Monthly Roundup and My Favourite Songs of April 2020

Hey Hey!

Each month I’m going to write a post summarising the month and listing some of my favourite songs. I’ll include links to each weekly roundup post, and to playlists containing all my favourite songs. Enjoy!

Week 1: April 3rd – April 9th

My Weekly Roundup

9 great songs you may have missed

Notable Projects

Aesop Rock – Freedom Finger (Music From The Game)

Audio Push – No Rest… For The Blessed

Rod Wave – Pray 4 Love

Week 2: April 10th – April 16th

My Weekly Roundup

9 great songs you may have missed

Notable Projects

Tory Lanez – The New Toronto 3

22Gz – Growth And Development

24hrs – 12am In Atlanta 2

Week 3: April 17th – April 23rd

My Weekly Review

9 great songs you may have missed

Notable Projects

DaBaby – Blame It On Baby

Wiz Khalifa – The Saga Of Wiz Khalifa

Smino – She Already Decided

Asher Roth – Flowers On The Weekend

Smoke DZA – Smokers Club Presents: Worldwide Smoke Sessions

R.A. The Rugged Man – All My Heroes Are Dead

Berner & B-Real – Los Meros

Week 4: April 24th – April 30th

My Weekly Review

9 great songs you may have missed

Notable Projects

Youngboy Never Broke Again – 38 Baby 2

Lil Gotit – Hood Baby 2

Guapdad 4000 – Platinum Falcon Tape, Vol 1

Chance The Rapper – Instagram EP

My Favourite Songs Of April!

At this point I feel like every month is going to be stacked with releases this year, so from here on forward I will continue doing things the way I have in the last 3 monthly posts. To be more specific I’ll be coming up with two separate lists; first will be my top 25 songs from albums I listened to that were released in the month, and then will be my top 25 songs from the month that aren’t found on albums I listened to. If you see anything you like let me know!

Top 25 Album Cuts Of April

SpotifyApple Music

DaBaby – Sad Shit

DaBaby – Find My Way

DaBaby – Rockstar (ft. Roddy Ricch)

DaBaby – Blame It On Baby

Berner & B-Real – Candy (ft. Rick Ross)

Berner & B-Real – Los Meros (ft. Xzibit)

Berner & B-Real – Head Down (ft. Ty Dolla Sign)

Berner & B-Real – Just Breathe (ft. Everlast)

Youngboy Never Broke Again – Diamonds

Youngboy Never Broke Again – Thug Of Spades (ft. DaBaby)

Youngboy Never Broke Again – Pick From Pain

Smoke DZA – Premium (ft. Jay Worthy & Nym Lo)

Smoke DZA – Wholesale (ft. Flipp Dinero)

Smoke DZA – They Just Don’t Know (ft. Guapdad 4000 & Green R Fields)

Tory Lanez – Adidas

Tory Lanez – D.N.D

Wiz Khalifa – Still Wiz

Wiz Khalifa – Clouds In The Air (ft. K Camp)

Bandhunta Izzy – All In It (ft. Yella Beezy)

Bandhunta Izzy – Freestyle (ft. YFN Lucci)

Robb Bank$ – Hollaback

Lil Gotit – Noho (ft. RG Jaydog)

22Gz – Suburban Pt. 2

Audio Push – Wassup 2

Aesop Rock – Play Dead

Top 25 Loosies Of April

SpotifyApple Music

Coi Leray – Better Days (ft. Fetty Wap)

T-Pain – Wake Up Dead (ft. Chris Brown)

Nino Man – What I Need (remix) (ft. French Montana, Jim Jones & Papoose)

Young Dolph – Sunshine

REASON – Might Not Make It

Kaash Paige – Frank Ocean

Gianni – De La Hoya (ft. Don Toliver)

Blueface – Tour (ft. Asian Doll, Asian Doll, Sada Baby, Glokk 9 & Kiddo Curry)

A$AP Nast & D33J – Designer Boi

Y2K & The Kid LAROI – Go Dumb (ft. Blackbear & Bankrol Hayden)

Deante Hitchcock – I Got Money Now (ft. JID)

Young Dro – Tik Tok

Mad Marrc – Like Home (ft. Lil Baby)

Jean Deaux – Moody! (ft. Saba)

Rich Brian – Bali (ft. Guapdad 4000)

Yella Beezy – Headlocc (ft. Young Thug)

Knucks – Jubilee

Ambjayy- Blow The Pickle (ft. Wiz Khalifa)

Famous Dex – What I Like (ft. Rich The Kid & Tyga)

Sauce Twinz – Kachow (ft. Trippie Redd)

Gueapdad 4000 – Peanut Butter Pootie Tang

Tobi Lou – Skin Care Tutorial 2020

Che Lewis – Black Ones (ft. Ghetts)

Bobby Raps – Believe The Lie

My Thoughts On The Month

In the end April was an extremely strong month and possibly my personal favourite of 2020. I thought January would be hard to drop with amazing albums from Moneybagg Yo & Quando Rondo as well as drops from big names like Eminem and Lil Wayne; but April proved to be the most difficult month so far this year for me to narrow my favourite songs down to ‘top 25’ lists, and that proves to me what a strong month it was!

My favourite project of the month was surprisingly the Smoke DZA mixtape he released on 420, which was the only project of the month that I liked start to end. I also was impressed by the new Tory Lanez album, Berner & B-Real Collab album, and Wiz Khalifa mixtape. I didn’t think the new DaBaby album was too amazing but it had my favourite 4-song stretch of any album this year which is notable on its own!

There was a real steady release of singles throughout the month, with a lot of my favourite songs of the year being released in April! Surprisingly Young Dro had my favourite banger of the month with the fun yet technically impressive ‘Tik Tok’, a rapper I’ve never heard of named Mad Marrc cape together with Lil Baby for the best country rap song since Old Town Road in ‘Like Hone’, and Bobby Raps released his insanely atmospheric vibe ‘Believe The Lie’. Easily my favourite song of the month and possibly my favourite of the year is ‘Designer Boi’, which sees lesser known A$AP Mob member A$AP Nast glide effortlessly over this calm, hypnotic instrumental while having D33J deliver one of the best hooks of the year.

What were your favourite songs/projects of April?!

Is there anything else you would like me to add to these monthly posts in the future?

Thanks For Reading!

– Shan –

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