Chamillionaire's a good rapper. His flow kind of reminds me of Krayzie Bone had he grown up chugging syrup through humid Houston summers. And unlike a lot of his Southern brethren, Chamillionaire has interesting ideas, even if he doesn't always know the best way to implement them. But Slick Rick owns the track, rocking his eye patch, with an effortless '88 swagger down to the fat gold ropes still clanging around his neck. On this cut, the first on their mixtape with World Domination Headquarters, they master songcraft, paring catchy hooks with complex lyricism, and a sharp, subtle sense of humor.
It was the first such induction for hip-hop. In those moments, I wonder if Jay-Z or the distinguished inductees realized their words would summarize much of the year in rap. Jay-Z cleverly opened his speech with the famous line, "Don't - push - me - 'cause - I'm - close - to - the - edge," using the audience's participation to illustrate the group's impact and also how the art has grown from a block party to a worldwide phenomenon. Madlib's Beat Konducta series mined the riches of Bollywood, followed by a similarly executed project, Dr. No's Oxperiment , from Madlib's brother Oh No. Mele Mel's words of acceptance were the most spirited. Calling on the "industry people who have control" to help eliminate the "culture of violence", the legendary emcee demanded balance in terms of subject matter and encouraged hip-hoppers to bridge the divide between "old school" and "new school". He said, "[Hip-hop] should mean more than somebody standing on the corner sellin' dope.
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Like the theme music to a good movie, these songs underscored a unique year in hip-hop. Ladies and Gentlemen, grab your iPods! Cue the time machine! It's time to rewind and explore the year's best rap songs. Disclaimer : The songs were ranked on production quality, lyrical appeal, and overall impact.