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The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2009

1. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II
September 8, 2009
Critic Score
87
19 reviews

2. Brother Ali - Us

Brother Ali - Us
September 22, 2009
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

3. Antipop Consortium - Fluorescent Black

Antipop Consortium - Fluorescent Black
September 28, 2009
Critic Score
80
10 reviews

4. Mos Def - The Ecstatic

Mos Def - The Ecstatic
June 9, 2009
Critic Score
78
24 reviews

5. K'Naan - Troubadour

K'Naan - Troubadour
February 24, 2009
Critic Score
78
6 reviews

6. Wale - Attention Deficit

Wale - Attention Deficit
November 10, 2009
Critic Score
76
15 reviews

7. DJ Quik & Kurupt - Blaqkout

DJ Quik & Kurupt - Blaqkout
June 9, 2009
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

8. J Dilla - Jay Stay Paid

J Dilla - Jay Stay Paid
June 2, 2009
Critic Score
75
12 reviews

10. Q-Tip - Kamaal the Abstract

Q-Tip - Kamaal the Abstract
September 15, 2009
Critic Score
74
11 reviews

11. Why? - Eskimo Snow

Why? - Eskimo Snow
September 22, 2009
Critic Score
74
17 reviews

12. DOOM - Born Like This

DOOM - Born Like This
March 24, 2009
Critic Score
74
17 reviews

13. Speech Debelle - Speech Therapy

Speech Debelle - Speech Therapy
September 18, 2009
Critic Score
74
7 reviews

14. Souls of Mischief - Montezuma's Revenge

Souls of Mischief - Montezuma's Revenge
December 1, 2009
Critic Score
74
6 reviews

15. P.O.S. - Never Better

P.O.S. - Never Better
February 3, 2009
Critic Score
73
10 reviews

16. BlakRoc - BlakRoc

BlakRoc - BlakRoc
November 27, 2009
Critic Score
73
14 reviews

17. Themselves - CrownsDown

Themselves - CrownsDown
October 20, 2009
Critic Score
73
8 reviews

18. UGK - UGK 4 Life

UGK - UGK 4 Life
March 31, 2009
Critic Score
72
7 reviews

19. Lil Wayne - No Ceilings

Lil Wayne - No Ceilings
October 31, 2009
Critic Score
72
5 reviews

20. Dizzee Rascal - Tongue N' Cheek

Dizzee Rascal - Tongue N' Cheek
September 21, 2009
Critic Score
72
13 reviews

21. Busdriver - Jhelli Beam

Busdriver - Jhelli Beam
June 9, 2009
Critic Score
72
7 reviews

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

Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon: The End of Day
September 15, 2009
Critic Score
70
15 reviews

23. dälek - Gutter Tactics

dälek - Gutter Tactics
January 27, 2009
Critic Score
69
10 reviews

24. Gucci Mane - The State vs. Radric Davis

Gucci Mane - The State vs. Radric Davis
December 8, 2009
Critic Score
68
15 reviews

25. Clipse - Til the Casket Drops

Clipse - Til the Casket Drops
December 8, 2009
Critic Score
68
16 reviews
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