Label: Independent
Released: July 24

2020 was the year that DijahSB came into their own. Their tight, bouncy 23-minute debut is an upbeat assertion of their signature style. Dijah opted for Kaytranada-esque electro-R&B instrumentals to fuse those genres with their catchy rap flows. The tone of the album is refreshingly honest: where most rappers speak to their financial gains, Dijah has entire tracks (“I’ll Pay You Back on Friday” and “Broke Boi Anthem”) dedicated to their deficit, without dropping the mood or taking a patronizing approach. 2020 the Album is multi-faceted in its independence: the project was released without a label’s backing and it’s essentially feature-free. In fact, the only other voice we hear is from Dijah’s frequent collaborator, Cola, who spends most of his verse hyping Dijah up, as he should. —Sumiko Wilson