The recently released Rawkus Records Best Of Decade I, 1995-2005 had us unleashing brilliant music writer quips like "Mos Def is on here more than Robbie Robertson was in The Last Waltz." Quippy, we know, but the relatively uninspired selection led us to brainstorm what 14 cuts we would have chosen from the label's catalog had we been given the task. We weren't, but we'll share our imaginary tracklist anyway. Use your own indie hip-hop DIY spirit to make this mix a reality.
Pharoahe Monch “Simon Says”
Thirstin Howl III “Brooklyn Hard Rock”
Indelible MCs “Fire In Which You Burn”
Mos Def “Universal Magnetic”
High & Mighty “B-Boy Document”
Brick City Kids “Brick City Kids”
Reflection Eternal “Fortified Live”
Shabaam Sahdeeq "Five Star Generals”
Kool G Rap “My Life (remix)”
Black Star “Definition”
Sir Menelik “Space Cadillac"
Company Flow “Patriotism"