one of Hip Hop’s most imaginative creations in 2020.
Royce Da 5’9, The Allegory
When Nickle Nine puts pen to paper, he consistently digs deep and pulls out some undeniably intense, always well crafted bars. Much like the Book Of Ryan, The Allegory delivers more of the Motor City MC’s stark observations on the culture and everything in between. Album highlights include “Black Savage,” “Young World,” “On The Block” and “The Perspective” — Eminem’s spoken word interlude on racism and Hip Hop. Additional contributions come from KXNG Crooked, G Perico, Vince Staples and DJ Premier, among others.
Pop Smoke, Meet The Woo 2
Before his untimely death, Pop Smoke’s Meet The Woo was the concrete audio soundtrack leveling New York rap back to its bullying dominance. Following his February 19 murder, the sentiment on his music still remains, obviously with a bit more reverence. From the club-rocking “Shake The Room” featuring Quavo to the radio-catchy “Foreigner” featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Meet The Woo 2 is loaded with examples of star potential. Brooklyn is hurting.
- Key Glock – The Yellow Tape
- Russ – Shake The Snow Globe
- A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Artist 2.0
- YoungBoy Never Broke Again – Still Flexin, Still Stepping
- Kamaiyah – Got It Made
- Che Noir – Juno