25 Canadian Rappers Pick Their Favourite Albums of 2020

The best albums of the year, according to Canada's finest MCs, from Roy Woods to KILLY to Haviah Mighty.

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This year, we learned an important lesson about giving too much credence to out-of-touch cultural authorities. The Weeknd, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Baby, and Roddy Ricch all getting snubbed by the Grammys for their chart-topping, widely-praised albums was just the latest in a long line of reasons why we should stop seeking the opinions of decision-makers heading up archaic music institutions. There's certainly a larger conversation to be had about this and much work to be done, but here's an easy place to start: instead of letting stodgy, old white guys determine the value of today's art, let's allow the artists to do it themselves. After giving you our picks for the Best Canadian Albums and Songs of 2020, Complex Canada decided to reach out to some of the country's finest MCs—from OGs to emerging stars—to get their takes too. Here are the best albums of the year, according to 25 Canadian rappers.


Roy Woods

Brent Faiyaz


'Burden of Proof' —Benny The Butcher

Haviah Mighty

the amanda tape


houdini underground

Kardinal Offishall

Busta Rhymes ELE2


the strokes the new abnormal


The Weeknd 'After Hours'


black dresses peaceful as hell

Dijah SB

petals for armor haley williams

Tommy Genesis



machine fun kelly tickets to my downfall

J Neat

j neat lost soul


Lil Baby 'My Turn'

Naya Ali

The Weeknd 'After Hours'


Royce Da 5'9" 'The Allegory'

Yung Trybez, Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Dreamville 'Revenge of the Dreamers 3' Deluxe

Young D, Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Mac Miller 'Circles'

Zach Zoya

PND 'Partymobile'


queen naija misunderstood

Lou Phelps

youngboy nba top


Nas and Hit Boy's 'King's Disease'

Just John

yves tumor heaven to a tortured mind

Swagger Rite

'Burden of Proof' —Benny The Butcher


curtis waters pity party


alfredo cover

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