Common, "Be Intro " Be , Kendrick Lamar, another great coming-of-age chronicler, chips in a perfect verse that climaxes with synths that sound like choppy sirens, making for an instant-classic West Coast tale. Shoutout to the great Bink! Erykah Badu, "Humble Mumble" Stankonia , With "I'ma Boss" blaring through the speakers of every radio station and house party, Meek knew he was on the cusp of success. Not that he ever really developed nuance or metaphor, or that we ever expected or wanted him to. A hook with a strong point of emphasis made to shout along to. Dre-co-produced beat anyway, a jaunty little shimmy that all but cackles over how everyone keeps getting madder while Em keeps getting richer. Some of the song's hashtagginess shows its years, but otherwise, Nicki's schizophrenic spitting remains among the decade's most visceral hip-hop thrills, unpredictable and unforgettable.