DJ Premier’s Top 20 Albums Of 2009

Premo always manages to spring a few surprises when it comes to picking his favorite albums of a particular year. Like every year, he has a brand new list for 2009 as well. And as always, a few biased picks where he was handling some part of the production.


20. DJ JS-1 – No SellOut
19. La Coka Nostra – A Brand You Can Trust
18. Method Man & Redman – Blackout 2
17. 50 Cent – Before I Self Destruct
16. M.O.P. – The Foundation
15. Ghostface Killah – Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City
14. KRS-One & BuckShot – Survival Skills
13. Saigon & Statik Selektah – All In A Day’s Work
12. Diamond District
11. Keith Murray and Canibus – The Undergods

10. Slaughterhouse
9. Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3
8. Statik Selektah – the Pre Game EP
7. Marco Polo & Torae – Double Barrel
6. Royce da 5’9 – Street Hop
5. Obie Trice – Special Reserve
4. Masta Ace & Edo G – A&E
3. OC & AG – The Oasis
2. Raekwon – Only Built For Cuban Linx II
1. Blaq Poet – The Blaqprint

Props: Showoffhiphop

  • G5

    No eminem??? interesting……..

  • shady fan

    fuck you guys….no eminem….
    what are you doing???

  • Tisto

    Relapse wasnt special but it shoulda been there in the top twenty at least

  • ASID

    wtf man…..Relapse was more lyrical than almost every fukin album there

  • shady

    Before I self destruct and not Relapse??
    I don’t know..
    Em’s album is not great but in a top 20 of 2009 must be…
    And in a top 20 i put also Apathy’s album “Wanna Snuggle?”

  • Nestle

    this is the worst list I’ve seen yet. Unlike others here though I don’t care about Eminem not being there cuz the album was wack…bottom 20. But this list is straight garbage 5 albums out of 20 are good enough

  • james

    It’s a dope list to me.

  • G-Kidd

    why the fuck do you guys care about somebody else’s list? it’s called OPINION! make your own damn list

  • antoine

    1. Blaq Poet – The Blaqprint

    no doubt it’s the best album we had in 2009, at least in hip hop

  • Nick

    To put 50 cent’s utter piece of shit in there at all and Eminem’s not at all, is a crime against hip-hop.

    the best verse on the whole of 50’s album was fucking by Eminem and 50 is biting Em’s 3am flow for most. He’s fucking terrible.

  • Utter piece of shit?? #cmonson.

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  • Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You definitely know what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your site when you could be giving us something informative to read?

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