If you think of today's hip-hop as akin to California wildfires, the woods are no drier than they were 10 years ago. It's just that more people now have matches. With so many new rappers picking up the mic, separating the steak from the sizzle can be a migraine-inducing process. Despite the bevy of so-called future rap stars, only a handful of them never manage to make it to their first album (sorry, Saigon). Keep in mind that buzz, talent and industry appeal were taken into consideration for this list. That said, I present to you: 10 hip-hop acts to watch in 2009.
|Gemstones||Mickey Factz||Charles Hamilton||Blu|
|Kid Sister||Pacific Division||Jay Electronica||Kid Cudi|
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