Febuary had the Grammys recap as it was on the last night of January. It had Jay-Z winning a few awards and Eminem with a couple. The performance of the night was "Forever" & "Drop The World" which has Lil Wayne and Eminem starting off with there song together and Drake came out after to do Forever with them. But Kanye West was not there to perform it and Travis Barker was playing the drums for it. With YoungMoney artist Lil Wayne putting his album out called "Rebirth" which had more rock to it than hip-hop some said. After leaving Aftermath a few years ago Game rejoined Dr Dre label.
March had Lil Wayne start his prison sentence which was thought to be a year long. Which had the artist filmed 30 Music Videos before he went to jail. It was the oppoiste for T.I he left jailed and started to record and work on his seventh album. Lloyd Banks put on his twitter his next album would be called "Hunger For More 2". Luda had an album out for the females called "Battle Of The Sexes". Other notable albuns were from Snoop Dogg , Method Man Ghostface Raekwon, DMX, Tech N9ne.
April had the first hip-hop artist to have a number one in the Hot 100 charts which was from B.o.B "Nothin On You". Dr Dre said in an interview Jay-Z was going to feature on "Detox" first single. Guru from Gangstarr died at the age of 47. Weezy album "Rebirth" went gold. Eminem put on his twitter there no "Relapse 2" as he changed the name to "Recovery" and set a June release date. A mixtape from Wiz Khalifa came out and B.o.B debut album called "B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray " came out.
May had B.o.B debut album went top on Billboard 200 chart. Eminem single "Not Afraid" debut at number one and Young Money album went gold. Long waited album "Distant Relatives" from Nas and Damian Marley came out and Common had a greatest hits album in May. Gucci Mane was released out of Prison.
June was the month were Eminem album "Recovery" debut at number one. Luda single "My Chick Bad" and Lil Wayne's "Drop The World" both went platinum. Drake has his debut album out in June called "Thank Me Later" which sold 449,000 copies. Drake's debut album Thank Me Later sold about 449,000 copies in its first week giving it a #1 debut on the Billboard 200.
July this was the month were rumors of Kanye West new album tracklist hit the internet which was a fake copy. Eminem album went past a million copies sold in the second week and his second single "Love The Way You Life" which featured Rihanna hit number one in the charts. Rick Ross and Big Boi had the biggest albums to come out this month. Also "Pilot Talk" came out from hip-hop artist Curren$y.
August had had Kanye West and Nicki Minaj name were albums titles which were "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" and "Pink Friday". Both music videos for Kanye West song "Power" and Eminem song "Love The Way You Lie" came out on the same day. Drake hosted Ovo Festival were it had VIP list of artists the likes of Jay-Z, Eminem, Rick Ross etc. This year hip-hop cash kings 2010 came out which had a order of this Jay-Z, Diddy, Akon, Lil Wayne, Dr Dre. Eminem album Recovery had 2 million copies sold now.
September had the music video for "No Love" and Young Buck album "The Rehab" came out early in the month. Black Milk put out an album called "Album Of The Year". Weezy had an album coming out called "I Am Not a Human Being" and featured alot of Young Money artists. The Eminem and Jay-Z shows were this month and it was called The Home and Home Tour.
October was the month were not much happened T.I changed the name of his album to "No Mercy". And he was sentenced to 11 months in prison. Diggy Simmons second mixtape called Airborne came out. Lloyd Banks album artwork came out and BET hip-hop awards wasd in this month and it had the years Cyphers. One of the hottest albums of the year came out from GOOD Music artist KiD CuDi called ""MOTM2: The Legend Of Mr. Rager". Songs off Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Lloyd Banks albums started to leak on the internet.
November had Lil Wayne release from prison and Dr Dre first single of Detox called "Kush" which featured Akon and Snoop Dogg. Around 22/23 of the month albums from Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Lloyd Banks all came out and got postive reviews. The late rapper Big L had an album out of his music which no one has heard before. Slaughterhouse member Joe Budden put out a mixtape which was succesful.
December had T.I and Redman with albums out in the first week of the month. Wiz Khalifa hit "Black and Yellow" went gold and DMX was sentenced to a year in prison. Last week Ghostface Killah has an album out. Also many mixtapes came out this month from the likes of B.o.B , Diggy Simmons, Rick Ross.