Thursday, December 31, 2009

Notherground Makes Honor Roll (UPDATE)

As the final hours of '09 tick away, it's nice to know that Notherground's hard work hasn't gone unnoticed. Yesterday, we announced that Outasight and The Kid Daytona had made the Top 10 Most Underrated list for the year, today, the love keeps spreading.

UPDATE: 6th Sense and Outasight are 2 Dope Boyz
You might've heard of a little site run by these dudes Shake and Meka, it's pretty ill, it's called 2DopeBoyz. You should check it out. If you do, you might see that BOTH of Outasight's mixtapes from '09 made the Top Mixtapes lists,  the Outasight & D/Will collaboration The OutaWill Sessions got an honorable mention for Top EP of the year, and a handful of his tracks were chosen for the Top Songs category.  6th Sense gets nods for Emilio Rojas's tape and The New Classics among others. Get the full list here.

6th is 9th:
Pure Hip-Hop took a comprehensive look back at the year that was and picked out their top albums, mixtapes, artists, producers, and newcomers. They also put together a list of the top Ten Producers to Watch in 2010... Coming in at #9, none other than Notherground CEO 6th Sense (our homie Apple Juice Kid slipped in at the 10 spot, too). Read the full article here. 

Outasight, Not Out of Mind
One of the most prolific bloggers around and a man I have a lot of respect for, Dart Adams (of Poisonous Paragraphs and Bloggerhouse) finalized his list of the Top 50 Hip-Hop Albums, EP's & Mixtapes of 2009. Alongside projects by Cunninlynguists, KRS-One, Blue Scholars, Meth & Red, and People Under the Stairs, you can find Outasight's Further in the "Next 150" sectionSee the full list here.

Daytona, 6th Sense Make Top 10 Free Album Lists
Kevin Nottingham has put up a handful to "Top Lists" today, and among them, the Top 10 Free Albums of 2009.  The Kid Daytona got an honorable mention for Come Fly with Me, and 6th Sense gets credit for his work on Mag's album and Donny Goines's The Breakfast Club. Read it here. 

6th Sense: Mixtape Don? 
According to another KN list, 6th Sense has done production for some of the best mixtape projects of the year. Check out their "Top 10 Mixtapes: 2009" list: Emilio Rojas's The Natural goes home with the #1, and the Peter, Bjorn & John remix project Re-Living Thing, the De La Soul tribute Le Da Soul, and Buff1's It's a 1derful Life all earned Top 10 spots or honorable mention. Check the full article here

Thank you to all of the bloggers, artists, dj's and, most of all, fans that have shown us so much support this year. We promise we'll keep working just as hard in 2010.

One Love,

Mike Rosen

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