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 April. 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. During April, music fans were provided with a plentitude of new songs to serve as the soundtrack to their quarantine. This month’s list includes new music from Kid Cudi, Tory Lanez, Westside Gunn and more.
HipHopDX is putting a spotlight on the tracks that stand out from the overabundance of releases throughout the year, highlighting everything from Billboard chart-friendly singles to essential album cuts. Check out our full lists below:
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The Best Hip Hop Songs of April 2020
“Westside Gunn” – 327
If Westside Gunn’s Pray For Paris is indeed the City of Love personified through a Buffalo state of mind, then its early haymaker in “327” is the moonlight gleam reflected off the Eiffel Tower, personified. Joey Bada$$ and Tyler, The Creator’s assists only make this record that much more provocative to get the people going.
“Dangerookipawaa Freestyle” – Ab-Soul
A comeback in Hip Hop is never promised, even if you are prominent of the greatest group to never officially do it. Such is life for Ab-Soul, who hasn’t released a project since before Kendrick Lamar had everyone saying “damn.” All that changed on 4/20 as smokers baked their brains and Ab dropped “Dangerookipawaa Freestyle” as part of TDE Appreciation Week. The track begins sinister enough as Ab drops thunderous theorems over a wailing Charles Bradley sample but soon melts within its own lava with a beat switch whose barrage of horns can’t contend with Soulo’s lyrical barrage. He’s back.
“Block Party” – CJ Fly f. Kirk Knight
“Leader Of The Delinquents” – Kid Cudi
Beginning the song off with his now infamous humming ad-libs, Kid Cudi made a triumphant return in 2020 with a brand new single. The song sees the Cleveland-bred artist delving deep into his psyche while battling his inner demons. Cudder aptly dubs himself the “leader of the delinquents” on the track as he reminisces over past drug abuse and failed relationships. This was the first new song from Cudi since his Kanye West collab album Kids See Ghosts and as always, “Dat Kid From Cleveland” continued his streak of being vulnerable and honest within his music.
“George Bondo” – Westside Gunn
Westside Gunn’s “George Bondo” might just be the quintessential Griselda Records song. The Flygod, Conway The Machine and Benny The Butcher rapping over a Daringer beat has proven to be a winning formula, and this Pray For Paris is damn near perfect. With no hook in sight, each MCs tries to outdo his predecessor with overpowering rhymes . The trio gets to bar out while referencing everything from pro wrestling and Patrick Kane to moving from drug deals to Roc Nation brunches.
“MSG 4 God’s Children” – Tory Lanez
Here is HipHopDX’s The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2020 … so far, which is updated monthly.
If you want to see our lists from past months, here they are: