Producer: Jonnie "Most" Davis
Album: Santogold

Santi's dazzling debut album was packed with hits, but none better captured her radical commitment to artistic integrity in 3 and a half minutes of edgy, atmospheric rock and roll. "You're my enemy you fast talker," declared the former member of the Bad-Brains-affiliated Philly-based punk band Stiffed, and she sounded like she meant it.

Her eventual embrace by hip-hop moguls and auto advertisers alike did nothing to diminish her due respect—like she says in the chorus "I can say I hope it will be worth what I give up. If I could stand up mean for the things that I believe."