The 2010 HipHopDX Year End Awards

From December 13 to December 17, HipHopDX will be giving you three award winners and two runners up for what our veteran staff determine to be the best of 2010.

Welcome to the 2010 HipHopDX Year End Awards. For the last decade, this is when we acknowledge the year, honor its greatness and missteps, and begin our own celebrations leading up to another exciting year giving you the best in Hip Hop.

From December 13 to December 17, the editors at HipHopDX will update this every day with three new category winners. Congratulations to the winners and runners-up and may all of our readers have a safe, happy holiday season.

Year End Awards - Day 5
Album of the Year
Tour/Concert of the Year
Video of the Year
Reader's Choice: Best Album

Year End Awards - Day 4
Rising Star of the Year
Story of the Year
Collaboration of the Year

Year End Awards - Day 3
Verse of the Year
Non-Hip Hop Album of the Year
Most Disappointing Album of the Year

Year End Awards - Day 2
Producer of the Year
Comeback of the Year
Mixtape of the Year

Year End Awards - Day 1
Emcee of the Year
The Trend We'd Like To See Die
Slept-On Album of the Year

Album of the Year:
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Keep the TMZ headlines, staged beef and gimmicky promotional campaigns. Longevity is still dependent on being able to simply deliver a winning combination of dope beats and equally potent rhymes for the better part of an hour. Even in an era oversaturated by way too many albums, there's always one release that stays in heavy rotation and dominates conversations from the local barbershops to editorial offices everywhere.

You may want to not think about Amber Rose when you hear "Devil In A New Dress." It would be great if we were never subjected to another "I’mma let you finish…" joke. But because of the 24-hour news cycle, Kanye West's albums are now performance art. Luckily, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy proved to be one hell of an exhibition. People's expectations were high from the moment we found out 'Ye was out in Hawaii with Pete Rock, RZA and a dozen current A-listers. Our attention was held each Friday night, as he previewed the album piece by piece. And none of the above made the album any less of a classic from the intros and interludes on down to the highly detailed album covers. Critically and commercially, no other release combined the same level of production, lyrics and a coherent theme over the course of the whole album.

Runners Up: Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: Son of Chico Dusty, The Roots – How I Got Over

Tour/Concert of the Year:
Jay-Z & Eminem: Home and Home

If you want to know why people were so up in arms over the concept of a 360-deal, just look at your favorite emcees' touring income. Whether it's a string of small club shows or an arena date, at worst, an artist who didn't deliver on their latest album can still win by performing a few of yesterday's hits and incorporating a few surprises. At best, even a high price tag justifies being part of a historic show that leaves you hoarse the next morning and confirms your favorite artist as more than just a one-dimensional studio rapper.

Back in 2003 on "Excuse Me Miss," Jay-Z boasted, "Only dudes movin' units Em, Pimp Juice and us." Seven years later, the Roc as we once knew it has disbanded, Eminem has since successfully battled drug addiction, and Nelly is no longer moving millions of units, but Jay and Em continue to make history. Both artists are close to 40-years-old and their "Home And Home" tour celebrated the type of career longevity usually reserved for aging Rockers such as Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones.

From a cultural standpoint, their inclusion of Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Drake and others made the four concert dates one of 2010's biggest Hip Hop events. And with an average attendance of over 86,000 and an estimated gross of between $15-$20 million, it was also one hell of a business move. Stadium status indeed.

Runners Up: Rock The Bells, Waken Baken Tour

Video of the Year:
Erykah Badu – "Window Seat"

Now that financial boom of the early Aughts is over and BET and MTV are more likely to air a reality show than a video, maybe we should reexamine Suge Knight's infamous quote. Artists want to still be stars and not have to worry about "the executive producer trying to be all in the videos." Your favorite artist is forced to (gasp!) think of an actual concept for their video. So getting nominated for an award is nothing. But if you get arrested, then you just might be on to something.

What a difference two years can make. In a year where seemingly every last bit of leftover positivity from Hip Hop's role in the 2008 election was drowned in a tide of veiled, partisan Tea Party race-baiting, Erykah Badu was more hardbody (no pun intended) than nearly every male emcee who fixed his lips to say, "Yes we can."

Fat Belly Bella returned to her native Dallas with Coodie and Chike of Creative Control and borrowed heavily from Matt and Kim's "Lesson's Learned" video. Controversy makes headlines. But the fact that draws were dropped shouldn't overshadow the not-so-subtle jewel dropped about William Whyte and Irving Janis' concept of Groupthink. Ms. Badu figuratively took a bullet for the cause, and, in real life, garnered an arrest and a whole lot of free publicity for her album.

Runners Up: Gil Scott-Heron – "Me & The Devil", Big Boi – "Shutterbug"

Reader's Choice: Best Album
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

The people have spoken, and you've picked Kanye West for the Reader's Choice Album Of The Year. Early on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy had over 50% of the votes, but Eminem fans rallied and closed the gap. The underground contingent represented well, with Celph-Titled & Buckwild, Roc Marciano and Homeboy Sandman also garnering more votes than Nicki Minaj. What surprised the DX staff was Big Boi's outstanding solo album falling to fifth in the voting, we thought it would be a lock for second or third. A big thank you to all those who voted. Until next year...

Here's the breakdown of the voting:

Rising Star of the Year:

Previously called "Rookie of the Year," this category has evolved with the times. It used to be that an artist was heard featured on another's work, such is the case with Nas, Jay-Z or Lupe Fiasco. In today's times, most rookies are revealed to have been rapping or producing for years. So now, we look to the artist without a retail album coming or released in the last year who made an artistic and critical impact in the year.

Heard last year on Slim Thug’s single "I Run," Gasden, Alabama's Yelawolf has an ability to combine street culture with imagery not often heard in Hip Hop – rivers, cookouts and slaughterhouses. With a delivery in the school of Twista and backing sounds from the school of Gucci Mane, Yela advances lyricism and presentation in a way that still breaks new ground in seemingly stagnant times. The former crab boat fisherman gave Rap a burst of energy, and with his Interscope deal, a hope for tomorrow.

Runners Up: J. Cole, Vado

Story of the Year:
Keith “Guru” Elam Dies

Whether it's tragedy or triumph, the 37 years of Hip Hop as we know it are chronicled by large events. These cultural touchstones remind us of our youth, the times in our lives, and why Rap means so much to us as we grow with it. As Hip Hop continues to expand, the moments that occur within in it impact the world on greater scale. These are the stories that rang globally – and not only affected Hip Hop, but had those outside of the culture involved with the events.

Our Hip Hop hearts were broken this April with the sudden passing of one of its greatest voices – Guru. When Gang Starr disbanded, Hip Hop mourned the loss of a group that changed the face of Rap music. However, hope was kept alive that one day both DJ Premier and Guru would one day create the magic that everyone felt on Hard to Earn. Losing Guru was devastating, not only because of the talent that was no longer with us, but the idea that Gang Starr would one day reunite was no longer a possibility.

Runners Up: T.I. Goes Back To Jail, Kanye West Revolutionizes The Way Albums Are Promoted

Collaboration of the Year:
Kanye West f. Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver – "Monster"

For the last 15 years, conversations are driven by features. Beefs end in collaboration, future empires are introduced, and the age-old question is answered of "who stole the show?" Whether it's unthinkable guests, lyrical elites sharing one stage, or simply just career significance, we look at the microphone sharing that had Rap fans talking the most.

The most high-profile of Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Friday leaks featured his mentor, Jay-Z, one of his contemporaries, Rick Ross, and a protege in Nicki Minaj. Throwing the gritty rock vocals from Justin Vernon from Bon Iver for good measure, and "Monster" became one well-rounded track. Sometimes a horror-based concept can come across as kitschy and reserved for October 31st, but "Monster" manages to use its scare tactics in its favor with the help of its guest appearances. Ross has the shortest bars, but it makes for a great intro with Ye and Jay tackling the heart of the song, then Nicki delivers the bars of her career thus far with her cleanup verse. "Monster" changed alot of minds; people became instant Nicki Minaj fans and might have added some Bon Iver iTunes to their collection.

Runners Up: Reflection Eternal f. Jay Electronica, J. Cole & Mos Def "Just Begun", Royce Da 5'9" f. Eminem "Echo"

Verse Of The Year:
Nicki Minaj - "Monster"

Each year there are several dozen candidates for Verse of the Year, it is damn near impossible to narrow down, let along pick one. This year it came down two men and a lady, two rookies and a veteran, two show-stealing guest spots and a sentimental sign off. Best of all, it came down to the three verses from drastically different emcees with styles worlds apart.

"Monster" did for Nicki Minaj what "Dead Wrong" did for Eminem; gave her credibility from those who had been ignoring and/or hating. The debut album from the Queens femcee may have been targeted mainly at her pop audience rather than her Hip Hop fans, but this verse was for the heads. On her biggest stage to date, Nicki dropped 32 bars showcasing not just her rhymes but her charisma and style. Oh yeah, and she stole the show from Jay-Z and Kanye West along the way. No small feat in itself, in fact, it's a monstrous one.

Runners Up: Fat Joe – "I'm Gone" (first verse), Jay Electronica – "Just Begun" (from Reflection Eternal's Revolutions Per Minute)

Non-Hip Hop Album Of The Year:
Cee Lo Green - "The Lady Killer"

2010 was a tremendous year for albums that fall outside of what we call Hip Hop. Several even came from rappers showing off their singing chops, while others came from a spoken word legend, Indie rockers, cartoon bands, funk outfits and Hip Hop's favorite rappers baby mama. Life is more than just hot 16s, kicks and snares.

When it comes to rapping and singing, there isn't a double threat that even comes close to Cee Lo Green. He's dropped some of the best 16's of all-time and sings with so much soul that Marvin Gaye would blush. Much like his Gnarls Barkley projects, Cee Lo abandons rapping for The Lady Killer and delivers a silky gem with tremendous Pop appeal. The Atlanta native runs through 50 years of musical influences and delivers one of the year's most enjoyable listens. In addition, his single "F*ck You" became the anchor track of the album, much like "Crazy" was for Gnarls Barkley's St. Elsewhere.

Runners Up: Gil Scott Heron – I'm New Here, Erykah Badu – The New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh

Most Disappointing Album Of The Year:
Ice Cube - I Am The West

For the most part, this category is all relative to expectations. If you don't expect an album to be good in the first place, you can't be too disappointed when it lives up to your low expectations. For some artists, it just doesn't matter though does it? If they've proven time and time again they can bring the goods, it's hard to accept a bad album from them. This year we unfortunately had a lot of albums to choose from, be hopeful these don't end up in your stocking.

Ice Cube has disappointed fans before, when he be clubbin' we still wanted him to be steady mobbin.' If I Am The West was released after War & Peace Vol. 2 it would have been no surprise, but after his revival in 2006 this one is a tough pill to swallow. Cube still largely gets it done with the pen and the pad but the production ranges from decent to downright embarrassing. It is difficult to believe a song like "She Couldn’t Make It On Her Own" was made by the same man who made "A Bird In The Hand." Cube is right, he is the west, this just didn't show us why.

Runners Up: Ludacris – Battle of the Sexes, Rhymefest – El Che

Producer Of The Year:
Kanye West

With today's liner notes literati, producers matter as much as rappers. Creating a sound that advances Rap music and still managers to make the music exciting and true to its heritage isn't easy. We honor the great ones, and the type of sonic masters that all of tomorrow's producers should pay attention to.

From Soul samples to Auto-Tune to distorted guitars, Kanye West has changed the way Rap music sounds in the mainstream in his decade-plus at the boards. With his magnum opus My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, 'Ye joined by his unsung team of Mike Dean, Jeff Bhasker and last year's award-winner No I.D. made an album that was mixed and constructed in a way that gave speakers a workout. With additional credits with Rick Ross, Drake, T.I. – and his G.O.O.D. Fridays, he deserves to do these numbers.

Runners Up: Boi-1da, Buckwild

Comeback Of The Year:
Lloyd Banks

Like sports or film, Hip Hop loves a comeback. Whether age, artistic missteps, or bad label contracts can pull once-hopeful emcees and producers out of favor. With talent and hustle, all can be returned, and Rap is reminded that nothing is certain and few things – good or bad are permanent.

It was believed that only 50 Cent could save G-Unit after Interscope Records. Lloyd Banks in particular had disappointed some of his biggest believers after 2007's middle of the road Rotten Apple. With a street single turned to a gold radio smash, Lambo Lloyd proved G-Unit naysayers wrong by not only making an exciting sequel in HFM2 (The Hunger For More 2), but by opening himself up to collaborations and stepping outside of the corner of what we grew to expect from Southside's saviors.

Runners Up: Fat Joe, Roc Marciano

Mixtape Of The Year:
Big K.R.I.T. – K.R.I.T. Wuz Here (DJ Wally Sparks)

In today's climate, the next best thing to albums are mixtapes – and more people may hear it. Between deejay-led collections of new and old songs, and the increasingly popular artist-helmed tapes that showcase skills over music that's not commercially viable, mixtapes were a crucial part of Hip Hop's genesis, and that still holds true today.

Meridian, Mississippi's Big K.R.I.T. has been under the national radar for the last five years, making free mixtapes that eclipse many rappers' albums. With his simple K.R.I.T. Wuz Here tape, the emcee/producer needed little help in upholding traditions started by both UGK and Little Brother. With regional commentary, K.R.I.T. brought substance to his craft and demonstrated an ability to make songs that belong in box Chevys and dorm rooms alike. The DJ Wally Sparks-assisted tape carried K.R.I.T. to a Def Jam deal that makes his debut highly anticipated.

