100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

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39. Eminem, "My Name Is"

"God sent me to piss the world off," announced Eminem – and by the time the curtain dropped on his debut single, he'd fulfilled his mission. It was a sound no one had heard before: a white rapper from a Midwestern trailer park with a seemingly bottomless supply of uproarious rhymes. Over Dr. Dre's cartoon-funk beat, Em tears off Pamela Anderson's breasts, goes after his junior high English teacher's testicles with a stapler and rhymes "head straight" and "impregnate." "If you're sick enough to think it," he said at the time, "then you're sick enough to say it."

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