Murderer: DMX

Album: Harlem World
Label: Bad Boy Records
Producer: Deric Angelettie/Dame Grease
Cold Cases: Jadakiss' "Uh-Hunh!"

A textbook definition of finishing up strong: There was no way DMX wasn't going to rip this rugged and raw beat to shreds like a pitbull with an old tire. While all of the other MCs on the track seemed to be at peace with their impending lyrical demise, Earl was stuck in straight-up maniac mode. A year later, DMX's career would finally take off as he became the hottest rap in the game. And yeah, we remembered his name.