100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

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26. A Tribe Called Quest feat. Leaders of the New School, "Scenario"

Q-Tip, Phife Dawg and Ali Shaheed Muhammad made their reputation as jazz-influenced bohemian innovators, but their best song is a full-on B-boy shout-along. For many hip-hop heads, this summit meeting between A Tribe Called Quest and Leaders of the New School is hip-hop's greatest posse cut. The breakout performance comes from 19-year-old upstart Busta Rhymes, who emerges roaring like a dungeon dragon. "I thought he was it," Q-Tip said later. "I just wanted to set him up."

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