What are your favourite Rap/Hip Hop Albums for this year 2009?

We have come to the end of the decade and yes the final year for selecting your favourite albums.

First to sum up the results from 2008(A bit of a lean year for votes)

=1 Then What Happened-J Live (6 Votes)

=1 Tobacco Road-Common Market

=2 Pro Tools-Gza (5 Votes)

=2 Rising Down-The Roots

=3 The Renaissance-Q-Tip (4 Votes)

=3 The Ugly Truth-Prolyphic & Reanimator

=4 Absolute Value-Akrobatik (3 Votes)

=4 Hip Hop in the Soul-Cymarshall Law & Mr Joker

=4 NY's Finest-Pete Rock

=5 A History of Violence-Jedi Mind Tricks (2 Votes)

=5 Clin d'Oeil-Jazz Liberators

=5 Freedom-Everliven Sound

=5 Grey Hairs -Reks

=5 Rare Play Vol.1- DJ Premier

=5 Shapeshifters-Invincible

=5 The Preface-Elzhi

=5 The Show-eMC

=5 Tronic-Black Milk

=5 Untitled-Nas

=5 When Life Gives You Lemons…-Atmosphere

=5 White Van Music-Jake One

Below is the list of Albums I tracked down from this year '09. You can pick as many as you like and feel free to nominate any others I missed I'm sure there are many so that others can vote for them as well.

**Please star this so that people not online can find it and answer as well**

(The next list will be all the albums that got two votes or more to hopefully determine the Top 100 or so albums this decade...as voted by You(Haha Lolz)

The List:

A Brand You Can Trust - La Coka Nostra

A Pipe Dream and a Promise - Finale

Abundance - Platinum Pied Pipers

Acid Tab Vocab - Tame One & Parallel Thought

All in a Days Work - Saigon & Statik Selektah

All Killa No Filla - DJ Honda & Problemz

Are You In? - De La Soul

Arts and Entertainment - Masta Ace & Edo.G

Asleep in the Bread Aisle - Asher Roth

Attention Deficit - Wale

Back on my B.S. - Busta Rhymes

Before I Self Destruct - 50 Cent

Black Noise LP - Black Noise

Blackout! 2 - Method Man & Redman

Blakroc - Blakroc

BlaQKout - DJ Quik & Kurupt

Born Legendary - Hussein Fatal

Born Like This - MF Doom

Boss of all Bosses - Slim Thug

Boy Meets World - Fashawn

Brains all over the Streets - T-K.A.S.H.

Brand New Bein - Sadat X

Breez Deez Treez - Breez Evahflowin

Brooklynati - Tanya Morgan

Carried Away - People Under the Stairs

Category F5 - Twista

Chamber Music - Wu Tang Clan

Champs vs. The League - Quite Nyce & Raydar Ellis

Channel 10 - Capone n Noreaga

Chemical Warfare - The Alchemist

City Lights Vol.2 Shibuya - Nicolay

Cloud Nineteen - Braille & SymbolYC

Cocaine - Z-Ro

Cocky & Confident - Juvenile

Covers the Classics Mixtape - Joell Ortiz

Crime Pays - Cam'Ron

Days Chasing Days - Blame One

Decalogue - Stoupe

Deeper than Rap - Rick Ross

Diobolical Fun - Illogic

Don't Feed da Animals - Gorilla Zoe

Dopium - U God

Dorrough Music - Dorrough

Double Barrel - Torae & Marco Polo

Dr. No's Ethiopium - Oh No

Early Believers - Kero One

Escape 2 Mars - Gift of Gab

Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian - Prefuse 73

Exile Radio - Exile

Fast Life - Paul Wall

Felt 3 : A Tribute to Rosie Perez - MURS and Slug

Finally Famous : Born a Thug Die a Thug - Trick Daddy

Flight 360: The Takeoff - Playaz Circle

Foundation - M.O.P.

Funk Man (The Stimulus Package) - Del

Futurestreet/Drugsounds - Dom Kennedy

Gangsta Grillz : The Album Vol.2 - DJ Drama

Genius - Krizz Kaliko

Ghostdini : The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City - Ghostface Killa

Ground Original 2 : No Sell Out - DJ JS-1

Guilt - Mims

Guru 8.0 Lost and Found - Guru

Half Woman Half Amazin' - Tiye Phoenix

Her Favorite Color - Blu

Hidden Scriptures - Krumbsnatcha

Hidden Stash 420 - Kottonmouth Kings

Hunger Pains - Bekay

I Heard it Today - Mr Lif

If Tomorrow Comes… - Maino

II - Kurious

In the Ruff - Diamond District

Intermission - Soul Assassins

Invisible Man - Superstar Quamallah

It's Still Real - Kenn Starr

J.O.S.E. 2 - Fat Joe

Jay Stay Paid - J Dilla

Jhelli Beam - Busdriver

J-Ro Rare Earth B-Boy Funk Vol.2 - J-Ro

K.O.D. - Tech N9ne

Kamaal The Abstract - Q Tip

Ketchup - Ti-Ron

LaserDisc - Low Budget

Legendary - AZ

Legendary Classics Vol.1 - R.A. The Rugged Man

Life on D-Block - Sheek Louch

Loso's Way - Fabolous

Mainstream Outlaw - X-Clan

Malice in Wonderland - Snoop Dogg

Man on the Moon : The End of the Day - Kid Cudi

Mental Liberation - Oddisee

Montezuma's Revenge - Souls of Mischief

More Grey Hairs - Reks

Murder was the Case - Gucci Mane

Muziq & Foto - Nomak

Never Better - P.O.S.

