Norah Jones continues her streak of brilliant hip-hop collaborations ("Soon A New Day" with Talib Kweli and "Take Off Your Cool" with Andre 3000?) with this silky smooth funk-jazz banger.
39. Saigon - "Believe It" (feat. Red 5)
38. Joell Ortiz - "Memories"
Former Dr. Dre signee Joel Ortiz recalls his fondest hip-hop memories over Salaam Remi's sample-heavy production. [Video]
37. Joe Budden - "Who"
On this 15-minute tirade (released in 3 separate installments), Joe Budden brilliantly dissects hip-hop's ups and downs with the stark honesty of an artist who's seen both ends of the spectra.
Two of the hardest MCs ever + One of hip-hop's greatest sound architects = 4 minutes of bliss.
"Letter to the King" is the most compelling track on Game's L.A.X. Game pays homage to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other leaders of the Civil Rights movement, with Nas riding shotgun.
33. Pacific Division - "Taste"
Set to jubilant keys and pillowey synths, Pac Div's "Taste" is an intoxicating neck-snapper. [Video]