32. Big L – "Da Graveyard" (Feat. Grand Daddy I.U., Jay-Z, Lord Finesse, Microphone Nut & Party Arty)
“The way I rock/no way you could stop/I shock pop and drop/when Jay gets hot.” Big L, Lord Finesse and Jay-Z being together on one track is enough to be grateful, rocking punchlines over trademark Buckwild boom bap. Although it’s wishful thinking to imagine Jay rolling with DITC, it would have probably limited his unprecedented development at the expense of sticking to a purer Golden Era sound. Jay’s breadth of work is like that of a film director or painter – varied in phases and representative of the urge to innovate artistically.