A decade ago, Rhymesayers Entertainment was known as a pivotal part of a thriving underground indie-rap movement. In 2011, Rhymesayers has become a viable movement in-and-of itself. They’ve amassed a fanbase loyal enough to help flagship act Atmosphere’s latest release, The Family Sign, tally impressive first week sales of 28,000 copies. It's now been 15 years since the label put out its first release, so Complex has compiled our list of what we feel is Rhymesayers' best songs. We were fortunate enough to be joined by Slug of Atmosphere, who shared his memories and thoughts on our selections. So come celebrate an indie rap dynasty as we count down The Best 25 Rhymesayers Songs.

As told to Chaz Kangas (@chazraps)