60 | Big Daddy Kane - "Raw" | Download|
Kane in his prime was a brute force unparalleled by none.
58 | Eminem - Mosh | Download|
Eminem's shift to political consciousness gave him a new sandbox to play with. It also led to this huge smash in the midst of a controversial election.
57 | DJ Quik - "Tonite" | Download|
Pure proof of why Quik is one of the illest hip-hop producers of all time.
56 | Black Moon - "Who Got da Props" | Download|
This one crawls into your head like the slug from The Matrix and vows to remain there.
55 | Naughty By Nature - "OPP" | Download|
Show of hands if you thought the "P" stood for "property."
54 | Nas - One Mic | Download|
"One Mic" builds up gradually and explodes into a torrent of explosive rhymes. One of Nas' finest moments.
53 | A Tribe Called Quest - "Electric Relaxation" | Download|
A Crisco-slick gem from Tribe's masterpiece.
52 | UGK - "Ridin' Dirty" | Download|
The essence of the dirty south crystallized in one seminal single. Many southern rappers owe their success to UGK's influence.