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Posted by: Dave on January 14, 2009 at 6:00 am

DevintheDudeLandingGearExcept for the songs that made my Top 20 Songs of 2008 and the representative tracks from my Top 20 Albums of 2008, these are the rest of the best indie and indie-minded hip hop tracks of 2008 (part one of two). To be eligible, a song needed to be included on an album released in the United States between December 1, 2007 and November 30, 2008.

1. Devin the Dude “Me, You” Landing Gear (Razor & Tie)

2. The Roots featuring Porn and Dice Raw “I Will Not Apologize” Rising Down (Def Jam)

3. Kardinal Offishall “Ill Eagle Alien” Not 4 Sale (Kon Live/Geffen)

4. Lupe Fiasco “Streets On Fire” The Cool (Atlantic)

5. Lupe Fiasco “Paris, Tokyo” The Cool (Atlantic)

6. Q-Tip “Gettin’ Up” The Renaissance (Universal Motown)

7. Q-Tip “Johhny Is Dead” The Renaissance (Universal Motown)

8. Blue Sky Black Death featuring Jean Grae “Shadows Forever” Jean Grae: The Evil Genius (Babygrande)

9. Blue Sky Black Death featuring Jean Grae “Even On Your Best Day” Jean Grae: The Evil Genius (Babygrande)

10. Wu-Tang Clan featuring George Clinton “Wolves” 8 Diagrams (Universal Motown)

11. The Roots featuring Dice Raw & Peedi Peedi “Get Busy” Rising Down (Def Jam)

12. Lupe Fiasco featuring Bishop G and Nikki Jean “Little Weapon” The Cool (Atlantic)

13. Dizzee Rascal “Bubbles” Maths & English (Definitive Jux)

14. Kardinal Offishall “Going In” Not 4 Sale (Kon Live/Geffen)

15. Blue Sky Black Death featuring Jean Grae and Blacastan “Ahead of the Game” Jean Grae: The Evil Genius (Babygrande)

16. Blue Sky Black Death featuring Jean Grae “Strikes” Jean Grae: The Evil Genius (Babygrande)

17. Vordul Mega “Stay Conscious” Megagraphitti (Nature Sounds)

18. Prodigy “Veterans Memorial Pt. 2” H.N.I.C. Part 2 (AAO Music)

19. The Roots featuring Mos Def & Styles P “Rising Down” Rising Down (Def Jam)

20. Lil Wayne “Dr. Carter” Tha Carter III (Cash Money/Universal Motown)

21. Living Legends “The Gathering” The Gathering (Legendary)

22. The Mighty Underdogs featuring Lyrics Born “Ill Vacation” Droppin’ Science Fiction (Definitive Jux)

23. The Knux “Cappucino” Remind Me in 3 Days… (Interscope)



One Response to “Indie and Indie-Minded Hip Hop of 2008 Vol. 1”

  1. Lorenzo Page Says:

    Wayne aint no real blood

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