61. Compton's Most Wanted "Hood Took Me Under" (1992)
Producer: DJ Slip
Album: Music To Driveby
Label: Orpheus, Epic
Expanding on the LP version's Isaac Hayes "Walk On By" loop, the single release saw MC Eiht bolstered by the same section of Gwen McCrae's "90% Of Me Is You," which had previously been mined for Main Source's "Just Hangin' Out," adding a whole new level of atmosphere to the track. Eiht would later move away from sample-based production, but for his first three CMW albums with DJ Slip, they boasted some of the best loop-based beats in L.A.
Related: The 100 Best L.A. Rap Songs