This is the list of my favorite rap songs for 2009.
10. “The Warning” by Eminem: Ok, I know I will catch a lot of grief from my friends for putting Eminem on my top 10 list. But, I actually like this song. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are his targets in this song.
9. “Imma Zoe” by Black Dada: This is Black Dada’s debut single. It was released on September 7, 2009. It wasn’t as popular as I thought it should have been. It peaked on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Charts at 98.
8. “Always Strapped” by Birdman: This song was released on March 17, 2009. It’s the first single off the album Pricele$$. It features Lil Wayne and Mack Maine. It peaked at 5 on the Billboard Hot Rap charts.
7. “Better Believe It” by Lil Boosie: This song was released on July 14, 2009. It features Young Jeezy and Webbie. It peaked at 23 on the Billboard Hot Rap charts.
6. “Run This Town” by Jay-Z: Of course, Jay-Z would have to be in the top 10 somewhere. He had three other singles released this year, but this was my favorite. It reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot Rap charts and reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. It features Kanye West & Rihanna.
5. “All the Above” by Maino: “All the Above” features T-Pain. It was released on February 7, 2009. It peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot Rap charts and number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100.
4. “Wetter” by Twista: This song is a straightforward slow jam featuring Erika Shevon. It was released on February 24, 2009. The CD single had five versions of the song, including an explicit and squeaky clean version. It peaked at 3 on the Billboard Hot Rap charts and 44 on the Billboard Hot 100.
3. “Forever” by Drake: This song features Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Eminem. It was released to radio on August 27, 2009. It reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot Rap charts and peaked at 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.
2. “I Run” by Slim Thug: This songs chorus is based on “I Ran” by 80’s pop group, A Flock Of Seagulls, with different lyrics. This was one of my favorite songs of the year even though it peaked at only 20 on the Billboard Hot Rap charts.
1. “Dead and Gone” by TI: There was no doubt that this would be my number 1 song. It features Justin Timberlake. It reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot Rap charts and number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has been nominated twice at the 52nd Grammy Awards.