Questlove's Top 50 Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

What makes a great hip-hop song? Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson chooses his favorites.

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41. EPMD, "You Gots to Chill" (1988)

Before De La's "Me Myself and I," EPMD made an art of looping "barbecue jams"  – songs your old uncle rocks at the family function – to fine effect. This is the record, in my opinion, that marked the beginning of the idea of G-Funk. Slow flow, lazy drawl, tough talk, and a Roger Troutman sample that even your uncle could embrace. The makings of a classic.


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