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Posted by: Dave on January 14, 2009 at 5:59 am

WuTang8DiagramsExcept 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 (volume two 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. Wu-Tang Clan “Get Them Out Ya Way Pa” 8 Diagrams (Universal Motown)

2. RZA as Bobby Digital featuring Monk “Try Ya Ya Ya” Digi Snacks (Koch)

3. Nas “Untitled” [Untitled] (Def Jam)

4. Lupe Fiasco “The Coolest” The Cool (Atlantic)

5. Q-Tip “Official” The Renaissance (Universal Motown)

6. Q-Tip “Won’t Trade” The Renaissance (Universal Motown)

7. The Mighty Underdogs featuring Mr. Lif and Akrobatik “Escape” Droppin’ Science Fiction (Definitive Jux)

8. Dizzee Rascal featuring Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys “Temptation” Maths & English (Definitive Jux)

9. Lil Wayne “Phone Home” Tha Carter III (Cash Money/Universal Motown)

10. Prodigy “P Keep Spittin'” Product of the ‘80s (Dirt Class)

11. Prodigy “The Life” H.N.I.C. Part 2 (AAO Music)

12. Wu-Tang Clan “Rushing Elephants” 8 Diagrams (Universal Motown)

13. Wu-Tang Clan “Take It Back” 8 Diagrams (Universal Motown)

14. RZA as Bobby Digital featuring Dexter Wiggles “Booby Trap” Digi Snacks (Koch)

15. GZA “Alphabets” Pro Tools (Babygrande)

16. Killah Priest “I Am” Behind the Stained Glass (Traffic Entertainment/Good Hands)

17. Junclassic “Tiger Music” Overqualified (Classified)

18. Del the Funky Homosapien “Naked Funk” Eleventh Hour (Definitive Jux)

19. Lupe Fiasco featuring Nikki Jean “Hip Hop Saved My Life” The Cool (Atlantic)

20. The Mighty Underdogs “Want You Back” Droppin’ Science Fiction (Definitive Jux)

21. The Mighty Underdogs “Aye” Droppin’ Science Fiction (Definitive Jux)

22. The Knux “Life In A Cage (Electric)” Remind Me in 3 Days… (Interscope)

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



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