100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

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78. Ultramagnetic MC's, "Ego Trippin'"

With a James Brown vocal bit flipped to make the Godfather of Soul sound like a Martian bobcat and bizarre rhymes from legendary head case Kool Keith ("Like a migraine headache, your cells start to melt/While the Technics spin, the wax is on the felt"), the Bronx crew built a radical early hip-hop jam. Said DJ Premier, "They was like the astronauts of hip-hop."

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