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DJ Premier’s Top 20 of 2009

Like every year DJ Premier present to you his top 20 albums of a year on LiveFromHQ, also in 2008 he did that. Here is Premo’s top 20 of 2009 guys, on DJPremierBlog:


20. DJ JS-1 – Ground Original 2: No Sell Out
19. La Coka Nostra – A Brand You Can Trust
18. Method Man & Redman – Blackout! 2
17. 50 Cent – Before I Self Destruct
16. M.O.P. – Foundation
15. Ghostface Killah – Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City
14. KRS-One & Buckshot – Survival Skills
13. Saigon & Statik Selektah – All In A Day’s Work
12. Diamond District – In the Ruff
11. Canibus & Keith Murray – The Undergods EP

10. Slaughterhouse – Slaughterhouse
09. Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3
08. Statik Selektah – The Pre-Game EP
07. Marco Polo & Torae – Double Barrel
06. Royce da 5’9″ – Street Hop
05. Obie Trice – Special Reserve
04. Masta Ace & Edo G – Arts And Entertainment
03. OC & AG – Oasis
02. Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. II
01. Blaq Poet – Tha Blaqprint

Honorable mentioning: Alchemist “Chemical Warfare”, Fashawn “Boy Meets World”, Termanology “Hood Politics IV”, Beanie Sigel “Broad Street Bully”, Apathy “Wanna Snuggle?”, Grand Puba “Retroactive”, Skyzoo “The Salvation”, Warren G “The G-Files”, Bekay “Hunger Pains”, DJ Spinna & Sucio Smash “Sonic Smash”.

Note from DJ Premier himself:

I judge my list based on dope beats, dope rhymes, scratchin’ and cutting, creativity, uniqueness, originality, and overall packaging of the product’s integrity. I don’t care if you sold a million copies, that does not make it dope. I went through more than 60 LP’s released in ’09 on major and indie labels over and over to get it as close as i possible could to being satisfied with the list so here it is along with the list.

“Be Glad or Be Mad” -DJ Premier

Next week is DJ Eclipse filling in on LiveFromHQ!

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