100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

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74. Gang Starr, "Mass Appeal"

DJ Premier grabbed the scratched hook ("Money's growin' like grass with the mass appeal") from "Pass Da Mic" by Philly also-rans Da Youngsta's and the melody loop from fusion jazzbo Vic Juris to create the ultimate indictment of pandering pop-rappers. Guru, who died in 2010, rocks a gruff tough-love flow that made him one of the most honored voices in hip-hop.

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