Producer: Kanye West
Album: Paper Trail
Label: Grand Hustle/Atlantic

In 2008, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T.I were arguably the four hottest emcees in the game. The grouping of this fearsome foursome on “Swagga Like Us” was a giant middle finger to the rest of the industry—a “we da best” moment, if you will.

Jay's verse packed a serious punch, and after he proclaimed that he doesn't wear tight jeans because his knots don't fit, we have to assume he feels the same about Weezy's VMA jeggings.

Luckily “Swagga” felt more like a traditional posse cut than one of those emailed posse cuts—it sounded like these four genuinely enjoyed sharing mic time together. The song did, however, give us hip-hop's most overused buzzword since “bling bling.” But watching them perform the song live at the Grammy Awards alongside a very pregnant M.I.A. made it all worthwhile.