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Dart presents A Gang Of Best Of 2010 Lists That Only I Give A Fuck About… Part One (Top 200 Hip Hop EP’s, LP’s & Mixtapes Of 2010)

by Staff on January 1, 2011

It’s been a long time since I’ve done any real writing on here (or Bastard Swordsman for that matter). The truth is that the past two months of reviewing and listening to music has pretty much wiped me out (my last review blog was 40 goddamn albums deep. Do the math in total man hours including organizing then writing each review. Sickening.) so much so that I completely bypassed the last review blog of the year and jumped right into these lists. About these lists, most bloggers and sites want to get their posts up first so they can get credit for saying so and so’s album or song was “hot” or “slept on” first. I don’t care for all that, I’d rather be right then first anyways. Besides, after ingesting over 600 projects in 2010 I can do whatever the fuck I want whenever. I’ve at least afforded myself that right over the years. Besides, the only person that would write what I write is me so no need to rush.

The following end of 2010 lists are all based on my personal opinion, NOT Bloggerhouse’s. Any issues with any of my selections or omissions should be directed at me alone. Even though I heard 600+ projects I didn’t hear everything. That would simply be a lie or an exercise in futility to say that I did. Also the laptop I began this year writing with crashed in June so I lost 20% of the projects I was sent download links to this year. I expect that I will miss at least 10 projects I actually liked this year because I don’t have any record of them thus I could’ve missed them. Lastly, since this is being transcribed from a gang of papers in the early hours of 2011 you can expect some omissions and clerical errors to occur. Don’t you just love blogging? I honestly don’t think I can go another year of ingesting and reviewing this much music if I want to hang onto the last remaining vestiges of sanity I have. Enough of the bullshit. Let’s start the show:

Top 50 Hip Hop Albums Of 2010 (According To Dart Adams):

Apollo Brown “The Reset”

Blacastan “Blac Sabbath”

Black Milk “Album Of The Year”

Blame One “Endurance”

Boog Brown & Apollo Brown “Brown Study”

Buff1 & Rhettmatic “Crown Royale”

Celph Titled & Buckwild “Nineteen Ninety Now”

Curren$y “Pilot Talk”

Danny Brown “The Hybrid”

DJ Muggs vs. Ill Bill “Kill Devil Hills”

Donwill “Don Cusack In High Fidelity”

Eternia & MoSS “At Last”

Freeway & Jake One “The Stimulus Package”

Gangrene (Alchemist & Oh No) “Gutter Water”

Ghostface Killah “Apollo Kids”

Guilty Simpson & Madlib “OJ Simpson”

Homeboy Sandman “The Good Sun”

J-Live “Undivided Attention EP”

Kooley High “Eastern Standard Time”

Koyaki “Robots & Dinosaurs”

The Left (Apollo Brown, Journalist 103 & DJ Soko) “Gas Mask”

Little Brother “Leftback”

LMNO & Kev Brown “Selective Hearing Part 2″

LMNO & Mr. Brady “Banger Management”

LMNO & Theory Hazit “Determined To Fly”

M-Phazes “Good Gracious”

Magestik Legend “The Great Escape”

Marco Polo “The Stupendous Adventures Of Marco Polo”

Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx “The Exxecution”

MindsOne “Self Reliance”

Miz Korona “The Injection”

Mr. Brady “Labor Of Love”

N.B.S. “The Prelude”

Nottz “You Need This Music”

PackFM “I F*cking Hate Rappers”

Qwel & Maker “Owl”

Rah Digga “Classic”

Rakaa “Crown Of Thorns”

Reef The Lost Cauze vs. Guns N’ Butter “Fight Music”

Roc Marciano “Marcberg”

The Roots “How I Got Over”

Shad “TSOL”

Slum Village “Villa Manifesto”

Statik Selektah “100 Proof (The Hangover)”

Statik Selektah & Termanology “1982″

Skyzoo & !llmind “Live From The Tape Deck”

