15. Mary J. Blige – "Love & Life Intro" (Feat. Jay-Z & Diddy)
In what was probably an overdue return of Mary’s favor on “Can’t Knock The Hustle”, the tables are turned as Jay shows up to bolster the soulstress’ album from the start with dark imagery like, “The competitor on this is on some shit, honest/come through all black like Amish/holsters under the armpit/the arm spit”. Hitmen provide the starkly snapping beat that deserves a couple rewinds for Jay’s arrogant clarity.