Through the week of the 20th, the AllMusic Blog will be publishing our editors' favorite albums of 2009. We'll be covering well over a dozen genres and styles, from rap to reggae, R&B to electronic, country to Latin, blues to metal, folk to soundtracks, and several points in-between. Right now, on the AllMusic Blog, we take a look at our favorite hip-hop/rap albums of 2009.

Antipop Consortium - Fluorescent Black
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diego Bernal - For Corners
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Brother Ali - Us
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clipse - Til The Casket Drops
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dälek - Gutter Tactics
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DJ Quik & Kurupt - BlaQKout
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eminem - Relapse
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Felt - A Felt 3: Tribute to Rosie Perez
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
J Dilla - Jay Stay Paid
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon: The End of Day
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Method Man/Redman - Blackout! Vol. 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mos Def - The Ecstatic
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dudley Perkins - Holy Smokes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rick Ross - Deeper Than Rap
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Slaughterhouse - Slaughterhouse
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tanya Morgan - Brooklynati
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UGK - UGK 4Life
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wale - Attention Deficit