20. Mic Geronimo – Time To Build (Feat. Ja Rule, Jay-Z & DMX)
This deadly trio shows up again on Mic Geronimo’s soul soothing debut LP, and again Hova stands heads above the others (although DMX sounds crazed, regretful, and perfectly entertaining). Jay’s strength is not as much the words he’s using as it is the way he dexterously fits them around every beat, making lyrics jump of the page while other rappers would have just read them off a sheet.