52. Juvenile, "Ha"
The rawest of the raw. "Ha" came as a
shock in the bling-intensive hit parade of 1998, with Juvenile reporting live
from New Orleans' Magnolia Housing Projects. It established the local Cash
Money label as a national presence. Over that stark Mannie Fresh production,
Juvenile hit a nerve from coast to coast with his uncut Southern street flow,
punctuating each line with a "ha" as he shades a small-time paper
chaser: "You don't go in the projects when it's dark/You claim you a
thug and you ain't got no heart."