Before the days of Tweeting and Facebooking, rappers shouted out their associates the old-fashioned way: through their raps. Instead of getting drowned out by all the online chatter, these shout outs took on meaning and live forever on wax. J-Zone reflected back on some of rap's best shout out tracks, from Biz Markie to Ice Cube, and picked out the best for ego trip's latest list. Check it out below.

J-Zone's 9 Favorite "Shout Out" Tracks