2020 has been filled with great music. From well known artists to up and coming acts, there has been no shortage of songs with re-play value. This article is specific to the month of March. Whether you were looking back at the month to see which songs dropped or are comparing which month had the best Hip Hop releases, this article has you covered. March saw new releases from Joyner Lucas, Jay Electronica and Run The Jewels.
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The Best Hip Hop Songs of March 2020
“The Blinding” – Jay Electronica f. JAY-Z, Travis Scott & The-Dream
Jay Electronica and JAY-Z perfectly complement each other on A Written Testimony, particularly on the Travis Scott-assisted “The Blinding.” Both rappers come out swinging, starting the song off with spiritually laced bars over a hard-hitting instrumental. But when the beat switches midway through the track, Jay Elec displays true vulnerability and laments his fear of criticism. It’s a revealing moment that sheds light on why fans waited so long to hear his debut album.
“Yankee and The Brave (ep. 4)” – Run The Jewels
It appears Run The Jewels are gearing up for the release of their fourth studio album as they returned in March with a new single. From the production to the lyricism, everything about this track is unique, yet the song is quintessential RTJ.
“They Got Sonny” – Conway & Alchemist f. Cormega
Conway The Machine and Alchemist make for a deadly combination as proven throughout their LULU EP. But their formula was made even more potent with the addition of Cormega, who helped the duo craft a street rap gem in “They Got Sonny.” Conway’s verbal smack to the face and Mega’s equally hard-hitting bars are right at home on ALC’s brooding beat. Hopefully, this is just the first of many more songs from this trio.
“Will” – Joyner Lucas
Joyner Lucas finally surfaced with his long awaited ADHD album, much to the relief of his loyal legion of fans. Album highlight “Will” finds Lucas professing his admiration for actor/MC Will Smith, comparing his own journey to Smith’s celebrated career. Throughout the cleverly crafted track, he weaves the titles of several of Smith’s films into his lyrics, including Aladdin, Wild Wild West and Bad Boys.
“Break Bread” – Count Bass D
Two decades in the music industry have made Count Bass D wise to all BS. “Break Bread” puts his wisdom on full display as the veteran rapper/producer explains why “likes and views will never get you fed,” urging artists to always get paid for their work. After lacing the song’s opening with some attention-catching horns, Count transitions into a more relaxed mood to deliver his important sermon on why money is always better than exposure.
“Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion has been building her Hot Girl brand over the past couple of years and continues to grow her fanbase. With the help of TikTok, Meg’s latest single has the potential to take her movement to the next level. The song has a catchy hook, memorable bars and of course, an accompanying dance.
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“Prices” – Lil Uzi Vert
“Zoom Zoom” – PNV Jay
“Angels Getting Pedicured” – Jadakiss f. 2 Chainz
“uhoh(whereyoho@?)” – Lojii
“Make Right” – Slim Thug f. Z-Ro
“John $tarks” – Stove God Cook$ & Roc Marciano
“Unknown Michael” – Killah Priest
“PTSD” – G Herbo f. Juice WRLD, Chance The Rapper & Lil Uzi Vert
As promised, for your listening pleasure, here is HipHopDX’s The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2020 … so far.
If you want to see our lists from past months, here they are: