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Posted by: Dave on January 27, 2005 at 8:50 pm

Except for the songs that made my Top 20 songs of 2004 and the representative tracks from my Top 20 Albums of 2004, these are the rest of the best indie and indie-minded hip hop tracks of 2004, volume one. To be eligible, a song needed to be included on an album released in the United States between December 1, 2003 and November 30, 2004.

1. Dead Prez “Hell Yeah (Pimp the System)” RBG: Revolutionary
But Gangsta
(Sony)

2. Beastie Boys “Right Right Now NowiconTo the 5 Boroughs (Capitol)
3. Handsome Boy Modeling School featuring Dres from Black Sheep “First…And TheniconWhite People (Atlantic/Elektra)
4. K-Os “B-Boy StanceiconJoyful Rebellion (Astralwerks)
5. Beans “Diamond Halo Grenade” Shock City Maverick (Warp)
6. Dizzee Rascal “LearniconShowtime (XL)
7. Automato “The SingleiconAutomato (Coup De Grace)
8. Beastie Boys “An Open Letter to NYCiconTo the 5 Boroughs (Capitol)
9. Dead Prez “Walk Like a WarrioriconRBG: Revolutionary
But Gangsta
(Sony)
10. Wiley “Treddin’ On Thin IceiconTreddin’ On Thin Ice (XL)
11. Masta Killa “No Said DateiconNo Said Date (Nature Sounds)
12. Kool Keith & Kutmasta Kurt “Serve ‘Em a Sentenceicon
Diesel Truckers (DMAFT)
13. Talib Kweli “Broken GlassiconThe Beautiful Struggle (Rawkus)
14. Ghostface “BiscuitsiconThe Pretty Toney Album (Def Jam)
15. Dead Prez “Radio FreqiconRBG: Revolutionary But Gangsta (Sony)
16. The Roots “Don’t Say Nuthin’iconThe Tipping Point (Geffen)
17. Wiley “The GameiconTreddin’ On Thin Ice (XL)
18. Dizzee Rascal “Get ByiconShowtime (XL)
19. Jean Grae “Going CrazyiconThis Week (Babygrande)
20. Beastie Boys “Time to BuildiconTo the 5 Boroughs (Capitol)
21. Tony Touch featuring Raekwon, Method Man & U-God “Rock SteadyiconThe Piece Maker 2 (Koch)
22. Kool Keith & Kutmasta Kurt “Can I Buy You a Drink?iconDiesel Truckers (DMAFT)



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