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Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2009

5) Wale “Attention Deficit”

“… Wale proves on his debut that he is a multifaceted songwriter and performer who can make seemingly unrelated musical styles coexist through the often narrow lens of hip-hop.”

4) K’naan “Troubadour”

“… Troubadour is an eclectic batch of musical influences: Rock guitar riffs, African percussion, reggae horns and chanting all coexist in a fluid bedrock that supports a foundation of great hip-hop.”

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Review: Mr. Hudson “Straight No Chaser” (2009)

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With soaring Bono-like arena vocals and ’80s electropop and rock production sprinkled in with alternative hip-hop sounds, Mr. Hudson’s Straight No Chaser, his sophomore release and first for Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint, is a solid introduction to the¬†British musician for¬†American audiences. Continue reading

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Review: Kid Cudi “Man On The Moon: The End Of Day” (2009)

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Kid Cudi is depressed. The skinny jeans-wearing Cleveland rapper and singer is all doom and gloom on his debut solo album, the brilliant Man On The Moon: The End Of Day, a psychedelic trip into the mind of a 20-something going through his quarter-life crisis. Continue reading

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Kanye West “Paranoid” (2009)

Rihanna is finally back in the spotlight after that ugly Chris Brown incident. She stars in Kanye West’s newest video, “Paranoid,” which features G.O.O.D. Music artists Mr. Hudson and Kid Cudi on the chorus. Continue reading

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Mr. Hudson “Supernova” (2009)

This will be the biggest song of the Summer. Kanye West doesn’t need to drop “Paranoid” to introduce Mr. Hudson to the masses (the video version of “Paranoid” will have Rihanna instead), because “Supernova” is a massive, epic song. Continue reading

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