A black man born into a Mexican neighborhood, Propaganda (Jason Petty) knew what it was like to feel out of place. Propaganda’s story was featured at I Am Second, a website known for its real-life portrayal of honest issues. Propaganda’s latest album, Excellent, was just that, moving 27,000 units its first week available, good for No. 7 on Billboard’s Gospel chart, not including the 24,000+ albums downloaded for free on Humble Beast’s website.

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Top 25 Albums of 2020

The Top 25 Albums of 2020

When the going gets tough, artists create art. Despite a world reckoning outside our quarantined doors, musicians relentlessly created new music giving birth to genre-defining releases and, despite a year spent indoors, a marked 2020 full of passion and fervor. Here are our Top 25 albums of 2020.

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Droning On

The world came to a halt in 2020, but London-based Drones trudged on, giving a voice to the hurt that circulates with (or without) a pandemic: "You shouldn’t underestimate the power of writing things down or literally speaking them out loud, which I’m learning. I’m glad I made these songs, no matter how personal they are."

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