Trek Life & Oddisee “Everything Changed Nothing”

TzariZM “The Heart & The Brain: The MBodiment”

Vandalyzm “Megatron Majorz Redux”

Von Pea “Pea’s Gotta Have It”

yU “Before Taxes”**

The Next 150 Best Hip Hop Albums Of 2010 [Honorable Mentions] (According To Dart Adams)

2 Hungry Bros present 8thW1 “No Room For Dessert”

7L & Esoteric “1212″

9th Wonder “9th’s Opus”

1773 “Sound Soulstice”

Anita Tijoux “1977″*

Army Of The Pharaohs “The Unholy Terror”

The ARE & Brokn English “ARE x B.E.”

AUTOMatic “Transistor”

AZ “Do Or Die: 15th Anniversary Edition”

Big Boi “Sir Luscious Left Foot: Son Of Chico Dusty”

Big K.R.I.T. “K.R.I.T. Wuz Here”

Big L “Return Of The Devil’s Son”

Big Remo & 9th Wonder “Entrapment”

Big Tone “Flesh & Sole EP”

Blacastan “The Master Of Reality”

Black EL & Durkin “Color Commentary”

Black Sheep “From The Black Pool Of Genius”

Bliss N’ Eso “Running On Air”

Boog Brown “Grind Season Vol. 1″

Braille “Weapon Aid”

Bun-B “Trill O.G.”

Canibus “C Of Tranquility”

Cap D “PolyMath”

Capone N’ Noreaga (CNN) “The War Report 2: Report The War”

Camu Tao “King Of Hearts”

Chali 2na “Fish Market Pt. 2″

Chaundon “No Excuses”

Chosen Few “New World Symphony”

Clear Soul Forces “Departure EP”

Collective Efforts “Freezing World”

Copywrite “The Life & Times Of Peter Nelson”

Cook Classics “Recharged”

Count Bass D & DJ Pocket “Activity”

Count Bass D & DJ Pocket “In The Loop”

Cris Prolific “Art/Money Vol. 1″

Curren$y “Pilot Talk 2″

Cymarshall Law & The Beatnikz “Freedom Express Line”

D. Schwartz & Beewirks (D-Wirks) “Foot On The Gas”

D-Man “Back To The Future: Return To The Past”

Damu The Fudgemunk “Supply For Demand”

David Banner & 9th Wonder “Death Of A Pop Star”

Davinci “The Day The Turf Stood Still”

Deacon The Villain & Sheisty Khrist “Niggaz With Latitude”

Dessa “A Badly Broken Code”

Diabolic “Liar & A Thief”

DJ Houseshoes presents Quelle “Blue Mondays”/Crown Nation “Slut Bag Edition” EP

DJ Premier & Year Round Music “Get Used To Us”

Doxside Music Group & Bloggerhouse present “Dare Iz A Doxside”

Drake “Thank Me Later”

Dumhi “The Jungle”

Earl Sweatshirt “Earl”

Eminem “Recovery”

Erik L & Illingsworth “Northern Connection”

ESQ & Chikaramanga “The Succession”

Ethel Cee “Dirty Samples EP”

Evidence & Twiz The Beat Pro “I Don’t Need Love”

Exile “Radio AM/FM”

Fatt Father “Fatherly Advice”

Fel Sweetenberg “The Sophomore Jinx”

Freddie Gibbs “Str8 Killa”

Gangrene “Sawblade EP”

Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime “SomeOthaShip”

Godfather Don “Donnie Brasco”

Green Lantern & Styles P “The Green Ghost Project”

Green Llamas “Llamaville”

Grey Matter “Grey Matter”

Grooveman Spot “Change Situations”

Hell Razah “Heaven Razah”

Hezekiah “Conscious Porn”

H.I.S.D. (Hueston Independent Spit District) “The Weakend”

IMAKEMADBEATS & Butta Verses “The Daylight EP”