Runners Up: Wiz Khalifa – Kush & Orange Juice, Yelawolf – Trunk Muzik

Emcee Of The Year:

With the evolution of Hip Hop, what we look for in emcees also evolves. An ability to further the craft of rhyming words, telling stories and commanding the track and the stage has held true since the days of the Cold Crush. A great emcee captures the times in their rhymes and presents the present in a way high above others.

For the last decade, Marshall Mathers has ascended from an 8 Mile Road battle champion to a conceptual master at songwriting to a pillar of inspiration. With the best-selling album of 2010 in Recovery, Eminem truly opened up his guarded world with a light in his life that inspired others. Multi-syllablic rhyme-schemes, real-life subject matter and an open-mind to Rap's new landscape gave last year's runner-up the award. One of the greatest rappers of all-time is no longer a spectacle, he's just spectacular.

Runners Up: Big Boi, Nicki Minaj

The Trend We'd Like To See Die:
Weekly Song Releases

For a culture that prides itself on originality, the Hip Hop industry loves a good trend. So much so, that what works for one usually gets taken to a new extreme and ruins the party for the rest of us. Each year, we put a fork in something we're tired of – as Rap fans, in hopes that the Hip Hop Gods listen and keep the culture evolving.

G.O.O.D. Friday was one of 2010's most appreciated gifts. Kanye West and his "Grammy family" kept the Internet moving on the week-ends, and hinted at an album that belongs on every Rap fan's CD shelves. However, as Lloyd Banks, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, Joe Budden and even lesser emcees "mr. me too'd" with days of their own, audio calendars were too crowded and only one endured, having all of us say T.G.I.F. every week.

Runners Up: Kat Stacks, Self-Shot Videos

Slept-On Album Of The Year:
Celph Titled & Buckwild's "Nineteen Ninety Now"

For all the talk about sales and mainstream rankings, most Rap albums fall short of reaching chain stores and the charts. Great albums are made yearly that don't get the distribution, the promotion or the word of mouth that they deserve, and often times, if skills sold, truth be told, they'd probably be, commercially, Black Eyed Peas.

Golden-era purists bemoan the 1990s greatness that's gone missing in today's Rap marketplace. A veteran Florida emcee Celph Titled teamed with Bronx beat-master Buckwild for an album of hard-nosed rhymes overtop unused beats from the Word…Life and Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous era. Diggin' In The Crates and Army of The Pharaohs collided to give us a star-studded album that celebrated addicts for sneakers, 20s of Buddah, and bitches with beepers.

Read the HipHopDX review of Celph Titled & Buckwild's "Nineteen Ninety Now"

Runners Up: Homeboy Sandman – The Good Sun, Roc Marciano – Marcberg

Don't Forget To Cast Your Vote For The 2010 Reader's Choice Best Album

Now that you've read HipHopDX's daily opinion on the best (and worst) of 2010, we want yours. For the first time, we are asking readers to vote for their Favorite Album of 2010. Users can vote as many times as they'd like, and we will announce the winner on Friday, December 17.

Vote Now for the 2010 Reader's Choice Best Album


  • sammb

    youre really not oing to give crooked i the credit for the weekly releases? he was doing for a year and a half before kanye started...and his were much better

  • Anonymous

    The only reason Nicki was even in the list for verse of the year is because she's a women and I think it's sexist that we're like "awww how cute that was a lovely verse especially against Hip Hop heavyweights"

  • Anonymous

    Great list good to see YelaWolf made the list

  • Brian White

    Personally I think this is a great list. Nicki Minaj was great on "Monster" but Eminem had some mind blowing verses, Big Boi was incredible as well, Celph Titled blew my mind back to the 90's where everything made a hell of a lot more sense. Kanye West is one of the greatest things that ever happened to hip hop even if he can't keep his mouth shut.

  • Anonymous

    hiphop dx YOU LIKE THE WEEKLY FREE SONGS TO END ??? well fuck you retards ...

  • Jonel 'Shaq Deisel' Howard

    I probably already commented on this, but I gotta comment again...this list is crap! And the reasons are stated below by probably 200 of the 466 posts under mine


    nicki minaj doesnt deserve best verse of the year.Look best verses are eminems seduction eminems cold wind blows eminem's not afraid everything

  • Tino

    Guys the BIG things we're all missing are: 1. How the fuck did Nicki Minaj get verse of the year. Her voice annoying as a bitch asking for her money back. 2. HOW THE FUCK DID J COLE LOSE TO YELAWOLF AND NOT EVEN GET MENTIONED IN MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR??? SMH YA'LL CAN HAVE HIPHOPDX BACK. I DONT NEED THIS SHIT

  • JDizzle

    I have lost ALL respect for hiphopdx Nicki Minaj verse of the year?? All of yall smoke crack

  • lmao DX sucks

    Super wack. The only thing they got right Kanye for Producer of the year and Big K.R.I.T. for mixtape is a respectable choice. What he fuck is a Yelawolf? J.COLE got next and JUST BEGUN was collabo of the year or DISTANT RELATIVES. BIG BOI's album >> any Eminem album. especially the wack as ones he's been dropping lately DX must have fired their last black staff member to think that Eminem was MC of the year lol fail. try again


      what?eminem is greater than big boi?are you serious?so if pac was alive you would be saying the same about pac right?big boi dont need to be lyrically on the same level as eminem.theres a reason battle rappers hardly make great i have to southernplayalisticadillacmuzik?bitch slap yourself.the white kid gotta pick the white rapper?SURPRISING!eminem could be eating dog shit on a track and you would still say he greater than big boi

    • Ryan Corpsegrinder

      Statements such as saying Big Boi's album is better than any album Eminem's ever made makes you look like a complete fool. Big Boi isn't in the same league as Shady.

  • Smooth G

    106:you and the rest of the nay sayers always on fucking nicks name,she is winning like it are not,mean time you on here flapping your beak,you talking about you lose respect for this sight are whoever else who the f is you who gives a damn what you think,nicki is winning even though she is a female and she wont get respect from must of you no matter what she do,s....seems like your type would only get off to her onless she sounds like some dude like must of them,like i said before she is winning like it are not it,s a live with it are fall back.

    • rap has been getting lame.gangstas on disney channel

      winning?winning what?first off nicki is a pop artist.i seen hiphopdx reviewed a keri hilson album...for reason pop stars are getting play on sure girls like her shit.but that kinda shit should be kept on MTV with b.o.b and that other watered down dog shit.i dont like lil kim but lil kim use to let biggie put crack in her ass..thats up like a anime doll vomiting skittles might impress preteen kids from the suburbs but not the average rap fan..oh yeah "electronica" music and pop and hiphop can stop being forced tired of hearing bubble gum rappers on remixes with any white girl putting out gay club music.

  • your dad

    hiphopdx is a joke, Ice Cube wasn't that bad. This sh!t is based on album sales and popularity.

  • KingClaudius

    honestly after reading this bullshit ass list im done with Hip hop DX...Fat Joe a runner up for comeback of the year? are you fucken retarted how do you figure. I cant even remember one single off his last album that went Wood. and a runner up for verse of the year. I heard the verse for the 1st time right now shit is trash. Rising Star of the year..YELAWOLF? are u out of your mind what about J COLE, Wiz Khalifa or any other new rapper other than yelawolf. you need people that actually understand hip hop to work for a site called hip hop dx. Dumb muh fuckas


  • cross

    nicki,verse of the yr :monster ,come on jay owned that shit in and out,so appalled tk it 4 me.

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  • Anonymous

    wheres reflection eternal- revolutions per minute ?

  • joshbech

    eminem emcee of the year? hes wack as fuck now wit that boring ass flow and not to mention he SOLD OUT HARRRRRRRRRD

    • KingClaudius

      Do me, you, and the world a favor and just kill yourself, your almost as dumb as the idiots that wrote this list. Ems wack now? what the fuck are u listening to. That was the realest EM album ever

  • Anonymous

    ya'll forgot about krs one metahistorical & nas & damian marley distant relatives

  • Megan Fox Lover

    Yall forgot that nigga Antoine Dodson "Hide yo kids, Hide yo wives, Hide yo kids, Hide yo wives, Hide yo kids, Hide yo wives, and husbands too coz they rapin' errybody out herre" lol

  • ilikethis

    Came Out Of Nowhere This Year Award Goes to.............. $WonDough$>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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    • KingClaudius

      Retard of the year goes to.....You u fucken dickhead Distant relatives was pure doo doo. if i met u id punch u in the face for even sayin something as reckless as that



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  • Dub

    Was sure Wiz would be Breakout Artist... Fuck Black and Yellow, listen to that How Fly, Flight School shit. And Jeezy had the mixtape of the year, and I fuck wit KRIT heavy

    • Ryan Corpsegrinder

      Lol. Jeezy has nothing, because he's shit. Mood Muzik 4 was clearly the mixtape of the year, because no rapper could even come close to dropping something as intelligently written as MM4.

  • lo3o

    how the fuck can you not give Jeezy mixtape off the year?????? he has the highest rated mixtape and most downloaded mixtape ever Trap or Die 2 shitted on almost every album that came out this year so does The Last Laugh

  • RIP_Proof&Dilla

    Trend To die this Year- Drake Hype. How can people love such a medicore rapper so much. I dont like Waynes music, but i can still respect him I got no respect for the whiney bitch. Em on No Love and Nas on Patience were the best verses. How I Got Over is such an insane album and to not be mentioned is a travesty.

  • What the hell

    J coles tape was the best and it ain't eve n get mentioned? Also, that niggas verse was way better than Electronicas on Just begun..

  • ViNCE

    i feel bad for people REKS, and other rappers who are truly talented and intelligent. people just dont wana think when they listen to hip hop. they wana dress up and dance like pussies.

  • ViNCE

    YOU SUUUUCKKKKK!!!!! mannn start a different website you ppl are utterly retarded!!!! bullshitDX.. its sad that the website i use for hip hop news is this stupid.. best verse NICKI MINAJ?? do you ppl realize theres people out there spitting illmatic raps and you fuckheads chose that?? i am sooooooooooo disappointed

    • KingClaudius

      The only smart thing ive seen on the comments

    • 106

      Nick Minaj verse of the year? I lost a lot of respect for this site. That verse was interesting flow no content. Horrible I expect those pop sites to say some shit like that. Do you dude listen to music or you just skim through it???

    • Wu-Tang Forever

      Haha you think this is bad? Go check out before you talk shit on DX, that site is an Eminem Stan whorehouse, no kidding. Tbh I think this site reports news a lot better than some of the other hip hop sites out there so I'm cool with it (although their judgement may be a bit skewed... Nicki didn't even have the best verse on MONSTER)

    • Ddot DOuble

      True, this website is a piece of shit, and it's readership is made up of retarded pop-loving homos. Back to nahright and 2dopeboyz it is. See you in hell dx, you really fuckin' suck.

  • anthony01

    Album of the year-teflon don

  • Bola Abdelmalek

    HIPHOPDX, i fuckin hate you!! You gave Verse of the year to NICKI MINAJ'S monster verse! You deserve to die...

  • Kalin Maurice Leonard

    I also this Drake's album was top 3 of the year and hated eminems album..I find eminem overrated and boring, and uses to many silly voices. So call me whatever you want, it's not going to change what music I like.

    • KingClaudius

      Drake top 3 album of the year? why dont you just suck his dick and admit you have a crush on him, cause i cant think of another reason anyone would say his album was one of the best unless they were fuckin him..homo

    • John-Boy

      @ Vince ROTFLMAO!! You are HILARIOUS! I got tears in my eyes.

    • Wu-Tang Forever

      If anything Thank Me Later should have won Most Disappointing... Drake said he was done with all those slow R&B So Far Gone tracks and half the album was just him crooning through a vocoder. When it was moreso hip hop, it usually succeeded, but the R&B shit just ruined the album for me.

    • ViNCE

      Kaitlyn Maurice Leonard you're a faggot! one day youll look back and say wow, i got caught up in a phase where i dressed like a queer and listened to female music. fagggg haha

    • Anonymous

      Overrated and boring leans more toward Drake and thank me later. Plus thank me later was an album made for females( drake even said it himself)so either you're a girl or...

  • Anonymous

    Best albums of the year: Recovery My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Distant Relatives Sir Lucious Left Foot Hunger For More 2 Worst album of the year: Thank Me Later Best producer of the year: Kanye West Worst producer of the year: Timbaland Best rapper of the year: Eminem/Kanye West Worst rapper of the year: Waka Floka Flame Best debut album:Adventures of Bobby Ray Worst debut album: Thank Me Later Comeback of the year: Lloyd Banks Most disappointing album: Man on the Moon 2 Trend that needs to die: Metions of Kat Stacks/ metioning justin beiber where he's irrelelvant

    • Ace

      Thank Me Later for worst debut album? Hell no. Pink Friday was def the worst debut album i heard since Soulja Boy's first album. And yessss, finally ppl are agreeing that waka flocka is the worst rapper of the year

    • Wu-Tang Forever

      Co-Sign Wize... MOTM2 was different than the first but it succeeded in an entire different category: it was very down to earth, trippy, laid back type of an album. I enjoyed it. MOTM2 = MOTM

    • Wize

      i agree with everything u said but man on the moon 2 was not disappointing

  • AT Feezy

    Ouch this site fuckin sucks now did they seriously give Nicki fuckin Minaj the verse of the year? Should be called

  • profetic

    how the fuck did that bitches verse on monster get best verse lol smh, put the weakest em verse against it and it will crush that wack shit

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  • Kalin Maurice Leonard

    Music is all opinion I love Kanye, t.I., drake, and nas... But is my 13 year old lil brother supposed to like Nas?

