18. Cam’ron – Welcome to New York City (Feat. Jay-Z & Juelz Santana)
Controversy between Jay and Killa swelled at this time, according to this hilarious Dipset interview in which Cam doesn’t seem to pay much mind to how nice Hov’s verse is. “Marcy projects hallway loiterer,” “bring ‘em to Baltimore in the Ford Explorer” and “next to Spike, if you pan left to right” are all headlines in the big book of Jigga-isms. This and “Early This Morning” are quintessential post-9/11 raps.