5. Kool G Rap - "Ill Street Blues"
Inspired by the riffs from Joe Williams' "Get Out of My Life Woman," the Trackmasters cooked up a pot of soulful beat for G Rap to lay his fierce rhymes.
4. Weckx-N-Effect - "Rump Shaker"
No summer party is complete without "Rump Shaker." Put this on and see if anyone remains in their seat.
3. Wu-Tang Clan - "Protect Ya Neck"
Unbeknownst to many, the Wu has been making body threats since 92. You best get that heady bobbin' before the Killa Bees come swarming.
2. Eric B & Rakim - "Don't Sweat the Technique"
It's that mean bassline from Young-Holt Unlimited's "Queen of the Nile." It's Rakim's monotone voice barking instructions. It's a strange combination, but when you hear the rhythm on the radio, you'll find yourself moving to the beat.
1. A Tribe Called - "Scenario"
This isn't just a summer burner, it's a hip-hop essential. When Busta comes in with his energetic voice, it's sure to set the floor ablaze.