  • Kalin Maurice Leonard

    U people bitch to much..MUSIC IS OPINION...why do some of you idiots really believe because you like someone better then everyone else is wrong...

    • Kalin Maurice Leonard

      I'm very educated and I don't play that dance or silly music .. But I also don't knock those that do.. Not everyone is the same or is going to like the same stuff. If all music was the same this would be a boring world. All music has a place.

    • AT Feezy

      Testafied "anonymous", you said it all right there my friend. And yes, music is opinion, which i always respected DX's, but not anymore now because their opinion sucks. They like Nicki Minaj way too much. Most overrated rapper man or woman in a long time.

    • Anonymous

      its not bitchen its outrage, you see the more you educate yourself you start to understand the corporate investment behind music. It becomes less about the art and more of a ploy to maintain status quo. come on now people are dying, people starving, kid being exploited an you're stuck trying to learn a new dance craze or listening to a nigga who sells you an unattainable yea i'm gunna complain cus this shit is ridiculous!!

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    • Wize

      how bout get off drakes dick

    • 1 of 1

      Dude listen to room for improvement, comeback season, so far gone, and thank me later in that order and see what you think about drake Em deserves props cause though Recovery is far from his best shit, it was good and showed he could spit lyrically and without Dre producin' the whole shit If you didn't think MBDTF was an excellent album musically, you didn't fuckin' listen to Hell of a Life, Blame Game, Dark Fantasy, or basically, THE WHOLE SHIT! I'll accept Nicki's verse as their best cause they were on point with the explanation but to me that J. Cole verse on Just Begun still got me stunned at how fuckin' skilled that nigga is

    • ViNCE

      you got it BACKWARDS homie.. Drake is nothing new! u got tunnel vision. mannn i miss DITC.

    • Anonymous

      but this realness person is an obvious troll(you know the obvious use of caps lock to try to get their point across,putting down popular opinion,not using proper spelling or english and bringing in race)But allow me to express my opinion and say that IF you like Drake's album over Kanye's and Eminem's the you are either a slef absorbed woman who likes drake because he acts like he's whipped,like men like that dude who started crying when drake signed his copy of the album or just have a really bad taste in music

    • Anonymous

      wow,dude best rapper is all opinion, u honestly going to call someone who thinks Rakim is the best rapper dumb? Or someone who considers Nas or Jay-Z the best to be dumb? Saying Drake is the best rapper is idiotic and shows they have a bad taste in music but its the person's opinion. Eminem is the rapper who put out Relapse over a year ago and he is the rapper that put out the half-assed Encore as a follow up to the Eminem Show lets not forget

    • dont be dumb

      you cant be that dumb. anyone who thinks Eminem is not the best rapper is just dumb, and dont understand rap. Drake, hahahaha DONT BE DUMB.

    • lame

      You got to be kidding. Drake sucks!

  • tha word

    man people these days a lot dick riders! cant give an honest opinion just becuz the people and mass majority(which most likely dont even know and understand this music) says its hot they go with it! lets honest why is kanyes album one? just becus of what he overcame his problems from last year? but lets be honest the album is dope real fukin dope but number 1? no it should of went to em! he had a better comeback and his album came out in the middle of the year not at the end of the year where you guys had rush and squeeze that shit on the list cus its kanye!love kanye but honesty is more!

  • tha word

    yo why isnt drakes album not on the list? i can agree with eminem, kanye west, distant relatives being on the list but drake should of been on there too! you know it was well rounded album, dont fukin lie! 1.eminem 2.kanye 3.distant relatives 4.drake 5.lloyd banks that should been the list! foreal foreal!

    • tha word

      man shut tha fuk up you fukin dumbass whore! can you put a well rounded full legnth album? no didnt think so you prolly a wacka flacka fan!

    • Drake is wack

      Drake's album isn't on the list because its horrible honestly there's 4 good tracks over,miss me,up all night,light up and 3 of those he gets killed on the other one there's no one on it to kill him. A well rounded album would include the artist being consistent track to track, Drake wasn't he just mumbled his way through it with his horrible singing voice and his boring flow while Lil wayne,jay-z,nicki minaj,T.I. and young jeezy were the only ones who awitched things up. To sum it up hiphopdx is not mtv or the rolling stone and know what a good album is

  • Fossie

    Ice Cube is still one of the best!album could have been better but its still tight!

  • Anonymous

    kanyes album was a pop album though..

  • gwalk

    or atleast the most slept on album

  • gwalk

    curren$y should be tha rising star .


    Verse Of The Year: ANY VERSE EM WAS ON The Trend We'd Like To See Die: SKINNY JEANS Most Disappointing Album Of The Year: THANK ME LATER.

  • Crash2k11

    to me drake-thank me later was the album of the year. he basically ran the summer. song of the year was rick ross BMH. wasnt much to talk about anyways. it was yezzy's year. but one truth hiphop is on its way back home to NYC. Everyone from other parts even have a new york flow so its obvious.

  • maximuspop

    kanye album was to pro black for some fans the album is fire

  • J-Dogg

    The Nas & Damian album had a couple decent songs but thats it. Album of the year? Hell NO! Congrats Kanye on making another dope album and grabbing this award. and as the graph shows the people spoke. Kanye wins now stop crying about the shit haters.


    Wiz blew up fast in a short time. His single is all over the radio. I dunno I just dont agree with their selection for Rising star.

  • Anonymous

    the award for the most homosexual website goes to hip hop dx. fuck your awards

    • jihod

      I love Nas and Kanye but The Roots had the best album this year * 4 & #5 are freeway & Jake One & Ghostface Killah-Apollo Kids. Jay Electronica's Victory Mixtape is the best piece of music this year period

    • @_work

      maybe he's mad because its plain obvious that corporate assholes run this website hip hop is suppose to be the music of the people but good i mean GREAT marketing skills got easily manipulated consumers to cosign on this bullshiiiit

    • HAHA

      Why? Because your boy Nas didn't win a poll for some website you check out periodically? What about his sales? Where was his strong fanbase when it hasn't even hit gold. Even though I'm a fan of underground rap like the Roots, Mos Def, Talib Kweli or Immortal Technique but Nas is supposed to be an icon so he should sell more. Face it Nas stan, you lost. Don't discredit the grammys by not being legit because he's been nominated several times. Plus the Roots are nominated. That's why Philly is better. NY might have good rappers but Philly got this. Plus Eagles will destroy the Gnats.

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  • Simple like ABC, 123

    Album of the Year: Nas & Damian Marley - Distant Relative RU: MBDTF - Kanye West & Eminem - Recovery Tour/Concert of the Year: Home & Home - Jay-Z & Eminem RU: Any Wiz Khalifa's concerts Video of the Year: Kanye West - Runaway RU: Eminem - Not Afraid

  • d

    nas must be on niggas mind fuck all i hear is people hating on nas sit down and think do u think nas cares what u think he has a strong strong fan base SO SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY and go read a book education your mind and stop debating over childish shit.

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  • Gareth

    If most slept on artist was on here, it would be Tech N9ne, The Gates Mixed Plate had some bangers, and his Lost Scripts and Seepage EP was his best this year, 00N9NA and Alucard..dont sleep on this cat, this coming 2011 he will be the one to watch out for with All 6's & 7's with upcoming collabs with Weezy, Bun B, and Travis Barker

  • John

    Laws - 4:57 should have definitely been mixtape of the year Swizz Beatz - Producer of the year

  • Anonymous

    Album of the year-The Roots Rising star- J.cole/blu/ Jay elec/Elzhi Collab of the year- Just Begun/Em and slaughterhouse/Nas and Damian Verse of the year- Black Thought(the day/how I got over)/Nas(patience)/Crooked I(session one) Mixtape-Mood Muzik 4 Mc of the year- Royce Slept on album-Distant Relatives/Revolutions Per Minute

  • LOL At the People Responding to Troll

    Man the real reason why Hip Hop is dead is because of the wack niggas here in on the internet. "Eminem is wack now, he been making songs with young money and rihanna". "Drake is an r&b singer. fuck young money". "you don't like Distant relatives, i guess you listen to faggots like gucci or waka flocka". These comments are the reason why hip hop is dead. Most of you probably in your teens to early 20s and bitching about what's hip hop and what's not. Bullshit, back in the day, people said 2pac, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre were wack now people praise them like their gods. Nas stans are the worst. They claim Nas defeat Jay-Z over a childish diss track that some 15 Jedi Mind Tricks fanboy would think of. Watch, sooner or later, guys like Lil Wayne, Drake or Kanye West will be praised when some new rapper with buzz that doesn't have the same quality make it big but will get shitted on by pussy cowards on the internet. And I'm not a fan of any of current rappers. Kanye, Eminem and Jay-Z are still making classics while Drake, B.o.B, Wiz Khalifa and Kid Cudi are just beginning. Learn to appreciate. You guys sound like metal eltist who thinks Linkin Park, Slipknot or Korn aren't rock music. Stop with the childish acts and grow the fuck up. Plus, I bet if you guys party or chill with your friends, I bet you guys be bumping today's mainstream rap rather than the underground rap you hear today. Plus most underground rap is garbage. Most of the good underground rappers were the Old School ones. Plus most of your favorite albums have had artists you hate like Distant Relatives had Lil Wayne and Big Boi's had Gucci Mane. Even your favorite artists aren't stupid. Fuck you so-called hip hop fans.

    • and adding on

      and yea u anti-drug campaign i like to smoke a blunt here and there and guess what i'm of hispanic descent so southamerica wouldve been ok....whack ass nigga man

    • @_work

      no one said shit about new york. pay attention to what is said and stop with the assumptions and again who said im down with nas & jay??? u sound ridiculously ignorant thinking shit i did not even say. point at hand none of these artists care about the craft of hip hop they just got bills to pay deadlines to meet. and yo i like how u added the go cry in my room comment as if yo ass aint bitching about my opion

    • to @_work

      Liberate your mind you narrow minded motherfucker. Hip Hop isn't only based in New York. Dr. Dre is one of the best producers in Hip-Hop. The fuck you talking about? Ice Cube was the brains of NWA... he worked his ass off making Straight Outta Compton. Plus he doesn't sell out like fucking Nas does giving in to Jay-Z. Seriously, if Nas won the beef, why the fuck would he sign to Jay-Z's label before he formed Roc Nation? Nas pretty much said he lost when he did that. I don't hate Nas but I hate his stans a lot because they believe he's some God. Distant Relatives flopped, admit... go cry to your room and listen to a real hip hop cd like How I Got Over by The Roots, an album that with better production. You like Distant Relatives only because it was based on Africa. If it was about South America or Asia, you wouldn't give a shit. Nas and Canibus fans=most delusional motherfuckers ever.

    • @_work

      dre and ice were and still are whack! you sound like a vh1 special or a paid blogger u know nothing about commercialism and how it fucks with fundamental hiphop

    • RainMan

      you speak the truth man, i personally don't think guys like wayne drake gucci etc. are on the level of the older legends like jay-z eminem or nas either, hell i can't stand to listen to gucci but those guys are doin their thing. "if the niggas hate then let em hate and watch the money pile up"

    • Lizett Carmona

      fall back and go hooome, sheepass

  • Freddy

    How the FUCK is Yelawolf better than J. Cole!? BULLSHIT!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Mc of the year goes to Crooked I. He kills every single verse.

  • Riley

    HipHopDX slept on Das disappointing...

  • TEKT

    I like MBDTF but Distant Relatives & How I Got Over are way better.

  • Lizett Carmona

    dx is just a huge marketing ploy!!!

  • MPistol

    that Nineteen Ninety Now album is NUTS! What was done was what was talked about in my circles for years and I adore them for it - c'mon Buckwild still dead ya new boy producer's favorite producer with his old production! WHAT!!! - an they got my man FT on there!!! a Trech guest spot came when you wished it would with that title!! C'mon!!! THE HELL ELSE YOU WANT??!! Simple........GIMME MORE OF THAT SAME!

  • gutter man

    i know its a crazy subjective thing (fav albums), but i know it wasnt kanye! it was the longest wait and the most hyped- but not what it should /could have been. not enough variety(too little songs) , songs were too long, generic, predictable collabs, too much help on production, content was basic. honestly - well produced album, but not a serious contender. i wont say what my favs are, cause whats the point. and oh yeah, i'd rather listen to the Convicts. their album from 92. real shit.

  • Kunto

    Whoever edits this website should learn the english language. Great website, but learn the art of fucking writing you cocks.

  • Anonymous

    TIME, MTV, rolling stone, billboard, pitchfork, hiphopdx, and spin have all picked this album as the best of 2010

  • Anonymous

    nicki minaj got verse of the year.. i understand her monster verse was good.. but the best ????????

  • Taylor Swift

    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was one of the worst albums in recent memory. Rap sux!!! Speak Now should win.

  • Anonymous

    aww look how close nas/damienmarley came to album of the year !!!! i would have voted for them.. and they are not nearly as present in TV as kanye west and eminem are so thats awesomeeeee

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    • taeb

      @LOL At these niggas I´m still bumping cham´s ultimate victory and im not achamillionaire stan dog, it´s a great album. i think the album of the years award should remain empty, because although distant relatives is way better than kanye´s album, it is not a masterpiece or a classic.

    • khordkutta

      @LOL At these niggas You forgot Lost Tapes. Distant Relatives is similar in concept and execution as How i got over. I will be playing both for years to come, heck I will play these when my 2 yr old son is a teenager to give him examples of good/honest music.

    • LOL At these niggas

      Weren't you guys the same guys who thought Ultimate Victory by Chamillionaire would be a classic and memorable album? Who's bumping that aside from Chamillionaire stans? The only Nas album people will bump is Illmatic and It Was Written. No one puts up Hip Hop Is Dead or Untitled. In 5 years, only My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Recovery would be remembered. Albums like Pink Friday or Thank Me Later will be a has been album like Distant Relatives. How I Got Over has a chance if it wins a Grammy.

