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”