Monday, June 15, 2009

Dart Adams presents 2009: The Halftime Show

Seeing as how we're halfway through the 6th month of the year I thought I'd once again remind the folks out there that Hip Hop is very much alive. To some of you this feels like I'm preaching to the converted but to others I'm merely talking out of my ass. I'm going to post a list of 75 Hip Hop albums, EP's and mixtapes that based on your different preferences and tastes are floating around the internet and bloggerverse or are available for purchase in your local record store right now. Without any further ado, the 75* recommendations for the halfway mark of the calender year 2009:

Aarophat & Illastrate-Black Noise
Big Tone-The Art Of Ink
Blame One-Days Chasing Days
Braille & Symbolyc One-Cloudnineteen
Brother Ali-The Truth Is Here EP
Busta Rhymes-I Bullshit You Not
Camp Lo-Stone And Rob: Caught On Tape
Cesar Comanche-Die In Your Lap
Common Market-The Winter's End EP
The Cool Kids & Don Cannon-Gone Fishing
Cradle Orchestra-Velvet Ballads
CunninLynguists-Strange Journey Volume One
De La Soul-Are You In?+ Nike Original Run
Dert-Talk Strange/CMYK EP
Diamond District-In The Ruff
Diz Gibran-Soon You'll Understand
Dibiase-Up Your Joystick EP
DJ Spinna-Sonic Smash (6.30 release date)
Donny Goines-The Breakfast Club
DOOM-Born Like This
Drake-So Far Gone
Dr. Who Dat?-Beyond 2morrow
Dub MD & Illmind presents Blaps, Rhymes & Life 2
Emilio Rojas-Recession Proof
Finale-A Pipe Dream And A Promise
Floyd Da Locsmif-Divine Dezignz 2
Has-Lo-You Can Live Thru Anything If Magic Made It
Georgia Anne Muldrow presents Ms. One & The Gang
The Grouch & Eligh-Say G&E!
Illingsworth-Doctor Illingsworth
Illogic & Ill Poetic-Diabolical Fun
Inverse-So True EP
J Dilla- Jay Stay Paid
J.Bizness-Reason: Beats & Pieces
Jansport J-The 2 AM Tape
Joe Budden-Padded Room
Jon Hope-Somekind Of Wonderful
JR & Ph7 present The Standard
Kan Kick-Beatiful: Opus Of Love Deeper Than Flesh Vols. 1 & 2
Keelay And Zaire-Ridin' High
KenLo-Craqnuques (Orange)
Kid Hum-Fossil Fuel/Kid Hum & Rock The Dub-Offshore Drilling
L.E.G.A.C.Y-Suicide Music
Marco Polo & Torae-Double Barrel
MarQ Spekt X Lex Boogie-Guilty Party
Method Man & Redman-Blackout! 2
Mos Def-The Ecstatic
Mr. J. Medeiros & Boonie Mayfield-The Art Of Broken Glass EP
Nico The Beast-Dinner Is Served Mixtape
Oddisee-Mental Liberation
Pac Div-EP
Powell-Beatnicks Tape #2
Print-Comic Books: Unlimited
Raekwon & DJ Absolut-Blood On The Chef's Apron
Rapper Big Pooh-The Delightful Bars (North American Pie & Candy Apple Version)
Red Giants-Chain Reaction EP
Reks-More Grey Hairs
Rhymefest & Scram Jones-The Manual
Rob Viktum-Snack Pack Vols. 1, 2, 2.5 & 3
Roc C & IMAKEMADBEATS-The Transcontinental
Saigon & Statik Selektah-All In A Day's Work
Sandpeople-Long Story Short EP
Slakah The Beatchild-Soul Movement Vol. 1
Small Professor vs. Large Professor-Breakin' Atoms (Main Source Edition)/Resurrected The Remix
Tanya Morgan-Brooklynati
Termanology-Heaven Was A Mile Away
Thaione Davis-Still Hear
TiRon & DJ LowKey-Ketchup
Tiye Phoenix-Half Woman Half Amazing
U-N-I & Ro Blvd-A Love Supreme
yU-Before Taxes



Anonymous said...

Thank You!

I remember buggin when you did this last year, i loved it.

Espcially that article you linked where dude said "Koushik had the only good Rap album" SMH, "You hate Hip Hop bro its not for you" lol


hugh said...

Dope list as always Dart. I'd personally add:

- Zo! & Asylum 7 - Overdue Process
- Playboy Tre - Liquor Store Mascot
- J. Cole - The Warm Up

elgringocolombiano said...

I haven't listened to jack new this yr, except Slim Shady, which got the delete after 1 listen (due to the min beats, & the annoying excessive rape/gay sex/drug OD talk)

Can u list out a Top 5 (&/or Top 10, Top 20) "cream" of this list for us "comatose" dudes that only have time to check a few albums?

Continued props. As a part-time 1-man hobbyist blog, u continue to eviscerate wack-ass "professional full time" XXL mag when in the area of ID'ing new quality hip hop albums. (Of course, that is prolly not the real goal of XXL).

中古コピー機 said...

It is a good art.