Label: Radio Killa/Def Jam
Key Track: "Rockin' That Shit"

The new master of R&B proved that his shockingly good 2007 debut wasn't a fluke with this even-better follow-up. With an endlessly inventive supply of quirky electro beats from Tricky Stewart and LOS Da Maestro, Dream shines like a young Atlanta R. Kelly with an inferiority complex. We mean that as a compliment.

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
LVM features a song about having sex while listening to R. Kelly called "Kelly's 12 Play." R. Kelly remixed it and confessed he still does it to his old music too.