80 | Wu-Tang Clan - "Protect Ya Neck" | Download |
Unbeknownst to many, the Wu has been making body threats since 92. You best get that heady bobbin', fool.
79 | Cypress Hill - "How I Could Just Kill A Man" | Download |
Admittedly insane-in-the-membrane rappers swap ideas on how to improve world peace.
78 | The Game - "Dreams" | Listen|
Game at his most imaginative. Kanye in top form. A hip-hop anthem is born.
77 | Big Pun - "Still Not A Player" | Download|
The original version, "I'm Not a Player," reached No. 57 on Billboard. Pun tried again with the Joe-assisted remix "Still Not a Player" and soared to No. 24, making it the most successful public clarification in chart history.
76 | LL Cool J - "Mama Said Knock You Out" | Download|
A lot of guys probably saw a muscular L.L. at the punching bag and decided they were long overdue in starting their own exercise programs. It was also the proverbial walk-to-the-ring song for professional boxers in the '90s.
75 | Biz Markie - "Nobody Beats The Biz" | Download|
A stunningly amusing song by the Clown Prince of Hip-Hop.
74 | Nas - "New York State of Mind" | Download|
What "Empire State of Mind" wants to be when it grows up.
73 | Fabolous - "Breathe" | Download|
One of the most impressive MCs of the 2000s cemented his arrival with this Just Blaze epic.
71 | Big L - "Ebonics" | Download|
Big L schools the world on urban lingo. I wonder how many inner-city cops were forced listen to "Ebonics" as part of their orientation.