100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

What makes a great hip-hop song?

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98. M.I.A., "Paper Planes"

Maya Arulpragasam was a globally connected radical who turned into one of hip-hop's most forward-thinking artists. "Paper Planes" was a Clash-sampling shot at immigrant-fearing Westerners, complete with gunshot sound effects. In 2008, it blew up into one of the unlikeliest Top 10 jams ever. "[It's] my underdog song," she said, "but it's become the biggest song."

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