New Jack City II - Bow Wow

New Money - Trek Life & Oddisee

No Security - D-Block

Notorious - Various Artists

Nowalayz - 14 Kt.

Nuclear Evolution - The Age of Love - Sa-Ra Creative Partners

Oasis - O.C. & A.G.

Only Built for Cuban Linx 2 - Raekwon

Oof! EP - Blue Scholars

Padded Room - Joe Budden

Philadelphia Freeway Vol.2 - Freeway

Pray IV Reign - Jim Jones

Priceless - Birdman

Pulse of the People - Dead Prez & DJ Green Lantern

R.O.O.T.S. - Flo-Rida

Ready for War - Pastor Troy

Real Recognize Real - Project Pat

Rebelution - Pitbull

Relapse - Eminem

Retroactive - Grand Puba

Ruthless - Ace Hood

S.O.R.E. - N.O.R.E.

Saving Seamus Rya


Saving Seamus Ryan - Esoteric

Say G and E! - Grouch & Eligh

Self Explanatory - Classified

Serious as Can Be - Big Mike

Shock Value 2 - Timbaland

Sickology 101 - Tech N9ne

Sign Language - Blueprint

Skinny Jeans and a Mic - New Boys

Skull Gang - Skull Gang

Slaughtahouse - Slaughtahouse

Smoke n Mirrors - B Real

So Far Gone - Drake

Soft White - Mack 10

Solitary Confinement - K Rino

Special Reserve - Obie Trice & MoSS

Spitshine - Urthboy

Splitting Image - Kam Moye

State of the Art - Hilltop Hoods

Status Symbol - Muneshine

Stone & Rob : Caught on Tape - Camp Lo

Strange Journey Volume 1 - Cunninlynguists

Strange Journey Volume 2 - Cunninlynguists

Street Hop - Royce da 5'9"

Street Sweeper Social Club - Street Sweeper Social Club

Superbad : The Return of Boosie Bad Azz - Lil Boosie

Survival Skillz - KRS ONE & Buckshot

The Art of Broken Glass - Mr J Medeiros

The Blaqprint - Blaq Poet

The Blueprint 3 - Jay Z

The Connect - Willy Northpole

The Day After Forever - Crown City Rockers

Update 2:

The Delightful Bars-Big Pooh

The Ecstatic-Mos Def

The G Files-Warren G

The Great Divide-Gully Platoon

The Last Kiss -Jadakiss

The Lonely Ones-Aceyalone

The Natural II-Haystak

The Other Side of the Trap-OJ da Juiceman

The Re Route -Panacea

The Salvation -Skyzoo

The Second Story-Delta

The Seventh Seal- Rakim

The Shining-Violent J

The Spirit of Apollo-N.A.S.A.

The State vs Radric Davis-Gucci Mane

The Takeover -Zion I

The Voice-Mike Jones

The West Coast Don-Yukmouth

The Winter's End EP-Common Market

Theatre of Pain-Holocaust & American Poets

Til the Casket Drops-The Clipse

Too Hood to be Hollywood-B.G.


Truth is Here-Brother Ali

UGK for Life-UGK

Underground Atlanta-Killer Mike

United Colours of Beggatron-Foreign Beggars

Unleashed-Hurricane Chris

US-Brother Ali

Wanna Snuggle?-Apathy

We Are Young Money-Young Money Entertainment

Welcome to Bucktown- Steele

Wh the **** are You-C-Rayz Walz

When Machines Exceed Human Intellect-Harmonic313

Writing on the Wall-Gucci Mane


Update 3:

I'm going on a little Kangaroo Island adventure tomorrow so have a safe and Happy New Year and Hip Hop on into the 20 . 10's Peace!

Update 4:

Wh@ up Big Things Ain't seen you on here in a while!

