The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time


Funky 4 + 1, 'That's the Joint'

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Non-album single, 1980

Nearly 10 minutes and God knows how many bars of exhortations and boasts, sprawling across a hopped-up disco beat. Doug Wimbish's bass breakdown is as funky as anything this side of Bootsy Collins. But the real star of the show is the Funky Four's "plus-one woman," Sha-Rock (a.k.a. Sharon Green), the first female MC featured on a hit rap record.

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