100 Best Songs of the 2000s

100 Best Songs of the 2000s

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Jay-Z, '99 Problems'

2. Jay-Z, '99 Problems'

Jigga's incredible decade-long run reached its hard-rock crescendo in this Black Album smash, flipping an old Ice-T hook with go-go percussion and metal guitars. It was the funkiest thing Rick Rubin had touched since the Eighties. And needless to say, it was a relief for Beyoncé to be upgraded to "nonproblem" status.


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