• Howard Butler

Burbs Music Awards: Q1 2020



Welcome to the first ever Burbs Music Awards! We are a bit delayed on this one, but we will continue to deliver these awards quarterly. For this first edition, we only considered music released between January 1-March 31, 2020 (sorry Pray for Paris; you got next). Without further ado, let's take a look at our nominees:

Best Rap Album


  • Eternal Atake / LUV vs The World 2 - Lil Uzi Vert

  • A Written Testimony - Jay Electronica

  • The Price of Tea in China - Boldy James and The Alchemist

  • Unlocked - Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats

Best R&B Album

  • After Hours - The Weeknd

  • Fuck the World - Brent Faiyaz

  • 3.15.20 - Childish Gambino


Best Alternative Album

  • The Slow Rush - Tame Impala

  • Man Alive! - King Krule

  • Gigaton – Pearl Jam

Best Artist


  • The Weeknd

  • Lil Uzi Vert

  • King Krule

  • Tame Impala

Best Producer

  • The Alchemist

  • Illangelo

  • WorkingOnDying

  • Wheezy

  • Kenny Beats

Best Instrumental

  • "The Ghost of Soulja Slim"

  • "The Contract"

  • "Bean (Kobe)"

  • "Snowchild"

  • "19.10"

Best Song

  • “Life is Good” by Future and Drake

  • "Chrome Heart Tags" by Lil Uzi Vert

  • "Snowchild" by The Weeknd

  • "12.38" by Childish Gambino

  • "Ghost of Soulja Slim" by Jay Electronica

Best Cover Art

  • Fuck the World - Brent Faiyaz

  • The Slow Rush - Tame Impala

  • Unlocked - Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats

  • Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World 2 - Lil Uzi Vert

  • A Written Testimony - Jay Electronica


Best Verse

  • Earl Sweatshirt on "Ion Rap Beef (Remix)"

  • Freddie Gibbs on "S.N.O.R.T"

  • Denzel Curry on "So Incredible.pkg"

  • Jay Electronica on "The Ghost of Soulja Slim"

  • The Weeknd on "Snowchild"

  • Royce Da 5'9" on "FUBU"

Best Music Video


  • One winner...

Robin Award Best Feature Artist


  • One winner...

THE WINNERS


Best Rap Album

Eternal Atake / LUV vs The World 2 - Lil Uzi Vert


Lil Uzi Vert’s multi-multi-multi-multi release of Eternal Atake and LUV vs. The World 2 in back-to-back weeks was reminiscent of his trap father Future Hendrix’s release of FUTURE and HNDRXX. EA was practically a solo album composed of every different persona Uzi has developed, while LUV2 was more of an Uzi-themed carnival with guests like Gunna and Young Thug hosting their own ferris wheel and pop-a-shot sections.


-Ralph James


Best R&B Album