The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

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Missy Elliot, 'Get Ur Freak On'
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38. Missy Elliot, 'Get Ur Freak On'

Miss E . . . So Addictive, 2001

In the late Nineties and early Aughts, Missy Elliott and Timbaland were pop's greatest mind-benders, and "Get Ur Freak On" is their funkiest, nuttiest moment. The beat takes hip-hop Orientalism to outer space as Missy hisses, squawks, stutters ("I sw-sw-switched my style"), bellows commands ("Silence!") and delivers the greatest hocked loogie in the history of recorded sound.

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