100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

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66. Ice T, "6 'n the Mornin'"

Ice T culled from his real-life experience to write the pioneering gangsta rhyme, detailing a first-person picaresque of a "self-made monster of the city streets" over a stark electro-thwack. "It's like if you made eggs every mornin' and one day someone said, 'Hey, you should sell these eggs,'" Ice T recalled. "To me, my life was so involved in that drama every day, it was easy."

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