I’m sure I’ll miss a few. My favorites were Pusha T’s Fear of God II: Let Us Pray EP, Jay-Z and Kanye’s Watch The Throne, Royce da 5’9”s Success Is Certain, Bad Meets Evil’s (Royce and Em) Hell: The Sequel, Common’s The Dreamer/The Believer, and Brotha Lynch Hung’s Coathanga Strangla (I’m still a Sactown kid at heart with love for the Garden Blocc crew!).
A few others that I felt were amongst the best: Lupe Fiasco’s Lasers, Raekwon’s Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang, Wu-Tang’s Legendary Weapons, X-Raided’s Unforgiven Volume 3: Vindication (like I said, loyalty to the Blocc), WC’s Revenge of the Barracuda, and Talib Kweli’s Gutter Rainbows. Right now, I’m really looking forward to B.o.B.’s Strange Clouds.