2020 has been filled with great albums. From well known artists to up and coming acts, there has been no shortage of projects with re-play value. This article is specific to the month of March. Whether you were looking back at the month to see which albums dropped or are comparing which month had the best Hip Hop releases, this article has you covered. March saw new music from Jay Electronica after more than a decade of anticipation and The Weeknd’s latest album. (Albums from the last week of February are included as they were left off of the previous month’s list).
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The Best Hip Hop Albums of March 2020
A Written Testimony, Jay Electronica
Over a decade ago, Jay Electronica not only amazed fans with his lyrical ability but also through his mysterious nature. The mystique only grew over time as his debut album seemed like it would never drop. But after years of uncertainty, Jay Elec proved his doubters wrong by dropping his debut album A Written Testimony. The “Exhibit C” creator called on JAY-Z for help though, taking on the role of co-star for Jay Elec’s first LP. While many thought Hov outshined his Roc Nation signee on the project, there is no denying Jay Elec’s elite lyricism. Hopefully, this project will lead to a proper solo LP to prove the New Orleans-bred MC’s more than capable of greatness on his own.
After Hours, The Weeknd
Four years after releasing his massively successful Starboy album, The Weeknd returned with a brand new look and sound for After Hours. The LP is a less pop-heavy and more introspective affair taking listeners into Abel’s world of heartbreak, loss and realization. And if the project’s 14 tracks weren’t enough, Weeknd kept fans on high alert with an ever-expanding deluxe edition of the album that added new chapters and remixes to his Billboard 200 chart-topping LP.