From: Brooklyn, NY
Signature Song: Sheek Louch f/ D-Block & J-Hood "Mighty D-Block (2 Guns Up)" (2003)

While his D-Block brethren Jadakiss and Styles P are great rappers who never made classic albums, Sheek has made a career of simply making hard records. While Jada tried to please every crowd and make major label money, Sheek went independent and put out albums like, After Taxes-gritty affairs that were light on filter but heavy on street appeal.

Plus Sheek never ever got any props for hilarious punchlines like, "My semi leave you chestless/So there ain't shit you can say to me when you be breathless" and "I'm hot like lava/We got sons in the game and we don't need Maury to know who the father." And our all time favorite: "He clapping at you, you ducking, making you dance/You shoulda spend it on some guns instead of Iceberg pants." How can you front on lyrics like that?