15. The D.O.C. "Funky Enough" (1989)
Album: No One Can Do it Better
Label: Ruthless Records/Atlantic Recording Corporation
Producer: Dr. Dre
Before the car wreck that destroyed his voice, The D.O.C. already rapped in a nasty rasp: "Lay the lyrics on the top like a rug / Make it sound smooth and let 'em make a dub." An addictive four-note bass line atop a bare grid of drums; this Dre production sounds more like N.W.A ruthlessness than a Snoop-era smoke-out. Way more than funky enough.