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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46. Gang Starr and Nice & Smooth, "DWYCK" (1992)

The most powerful B-side of all time in hip-hop. No sugary hooks. Rhymes and ammo. This was the go-to instrumental for many a cipher in the early Nineties. This single marked the true arrival of Gang Starr.

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