4. Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber – Ghostface Killah
The Charmels sample for “C.R.E.A.M.” plays in the background of the intro before this slamming cut sports verses from seven members. You could say INS killed it with “I leave the mic in body bags, my rap style has the force…”, or you might be partial to ODB’s cockeyed question, “Are you a warrior? Killer? Slice ya shit like a samurai”. GZA puts up a fight by splitting a dude’s back like a Dutch Master, but it’s Ghost for the win on here: “I’m raw, I’m rugged and raw, I repeat / When I die, my seed’ll be ill like me”. A mission statement embedded in blood.