    • casper21

      @ stop all the caps Wow, you really went in depth there, so the only good songs according to you were the three songs they released as singles? I guess everyone's entitled to an opinion but you placed yourself in a tiny box with that narrow minded view. Five years from now see if your still bumping Kanye's record. It doesn't match the first two albums, and peoples interest in it will die when the next big record from another artist comes out, let's say Detox for example. Distant Relatives is music that won't get old, but then again it caters to a different crowd with different expectations in music.

    • Anonymous

      i agree with the first guy the "topic" of a song is very important to me, in RAP .. (wtf .. its R A P its talking alot with rythmmmm) jay-z is repetitive ... ( i know he is good) and also, the production on distant relatives is amazing.. maybe the positive vibe is not your thing.. but damien marley is an amazing producer


      Really? Compare the production of Distant Relatives to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Kanye's production is way better. Nas and Damien Marley's production was so weak they should had only some collabs for their solo efforts because there was only 3 good songs on it. As We Enter, Strong Will Continue and My Generation were the only good songs. The rest were mediocre or terrible. Kanye's album was near perfect album. Fuck off Nas's dick. Admit, he's done.

  • Anonymous

    recovery was a good album. Enough has been said about kanye, so shout out to the roots and big boi who put out 2 classic albums

  • Chupps

    So clear they got dif writers doing dif days, and it's clear which days were unlucky enough to get pinned with the douchebags. Today was not one of those days, Album of the year was 100% right, even with the RU's. Btw lol @ 'stans rallied in for support'

  • Almar

    Props To The Readers and DX for naming Kanye album of the year, and the Runners up (Big Boi & The Roots) were great choices as well, They Finally Got at least 1 award right.

  • Gucci Is The Killah

    Man these niggaz been sleepin' on Gucci. You have a gay fish (Kanye West), a cracka (Eminem), an illuminati devil worshipper (Nas), a group who named themselves after a tree sprout (The Roots) and some loser from Outkast that got murked by my nigga Gucci on his own track (Big Boi). It's Gucci Time!


      I'm going to assume your uneducated, sell and/or do heavy drugs, disrespect women, and think it's cool to be a gangster like all of idiots who post shit like this on here.. am I right? of course. at least one of those has to be you to not understand creativity or at least have your lifestyle be an excuse to see him or affiliates to that sound be your cup of tea to listen to, they can rap over a beat, and that's it, nothing more. Get for real and LISTEN to the music, before you post on a music critiquing page or youre going to look foolish like this. *waiting for immature responses to prove a point*

  • Duke

    Album of Year: too many good albums came out. all of them were. guess Ye can have cause his sold most or Em Tour: most definitely Hov and Em Video: i liked No Love- Em and Wayne, it was pretty sick lookin

  • Anonymous

    How does everybody on here bitch about how bad Recovery was and then it comes in 2nd place. Out of the list given, The Roots - HIGO is album of the year IMO.

  • Anonymous

    Swizz Beatz alone is why So Appalled wasnt the collabo of the year, he ruins everything he comes near.

  • tekt

    Nicki Minaj with verse of the year???? Get the fuck outta here!

  • jake

    The collab of the year in my opinion was definitely So Appalled. Every person on that song murdered it and the beat was out of control. As for Yelawolf winning Rising Star...It's A Cole, Cole World

  • Vegard Møller

    Rising Star Of The Year. J. Cole

  • Eric Smith 'Smizz'

    I mean I'm feelin' Yelawolf...but J. Cole or BIG K.R.I.T. should've been selected for Rising Star

  • Gemstar

    Nicki Minaj fucked Monster up and I don't mean it as a compliment. She sounded like my 6 year old daughter playing around in the studio. Just because she's the only female being pushed by a major right now doesn't make her good. Is anyone else hearing the same shit I am?

  • Steve Walpole

    How the fuck is Kanye West not comeback of the year. Last we heard from him he had an album that was filled with robot porn music, he was hammered stealin trophies from virgin teens, and than the dude vanished. Than BOOOOOOMMMMMMMM back onto the seen with power and has been killin it since with album of the year in like 40 magazines and websites, good fridays, and the hottest album of 2010. wtf did llyod banks do besides provide a good freestyle beat hence beamer benz or bently. Also best verse should of gone to blu on the roots how i got over for the song "The Day"

  • whaa

    mixtape: Kush and Orange Juice (big krit? he fucking sucks and he opens for wiz how can he have a better mixtape. there isnt one bad song on kaoj rising star: j cole (yelawolf fucking sucks) best collab: by far has to be just begun that shit is classic.

  • icu ucme

    Yelawolf over J. Cole......."pass that shit"

  • shyiet

    this article is fucking retarded..most ignorant bullshit apalled was way better than monster,j cole ,moodmuzik 4 ,kanye deserves mc of the year .....what was special about nickis monster verse....kush and OJ better than krits tape..j cole is way better than yelawolf

  • icu ucme

    Nicki- verse of the year...............GET THE FUCK OUT OF HEAR! I mean just off the top of my head......Lil' Wayne second verse on "Bill Gates" was 10 times better.....and that shit wasn't even better than Nas' 3 minute verse off of DJ Khaled's album....DX is losing creditability with htis one.

  • axnjaxn420

    monster as the BEST collabo of the year? wow-- hova's verse was incredibly weak... i mean i love hov like erryone, dude is a lving legend, but that verse was so damn corny and contrived---rattling off names of different monsters and shit... def not collabo of the year

  • phillyfem

    i thought yelawolf BEEN out, i been hearing his name a while...

  • da1

    To me kanye had the best verse on monster. You guys act like MInaj had spit an eminem verse on renegade or something. SHe's nice but she didn't have verse of the year. Matter a fact every verse on that reflection eternal just begun was better then her verse. Eminem should also be comeback of the year. Relapse sold alot of records and won awards, but not like Recovery did. Whats a comeback without a revovery? come on DX

    • D

      She might have "swagged" that verse, but it's liek disrespectful to the artform to call it the best verse of the year. It's cool, she ripped it for what it is, but c'mon, all the dope stuff out there, and that's what you picked? I'm starting to hate this website

  • khordkutta

    So I finally listened to Minajs verse hhDX you have lost your FUCKING MINDS, she had only one good line when she said fat ass and whiplash.

  • chris cool

    nicki minaj verse of the year? really? smfh.

  • XO

    Check out For the worlds dopest unknown rapper...only color that matters is green

  • T-Rippa

    shout out to Yelawolf strate up. my dude puttin us on da map. Gadsden all day 256. Bama we in here. #Igotnext

  • truthfully

    How did Emilio Rojas not get verse of the year for the Hold You Down Remix? That verse was fucking RETARDED

  • slug-o, on the seventh floor

    DX, i was gonna rant but all i can say is your out of your fucking mind thinking a girl rapper had the best verse

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    Rising Star of the Year: Wiz Khalifa RU: J.Cole Story of the Year: Guru Dies RU: Young Buck IRS Collaboration of the Year: Deuces [Remix]: Chris Brown ft. Drake, T.I., Kanye West, Fabolous, Rick Ross & Andre 3000 RU: Session One - Eminem ft. Slaughterhouse

    • T-Rippa

      wiz aint fuckin wit yelawolf dude. i know my hiphop. ima tru lyricist myself check it out then check out Mic Bust

    • Simple like ABC, 123

      another Runner Up for Rising Star of the Year is Curren$y

  • HipHopConfidence

    Fuck these man... Slept on Album : Gas Mask - The Left Emcee : Jay Electronica Mixtape. Friday Night Lights Comeback : Lloyd Banks Producer : Kanye West Rising Star : J. Cole Collab : Just BEGUN Most Dissappointing Album : I am not a Human Being (that shit sucked)

  • Sean

    Phonte's verse on "Best of Times" >>> Every Nicki Minaj verse combined

  • james

    nicki should have won rising star of the year she did rise the most this year but i do like yelewolf

  • bad kid

    madlib dumbass. and yes madlib should be producer of the year.

  • mcnasty filth

    MALDIB producer of the year In search of stoney jackson most slept on album

  • meeson

    This list is terrible. Aside from a few most if it just fucking dumb. I'd like to see Ofwgkta shit on here. I don't expect it. but it'd be cool. They are doing some crazy shit now. Better than Eminem's new shit and nikki minaj's fake ass.

  • tinthistown23

    word. i even think jayz verse on monster was better then nikkis too


    Nicki Minja's verse on "Monster" is the best verse of 2010?!?!?!?! ARE YOU CRAZY?!?!?! Don't get me wrong, I'm not hatin, it was a solid verse...but she didn't really say anything other than your typical money and bullshit. How Jay-Z's verse on Drake's song "Light Up" isn't even an honorable mention is an absolute travesty. Now THAT's the verse of the year.... In that verse Jay drops several double entendres, drops a Godfather reference, speaks to Drake directly about how fucked up the rap game is, talks about regrets, ex-friends who betrayed him, and apologizes to his Mother for changing because of the constant spotlight. That whole verse is damn brilliant. I'm not even a Jay fan, but I can give props where props are due...that shit was genius. Smfh @ HipHopDX

    • jihod

      Nikki shouldn't even be in the same studio as Jay-z, bottom line her verse was mediorce

    • T-Rippa

      yo are you crazy? that Nikki verse is tha best verse i've heard in a looong time, i said it ova and ova. i couldnt stand nikki until i heard that track and da only reason i like da song is becuz of her. jay z was my fav rapper til eminem came but his verse was wack on there

  • Anonymous

    Let's not forget, this is just the opinion of Hiphop DX! it duznt mean it's true..

  • Bauce

    Nicki? Fuckin serious? God I HATE the way she flows. She ruined Monster for me.

  • bombaclotty

    since WHENN did this site become so commercial? it was never this bad holy shit nicki minaj verse of the year really? ok lets forget about the underground lets talk mainstream...does hiphopdx REALLLY think nicki had a better verse than ems on no love? or j coles verse on kanyes shit? or royces verse on remember the titans? jay elect on anything? elzhi on deadly melody? black thought? crooked i on sober up? ra the rugged man on nosebleed? fuck this bulllllllllllshit lol

  • M.A.G.O.S.

    When they were conducting these awards of the year, they must have forgot about everything that came out before this fall. The one I'm most disappointed with is verse of the year. Nicki's verse on "Monster" was good enough to be in the running because it proves she has enough spunk to drop the hammer on a track full of superstars; but to tell me it was truly the BEST of the year...that's going through one ear and out the other. I mean everyone's verse on "Remember the Titans" (especially Royce's) was CRAZY, and I have hard time believing any of them went the hardest on a verse for an entire year. Honestly, this site should consider changing its name to b/c everything on this site anymore is a mainstream push. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with that. I'm just claiming false advertisement.

  • guest0000

    Banks didnt "mr mee too" kanye they were the only 2 ones that were good and people payed attention too GOOD/Blue Fridays fuck everything else

  • miodan

    Rising Star of the Year: Yelawolf WHAAAAAAAAT?

  • gogglebeanz

    "Monster" did for Nicki Minaj what "Dead Wrong" did for Eminem- Thats an embarrasing joke of a statement, i know this isnt a comparison but are you serious? Niki minaj is a joke and in time will become irrelevant. shes todays nsync and britny spears and in time she will fade and hopefully so will all these techno pop songs that has flooded hip-hop. What happened to music that had actually had content or a message, music has become a big ignorant party about living in the moment and and these simplistic lyrics have brain washed the simplistic minds of todays people... that shits sad to me.

  • lmao DX sucks.

    Super wack. The only thing they got right Kanye for Producer of the year and Big K.R.I.T. for mixtape is a respectable choice. What he fuck is a Yelawolf? J.COLE got next and JUST BEGUN was collabo of the year or DISTANT RELATIVES. BIG BOI's album >> any Eminem album. especially the wack as ones he's been dropping lately fail. try again

    • lmao DX sucks

      the whiteboy's music has no soul. He was lyrically ill when he was blond and on drugs but he hasn't impressed me in years. He also lacks lyrical content or meaning. Grown ass man still crying about his mom and his babymama from 10 years ago smh. and his wordplay, lately, has been a horribly forced attempt to jump on the punchline bandwagon. window pane/ window pain? ugh

    • saha

      big bois album is better musically.. em is a better lyricist in terms of wordplay ryhme schemes etc.. so just depends what your preference is in terms of which is "better"

  • Oliver Maggard

    jay electronica's verse from just begun should have won best verse. I used part of that shit for my senior quote.

  • ilexx

    I am not even gonna get into the Nicki debate but my problem with these awards is that DX is suppose to represent a community of hip hop fans and then you have awards being given to some random ppl. Now I know everybody has an opinion and their own preferences... that's cool. I just have to say something is DEFINITELY WRONG when we talking 2010 and J. Cole aint get no awards on a HIP HOP site?!?!?! Two categories J. Cole coulda taken #1 Mixtape Of The Year: Friday Night Lights & Rising Star of the Year. He doesnt even get a mention as a runner up with FNL and he gets snubbed by Yelawolf for rising star of the year? I respect Yela dude can spit.. But J. Cole got the respect of some of the truest and purest Hip Hop heads/artists/producers. 9th Wonder and him connected with 'the plan' and the whole NBA Elite ish, Skii wants to work with him (thats all North Carolina right there), Premo wants to work with him, he did the joint with Talib, Jay Elec and Hi-tek, Dre just said he respects J. Cole highly and they just started doing some work together, Redman just gave him major props in a recent interview, Kanye was simply asked in an interview about him working with J. Cole and a few days later J. Cole was contacted by Kanye and on the very next GOOD Friday track (which he STOLE the show... LITERALLY). Not to mention the fact that FNL is arguably one the best bodies of work put together this year. So J. Cole has the respect of the old school and he has the respect of the new school (drake, wale etc..) but he isnt the rising star of the year?