IMAKEMADBEATS & MidaZ The Beast “The Nightlight EP”

Incise “Daily Methods”

JR & PH7 “The Update”

Joe Budden “Mood Muzik 4: A Turn For The Worst”

Joell Ortiz “Free Agent”

John Phonics “Half Past Calm 2″

John Regan “Sorry I’m Late”

K-Beta “Inglorious Beta”

K-Murdock “Piano-Rama”

Kanye West “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”

Kendrick Lamar “Overly Dedicated”

Kid Cudi “Man In The Moon 2: The Legend Of Mr. Rager”

Kidz In The Hall “Land Of Make Believe”

Klashnekoff “Return To The Sagas”

Kno “Death Is Silent”

Kyo Itachi “Musikyo”

Lewis Parker & John Robinson “International Summers”

Lloyd Banks “The Hunger For More 2″

LMNO “Push That Work”

LMNO “Next In Line”

LMNO “Is Dead”

LMNO & Astronote “Tripping On This Journey”

LMNO & DJ Babu “No Apologies”

Lone Catalysts “Back To School”

M-Dot & DJ Jean Maron “Run MPC”

Marv Won “Wayne Fontes Music”

Melanin 9 “Orion’s Stencil”

MC Esoteric “Fly Casualties”

Mello Music Group “Helpless Dreamer”


Metal Militia “Metal Militia”

Michita “A Full Life”

Miedlev “Vans Cal”

Moe Dirdee & Chanes “M.O.E (Mark Of Excellence)”

Moe Green “Rocky Maivia Non-Title Match”

Moe Pope “Life After God”

Moka Only “Airport Four”

Murs & 9th Wonder “Fornever”

Nametag “My Name Is Tag”

Necro “DIE!”

Nas & Damian Marley “Distant Relatives”

Nico The Beast “The Beast Within”

Nocando “Jimmy The Lock”

Nottz & Asher Roth “Rawth EP”

Othello & DJ Vajra “The Required Taste”

P.U.D.G.E. “Pudgesnacks Vol. 2: I Didn’t Know!!!…U Rap?”

Panacea “12 Step Program”

Planet Asia & Gold Chain Military “Chain Of Command”

Q-Unique “Between Heaven & Hell”

Rapsody “Return Of The B-Girl”

Ras Kass & Rhettmatic “A.D.I.D.A.S”

Raze “Living In Technicolor”

Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & DJ Hi-Tek) “Revolutions Per Minute”

Rick Ross “Teflon Don”

Roc C “Scapegoat”

Rocky Rivera “Rocky Rivera LP”

Ron Contour & Factor “Saffron”

Ruste Juxx & Endemic “Adamantine”

Sci Fi Stu “From The Heaviest Heart To The Coldest Soul”

Shawn Jackson “Brand New Old Me”

Signif “The Transition”

Ski Beatz “24 Hour Karate School”

SmooVth “Little Boy Blue”

Snowgoons “Kraftwerk”

Sponatola “Spon 2: Beat Fanatic Classics”

ST/MiC “Sleeping”

Street Justice “Go H.A.A.M”

Strong Arm Steady & Madlib “In Search Of Stoney Jackson”**

Super Chron Flight Brothers “Cape Verde”

Tiff The Gift “Cool Calm Chill”

TRUTHLiVE & Jake One “Patience”

Ty “Special Kind Of Fool”

Tyler The Creator “Bastard”

U-N-I & Ro Blvd “A Love Supreme  2.0″

The Unseen “The Idea”

V.S. “The Lightning Campaign”


Virtuoso “The Final Conflict”

Vinnie Paz “Season Of The Assassin”

Zumbi & The ARE present “The Burnerz”

*2009 album but wasn’t distributed stateside until 2010

** Was released online/digitally in 2009 but not physically until 2010

Next Up: Dart presents A Gang Of Lists That Only I Give A Fuck About… Part Two (Top 100 Instrumental LP’s & Beat Tapes Of 2010)


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