#18. Vado "Large In The Streets"
Okay, okay, maybe Jae Millz wasn't totally buggin' when he said Vado should have been on XXL's "Freshman" cover. Son is nice. The Harlem native has already been making noise rapping with Cam'ron on records like "Ric Flair" and "Speaking In Tongues." But a solo shot with a classic hook (which sampled a Big L line from "Deadly Combination), rugged lyrics, and a third verse that credibly paid tribute to L's "Ebonics" clearly established Slime as one to watch. For anyone still sleepin', stop it five!