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End of Year – Top 10 Albums of 2009

December 31, 2009 by


It is finally here, December 31st, marking the end of 2009 and more importantly, brining the final post of the year – Top 10 Albums.  The making of this list was not as smooth as the previous ones but I think we have made a nice looking Top 10.  Remember that these albums are not […]

End of the Year – Top 10 Mixtapes of 2009

December 30, 2009 by


As stated earlier, there were hundreds and hundreds of mixtapes this year, not to mention hundreds are definitely worth listening to.  Even still, we have narrowed it down to our 10 favorite of the year but for any we missed, make sure we hear about it! Hit the jump for the list, description and download […]

End of Year – Who Had The Best 2009?

December 29, 2009 by


Did you have a good year? I feel like I did, but I can’t really compete with the following 10 people. We thought it would be fun to make a list of who we felt had the best 2009.  This type of list is different than your average Top 10 because talent, skill and finished […]

End of Year Forecast

December 24, 2009 by


As the end of 2009 approaches, we at Da What have decided to take a look back at the year from a hip hop perspective.  On December 29th, 30th and 31st we will be posting our lists of who we feel had the best year, our top 10 mixtapes and the top 10 hip hop […]

Lupe Fiasco vs. KRS-One Battle Rap

December 23, 2009 by


Well, almost… Lupe and KRS have teamed up with Nike and the MVPuppets (whom I love) for some new commercials.  Blitzen   (Lupe) calls out Santa (KRS) who responds with a verse.  All ends with a match up on the court.  Up above is Lupe’s first and down below are the other two. Happy Holidays! […]


December 21, 2009 by


UPDATE: link to Volume 4 is in the comment section. New Jersey’s Illmind has been blessing both the underground and the mainstream with his beats for years now. He’s been putting together his work from both sides of the hip hop game into the Blaps, Rhymes & Life mixtapes, the 4th of which is going […]

Nobody Famous – “Order Up Vol. 3: Chicken and Waffles” FOR FREE

December 17, 2009 by


This cd dropped a few months ago but Nobody Famous has decided to release it for free as an end of the year/holiday thing.  I bought my copy way back in July, but this is the perfect opportunity for any of you who have missed out.  Hit the jump for download AND online streaming link […]

Da Be@t Detective: Mysterious Vibes edition

December 12, 2009 by


In this edition I’m going to highlight and discuss one of my favorite samples of all time. “Mysterious Vibes” by The Blackbyrds(1977) is one of the smoothest tracks I’ve ever heard and it plays out perfectly as a sample. The first time I heard the sample was on the track “Still Lookin” by Dom Kennedy(2008) […]

Tragedy Tha Beast Studio Footage

December 12, 2009 by


A couple days ago, I posted a mixtape from Tragedy Tha Beast and mentioned how much I like it.  If you haven’t downloaded it yet, make sure to do that RIGHT NOW! Anyway though, I have come across this video with behind the scenes footage of Trag in the studio recording for Music of the […]

Leaders of the New Cool

December 11, 2009 by


I dunno, I kind of feel like the name says it all on this one. This is my favorite mixtape I’ve heard in a while. It’s gotta be like half of these artists that we’ve already featured on Da Wh@t (note the Top 10 to Watch For appearances) but they do so well all together. […]