The Artist: Jay-Z
Why Lauryn Hill Should Collaborate With Him: Lauryn Hill is all about refusing to compromise her creativity in exchange for commercial sales. And while that's all well and good, Sony Music needs her to move units in order for her deal with them to be worth it. So she needs at least one banger for them to push on the radio. A Jay-Z track would provide that for her—without forcing her to compromise herself or her music. If she really wants to make noise, she should call Jay and Kanye for the same song. Forget what we said earlier about the possibility of a Lauryn/Andre 3000 song. The Lauryn/Watch the Throne joint would be the one to shut down the Web.