Drummer and producer Karriem Riggins had a busy 2020 that included releasing an instrumental jazz album with Madlib as Jahari Massamba Unit, Pardon My French, in November, as well as contributing to his August Greene bandmate Common's new album A Beautiful Revolution, Pt. 1. He also joined Common on a virtual Juneteenth special.
With the year drawing to a close, we caught up with Karriem to ask him about his favorite music of 2020. He made us a list, complete with commentary, of his favorite albums of the year, including releases from Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist, Busta Rhymes, Black Thought, Big Sean, Jyoti, and more. See that, and stream Pardon My French, below.