Producer of the year:
His work with various artists including Joel Ortiz, Jay Electronica, Jean Grae and more in 24 Hour Karate School gave an old school new school feel and represented real hip hop. His work with the majority of Pilot Talk 1 & 2 gave real smooth beats and nice sounds that let Curren$y's work shine with the unique style.
Come up of the year:
This young man did it on his own. He made the right moves. Worked with the right people and let his personality/gimmick come into play to strike interest into many fans that are "taylored". Black and Yellow is now a current hit on the radio, but it wasn't his first track as many think. His previous work includes How Fly (mixtape with Curren$y) Flight School (mixtape), Burn After Rollin (mixtape), Kush and Orange Juice (mixtape), Deal or No Deal (album) + more.
Just don't be foolish and catch another charge dude.
also (Nicki Minaj and Drake)
Mixtapes of the year:
Yelawolf - Trunk Muzik
Wiz Khalifa - Kush and Orange Juice
Big_Sean - Finally Famous 3
Gudda Gudda - Back 2 Guddaville
Best radio tracks of the year:
Dipset - Salute
Drake and Alicia Keyz - Unthinkable
Wale, Waka Flocka Flame, Roscoe dash - No Hands
Fabolous - You be Killin Em
Young Jeezy Plies - Lose my mind
Lil Wayne, Tyga, Birdman - Loyalty
Video of the Year:
Chiddy Bang - Opposite of Adults
Curren$y - Audio Dope 2
Lil' Wayne ft. Young Money - Roger dat
Overused beats of the year:
Hard in the Paint
Black and Yellow
Overplayed songs of the year:
Anything with Eminem, Rihanna, and Drake.. oh man.
Albums of the year:
Curren$y - Pilot Talk 1 & 2
Kid Cudi - MOTM 2
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Nas & Damien Marley - Distant Relatives
Eminem - The Recovery (although was disappointed)
Young Money - We are Young Money (late 2009)
Artists I look forward to hearing more from:
Joel Ortiz, Charles Hamilton, Lupe, Jay Electronica
All of these artist have been on the blogs heavy. They all have put out consistent great work minus the dis tracks from Hamilton in the recent months lol. Really check out these artists out!
Things I still have to check out due to hearing good things:
Joe Budden Mood Muzik 4
Yelawolf 0- 60
Paul Wall Heart of champion
Mickey Factz I'm better than you (mixtape)
J. Cole Friday Night Lights (mixtape)
I will be listening to these this week and I'll give the thumbs up or down soon.
Nonsense of the Year:
Lil Kim Nicki Beef
Lupe Blog beef
50 cent and Rick Ross beef
Lil Wayne locked up
Jae Millz talking down about XXL Freshmen
Charles Hamilton going nuts. (c'mon dude!)
Girls patty caking singing black and yellow..
Crazy News of the Year:
Jay Electronica signed to Roc Nation
GOOD Music expanding
Eminem and Lil Wayne working together on dope sh*t