2009 Year In Review: Best Producers

Like the best albums category, there's much to consider when appointing the best of the best when it comes to the beats. Still, there is one thing we know for certain, a lot of producers stood out in major ways this year. Whether it was the potency of Just Blaze to the melodious J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League to the gritty NY beats on Rae's OBFCL II, it was all offered in 2009.

We felt like we got a wealth of audio and more as these urban maestros cranked out song after song for the Hip-Hop elite. Still, no new megastars emerged in 2009 like in the past with acts like Kanye,Pete Rock, Timbaland and Preemo. They are well on their way though.

This list is long, but we didn't want to miss anybody and we still probably missed somebody deserving of this list. So, we're asking for the help of the AllHipHop Community and the Ill Community to help with anybody that we may have forgotten.

Best Producers of 2009:


(Asher Roth, Slaughterhouse, M.O.P., Skyzoo, Rakim, Snoop Dogg)

Drew Correa

(Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane)

J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League

(Rick Ross, Fabolous)

Swizz Beatz

(Jay-Z, Chris Brown)

Just Blaze

(Jay Electronica)Drumma Boy

(Birdman, Drake, Lil Wayne,Gorilla Zoe), Plies, Rick Ross, Triple C's, Gangsta Boo)

The Runners

(Usher, DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Gucci Mane, Wyclef Jean, T-Pain, Mary J. Blige)


(J-Dilla)DJ Khalil

(Drake, Obie Trice, Bishop Lamont, Clipse, DJ Drama, Fabolous)


(Slaughterhouse, Joe Budden, Fabolous, Royce Da 5' 9")

Only Built For Cuban Linx 2 Team of Producers

(Raekwon, The Alchemist, RZA, Necro, Allah Mathematics, Marley Marl, Mark Batson, Pete Rock, Erick Sermon, Scram Jones, Allah Justice and others.)