Album: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
On "Da Mystery of Chessboxin'," U-God lays down what is arguably his most potent penmanship: "Raw I'm a give it to ya/With no trivia/Raw like cocaine straight from Bolivia/My hip-hop will rock and shock the nation/Like the emancipation proclamation." Actually, everyone on this one reps hard. Deck: "Steamrollin' niggas like an 18-wheeler with a drunk driver drivin', there's no survivin'." Rae: "Rough like Timberland wear, yeah!/Me and the Clan and the Land Cruisers out there." Dirty: the "Rappin' is what's happenin'" line. Ghost: "Speakin' of the Devil—psych!/No, it's the God, get your shit right!" and "So grab your 8+1." And Masta Killa: "We have an APB on an MC Killer/It looks like the work of a Masta/Evidence indicates that his stature/Merciless like a terrorist hard to capture." The Clan was always one step ahead of the comp.
14. Wu-Tang Clan "Da Mystery of Chessboxin'" (1993)