The year 2020 will forever be remembered as a period of tremendous challenges, both globally and in the sphere of music. Amid these trials, however, the rap landscape delivered an awe-inspiring array of tracks that magnificently embodied resilience and versatility. This article shines a light on some of the top rap songs of 2020, demonstrating their broad range of artistry and talent.
‘The Box’ – Roddy Ricch
Harmonizing melody-infused rap with a trap beat, Roddy Ricch’s hit ‘(‘The Box\’, presented a mesmerizing rhythm that held a firm grip on the charts throughout most of 2020.
‘Savage Remix’ – Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé
‘Savage Remix’ saw Megan Thee Stallion teaming with Beyoncé to produce a fusion of power and catchy rhythm that gave birth to countless TikTok dance challenges and mirrored female strength.
‘Rockstar’ – DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch
DaBaby and Roddy Ricch’s ‘Rockstar’ wove a captivating narrative of the tribulations on the path to fame, underscored by a rhythm sprinkled with syncopated beats.
‘Laugh Now Cry Later’ – Drake ft. Lil Durk
Drake, in collaboration with Lil Durk, released ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’, a reflective tune that outlines the ups and downs of stardom, enriching it with deep beats.
‘Blinding Lights’ Remix – The Weeknd ft. Rosalía
While originally more towards synth-pop, ‘Blinding Lights’ indeed shone brightly in our roundup thanks to a genre-bending bilingual remix featuring Spanish artist Rosalía.
‘Life is Good’ – Future ft. Drake
In the aptly titled ‘Life is Good’, Future rejoined Drake to produce a captivating blend of contrasted beats and diverging vocals that evoked the luxury of the stars’ lives.
‘WAP’ – Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion
Not without its share of controversy, ‘WAP’ by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, stood as an unashamed declaration of female sexuality, a topic gaining due recognition in today’s rap.
‘Whats Poppin’ – Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, Lil Wayne
Jack Harlow’s track ‘Whats Poppin’, especially its version featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez, and Lil Wayne, brilliantly blending their unique rapping styles, drawing worldwide attention.
‘Blueberry Faygo’ – Lil Mosey
With irresistibly memorable hooks and lively beats, ‘Blueberry Faygo’ by Lil Mosey drew listeners in globally, marking a significant breakthrough for the artist.
These memorable tracks, each distinct, collectively celebrate the dynamism and diversity that characterized the top rap songs of 2020. Their artistic brilliance, layered lyrics, and impressive performances perfectly encapsulate the ever-changing landscape of contemporary rap.