Its The Official Top Ten Albums of ’09

Today serves as the last day of 2009 (sad face) and we decided to acknowledge ten of the best hip hop albums, new artist, and mixtapes of 09. Our top ten is not based on record sales. The list was compiled through voting at ITO headquarters. A list simply based on quality music and numbers. Have a safe new year and enjoy!!!

Breakthrough Artists:
1. Drake
2. Kid Cudi
3. J.Cole
4. Jay Electronica
5. Fashawn
6. Asher Roth
7. Big Sean
8. Skyzoo
9. Prophit
10. Children of the Night (COTN)

Artists:
1. Jay-Z
2. Drake
3. Lil Wayne
4.Eminem
5. Wale
6. Kid Cudi
7. Mos Def
8. The Clipse
9. Raekwon
10. Ghostface Killah

Mixtapes:
1. So Far So Gone – Drake
2. The Warm Up – J.Cole
3. Cause When You Stop Dreaming Tomorrow Never Comes – Prophit
4. Electrochemicals – Jay Electronica
5. Trapping Ain’t Dead – Young Jeezy
6. The Trailer – Arsiney
7. Enemy Of The State – Lupe Fiasco
8. Warning Shot 2 – Saigon
9. War Angel LP – 50 Cent
10. V5 – Lloyd Banks

Albums:
1. The Ecstatic – Mos Def
2. Only Built For Cuban Links 2 – Raekwon
3. Blueprint 3 – Jay-Z
4. Relapse – Eminem
5. Till The Casket Drops – The Clipse
6. BlackRoc – BlackRoc
7. Ghostdini – Ghostface
8. Boy Meets World – Fashwan
9. Jay Stay Paid – J.Dilla
10. Villa Manifesto EP – Slum Village

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