5. Raekwon "Incarcerated Scarfaces" (1995)
Album: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
This is vintage Raekwon in quote-machine mode, spillin' out figures of speech that leave long-lasting impressions. Some of Lex Diamond's vocab: "Guess who's the black Trump?"; "Get your meat lumped"; "You got guns, got guns, too/What up son, do you wanna battle for cash and see who Sun Tzu?"; "Under pressure like Lou Ferrigno on coke"; "Africans denyin' niggas in yellow cabs"; "I seen it like a 27-inch Zenith, believe it." Shit, put this on repeat. Politic ditto.