Producer: Ty Fyffe
Album: Venni, Vetti, Vecci
Label: Murder Inc./Def Jam


Hip-hop supergroups are pretty much a joke. Whether it's egos, paperwork, or just plain laziness, few of them pan out. So in 1999, when Def Jam's three biggest stars—Jay-Z, DMX, and Ja Rule—announced they were forming a group called Murder Inc., we knew it was too good to be true (remember the XXL cover? Yeah, that was cute).

The album never materialized, but we did get a few gems from the trio. The best being “It's Murda” from Ja Rule's Venni, Vetti, Vecci album. Neither X or Ja murdered the track quite like Jay, who took it to the grassy knoll with: “I'll leave bullets lodged/Leave you leaning on your broad/The AR pump leave you you fucked up/In your car slumped/Kennedy style/With your memory out.” Perhaps after seeing how Jay dismantled the track, Ja and X thought twice about aligning with Hov.