90. Ghostface Killah "Charlie Brown" (2006)
Producer: MF Doom
Album: Fishscale Sampler
Label: Def Jam
What's not to like about this magical upbeat blow-out that has Ghost flowing on some pure '80s shit? Riding the tempo effortlessly, he waxes poetic about saving real hip-hop because it's dying away. Striking back to rap's glory days both in language (the "fiber-optic, microscopic" Kane-like isms) and attitude ("Stretch, yes, I go to war with a banged-up vest/Teflon that was made by Guess/Even my girl got a bulletproof dress"), this MF Doom-assisted tune is for those who dream all day about quality hip-hop perfection.