9. Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz "Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)" (1997)
Album: Make It Reign
Label: Columbia Records
Way before Cory Gunz was getting his "6-foot 7-foot" on with Lil' Wayne, his daddy, Peter Gunz linked with fellow Bronx MC Lord Tariq to create this New York City anthem. The song's main groove was lifted from Steely Dan's "Black Cow," and with its popular refrain ("Uptown baby, Uptown baby!"), it became the group's only hit.