Don’t front, you know the deal. When it's all said and done, and the books are closed, 2009 is gonna go down as the year that rap got straight SILLY. If you haven’t noticed by now, it’s pretty obvious that in a year marked by a recession, motherfuckers need to laugh to hold back the tears. So to commemorate the trend, I’ve put together a list of 10 MCs known to get retarded on the mic for our listening pleasure. Question is who dumbed out the most in ’09? Ya’ll be the judge, in the meantime, here are the nominees.

Soulja Boy – While he might be working with everyone from Kanye to Rihanna to Snoop, it doesn’t hide the fact that the kid’s barely out of diapers. So you know where his head’s at. SB doesn’t only get silly, he writes songs and makes up dances about it…and more importantly they’re hits.

Lil Wayne – I crowned Weezy a silly genius at the end of ‘09, due to his limitless low-brow punch lines on No Ceilings. Let’s face it, the man appeals to the third grader in all of us with lines like “my bullets mean business, they should wear a tie and shit." According to “Watch My Shoes,” Wayne’s “Sillier than Vic said/Soulja boy and A-rab.”

Gucci Mane –Guch has an iced out Odie charm hangin from his chain, his watch looks ignorant and his pockets are so fat, "they kinda look silly," but he still managed to get more checks than Czechoslovakia this year. Yup. BRRR!

50 Cent – Mr. Aggressive Content donned a wig and a fur coat this year and created one of the best alter egos since Tyrone Bigguns. That’s right, Pimpin Curly is one funny bastard. Pay homage, respect.

Rick Ross – Officer Ricky might have dropped one of the illest album of the year, but I’m sorry, that whole C.O. fiasco was just plain 'ole silly. SMH

Eminem – Remember this...

Nicki Minaj – She spits like a robot and makes faces like she’s possessed. To top it all off, she’s got almost as many testical references as her boss Weezy has about poop. As-bes-tos.

OJ Da Juiceman- AYE! Read this

Wacka Flacka Flame – You can tell a lot by a man’s rap name.

Shawty Lo – It’s all about this performance right here. Doesn’t get much better than that.

So who takes the cake. Cast your vote in the comments section.—Jesse Gissen