5. Busta Rhymes – "Why We Die" (Feat. DMX & Jay-Z)
You can almost chart the progession that Hova tracks from start to finish in this verse. He’s unsure of his life’s purpose and the consequences of his decisions, asking questions to a God that doesn’t answer. You can practically feel that lump in his throat, “Chest poked out, face was poker/tryin to, erase my ghosts, chase the smokers” (there’s that “S” thing again) as he searches for meaning and never quite reaches a firm conclusion.