The 50 Tightest Hip-Hop Tracks of 2009

Before you bitch about how bad my list is, please remember how much more new music I listen to than most of you assbeads. I’m also sorry if your roommate’s mixtape didn’t make the cut, but that Air Supply sampled is hella played out.

I’m not suggesting that these are the absolute best 50 tracks of 2009; more than anything else, this compendium is a testament to how much phenomenal hip-hop continues spilling despite the hating and pessimism that flood the rap blogosphere.

With that said; I encourage heads to comment about fresh singles that I might have missed. But until you’ve checked every one of these cuts, you’re a schmuck to lambaste my taste.

So happy holidays. This is my gift to anyone who constantly claims that boom bap has been stagnant since 1996. Acquaint yourselves with these gems and then talk to me.

In No Particular Order:

Boycott Blues featuring Insight and Consequence – “Da Math”

Fashawn – “Samsonite Man”

Reks – “Bitter”

La Coka Nostra featuring Snoop Dogg – “Bang Bang”

Raekwon featuring Ghostface – “Gihad”

M.O.P. – “Foundation”

Ghostface – “Do Over”

Masta Ace & Edo G – “Little Young”

Eminem – “Underground”

Inspectah Deck & U-God featuring Masta Ace – “Kill Too Hard”

The Dunnas – “Monsta Rap”

Brother Ali – “Palm the Joker”

Ape$hit & Undu Kati – “Do Our Thang”

The Closers featuring Reks – “East Coast Renaissance”

Wasted Talent – “Khed”

Clipse featuring Vinnie Paz – “Street Wars”

M-Dot featuring Singapore Kane and Trademarc – “You Won’t Get It”

K’Naan – “Wavin’ Flag”

Jay Rock featuring The Game, Busta Rhymes, and Gorilla Zoe – “All My Life”

Styles P with Talib Kweli – “The Thrill Is Gone”

Audible Mainframe – “Subi Alto”

Esoteric – “Spending the Day Together”

Blaq Poet – “Sichuwayshunz”

Jay-Z – “Death of Auto-tune (D.O.A.)”

Will C – “Trainspotting”

P.O.S. – “Purexed”

The Narcicyst – “The Narcicyst”

WMS the Sultan featuring Kool Keith – “Two Scoops”

Homeboy Sandman – “Gun Control”

The Greater Good – “Marvelous”

DJ Slim – “I Wonder”

KRS-One & Buckshot – “Think of All the Things”

Blak Madeen featuring Lord Jamar – “Engage the Enemy”

Ol’ Dirty Needle – “Fuck the Young Cons”

Brown Bag All-Stars – “Undeniable”

Father Abraham – “All My Friends Are CFOs”

Fresh Daily – “Crimes of Passion”

Matty Trump featuring Al-J and Big Shug – “Life is a Mutha”

Awol One + Factor – “Back Then”

Joe Budden – “If I Gotta Go”

Wale – “Chillin”

Singapore Kane with Big Shug and Termanology – “My Boston”

Bekay – “My Life”

Solillaquists of Sound – “Popcorn”

R.A. the Rugged Man featuring Jo Jo Pellegrino, Hell Razah, Remedy and Blaq Poet – “Posse Cut”

Tanya Morgan – “Bang N Boogie”

Trife Diesel featuring Ghostface – “Live Nigga Night Out”

JDO – “Devotion”

Rite Hook – “Beaten Badly”

Amadeus the Stampede – “Company of Saints”

Keelay & Zaire featuring Fortilive & Saafir – “I Used to Ride”

15 Responses to “The 50 Tightest Hip-Hop Tracks of 2009”

  1. wite Says:

    Little Young? are you fucking serious?

    Masta Ace is a Top 5 rapper for me, no question, but that song is trash just like the rest of that A&E album.

    You probably think I’m a hater & you’re god damn right I am, but that dsnt mean I’m wrong.

    You’ve got srsly horrible taste in music & thats aside from being a shitty blogger & an NY native that relocated to fucking boston of all places like a backward ass wigger version of Guru.

    I dnt care how many second rate newspapers youve written for or how many washed-up mags u write for, youre fucking trash.

    Leave shit like this to ppl who matter.

    Nobody cares about ur lackluster 2009 on-the-go iPod playlist.

    XOXO

  2. el mariachi Says:

    hahaha WOW!

  3. wite Says:

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion & we dnt all have to like the same shit, but lets b honest.

    There was a lot of good music to drop this year & if you think that “Little Young” is a note-worthy track from ’09 you dnt deserve to be talking hip-hop.

    Period.

  4. Martín Caballero Says:

    JAY ELECTRONICA
    “EXHIBIT C”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gUTbRrS4w0

    BUSTA RHYMES
    “WHEEL OF FORTUNE”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DUQgS0G2m0

    KILLA CAM
    “GET IT IN OHIO”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epP7i7unWdU

    RAE x JADA x STYLES
    “BROKEN SAFETY”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITZ-519YfJk

  5. wite Says:

    Changes in Atmosphere – Supastition

    Life in Marvelous Times – Mos Def

    The Ecology – Fashawn

    Smoke – Torae feat. Lil Fame (of M.O.P.), Rock (of Heltah Skeltah)

    Here We Go – Silent Knight feat. East & 9th Wonder

    Kam Moye – Forever Fresh

    New Wu – Raekwon

  6. tom cruise Says:

    I’m glad to see that Ol’ Dirty Needle made the cut. He’s finally getting the recognition he deserve.

  7. DJ ON&9ON Says:

    “backward ass wigger version of Guru.”

  8. DJ Myth Says:

    Jay Electronica “Exhibit C” should be on there….”New Wu” from Raekwon….maybe even do i dare say “The One” by Slaughterhouse…”New York (Duck For Cover)” by DJ Spinna where he flips the intro from Beat It…

  9. Jarrod Says:

    Of course shock jock on & on mentions the only comment about race. Wow. too funny. all he talks bout. He looks white tho

  10. Matty Trump Says:

    I’m lovein that list!! Next year let’s hope things change and that’s the top 50 ASCAP list!!

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  13. TB Says:

    is it not reasonable to ask if an end of the year list deserves some embedding? let the people hear this shit

    also, when’s the end of the decade list coming out

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  15. d-tension Says:

    “There was a lot of good music to drop this year & if you think that “Little Young” is a note-worthy track from ‘09 you dnt deserve to be talking hip-hop.
    Period.”

    He said “period” so it must be true.

    schwa.

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