    • DreDaGemini

      FINALLY somebody else feels me on the Friday Night Lights snub. That mixtape was one of the most anticipated of the year. And of the others that were AS anticipated, FNL was the ONLY one that SURPASSED the expectations. Word to ilexx

    • KicKinKNowledge

      I couldn't have said it better myself. All I can say is that this list is thrash. . .I thought hip hop dx was familiar with good music, sadly I was mistaken

  • JHP

    Nicki Minaj VERSE OF THE YEAR! FUCK THAT!!! What about Hov's verses on "Light Up" "So Apalled" & "Free Mason" all those verses shit on her Monster verse. Any of Ye's verses on Gorgeous, Power, Power Remix, & Dark Fantasy shit on Nickis. Really, Hov had one of the best verses of the year. Also, So Apalled & Looking For Trouble shit on Monster

    • ilexx

      Hey I dont necessarily think Nicki had the best verse of the year on Monster but the verse was good enough that it earned her respect from so many, she converted haters with that verse bro. U actually prove in your comment why she might have had the best verse of the year... U stated three Hov verses that would have shitted on hers and a couple Kanye verses too but year BOTH those guys were on the song with Nicki and u yourself know that she shitted on them because u didnt even name any of their verses on Monster as possibly being better than hers. Its the placement of the Nicki verse that gives it the over the top kick off, the verse by it self is a monster but when u put it after a Ye' and Jay verse (a verse that was actually great too, its not like Jay neva brought it) thats when u create a monster.....

  • justin

    And the whole list had gone to hell. Niki minaj verse of year......All credibility lost. Verses that shit on niki this year: Ye's second Verse on Power J.Cole Blow Up - THE WHOLE SONG BIG KRIT - Children of the World Jay Electronica - The day (off Pilot Talk) Black Thought - Right On (the roots)

  • Kevin Hovis

    Yelawolf definitely had an album come out not even a month ago. G.O.O.D. Fridays were pretty awesome. The Lady Killer best non-hip hop album of the year? It's a great album, yes, but this makes me feel like they didn't look around too much. There were quite a few better albums this year. Eminem deserves his award. If he wasn't so good his CD would have been shit.

  • Winslow Simmons

    Come on Son.. this was verse of the year? #Fuckouttahere Pull up in the monster Automobile gangster With a bad b-tch that came from Sri Lanka Yeah I’m in that Tonka, colour of Willy Wonka You could be the King but watch the Queen conquer Ok first things first I’ll eat your brains Then I’mma start rocking gold teeth and fangs Casue that’s what a muthaf-cking monster do Hairdresser from milan, thats what monster do Monster Giuseppe heel that’s the monster shoe Young money is the roster and the monster crew And I’m all up all up all up in the bank with the funny face And if I’m fake I aint notice cause my money aint So let me get this straight wait I’m the rookie But my features and my shows ten times your pay 50k for a verse no album out! Yeah my money’s so tall that my barbie’s gotta climb it Hotter than a middle eastern climate Find it 20 mataran dutty whine it While it, nicki on a pit while I sign it How these n-ggas so one-track minded But really really I don’t give a F-U-C-K Forget barbie f-ck nicki she’s fake She’s on a diet but my pockets eating cheese cake And I’ll say boy the Chucky is Child’s play Just killed another career it’s a mild day Besides ‘Ye they can’t stand besides me I think me, you and (?) menage friday Pink wig thick ass give em whip lash I think big get cash make em blink fast Now look at what you just saw I think this is what you live for Aaahhhh, I’m a muthaf-cking monster!

  • WInz$

    Come on Son.. this was verse of the year? #Fuckouttahere Pull up in the monster Automobile gangster With a bad b-tch that came from Sri Lanka Yeah I’m in that Tonka, colour of Willy Wonka You could be the King but watch the Queen conquer Ok first things first I’ll eat your brains Then I’mma start rocking gold teeth and fangs Casue that’s what a muthaf-cking monster do Hairdresser from milan, thats what monster do Monster Giuseppe heel that’s the monster shoe Young money is the roster and the monster crew And I’m all up all up all up in the bank with the funny face And if I’m fake I aint notice cause my money aint So let me get this straight wait I’m the rookie But my features and my shows ten times your pay 50k for a verse no album out! Yeah my money’s so tall that my barbie’s gotta climb it Hotter than a middle eastern climate Find it 20 mataran dutty whine it While it, nicki on a pit while I sign it How these n-ggas so one-track minded But really really I don’t give a F-U-C-K Forget barbie f-ck nicki she’s fake She’s on a diet but my pockets eating cheese cake And I’ll say boy the Chucky is Child’s play Just killed another career it’s a mild day Besides ‘Ye they can’t stand besides me I think me, you and (?) menage friday Pink wig thick ass give em whip lash I think big get cash make em blink fast Now look at what you just saw I think this is what you live for Aaahhhh, I’m a muthaf-cking monster!

  • Jeremy F Taylor

    sharksbreath: Who cares. This is the worst year in rap music ever. We went from Swag to Fag rap. I thought last year was bad but this year takes the award for worst rap music year ever. Postedyesterday | Reply » * avatar Facebook Jeremy F Taylor how are you going to say that when one of the most progressive rap albums in history was released (my beautiful dark twisted fantasy) and one of the biggest concerts ever jay-z + eminem and eminem selling the most albums of 2010. and two new emcees grabing the #1 spot b.o.b. and drake. Postedyesterday * beezlebud: jeremy you jus proved you dont know the first thing about Hip Hop n your just a mainstream pop rap follower Postedyesterday Reply To This Comment Error Submitting Comment Got an account with one of these? Log in here, or just enter your info and leave a comment below. Now that you're logged in, you don't have to fill out a captcha. Jeremy F Taylor Facebook Logout * * required field * Your Name * * Your Email * * Your Website Your Reply: posting … * avatar Facebook Jeremy F Taylor Bitch i have all the classics on my ipod. your probably one of those people who think their cool because they "stay in underground" I like who i like and thats MC's with talent. Jay-z, Kanye,Lupe. You wouldnt catch me with soulja boy or gucci on my ipod. Its not like i dick ride drake he rhymes are corny as hell but he can throw in a good feature. BOB mixtape was fresher then his album but he was genre blending which moves forward. im sorry youve been listening to the same shit since 94. Notice how most of the grammy noms this year are for hip hop. SUCK MY DICK

    • saha

      we got an album from talib and eminem, features from royce.. solid verses from jay, decent album from kanye, a joel ortiz EP, Joe Budden album, to name SOME of the great things to happen this year in hiphop.. mainstream hiphop is dead.. but their are still some great artists right now doing dope

  • 412 sheeeeeet

    c'mon man! errbuddy knows kush and OJ was hands down the mixtape of the year. for real. nobody can say it wasnt. its still redic. and wiz khalifa also could have won over yelawolf but they prob figured he been known for too long now. but this year was a huge breakout for him onto the scene.

  • Duke

    Rising Star: Yela, JCole, Big K.R.I.T. all tie Story: definitely Guru death. TI close second Collabo: Kanye and everybody-All of the Lights, i mean Elton John was on it jeez or the original G.O.O.D. Friday track

  • Moolah

    Lol at all these pussies catching feelings because Nicki Minaj KILLED everybody on "Monster". Young Money!! Young Money!! Young Money!! Young Money!! Young Money!!

  • Mike Meraz

    Yalewolf!!??? LMAO!! Wow HipHopDX is losing mad points on that one lol. Yalewolf? Seriously? This world is going to shyt. Rising star is J.Cole and collabo is Jay Electronica, Kweli, Mos and Cole on "Just Begun". God... Amatures..

    • Anonymous

      On the real the rising star of the year was Diggy Simmons...J Cole is signed to the rock and still duidn't get more press than Russ's nephew...that's rap today...The Yella wolf dude is thigh..When I first saw dude I was like oh another Bubba Sparxx...Saw him onthe cypher..I cooped his shit...His joint with Raekwon is ridiculous..dude is actually good...

    • Anonymous

      of course a stupid mexican would object to a honkie being rising star even though he can spit like a mutha fucker

    • Mike Meraz

      I'm gonna take your word for it and download that mixtape my man but from what I heard of em..he's anything but HipHop.. He's that ignorant garbage ass southern rap shyt that I don't feel.y boy seen him in concert when he went to see Wiz and said Yale was embarrasing. I'ma check out that mixtape tho..

    • pico presi

      I have to disagree with you sir, Yelawolf aka catfish billy is the shit. Im a big fan of j. cole and jay elect. but they been on the scene longer then yela therefore I dont feel like they even fit this catagory. 0-60 mixtape is real hip hop. this dude got vivid stories, lyrics, vulnerability, production, honesty etc. = reel emcee.

  • Mymentalslavery Isover

    Ok I agree with yellawolf being best new up and coming artist...the rest of the list is MAD SUSPECT...and yeah Aloe Blacc's album was a thing of beauty that dude get NO RESPECT.

    • Almar

      Exhibit C Is From 2009, Great Song though.

    • Anonymous

      Verse of the year comes from Jay Electronica exhibit C "They call me Jay Electronica, fuck that call me Jay Elec hannauka... Jay elec yamalka..." That verse was crazy without the gimmicky second place Mos Def verse from Holiday..."Clown tears ran down and smeared their painted faces..but I don't use foundation mascarra or concealer botox or toxic peelers..I come from planet realer where the skies are clearer.."

  • Big Liss

    I think a lot of people on here find it hard to be a fan of one artist and still be objective when it comes to voting for stuff like this. I am in no way, shape, fashion, or form a fan of Nicki Minaj...I think her voices are annoying and I think she bit Lil Kim's style HARD....but all that being said, she KILLED that song. Do I personally feel it was the best verse of the year?...No...but can I see how DX might vote it best overall?...yes. This track was all over the place for weeks after it dropped and who was the most memorable person on that song?..Minaj. The impact of her verse on this song has made her a bonified star...much like Em's verse on Dead Wrong (or Renegades for that matter). And for the record, J. Cole's verse on the Kweli joint KILLED Jay Elec's!...Just sayin...

    • Anonymous

      Cole used that same verse on like 3 songs...didn't even really like that joint beat was kinda weak...Like the joint on Currensy's album with Mos and Jay Elec...or the original joint off 24 Hour Karate School..

  • John-Boy

    Sorry but I have to agree with HHDX. I am not a fan of Nicki or of anything Cash Money but I do listen to everything and I give credit where credit is due. Nicki tore that beat to pieces. Waaaaay better verses than kanye and j-z. I was rapping that verse in my head for weeks after I heard it and other than some verses from less main stream rappers such as J-Cole and Buddens and Electronica, nothing much even comes close to the Minaj verse. That verse is the highlight of her career. Now the downward spiral begins.

    • The MG

      I have to agree with Special Ed. Nicki didn't really stay on topic. She was mainly talking about getting money in her verse. And Jigga stayed on topic the most and sounded VERY hungry in his verse. I remember when I first heard his verse, I was like "Damn!" I find myself reciting Jay's part more than Nicki's . "Sasquatch, Godzilla, King Kong Lochness, Goblin, Ghoul, a zombie with no conscience Question what do all these things have in common? Everybody knows I’m a muthafucking monster" Those opening lines alone killed Nicki's entire verse.

    • Special Ed

      No doubt, her delivery was lively... She practically had conversations with her different alter egos in the verse...lo... Her content though, totally worthless and far away from the subject matter.... I feel Jay kept to the subject the most, with Kanye delivery the richest methapor-filled verse... HHDX... Why hyping up the 'Barbie'... Sure she has delivery that is probably matched by only her mentor Weezy, but her subject matter is just as hollow...

  • Dee

    How can Fat Joe even be considered for verse of the year -- he doesn't write his own lyrics!!

  • Harry

    wtf is this list, nicki wasnt even best on monster, jay killed her. she said nothin worthwhile. banks' wasnt a comeback, you should have given it to big boi. and em as emcee of the year. seriously...

  • swallace

    that list wasnt that good most slept on ablum fat joe (pretty good) best verse damien/nas dispear 2nd verse

  • Killalex

    Nicki Minaj bagged verse of the year? Fucking kidding me? She spit random shit and changed her voice a couple of times and that was amazing? C'mon DX, the fuck. 'With a bad bitch that came from Sri Lanka, yeah I’m in that Tonka, colour of Willy Wonka' ^That kindergarden shit won, SMH.

  • lol

    really they gave her verse of the year i mean it was dope but verse of the year shit jay-z in im so appalled and on free mason are better than that one. also slept on album should have been distant relatives hands down

  • Gucci Mane Lemonade

    album of da year: The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted by Gucci Mane producer of da year: Lex Luger comeback of da year: Gucci Mane mixtape of da year: Burrrprint (2) HD by Gucci Mane emcee of da year: Gucci Mane trend i like 2 c die: people listening to shit like Eminem, Drake, Kid Cudi or B.o.B slept on album of da year: MY World 2.0 by Justin Bieber.. c'mon nigga that kid got talent verse of da year: Gucci Mane- It's gucci Time (all of it) non hip hop album of da year: Taylor Swift- Speak Now (It sold a Milli plus she's better than that gay fish) most disapointin album of da year: Distant Illuminati Relatives- Nas/Damien Marley risin star of da year: Gucci Mane story of da year: Gucci Mane selling 300x diamond in one day collabo of da year: Gucci Mane/Swizz Beatz- It's Gucci Time tour of da year: Gucci Tour video of da year: Gucci Mane- It's Gucci Time commenter of da year: GUCCI! labels of da year: BRICKSQUAD!

