Top 100 Songs Of The Last 12 Months


When there is a lack of complete albums, there automatically is a dearth in album cuts. You know, those inspiring and moving songs that jam despite not having a video on TV or a even budget YouTube clip. Here are 100 of the best non-singles in the last 12 months...Join the Ill Community and tell us what YOU think are the top joints not on the radio or television.

1. 50 Cent “Man Down” Curtis

2. 50 Cent f/ Mary J Blige "All Of Me" Curtis

3. 8-Ball & MJG “Ridin High”

4. 9th Wonder “What Makes a Man” Dream Merchant Vol. 2

5. Alchemist f/ Nina Sky & Prodigy "Key To the City"

6. B.G. f/ Gar "2 Step"

7. Beanie Sigel f/ Styles P “You Aint Ready For Me” The Solution

8. Bishop Lamont f/ Prime & Indef "First They Love You"

9. Cam'ron “Cha Ching Cha Ching" Public Enemy #1

10. Camp Lo “Pushahoe” Black Hollywood

11. Common “Start The Show” Finding Forever

12. Common “U, Black Maybe” Finding Forever

13. Common f/ D Angelo "So Far To Go" Finding Forever

14.Common f/ Kanye West "Southside" Finding Forever

15. Consequence “Da Job Song” Don’t Quit Your Day Job

16. CRS (Lupe Fiasco, Pharrell, Kanye West) “Us Placers”

17. Cunninlynguists f/ Devin the Dude "Wonderful"

18. Cuntri Boi f/ Rick Ross, Slim Thug “I’m A Boss”

19. Dilated Peoples f/ Alchemist "Spit It Clearly"

20. DJ Drama “Cannon Remix” Gangsta Grillz: The Album

21. DJ Drama f/ Outkast & Marsha Ambrosius "The Art Of Story Telling Pt. 4" Gangsta Grillz: The Album

22. DJ Jazzy Jeff F/ Method Man "Hold It Down" The Return of the Magnificent

23. DJ Jazzy Jeff f/ J-Live “Practice” The Return of the Magnificent

24. Evidence "Down In New York City"

25. Freeway "It's Over" Free At Last

26. Freeway "Walk with Me" Free At Last

27. Galactic / Mf. Lif “…And I’m Out” From The Corner to the Block

28. The Game & Lil Wayne “Lyrical Homicide”

29. Ghostface Killah “Block Rock”

30. Ghostface Killah “Yolanda's House” The Big Doe Rehab

31. Ghostface Killah f/ Gym Class Heroes & Tyga "Clothes Off Remix" The Big Doe Rehab

32. Ghostface Killah f/ Raekwon, Sun God, Trife Da God, Method Man & Cappadonna “Paisley Darts” The Big Doe Rehab

33. Gorilla Zoe f/ Jody Breeze, JC “Count On Me”

34. Hi-Tek f/ Riz, Kurupt & Dion “Back On the Grind” Hi-Teknology 3

35. Hurricane Chris “Players Rock” 51/50Ratchet

36. J Dilla “Wild” Ruff Draft EP Re-Issue

37. Jay-Z "Fallin'" American Gangster

38. Jay-Z "No Hook" American Gangster

39. Jay-Z "Say Hello" American Gangster

40. Jay-Z “Pray” American Gangster

41. Jay-Z “Success” American Gangster

42. Jim Jones “Harlem Gangster Intro” Harlem's American Gangster Mixtape

43. Joe Budden "All of Me" Mood Muzik 3

44. Joe Budden & Redman “New Jersey Drive”

45. Kanye West “Big Brother”

46. Kanye West "Champion" Graduation

47. Kanye West "I Wonder" Graduation

48. Kanye West “Drunk And Hot Girls” Graduation

49. Kidz in the Hall “Clothes Hoes & Liquor”

50. KRS-One & Marley Marl “Kill A Rapper” Hip-Hop Lives

51. Lil Wayne “Gossip”

52. Lil Wayne "La La La"

53. Little Brother “Can’t Win For Losing” Getback

54. Ludacris "I Get Money Freestyle”

55. Lupe Fiasco "Streets On Fire" Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool

56. Lupe Fiasco “Go Go Gadget Flow” Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool

57. Lupe Fiasco “Gold Watch" The Cool

58. Marco Polo f/ Roc Marciano “Lay It Down” Port Authority

59. N.O.R.E. “Cocaine Cowboys” Noreality

60. N.O.R.E. “Throw Em Under The Bus” Noreality

61. Nas, Rakim, Kanye West, KRS One “Classic”

62. Percee P “Legendary Lyricist” Perserverance

63. Pete Rock f/ Jim Jones “We Roll”

64. Pharoah Monche “Trilogy” Desire

65. Polyrhythm Addicts “The Purist” Break Glass

66. Prodigy “Nickel & A Nail” Return of the Mac

67. Public Enemy “Harder Than You Think”

68. Redman “Freestyle Freestyle” Red Gone Wild

69. Redman “Gimme One” Red Gone Wild

70. Rich Boy "Let's Get This Paper"

71. Royce Da 5'9" "Mistah Fab Diss"

72. Royce Da 5'9" “The Return Of Malcolm” Independent's Day

73. Saigon f/ Tre Williams "What A Life"

74. Sean Price “6 Dollar Man” Master P Mixtape

75. Scarface f/ T.I., Lil Wayne, U.T.P. “Big Dogg Status”

76. Ski Beatz f/ Camp Lo “Ticket For 2”

77. Spider Loc f/ 50 Cent "California"

78. Styles of Beyond “Hard”

79. Styles P “Green Piece Of Paper” Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman)

80. Styles P “Cause I’m Black” Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman)

81. Super Chron Flight Brothers f/ Trife Da God “Guy Fawkes” Emergency Powers

82. Swizz Beatz “Top Down” One Man Band Man

83. T.I. “Raw” T.I. Vs T.I.P.

84. Talib Kweli f/ UGK “Country Cousins” Ear Drum

85. Talib Kweli /Madlib “Happy Home” Liberation

86. Talib Kweli “Say Something” Ear Drum

87. Talib Kweli f/ Norah Jones "Soon the New Day" Ear Drum

88. Termanology “50 Bodies”

89. Timbaland f/ Keri Hilson & Sebastian 

90. Timbaland f/ The Hives "Throw It On Me" Shock Value

91. Tru Life “The Dips Is Over”

92. UGK “Trill N****s Dont Die” Underground Kingz

93. UGK f/ Talib Kweli & Raheem Devaughn "Real Women" Underground Kingz

94. UGK "Swishas and Dosha" Underground Kingz

95. USDA “Corporate Thuggin”

96. WC “West Coast Voodoo” Guilty By Affiliation

97. Wu-Tang Clan "Stick Me 4 My Riches" 8 Diagrams

98. Wu-Tang Clan “Watch Ur Mouf” 8 Diagrams

99. Wu-Tang Clan "Wolves" 8 Diagrams

100. Young Buck f/ Chester Bennington “Slow Ya Roll” Buck The World