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Posted by: Dave on January 14, 2008 at 8:00 am

LifesavasGutterflyExcept for the songs that made my Top 20 songs of 2007 and the representative tracks from my Top 20 Albums of 2007, these are the rest of the best indie and indie-minded hip hop tracks of 2007. To be eligible, a song needed to be included on an album released in the United States between December 1, 2006 and November 30, 2007.

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1. Lifesavas “Gutterfly” Gutterfly (Quannum)

2. Devin the Dude “I Hope I Don’t Get Sick-A-This” Waitin’ To Inhale (Rap-A-Lot)

3. El-P “Up All Night” I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead (Definitive Jux)

4. Talib Kweli “Hostile Gospel Pt. 1 (Deliver Us)” Ear Drum (Blacksmith Music/Warner Brothers)

5. RZA featuring Jay Love “Insomnia” Afro Samurai: The Soundtrack (Koch)

6. Common “The Game” Finding Forever (Geffen)

7. Saul Williams “Tr(n)igger” The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust (The Fader)*

8. Grayskul featuring Slug & Aesop Rock “The Office” Bloody Radio (Rhymesayers)

9. Buck 65 “1957” Situation (Strange Famous)

10. Lifesavas “The Warning” Gutterfly (Quannum)

11. Tim Fite “Over the Counter Culture” Over the Counter Culture (Anti-)*

12. Wiley “Gangsters” Playtime Is Over (Big Dada)

13. Pharoahe Monch “Desire” Desire (SRC/Universal Motown)

14. Marco Polo featuring Kardinall Offishall “War” Port Authority (Red Urban)

15. Grayskul “Scarecrow” Bloody Radio (Rhymesayers)

16. Common “The People” Finding Forever (Geffen)

17. Blue Sky Black Death featuring Ill Bill and Sabac Red “Project Prophecy” Hell Razah (Babygrande)

18. Styles P featuring Talib Kweli “Testify” Time Is Money (Ruff Ryders/Interscope)

19. El-P “The Overly Dramatic Truth” I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead (Definitive Jux)

20. Brother Ali “Letter From the Government” The Undisputed Truth (Rhymesayers Entertainment)

21. Aesop Rock “Five Fingers” None Shall Pass (Definitive Jux)

22. Wiley “Getalong Gang” Playtime Is Over (Big Dada)

23. M.I.A. “Paper Planes” Kala (XL)

24. K-Os “Electrik Heat – The Seekwill” Atlantis – Hymns For Disco (Virgin)

25. Tim Fite “In Your Hair” Over the Counter Culture (Anti-)*

26. Sharkey & C-Rayz Walz “Might She Shoot” Monster Maker (Babygrande)

27. Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones “Soon the New Day” Ear Drum (Blacksmith Music/Warner Brothers)

28. Black Milk featuring Guilty Simpson “Sound the Alarm” Popular Demand (Fatbeats)

* Song not available on iTunes



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