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RR’s ’09 Best Singles (Final List)

Hate it or love it, a hit record still trumps everything. Advice for the young MCs: Make one. #1 Drake “Best I Ever Had” #2 Jay-Z “D.O.A.” #3 Jamie Foxx x T-Pain “Blame It” #4 Jay-Z x Alicia Keys “Empire State Of Mind” #5 Young Money “Every Girl” #6 Fabolous x Drake “Throw It In The Bag” (Remix) #7 Maino “All The Above” #8 Snoop Dogg “I Wanna Rock” #9 Drake x Trey Songz “Successful” #10 Jay Electronica “Exhibit C”

RR’s ’09 Worst Singles (Final List)

Sorry Sean. But you won’t let this song die. Move on, Black man, move on. #1 Dirty Money “Angels” #2 Ron Browz “Jumping Out The Window” #3 Busta Rhymes x T-Pain “Hustler’s Anthem ’09” #4 Gucci Mane x Usher “Spotlight” #5 New Boyz “You’re A Jerk” #6 Birdman x Jay Sean “Written On Her” #7 Game “Big Money” #8 T.I. x Mary J. Blige “Remember Me” #9 Robin Thicke x Nicki Minaj “Shakin’ It 4 Daddy” #10 Jadakiss x OJ […]

RR’s ’09 Best Albums (Final List)

And the winner is Hov… Finding it hard to keep up with our lists? OK, you’re right. Here’s comes some full recaps of this week’s festivities just so you can go argue with your friends over the weekend. Shit, traffic’s up. Turn that naysayer talk down. You don’t like our choices. Make some better ones. Y’all a bunch of suckers for these shits. #1 Jay-Z Blueprint 3 #2 Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II #3 Kid Cudi Man On […]

RR’s ’09 Best Mixtapes: #1 Drake “So Far Gone”

What more can I say to you? You heard it all. Hov already told you it’s his “album” of the year. (At least before BP3 dropped. Ha.) Okay, you love to hear the story again and again so here goes. Aubrey Graham was a child actor who became a rap star with the right music at the right time. The masses made “Best I Ever Had” and “Successful” hits before anyone got Drizzy’s name on the dotted line. But it […]

RR’s ’09 Best R&B Albums: #1 The-Dream “Love vs. Money”

The Grammy Committee will disagree, but The-Dream’s Love vs. Money was the best Rhythm and Blues album of 2009. On his sophomore disc, Dream lived up to his Radio Killa alias with “Rockin That Shit” and then showed no mercy by “Walkin’ On The Moon” with Kanye West. Next, Mr. Nash showcased his slow groove majestry on “Put It Down” and “Sweat It Out”. But it’s on the dramatic “Fancy” where Dream truly proves his excellence. For a steady six […]