- 1+ 11- 4
I Shot Ya (remix)Way past his teenage fame, LL Cool J turned out to be one of the few rappers from the '80s to change and progress with the edgier hip-hop scene of the '90s. As one of the illest cuts from 1995's Mr. Smith LP, LL found himself surrounded by the best rookie talent on the East Coast, Keith Murray, Prodigy (of Mobb Deep), Fat Joe, and Foxy Brown. But Papa Cool J outshined them all, proving that he can roll with the best of them and the rest of them.
- 2+ 12- 5
Self Destruction- KRS-One, D-Nice, Ms. Melodie, Delite, Daddy-O, Wise, Frukwan, Kool Moe Dee, ...The first hip-hop posse cut in history featured the best MC's from the East Coast as an attempt to put the growing gang violence in New York to rest. It was an admirable attempt, however, as the '90s came in, the West Coast gang perspective grew wider, and the demand for gangster rap heavier. Still, it was a catchy song to sing along to and many still try to enforce the message.
- 3+ 13- 6
Not Tonight (remix)Nicki Minaj take notes. Long before Minaj would go on to rule the hip-hop world in the 2010's, Lil' Kim crafted perhaps the best all-female posse cut ever, with the help of Angie Marinez, Left Eye, Da Brat, and Missy Elliott to set this track on fire. The result? This Grammy nominated tune that showcases the unity with women in hip-hop.
- 4+ 17- 10
B**** Please IIThen rookie, Eminem found himself outshined by rap vets Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg on this West Coast-style banger off of the Marshall Mathers LP. Nate Dogg handled the hook, while Xzibit delivered an impressive cameo. While Slim may have been out-rapped by the pros on this track (though, the same thing wouldn't happen nowadays), his verse remained memorable, rapping in Snoop's voice and then switching into his imfamous goofball drawl.
- 5+ 11- 7
Forever- Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, EminemWhile the So Gone EP was a great introduction in the music world to former teen star-turned-rapper, Aubrey Drake Graham, the single off of some LeBron James documentary turned out to be a sign of good things to come from the Canadian rookie. Even though he couldn't escape the shadow of Eminem's ridiculously killer closing verse (the start of a killer comeback), he still proved he can hold his own with Slim, Weezy, and Yeezy as a standout rapper to remember.
- 6+ 10- 6
All I Do Is Win (feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Rick Ross & Snoop Dogg)Khaled's first smash mainstream hit came with fiery hook from T-Pain. And who better to talk about winning than successful rappers like Luda and Snoop?
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