WAY to many songs come out in a year for me – or anyone else for that matter – to make a concrete best tracks list, so I’ll just call these my personal favorite 35 or so hip-hop tracks of 2009. I will say that I’m willing to put this list against anyone else’s “top tracks” list, though. #Imjustsayin…

(in alphabetical order)

24, 23 (Kobe, LeBron) by Young Jeezy (Download)

Already Home by Jay-Z Feat. KiD CuDi (Download)

Beautiful Bliss by Wale Feat. J. Cole & Melanie Fiona (Download)

  • This song is CRAZY. Wale has two DOPE verses and Ms. Fiona kills it, but J. Cole smashes this shit. One of the best the verses of the year.

Blown Away by Curren$y Feat. Jean Lephare & Deelow (Download)

Car Service by Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa (Download)

  • The gem off How Fly. This joint goes so hard, ill verses from Spitta and Wiz, who comes through with heat for the hook, as well.  Jets x Taylor Gang or get hanged. FOOL.

Cigar Music by Rick Ross (DownloadVideo)

Child Abuse by Jadakiss (Download)

Empire State Of Mind by Jay-Z Feat. Alicia Keys (DownloadVideo)

Exhibit C by Jay Electronica (Download)

  • Jay ElecHannakah shook up the world with this joint. For anyone who may have been sleep, this officially proved his God-body status. Wicked production, and the man’s flow is ridiculous.

Everything, Everyday, Everywhere by Fabolous Feat. Keri Hilson & Ryan Leslie

(Download | Video)

Flight School by GLC Feat. Kanye West & T-Pain (Download)

Forever by Drake Feat. Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne, & Eminem


Get It In Ohio by Cam’ron (DownloadVideo)

Hyyerr by KiD CuDi Feat. Chip Tha Ripper (Download)

I Can Transform Ya by Chris Brown Feat. Lil’ Wayne (Download)

I Wanna Rock by Snoop Dogg (Download)

I’m Good by Clipse Feat. Pharrell (Download | Fly.UnionVideo)

  • One of the best joints of the year. It dropped more than 6 months ago, and still sounds as good and as fresh as ever. Check the Fly.U version, as well.

I’mma Star by Jeremih (DownloadVideo)

Just Begun by Reflection Eternal Feat. J. Cole, Jay Electronica, & Mos Def (Download)

Knocked Down by Cool Kids (DownloadVideo)

Love vs. Money/Love vs. Money Part 2 by The-Dream (Download | Part 2)

More Than Love by Amerie Feat. Fabolous (DownloadVideo)

My Interpretation by Skyzoo (Download)

Polo On My Body by LE For The Uncool (DownloadVideo)

Popular Demand by Clipse Feat. Cam’ron (DownloadVideo)

Conglomerate by Busta Rhymes Feat. Young Jeezy & Lil’ Wayne (DownloadVideo)

Run This Town by Jay-Z Feat. Kanye West & Rihanna (DownloadVideo)

  • This was the biggest HIT of the year. Made for radio, but it’s still dope. And ‘Ye got Jay on his own shit.

Say Something by Timbaland Feat. Drake (Download | Lupe | Wale |Video)

  • Another incredible Drake record. Timbo’s produced a masterpiece with this one. Probably the coldest beat of the year, and, to top it off, Wale and Lupe both came through and annihilated  the joint, too.

Shame by Wiz Khalifa (DownloadVideo)

Steady Mobbin’ by Lil’ Wayne Feat. Gucci Mane (Download)

Surgical Gloves by Raekwon (DownloadVideo)

Thank You by Jay-Z (Download | Wale | Lupe)

Throw It In The Bag (RMX) by Fabolous Feat. Drake (Download)

Uptown by Drake Feat. Bun B & Lil’ Wayne (Download)

Smokin’ Joint of the year:

Marley & Me by Smoke DZA Feat. Devin The Dude, Curren$y, & June Summers (Download)

R&B Picks:

Bad Habits by Maxwell (DownloadVideo)

It Kills Me by Melanie Fiona (DownloadVideo)

Freak by BJ The Chicago Kid (Download)

Pretty Brown by Amerie Feat. Trey Songz (Download)

Un-thinkable by Alicia Keys (Download)