Bike For Three!'s debut album, More Heart Than Brains, was probably my favorite hip-hop album of 2009. Buck 65 returned to form and JoŽlle's beats were fantastic. If you didn't give it a listen yet, you should. Even non-hiphop fans would love this album.
Also this is one of my favorite Edan track. A modern day old school song like you've never heard before.
And I got to give props Giant Panda. A group from the Bay Area(a hotbed for all things hip-hop), that often switches back and forth from Enlighs to Japanese lyrics.