25. WATCH THE THRONE (2011)
Artist: Jay-Z and Kanye West
Production: Kanye West, Mike Dean, RZA, Q-Tip, Swizz Beatz
Acclaim: Sociopolitical challenging or merely luxury rap? Whatever the case, the Throne’s epic long player threw stadium set lists for multiple loops.
Peak moment: Hov absolutely blacks out during the final 60 seconds of “Who Gon Stop Me,” boasting his corner come-up over an erratic Flux Pavillion flip.