  • kps

    Cee-Lo's album year's best non hip hop album no fucking way. Aloe Blacc's Good Things is so fucking dope and so is Bilal's and no mention fuck that!

  • oliver24

    here, see more details on big talls ,co- m.

  • Anonymous

    Hello to the rap seing.Casper seem to catch the message on the Hip hop seing of the angry rapper.Underground rappers should not say no comments because they are not at Jay Z,Eminem,Nicki Minal,and Lil Wayne level.You are wrong an artist is an artist regardless of his style.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.Say something.

  • EddieMurrrphy

    what the fuck was wrong with rhymefest's el che record?? i bought that and was pleased w/ wat i got. i thought it was pretty good. scram jones had some damn fine work on it. and best kept secret has two dope tracks on there. i love the bluesy feel to that 'city is falling' track. actually i like it better than his first one. more dope tracks. how the fuck is el che a disappointment!!??

  • outtherebad

    Are you ready for this? please help me to understand a few things rappers/rnb people- Is this what rap has come too? If I don't like your wack song, I'm a hater? How about you stop hating on true and opinion. Because the truth is, not everyone has talent. BE more than another rapper clogging up the pipeline. BE an engineer, or a talent scout. or just, I don't know, BE A FAN! Everyone thinks because a wack rapper became successful, via You tube, FL Pro, and a sorry dance song, or fake crack/gun talk track, that now you can do it. We blacks can only be Sports stars or rappers? Is that it? To steal a line from The Boondocks, Is that what they got all those ass whippings for? For you to make us look worse than necessary for absolutely no apparent reason? Come on people for real. You know thats not your calling. But I'm a hater for not liking your weak ass song. Even. if you sell 10 million copies, there's 311 million people in the US, and 6.9 trillion in the World. You haven't even scratched the surface of the people who don't like vs do. SO get over yourself, and learn to get better at your craft. Stop rapping to prove others wrong, and work to prove yourself right! Men, be a DAMN MAN. Ladies, be that. and if yall don't know how to be those, find someone who was successful at it, and follow them. Not someone on TV/Radio. Understand, No one will respect someone not respect worthy. PERIOD. No matter how much you call them haters. Then you blame "white" people. Why? They don't have to sit back and actively oppress those that oppress themselves. There's no need nor money in it. White people in music, tour, cross promote, band together, DON'T CHARGE OTHERS WITH COMMON GOALS, and generally look out for one another. Noooo, not us. We ALL have a record label, and don't even know the difference between synchronization and mechanical. But if we knew how to get all the pieces of the puzzle and forma a unified team. People could actually make a living off this. and not that fake living. They say the rap game is like the crack game, and its for 1 reason.. Neither one takes skill or education. You can't just walk up and say you wanna start selling computers. Someones gonna ask you to demonstrate it for them. Can't walk into the oil industry, or any other type of job. But rap and crack you can. But its white people fault. hmmm. And rappers/singers, please stop passing your emotional/mental deficiencies on to others thru musical cries for help. If more blacks would have become clinical psychologists, maybe we could help more of you. But since everybody wants to follow some other wack rappers footsteps because of the perceived ease-- Sorry. Also, please stop hollering about grinding, when any adult over the age of 17 should have a job. What else are you going to do. Grinding means to work. And some folks love their jobs, while others hate it. but guess what... you still gotta go to get your check. Are they "grinding" more than anyone else? We all know that there are lazy people out there. They sell crack just to have the latest Jordans. or rap, just to get the easiest women. But even they will drive (grind) for some easy money. THATS YOUR DAMN JOB IN LIFE!!! to make a living. SO all the hooting and hollering about all you do is get money... so does the McDonald's worker, the guy at BP, the lady with Dillard's, the car salesman.. etc. Get over yourselves. only my people wanna big up stuff that you should already be doing. How many RnB songs can mention a woman who got her own car, good credit, and a job. hmmm. lets do the math. If you as an adult get up and go to work, you should pay your bills; thus have good credit and a damn car/place to live. Its not that crucial. Name the last pop, rock, indie, country, Celtic, alternative, easy listening, adult contemporary, jazz, or hell even blues, that emphasizes more of what a person is supposed to do normally. No, only us. Only Black Rappers, and now RnB. Its said. Stop looking for praise thru self loathing, and therefor indemnifying others with wack ass slogans of grindin, hatin, bossin, or all the other variances in order to feel as tho you are doing more than what is generally expected. And Women stop boosting these wack rappers egos. Tell them the truth. You know it sucks. Thats why you won't even buy it. Be honest. Stop being scared of getting charged with the morally reprehensible black crime of "Hating". F them and their sensitivity issues. Yall are further leading to the destruction of the black man. You want to be cool in case they do happen to stumble upon a moderately successful song, so you can get in the club free. Shame on you. Being Supportive does not mean blow smoke up someone. Now,if you're pissed by this..... So what. Cry yourself to sleep, send me a hate message, then go find your parents and ask them why they didn't hug you enough as a child. You're a Lame individual and should be called as such... Since we are "keepin it real". Plus half of the people who need to read this, won't because they too gangsta on records to read. You know "we" don't want to be chastised. Look at how yall did the great Bill Cosby. Cuz he did what happened to me as a kid... Got a whooping In Public for acting up. We didn't cry about it being in front of white people. Sensitive thugs for real! And lastly, Black people, (niggers for you ignorant ones), Learn to pass down more than bad decisions, debt, poor eating habits, and mental issues. Learn to leave behind a building block to grow your family. Good Evening! t.h.e. Misfit Crazy8 Uppa Dek Dre Steel Ronnie Rich 3man City Byron Bank

  • Alex

    You know somethings fucked up when Nicki Minaj has the best verse and Ice Cube has the most dissapointing album, and I dont mean about rap, but the people picking this shit.

    • hiphopmexi

      no doubt, wtf is dx thinking about giving her verse of the year???!!! kinda feels like XXL and interscope all over again. there was a TON of better verses that came out this year...

    • jihod

      Yeah that nikki verse is retarded & terrible, Fat Joe & Jay Electronica's verses definitely better as a matter of fact I could name 20 verses better this year quick off the top of my head

  • DJ CJ

    Where the f**k was Lupe's "S.L.R."? Any verse from that was better than Minaj's. Terrible, terrible selection, lost all credibility you had for me DX.

  • The JET

    Liked seeing Fat Joe's verse on "I'm Gone." Heartfelt- fan of that one. Shoutouts to Wale and Budden for mixtape of the year. Nothing else- wanna keep a positive vibe.

  • datDude

    i love the ppl who are saying the dumb shit, and yea jay-z so apalled verse of the year hands down..RU is big sean looking for trouble and an horrible mention for CyHi on so apalled lol that song was to good

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    Verse of the Year: Jay-Z "So Appalled" RU: Rick Ross "B.M.F." Non-Hip Hop Album of the Year: The Black Keys "Brothers" RU: Deftones "Diamond Eyes" Most Disappointing Album of the Year: Lil' Wayne "I Am Not a Human Being" RU: Cassidy "C.A.S.H."

  • Slimmy

    Dear HipHopDX: After reading that Nicki Minaj had the verse of the year, you lost all your credibility. Thanks for the memories

  • tha bizness

    Nicki Minaj got best verse?? Really?? The same person who wrote the lines "If you could turn back time, Cher/You used to be here but now you gone, Nair" won best verse?? Damn HHDX what are you guys smoking?? I don't know who should win best verse, but I do know there are wayyy more MCs that have made wayyy better lines than anything that Nicki Minaj ever wrote. What about Homeboy Sandman if you want a rookie. That's just disappointing. I mean, really...Nicki Minaj gets best verse??? Here, I'll drop a few award-winning lines right now using her style: "I'm going down the road, car/Now I'm in Guam, far/I'm drinking off patron, bar/My teeth are white, star." Boom. Do I get an award??? lol damn.

  • urmoms

    verse of the year: justin bieber(dude go hard wit dat raekwon single)lol Non- Hip Hop album of the year: MBDTF...yeezy aint hip-hop, he a POP-tart most disappointing album of the year:lil wayne:am a homo robot ..or sumthin like dat..



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  • StudioRat

    I gotta give verse of the year to Big Boi - 2nd verse of The Train pt.2 especially when put in context of the state of music these days. Runner Up 1: pick a verse you like from Joe Buddens MM4. Runner Up 2: Whoever verse you like on "Just Begun" from Reflection Eternal.

  • mandddyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    album of da year: my beautiful dark twisted fantasy producer of da year: kanye west comeback of da year: kanye west mixtape of da year: j cole friday nite litez (shit wuz beast!) emcee of da year: tie between kanye, jay-z! and j cole trend i like 2 c die: dickridin cum money slept on album of da year: kid cudi man on da moon 2 verse of da year: jay-z! so apalled (jay! went hard on dat shit) non hip hop album of da year: flake suck me later or nickgay minaj-a-tois pink friday (gay pop muzik at it'z best) most disapointin album of da year: lil gayne im not a human bein, im a homo or lil gayne gaybirth risin star of da year: j cole story of da year: lil gayne'z time in prison (hilariouz) collabo of da year: any g.o.o.d friday song (there all good) tour of da year: jay-z!/feminem tour (only cuz jay-z! destroyd feminem at every concert) video of da year: kanye west runaway commenter of da year: mandddyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy labels of da year: ROC NATION/GOOD MUZIK BITCH! DOIN IT AGAIN IN 2011!

  • the18th

    Yo on that mixtape of the year i guess hhdx didn't listen to that Dead Prez R.B.G joint huh

  • Chupps

    Completely disagree with Verse of the Year. I don't ever hate on Nicki but you can't in good conscious call that verse of the year... That's a lyrical/technical award and if it wasn't for laziness they could have found oceans of better lyrical verses or more technical. I'm tired of mainstream taking awards that shouldn't be decided through popularity. So what she outshined Ye and Hov, they didn't exactly set the bar too high on that occasion.

    • budmix1

      Been saying the same thing about Monster...hell, it's like 'Ye and Jay didn't really put much into their verses which makes her dumb shit stand out. It's like they dumbed their shit down so she'd sound like she was making sense or something...

  • Southeast DC

    Nicki Minaj's verse on Monster is some of the corniest rap shit i've heard in a long time. No hate, but her voice and lyrics are unbearable, she won't be around much longer.

  • LOL

    AHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH nikki minaj verse of the year? .... ... AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA well use to pay attention to this site

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  • Seriously

    yeh j elect, j cole, blu, all had far and above better verses than Nicki, HipHopDx needs to break the fucking whip and act like it has a penis

  • casper21

    J Cole's verse on looking for trouble at least deserves honourable mention.

    • Josh

      Any of the verses on Looking for trouble were way better than Nicki Minaj. A lot of verses to choose from on R.P.M's aswell, i.e. Kweli or Bun B on Strangers.

  • Charles ExSavior

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Nicki verse of the year? You're a big fucking joke DX. Nicki's verse was corny as fuck. Jay Elect's "The Announcement" was hands down the craziest verse this year. "Shhh... t’was the night before the coming Sugar plum candy coated lines for the dummies Decoded hieroglyphics in the shrines for the mummies We not illuminati but out eye is on the money"

  • Anonymous

    You know just because something is mainstream doesn't mean its automatically bad. FOr example Nicki went hard on Monster (though I definantly disagree with HHDX giving it verse of the year) Eminem is THE greatest to ever do it bar none and no one comes clost, so he deserves MC of the year whether or not he even realeases an album. Kanye has had the best produced album of the year easily. And his good Friday thing was so good I'm surprised he didn't win MC of the year (though Em winning makes WAY more sense) Plus nobody listens to those no names ya'll keep memntioning I mean who the fuck is Apollo Brown and why should I waste my time with a no name rapper like that?

    • Anonymous

      Muttah fuckkah because I'm hot and u now it.All I need is Kayne to sign me and the rest is history.The iullest muttah fuckin rapper u ever heard.No Brown,No white,and no pink.

    • vargo05

      First of all Apollo Brown isn't a rapper, moron. He's a producer and quickly becoming one of the best out there. All three of the albums he worked on this year - The Reset, Gas Mask by The Left, and Brown Study w/ Boog Brown - are top notch hip hop albums with incredible beats on every track. However, with you believing Em is the best ever and that Nicki's verse was something great, you wouldn't get it anyway. Just go listen to some Gucci or Wayne. It's probably all your brain can handle anyway.

    • Alex Hayford

      So just because Apollo Brown is not mainstream enough, you shouldn't listen to what he has to offer? Don't you think it's attitudes like that that prevent great talent from ever getting recognition? There's good rappers and producers in the underground too dude, it's up to the consumer to seek them out and broaden their horizons. There would be no such thing as a mainstream if people just didn't pay attention to the underground.

  • anxlnkc

    and freddie gibbs national anthem... the rhyme pattern in dat was sick

  • DoneGotIt

    No CunninLynguists? MindsOne? Illogic had one the sickets lines (and verses to follow) of a life-time (If science and religion are the bulding blocks for a laughing stock/ Then the structure should fall at the epicenter of the aftershock). Canibus? Jay Electronica (on countless singles). No hatin' or downgrading just askin. To each their own.

