6. Eric B. & Rakim "Juice (Know The Ledge)" (1992)
Producer: Eric B.
Album: Don't Sweat the Technique
Despite how the credits may read, this musical inferno was all the handiwork of Rakim, who looped Nat Adderley's "Rise, Sally, Rise" and played the drums live over the top. The horns and distinctive vocal note are taken from the one minute mark of "I Feel an Urge" by Syl Johnson, while flute and guitar riffs are dropped-in at various points to add an intense urgency to Rakim's lyrics of fury as he details the relentless pursuit of street credibility that mirrors the exploits of Tupac's "Bishop" character in Juice.