6. Da Mystery of Chessboxin’ – Ghostface Killah
If Enter The Wu-Tang is an elegant feast of grimey verses, “Da Mystery of Chessboxin” is the centerpiece on the table, a grounding reference point for every other song. It’s nearly impossible to choose the best verse on here; ODB name checks Jacques Cousteau, U-God has the classic opening line of “Raw I’ma give it to ya, with no trivia…”, and INS casually strolls in with, “Well I’m the sire, I set the microphone on fire”, but no one has the raw energy of Ghostface on here. He sounds like he’s about to smack you through the headphones when he bursts onto the scene with “Speaking of the devil, psyche! No it’s the God, get the shit right”. His whole verse is one of the best on the entire album (and his introduction via ODB is another unforgettable Wu moment).