  • anxlnkc

    my fav verses of the year: Nas -Strong will continue, 4th verse, dunno if thats only Uk version... that verse is sick Damien Marley- patience-1st verse Jay electronica- just begun AZ- feel my pain

  • Alex Hayford

    This is why I always say that Hip-Hop fans have got to be some of the most whiny, hateracious, immature bitches out there. I mean almost every comment below me has some kind of vile hater bullshit directed at the OPINION of the editors of the site. It's one thing to have an opinion and voice that opinion, but to completely trash another person or entity for their differing opinion is the definition of HATING. And it's not like this is world politics or something important where lives hang in the balance, no, this is about MUSICAL OPINIONS. Are you fucking kidding me? All you children need to grow some chin hair and quit being so immature and close-minded. All I see on these Hip-Hop websites' comments is line after line of people bitching about each other's personal opinions basically telling them how stupid they are for their opinions. Plus, all you crybabies are lying when you say you're never coming to this site again. Get real noobs. You make us all look real bad.

    • casper21

      no he's not whinning or hating about anything, learn to read through the lines a little. Instead of saying, ok editor interesting lists, I agree with you here and there but would give this or that vote somewhere else, everyone on hip hop blogs just trashes opinions that don't line up with their own. There's no discussion even though there is no one right or wrong opinion, it's an OPINION. He's expressing disappointment in the general actions of hip hop blogs. And he's absolutely right.

    • Charles ExSavior

      ^^^ LOL.

    • WTF-MAN

      Hey Hey There, How about you shut the fuck up bitch you're whining just as much as these other faggots LOL

    • Anonymous

      Amen to that brother!

  • Almar

    I dont think any of the verses in the verse of the year category are worthy, but if i was to choose one of those 3 then i would choose Fat Joe considering his flow was from the heart and recorded on the day Guru died. I think Kanye west should have been in there for any verse he had on "Power" or the verse he had on "The Joy" where he said "This Beat Deserves Hennessy, a Bad Bitch and a Bag of Weed The Holy Trinity, In The Mirror Where I See My Only Enemy, Your Life's Cursed?, We'll Mine's an Obscenity". Thats Some Real shit.

  • XO

    Peep and pollinate your ear drums Not spam just the next big thing... On my grandmas grave

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  • Jason

    anything celph titled spit on his album...? those are verses of the years to come.

  • C.JayDee

    I thought this was a hip hop website. This is the worst display I've seen ever. Where's Jay Electronica? Lupe Fiasco? Are you kidding me? Nicki Minaj could NEVER spit a better verse than him. FUCK THIS MAINSTREAM ASS BULLSHIT LIST

  • tiquang

    How is Mood Muzik 4 not listed in the top 3 mixtapes of the year?

  • Anonymous

    how they gonna say everyone Mr me Too'd Kanye with good friday..he mr me too'd Crooked I who did hip hop weekly and hip hop weekly reloaded before any of these weekly series.

    • Maccaveli

      Yeah but all the imitators this year weren't copying Crooked, they were copying Kanye. I know Crooked did it first, but Kanye made it a trend

  • Hey Ho

    Nicki Minaj, verse of the year? Come on, you have to be kidding.

  • Octavian Jaraya'sbigbrother Johnson

    Nicki minaj's verse was better than Jay Electronica's? really...the FUCK?

  • Anonymous

    How is the non hiphop album of the year given to a rapper? last year wasnt it given to Gnarles Barkley, also a rap duo.

    • vargo05

      The must have not listened to Janelle Monae, Black Keys, or Aloe Blacc's albums. Cee-lo is alright, but he gives you exactly what you expect from him and it's nothing that special. Bilal's album is better than Cee-lo's album too. Oh yeah, Nneka too.

  • Anonymous

    Eminem's dispicable freestyle was the verse of the year

  • killa

    eminem had the best verse on drop the world

  • Mike Meraz

    How was Ice Cube's album dissapointing? Did anyone expect it to be good? lol no disrespect to Cube but he fell off... The most dissapointing album of the year was without question B.O.B's Adventures of Bobby Ray. I was looking forward to that album soooOooOOoo much. Shyt was grade A Pop Music. Verse of the year???? Joell Ortiz - Battle Cry Maybe Black Thought - Dear God(1st verse) hhmmmm I'll go with Joell tho.

  • Ernest Imaletufinish Goodwyn

    Mixtape of the Year: Mood Muzik 4 Slept On Album of the Year: Revolutions Per Minute or Sir Lucious Left Foot Most Disappointing Album of the Year: Thank Me Later

  • hiphopfan27

    aha Nicki Minaj? Fuck that DX what were you guys thinkin? Is Recovery album of the year? Best verses of the year were definitely that Jay Elec one you picked ( props on that ), J cole in Looking For Trouble, and Kanye West in Lost in The World ( peep the lyrics ). Talib should get props for that Looking For Trouble song too.

    • Ddot DOuble

      True on that Jay Elec. verse...that may be one of the best verses i've heard this decade...i heard that shit, and I was instantly a fan...I mean, I listened to some of his stuff before that, but when I heard that verse, it blew my fuckin' socks off.

  • Ddot DOuble

    So, by your account this is the best verse of the year: Pull up in the monster Automobile gangster With a bad b-tch that came from Sri Lanka Yeah I’m in that Tonka, colour of Willy Wonka You could be the King but watch the Queen conquer Ok first things first I’ll eat your brains Then I’mma start rocking gold teeth and fangs Casue that’s what a muthaf-cking monster do Hairdresser from milan, thats what monster do Monster Giuseppe heel that’s the monster shoe Young money is the roster and the monster crew And I’m all up all up all up in the bank with the funny face And if I’m fake I aint notice cause my money aint So let me get this straight wait I’m the rookie But my features and my shows ten times your pay 50k for a verse no album out! Yeah my money’s so tall that my barbie’s gotta climb it Hotter than a middle eastern climate Find it 20 mataran dutty whine it While it, nicki on a pit while I sign it How these n-ggas so one-track minded But really really I don’t give a F-U-C-K Forget barbie f-ck nicki she’s fake She’s on a diet but my pockets eating cheese cake And I’ll say boy the Chucky is Child’s play Just killed another career it’s a mild day Besides ‘Ye they can’t stand besides me I think me, you and (?) menage friday Pink wig thick ass give em whip lash I think big get cash make em blink fast Now look at what you just saw I think this is what you live for Aaahhhh, I’m a muthaf-cking monster! DX you are officially FUCKING RETARDED! I'm gonna go ahead and say, that's one of the worst written verses I've ever heard or seen, and you gave it a fuckin' award. Congratulations dx, you've officially lost all credibility.

  • Duke

    even though Nicki went in on Monster and it was one of very very few verses i like from her, i would say Verse: Big Sean- G.O.O.D. Friday Non-HH Album: Linkin Park- A Thousand Suns Dissapointing Album: Luda- Battle of the Sexs

  • The187Worm

    oh and thats SHOT in her face...have to point that out

  • The187Worm

    I fucking hte every last one of you commercial lovin muthufuckas!!!!!!!!!!! Minaj best verse??????? shes straiht up trash...fucking cunt needs to be shit in her fucking face.......Crooked I has the best verses for the past ...ummmm whenever the muthufucka opens his mouth on the mic....fuck all yall.....FUCK YOUNG MONEY, MINAJ, DRAKE, WAYNE, GUCCI, RICK ROSS, WHACKA FLOCKA, SOULJA BOY, KID CUDI, ALL THOSE MUTHUFUCKASD!!! I WANT MY FUCKING RAP/HIPHOP BACK BITCH!!!!!! ONLY YOUNGINS LIKE THIS SESAME STREET SHIT....IM WHITEAND HAVE BETTER TASTE THEN THE MUTHUFUCKAS THAT STARTED THIS SHIT....

  • Frank

    not mentioning j cole is just disrespectful. his verse shitted on jay elect on just begun. and no mood muzik 4??? sit the FUCK DOWN hiphopdx, u losin

  • Chaz Damon

    all i kno is royce got emcee and mixtape (bar exam 3)

  • Kyle

    Niki Minaj are u for real the best verse gotta go out to J.Cole on that song lookin for trouble

  • Anonymous

    m c of the year- j cole , producer of the year -araab muzick mixtape of the year -wiz khalifa -kush and o j come back of the year -raekwon the chef Eminem is still a deadly lyricist but he not the monster no more

  • Anonymous

    acid will win this award next year

  • okk

    calm down people, most of these awards aren't that far out of left field and most of them are deserved. a lot of people are listing artists who may be extremely talented but didn't really have an impact. It's not dick-riding but it just so happens that the most popular artists happen to have some of the best material. My only grievance with this list is that Friday Night Lights was not mentioned for mixtape of the year. I mean when J. COle put it out alone it crashed three downloading sites and received near perfect reviews for a plethora of sources.

  • Angel De Peña

    album of da year: Man On The Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager producer of da year: Noah "40" comeback of da year: Lloyd Banks mixtape of da year: Joe Budden's "MOOD MUZIK 4" emcee of da year: Justin Bieber slept on album of da year: Mood Muzik 4

  • ASEE

    How are you not going to mention APOLLO BROWN for producer of the year? This year alone he released The Reset, Brown Study, and The Left. --three amazing albums.

    • budmix1

      I agree wholeheartedly...

    • dontgiveafuck.

      you damn right Apollo Brown deserves the title however, just like the dude above me said, "hiphopdx is a corporate hip-hop website" i guess a nigga had to die so people can pay attention to his work (shout out to J Dilla)

    • Lance F.

      Because this website is funded by the music industry, so they have to continue to give Kanye promotion... this is a corporate hip hop website homie what you expect?? lol That Apollo Brown shit is tuffer than anything Kanye dropped in his career as a producer though, DX is full of nuthuggers

  • Christopher Maker Harvey

    This whole list is a joke, it must be... seriously ? your still voting Eminem for best mc ? There were so many new dope albums that were slept on your just promoting Celph Titleds wack punchlines cos your on Buckwilds dizick. This list is pure bullshit, i might make my own list and post it on this threat, sure more people would agree with my list. HHDX slowly your putting nails in your coffin, might start looking for other reputable sites to frequent.

  • Vegard Møller

    Of course Eminem wins. 10 grammysand 3 millions. This aint the Best Rapper Award, it MC. He moves the crowd - he's an MC. I'm sorry, haters.

  • tekt

    Fuck a Eminem! Emcee of the year? Are you kidding me? You stans need to seriously get off his dick.

  • Gucci Mane Is True Hip Hop Not Drake Or Kid Cudi

    album of da year: The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted by Gucci Mane producer of da year: Lex Luger comeback of da year: Gucci Mane mixtape of da year: Burrrprint (2) HD by Gucci Mane emcee of da year: Gucci Mane trend i like 2 c die: people listening to shit like Eminem, Drake, Kid Cudi or B.o.B slept on album of da year: MY World 2.0 by Justin Bieber.. c'mon nigga that kid got talent

  • Angel De Peña

    Mixtape of the year should've easily went to Joe Budden's "Mood Muzik 4". That was the only huge disappointment in this award ceremony. Everything else I don't really care about.

  • Desperado

    lmao at how much dx is on Ye's dick. seriously hes dope on the mic but Producer of the year? come on he aint that talented on the boards. Drumma Boy for real deserves it(especially for what he did on Back on My Buck Shit) but no they give it to another pop mufucka...DX is becoming more and more of a joke

  • Anonymous

    MM4 or Friday Night lights not even mentioned for tape of the year at least...? Wack.

  • hsghsgs;

    producer: Black Milk MC: Eminem/Black Thought/Slaughterhouse/J Cole/ Roc Marciano lol Album : The Roots Mixtape: MM4/Friday Night Lights Slept On: Celph or Vinnie Paz album

  • me5to

    all i got to say is emilio rojas for mixtape of the year even though it was late in 2k10...kanye west producer of the year?u guys betta give it to him or he will throw a tantrum lol..he gettin whack ...

  • Special Ed

    Comeback of the year/decade/century should be Raekwon... OBCLII was the underdog that would've even outsold Jay-Z's BPIII had enough copies been shipped by distributors... Heard Rae say they only shipped like 200,000 copies first week and those all ran out... No one will ever have a sequel like that one hands down... Plus for a career spanning well over 20 years, Rae should be given that award... The man has been everywhere in 2K10, having a song on almost every major release... Shame on you HHDX...

    • Christopher Maker Harvey

      dude, all these nominations are bullshit, i bet they are getting paid for that shit, cos for real the whole list was bullshit.

    • Anonymous

      I thought Rae came out in 93??? Not to nitpick but its only 17 years, I agree with your point tho, great comeback story for that guy no doubt

  • Anonymous

    Kanye shouldnt be producer of the year, sine that album had everybody and their mama doing beats for it, all Ye did was come in and tweak what other people gave him.

  • einstein

    I thought Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj were the Biggest Grinder of 2k10 they were everywhere

  • L

    GREAT SELECTIONS. "bboys run the world"

  • einstein

    Where is Rick Ross???????Did Anyone Notice His Influence On 2k10

  • Ranndy

    I rarely listen to hip hop these days expect for the artists I produce for. Kanye is the only really deserves my ears and money. but everybody talks about the same thing. BIG K.R.I.T. I digg. Cant wait until his album drop. Any these awards frim these sites dont mean anything. what waste of time.

  • mandddyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    album of da year: my beautiful dark twisted fantasy producer of da year: kanye west comeback of da year: kanye west mixtape of da year: j cole friday nite litez emcee of da year: tie between kanye, jay-z! and j cole trend i like 2 c die: dickridin cum money slept on album of da year: kid cudi man on da moon 2 ROC NATION/GOOD MUZIK BITCH!

  • Xavier Osayande

    Check out the website here is some pollination for your ears...

  • Home Oh Philly

    This is the worst list in the world!!! Who is actually voting for these ppl... HHDX has this shit rigged.

