3. DMX – Blackout (Feat. The LOX & Jay-Z)
It’s weird to hear the Lox and the head of the Roc on a track together, given how vicious their beef got on wax and radio (does anybody have proof of Styles P’s overly disrespectful line about the passing of Aaliyah?). This is a menacing Shawn Carter rumbling out quotables from the very first line (“I sleep whole winters, wake up and spit summers”) and flipping airtight wordplay. Top to bottom, one of his best guest spots.