1. Kanye West – "Never Let Me Down" (Feat. Jay-Z & J. Ivy)
Take your pick of either verse here. The “pedal/pebble” sequence in the second verse comes to mind, but so does Jay’s thoughts on other rappers just visiting the charts that he calls home. It’s impossible to listen to this song and not feel inspired to do something with your life – that’s Jay’s thug motivation speaking to you.