  • Dj NZA

    where the fuck is LEX LUGER for producer of the year ??? u guys gotta be joking

  • Craig Cawley

    Str8 Killa No Filla is mixtape of the year for me krit wuz here 2nd

  • beezlebud

    these awards so far jus go to show the majority of users on this site arent apart of Hip Hop there jus mainstream pop rap fans its laughable that anyone would think Nicki Minaj was one of 2010s dopest MCs n its pretty comical that theyd think Eminem is too but to a lesser degree Kanye whilst I like his new album n love the production is no where close to producer of the year he didnt even produce 90% of his album he had a fuckin host of top calibre producers working on it, QTIP, PREMO, PETE ROCK, RZA where cats like Black Milk and Nottz actually produced the entirity of their respective projects BEEZLEBUD if your HIP HOP hit me on Twitter...

  • beezlebud

    these awards so far jus go to show the majority of users on this site arent apart of Hip Hop there jus mainstream pop rap fans its laughable that anyone would think Nicki Minaj was one of 2010s dopest MCs n its pretty comical that theyd think Eminem is too but to a lesser degree Kanye whilst I like his new album n love the production is no where close to producer of the year he didnt even produce 90% of his album he had a fuckin host of top calibre producers working on it, QTIP, PREMO, PETE ROCK, RZA where cats like Black Milk and Nottz actually produced the entirity of their respective projects BEEZLEBUD if your HIP HOP hit me on Twitter

  • nsparks923

    Man Kanye is so overrated to me. The production on MDTF was average at best. I cant believe the reaction over that album. Nothing great at all. My opinion.

  • Chupps

    I couldn't really argue against todays picks other than Mixtape of the Year, but guess for what that tape did for Krits career, it deserves to be on top. Other than the ones mentioned, Mood Muzik 4, Friday Night Lights, Bar Exam 3, K.I.D.S were also great mixtapes. I thought Ye made the best comeback this year though, he didn't go from being irrelevant to relevant but he went from being ignored and despised to undeniable greatness. Banks can have it though.

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    Producer of the Year:Kanye West (RU:Boi-1da) Comeback of the Year:Fat Joe (RU: Lloyd Banks Mixtape of the Year:Kush & Orange Juice (RU:The Albert Anastasia EP > Teflon Don)

  • Vanno Davis

    i think kanye had the best comeback of the year if i think i understand what u mean my comeback but considering i never new who lloyd banks was befor this year i would say ok choice

  • Moses Esan

    Hell yeah. Love todays list. Kanye West, production on MDTF is fire, H.F.M.2, great album, should have sold more. Big K.R.I.T. is too much.

  • Duke

    i completely agree with day 2. even the runner ups cept instead of Wiz (who i like) should of been JCole-Friday Night Lights.

  • Anonymous

    friday night lights was the best mixtape i had ever heard in my the fuck did that not even get a runner up?

  • Anonymous

    How LLoyd a comeback? Granted its nice album, But has not sold shit!

  • sharksbreath

    Who cares. This is the worst year in rap music ever. We went from Swag to Fag rap. I thought last year was bad but this year takes the award for worst rap music year ever.

    • Jeremy F Taylor

      Bitch i have all the classics on my ipod. your probably one of those people who think their cool because they "stay in underground" I like who i like and thats MC's with talent. Jay-z, Kanye,Lupe. You wouldnt catch me with soulja boy or gucci on my ipod. Its not like i dick ride drake he rhymes are corny as hell but he can throw in a good feature. BOB mixtape was fresher then his album but he was genre blending which moves forward. im sorry youve been listening to the same shit since 94. Notice how most of the grammy noms this year are for hip hop. SUCK MY DICK

    • beezlebud

      jeremy you jus proved you dont know the first thing about Hip Hop n your just a mainstream pop rap follower

    • Jeremy F Taylor

      how are you going to say that when one of the most progressive rap albums in history was released (my beautiful dark twisted fantasy) and one of the biggest concerts ever jay-z + eminem and eminem selling the most albums of 2010. and two new emcees grabing the #1 spot b.o.b. and drake.

  • Anonymous

    Krit is dope but better than J.Cole??? Nah... Yelawolf would be up there if it came out in 2010... 0-60 is a EP Agree with most...But Eminem is far from a Emcee at this point. More of a overproduced pop star crying about his ex Girl non stop....Tired of that dude Most Slpet should be Boi Boy that album got no respect! And its a top 5 of 2010

    • Anonymous

      Trunk Muzic is a mixtape and was released in 2010. 0-60 is a retail mixtape. there completely different genius. i swear some of you guys are as retarded with facts as DX. does anybody know anything about hip hop anymore

  • When?

    When are y'all going to finally give Crooked I his props for starting the weekly drop shit? This is the second article I have seen on this site that credits Kanye for it. We all know that Crooked started the weekly drops. Everyone else jumped on his dick. Give the man his props. Jesus.

    • Chupps

      I feel where ur coming from but the article doesn't say Ye started the trend, just that G.O.O.D Fridays were hugely successful, which they were. Crooked won't get acknowledged sadly, the trend has been rode to death now.

  • pico presi

    I just dont get it... How can Big Krit tape be even close to Kush and OJ or Yelawolf 0-60. I mean... Its not even close and I listened to all 3 tapes thoroughly. U dissapointed me on this one DX!!

  • Yerrajerk

    No credibility lol Big Krit over Friday Night Lights lmao... I wont be common here for reviews thats all I kno lol

  • Jack Sprat

    Ive followed this site regularly for years, and they just keep continually losing credibility when they can't even get simple facts right, like when they mention Banks' Rotten Apple came out in 07 - it was released in 06, i remember because i bought it the day it came out.

  • Malcolm J. William Ault

    HFM2 was hardly a comeback. That should've gone to BigBoi easily. I don't know how falling 80 spots on the Billboard constitutes a comeback. Come on HHDX Big Boi outsold HFM2's current sales in his first week.

  • r.pgh

    Album of the Year: Nas / Damian Marley 'Distant Relatives' mixtape of the year: J. Cole - Friday Night Lights Most slept on album of the year: Homeboy Sandman "The Good Sun" Producer of the Year: Ye Emcee of the Year: ?????

  • DreDaGemini

    Wow, J. Cole's Friday Night Lights couldnt even get a runner up position for mixtape of the year? It was unquestionable better than 80% of the albums that came out! What an awful missed call.

  • clipse

    1. its a tie for producer of the year between kanye and kno 2. mixtape of the year was asher roth's seared foie gras w/ quince and cranberry 3. comback of the year was kanye. after that garbage ass 808 & heartbreaks he came back with the fiyah

  • Ganjarelli

    The worst part of this year was Crooked I ending his Hip-Hop Weekly Reloaded series (fuck all ya'll copycat motherfuckers!) I'd of rather had 52 more weeks of that C.O.B. shit than half these other wack ass lames (not talkin Kanye here - i like Kanye; Lloyd Banks the shit too, but come on!) Why everybody else hafta dick ride and ruin a good thing? Bastards! Top Weekly Series: #1. Crooked I - Hip-Hop Weekly (2007-2008) #2. Crooked I - Hip-Hop Weekly Reloaded (2010) #3. Kanye West - G.O.O.D. Fridays (2010) The rest of you can all fuck off. O.K. Bye!


    WTF-MAN's HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2010: Roc Marciano - Marcberg Nothing else even came close.

  • Chupps

    Emcee of the year: Em, I would have put Ye on there but Good Fridays, however gr8 they were, wasn't an original idea and Em's been doing his thing all year round, sold 3m+ this year, Ye's sales just starting. The Trend We'd Like To See Die: Weak ass so called 'rappers' defending themselves by either saying 'we getting money' / 'haters gonna hate' / 'my energy makes up for the sesame street lyrics' or any similar variations. Slept on album of the year: Distant Relatives / Nineteen Ninety Now

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  • 718rob

    Celph & Buckwild was good, but I thought Homeboy Sandman was better.

    • r.pgh

      agreed, the Celph / Buckwild album felt like a throw back to the golden age, but Homeboy Sands album was way more creative (both with the lyrics, concepts, and beats). Both albums are a must have, but I'd take The Good Sun as the better choice.

  • kidkid

    why would drake care bout not making a websites top album of the year. he was mentioned on TIME mag as top 5 of the year in all genres. yall hate on him. last year you guys were on his nuts during the awards but now since he got famous you just have to hate on him. fall back fake bloggers

    • Ddot DOuble

      True QUON. tell Degraasi High to trim those fuckin' caterpillar eyebrows too...oh wait...i guess i am hating...fuck it, i guess i'll just run with it then....fuck you Drake, you goddamn iraqi-canadian-lil-wayne-imitating-autotuning-cuz-your-voice-sucks-little-bitch-wannbe-rapper. hating kicks ass.

    • QUON


    • Anonymous

      ........thats one theory Another might be that last year the So Far Gone EP showed potential and this year the Thank me later album didnt live up to the hype

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    Have you hear of Rockstar Muzik? check out my brother at and peep my video

  • My opinion

    Best hip hop albums 2010: Recovery Distant Relatives MBDTF Sir Lucious Left Foot Hunger For More 2 The Adventures of Bobby Ray How I Got Over No Mercy Reggie unfortunately i could only come up with 9 lol

    • Anonymous

      Stat Quo should be somewhere

    • Ddot DOuble

      you clearly buy all your albums at FYE you little bitch-ass. Go to a record store, buy some real music, then come back with a list that doesn't look like it was typed up by the fuck outta here with that shit.

    • Chupps

      Reggie and No Mercy were pretty bad, and disappointing. Not worth mentioning in any 'best' list.

  • wtf happened to rhyming

    ayo, i think Big L best rapper of 2010 Lifestylez ov tha po n dangerous still outrhymed anything that came out this year part frum that thinkin that this was my fave listen

  • Anonymous

    I agree about the weekly song releases thing, that shit needs to stop. People in the internat age play music out with in a week then its onto the next one, I remember back in the day an album came out we banged it for months, nowadays its like "Yo, you heard that new T.I song", "Man, that shits old I had that since last week" The internet gave rap fans the same short term memory of a goldfish

  • fuck dx

    i take back what i said about how i got over as being the most slept on album. kno's death is silent is by far the most slept on album this year and personally one of my favorites in a long time

  • dude

    trend that should end: twitter.

  • Art

    Don't sleep on DJ Lord Ron's "Environmental Shape Sounds Of DJ Lord Ron. Album of The Year consideration regardless of mainstream power or underground. Dope album through out. See and take a listen or

  • Anonymous

    Who else would they give MC of the year too, if we're talking mainstream rap?? I can think of some underground heads who are a lil sharper but As far as the radio Goe, Em > everybody else on the radio

  • Anonymous

    you kno people piss me off. em def shouldve won the best album, but the other two? come the fuck? kanye killed that G.O.O.D friday shit. best shiut ive heard from him in while. thats dope. i was new hip hop songs as much as possible. not two every month. and most slept on? god damn.... distant relitaves shouldve won that by a long shot. like for real. that shit was dope and only sold 60k. bull shit. one of the best albums ive ever heard. yall a bunch of dumbasses.

  • Truth

    This whole blacks hate on Em argument is bullshit. Blacks are the one's who co-signed Eminem before he blew up. Dr.Dre took a chance on him, he's black. Em put on 50 Cent and other black artist as well. The BET Hip-Hop Awards gave Em the award for best MC or whatever it was at the time and blacks didn't have a problem with it because the boy was dope, PERIOD! Then here came mainstream America, the same motherfuckers who shit on rap music every chance they get and want to exclude Em from the pack. Fuck that, Em was hood certified a LOOONNGGG time ago. No MC is above being called wack if the shit is wack. Em knows that. Em knew Relapse was below his level and so did the real heads but his johnny come lately fans took offense to any negative comment toward Em. It's stupid, it has nothing to do with his color! If blacks hated on duke because of race, why the fuck did we buy his shit to begin with? All races have insecure pricks so stop trying to bash an entire race over bullshit. The TMZ/Twitter/Blog generation is out of hand and should be living in a communist country somewhere. Stop being robots hip-hop fans.

  • Oh No I don't think so

    I don't care what Nas does politically with his albums, he hasn't done anything close to Public Enemy's body of anti-establishment songs. Rap artist and fans during the late 80's and early 90's were about a real movement.

  • Hate Me Now

    Great mainstream albums 2010: 1. Kanye, MDTF 2. Llyod Banks, HFM2 3. Drake, Thank Me Later 4. T.I. No Mercy 5. Eminem, Recovery 5. Rick Ross, Teflon Don 6. Nicki Minaj, great album for chicks plus she had some hot verses through out the year.

  • GetMoney

    MC: Kanye West Trend: Rappers who keep going to jail Slept on Album: Distant Relatives (only sold 60k)

    • GetMoney

      @Ddot DOuble: Kanye is a mainstream rapper not a pop singer.If you think "So Appalled","Hell of a Life","Power","Gorgeous" are pop songs,what's a hip hopsong? Oh Let's Do It????

    • Ddot DOuble

      how could Kanye possibly be "best emcee" when he ain't even an emcee?! That muthafucka is a pop singer. There's no problem with that, pop music has a place in this world too. But don't come up in here with that best emcee shit...Justin Beiber started rappin' this year too. I suppose by your account, he should be up for the award too?

  • Anonymous

    Trends I'd like to see die: "Eminem is the greatest and Wanye is not" comments. Along with "Justin Bieber" comments on Youtube. Along with "Illuminate" comments. Along with anything that comes out the mouths of conservatives. The internet: Home of e-thugs, nerds, and cry babies.

  • phillybluntsnsac

    mixtape of the decade big krit wuz here, if you aint heard it you missing out on one of the greatest debut in rap.

  • Duke