6. 'Kill You'
On his first few albums, Eminem walked a tight-rope between fiction and reality, terrifying conservative America with his graphic murder fantasies. But he took that approach to a further extreme on "Kill You," the electrifying opener from The Marshall Mathers LP. Within, Mathers purposefully blurs the line between sadism and satire, spewing out one-liners about sodomy, raping his own mother and a Texas Chainsaw Massacre-style beheading. The menace is almost overwhelming, but it's balanced out by Em's virtuoso flow and Dr. Dre's old-school G-funk production.