100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

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72. Wu-Tang Clan, "Protect Ya Neck"

On their 1992 debut single, all nine Wu-Tang rappers unleash a dizzying flurry of styles, punch lines and nicknames, jerked forward by the defiantly bleary beats of the RZA, who got $100 from each MC for funding. "That's the introduction of our careers right there," says Raekwon. "That record definitely made the biggest statement for us."

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