49. Juice Crew "The Symphony" (1988)
Producer: Marley Marl
Album: Cold Chillin's The Juice Crew Story Greatest Hits
Label: Cold Chillin
The Juice Crew All-Stars were untouchable when they combined minds for this legendary posse cut, and Marley Marl's flip of the crisp drum break and piano riff from Otis Redding's "Hard To Handle" provided a versatile platform for each MC to flex their own individual microphone technique. It went on to spawn a number of inferior sequels and remakes (with the exception of "Dipset Symphony"). The Wild West-themed video featuring "Dusty" Marl as the saloon piano player was one of the more creative clips of the era, and gave one of the most prolific producers in rap history his just due.