46 Answers

  • 4,5,6
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Mos Def - Ecstatic

    Raekwon - OB4CL 2

    eLZhi - The Leftovers

    Oh No - Dr. No's Ethiopium

    KRS ONE & Buckshot - Survival Skillz

    J Dilla - Jay Stay Paid

    Ghostface Killah - Ghostdini : The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City

    Fashawn - Boy Meets World

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1) Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2- Rae

    2) I Heard It Today- Mr Lif

    3) Ground Original 2 No Sell Out- DJ JS-1

    4) Survival Skills- KRS & Buckshot

    5) Til The Casket Drops- Clipse

    6) Felt 3- Felt

    7) All Killa No Filla- DJ Honda & Problemz (there was a time when I was biggin up Problemz like crazy on here)

    8) Oasis- OC & AG

    9) A Brand You Can Trust- La Coka Nostra

    10) Ghostdeini: The Wizard of Poetry- Ghostface

    11) Born Like This- Doom

    12) Strange Journey Vol. 1- Cunninlynguists

    13) Kimbo Price- Sean Price

    14) Slaughterhouse- Slaughterhouse

    15) Parallel Uni-Verses- Del & Tame One

    16) Chamber Music- The Wu

    17) Double Barrel- Marco Polo and Torae

    18) Days Chasing Days- Blame One

    19) Boy Meets World- Fashawn

    20) Artz & Entertainment- Masta Ace and Edo G

    That's my final top 20 list (from the albums I've heard). How long did it take you to make that list?

  • 1 decade ago


    B.A.M. & Ric Rude Project - The New Golden Era

    Big Tone - The Art Of Ink

    Blaq Poet - The Blaqprint

    Cesar Comanche - Die In Your Lap

    Cormega - Born And Raised

    Dela - Changes In Atmosphere

    DJ Premier - Rare Play, Vol. 2

    Endemic - Terminal Illness

    Fashawn - Boy Meets World

    Jay Are - The 1960’s Jazz Revolution Again

    KRS-One & Buckshot - Survival Skills

    M.O.P - Foundation

    Natural Elements - 1999: 10 Year Anniversary

    Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. 2

    SoulStice & SBe - Beyond Borders

    Sticky Fingaz - A Day In The Life OST

    Superstar Quamallah - Invisible Man

    Thaione Davis - Still Hear

    There were only 2 really good beats on the Foundation. I was kinda dissapointed, but I got the album anyway because it's M.O.P.

  • leVel8
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    My top 10

    1. OB4CL2

    2. Born Like This - Mf Doom

    3. 1960's Jazz Revolution Again - JAYare

    4. The Lonely Ones - Aceyalone

    5. Chamber Music - Wu Tang

    6. Montezuma's Revenge - Souls of Mischief

    7. Blackout 2 - Method and Red

    8. Floueescent Black - Antipop Consortium

    9. Super Ramen Rocketship - Patten Locke

    10. Free C Rayz Walz - C Rayz Walz

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  • 1 decade ago

    Wow that's a seriously deep list, I'm gonna have fun looking up some of these albums. Its good to see a lot of underground stuff competing with the major labels too.

    My top 5 has to be:

    1. Chamber Music - Wu Tang Clan

    2. Breez Deez Treez - Breez Evahflowin

    3. Who the **** are You-C-Rayz Walz

    4. Foundation - M.O.P.

    5. Intermission - Soul Assassins


  • 1 decade ago

    Cloud Nineteen - Braille & SymbolYC

    Man on the Moon : The End of the Day - Kid Cudi

    Saving Seamus Ryan - Esoteric

    Sickology 101 - Tech N9ne

    Strange Journey Volume 1 - Cunninlynguists

    Strange Journey Volume 2 - Cunninlynguists

    Survival Skillz - KRS ONE & Buckshot

    K.O.D. - Tech N9ne

  • Dev
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    No order:

    Attention Deficit- Wale

    Never Better- P.O.S

    Blueprint 3- Jay-Z (hate all you want, it was a damn good album)

    Us- Brother Ali

    Till the Casket Drops- Clipse

    Street Hop- Royce Da 5 9

    A Brand You Can Trust- La Coka Nostra

    Blackout 2!- Method Man & Redman

    Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2- Raekwon

  • 1 decade ago

    My favorite Rap and Hip-Hop albums from 2009 in no particular order:

    A Pipe Dream and a Promise - Finale.

    Boy Meets World - Fashawn.

    Cloud Nineteen - Braille & SymbolYC.

    Felt 3: A Tribute to Rosie Perez - MURS and Slug.

    Slaughterhouse - Slaughterhouse.

    Radio - Exile.

    Strange Journey Vol. 1 - Cunninlynguists.

    Survival Skills - KRS-One & Buckshot.

    The Ecstatic - Mos Def.

    The Lonely Ones - Aceyalone.

    The Salvation - Skyzoo.

    US - Brother Ali.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Some of my favorites for this year:

    Cassette City- Lushlife

    A Pipe Dream and a Promise- Finale

    Mental Liberation- Oddisee

    Strange Journey, Vol. 1- Cunninlynguists

    The Ecstatic- Mos Def

    The Standard- JR & PH7

    Boy Meets World- Fashawn

    OB4CL2- Raekwon

    Montezuma's Revenge- Souls of Mischief

    Attention: Deficit- Wale

  • 1 decade ago

    Royce Da 5'9" - Street Hop

    Eminem - Relapse

    Fabolous - Loso's Way

    Tech N9ne - K.O.D.

    Wale - Attention Deficit

    Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon

    Slaughterhouse - Slaughterhouse

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