9. The Last Emperor f/ Poetic "One Life" (2003)
Album: Music, Magic, Myth
Producer: Set Free
It's not often that rap gets this real, and personal. Rumored to have undergone chemotherapy treatment directly before recording his verse, Poetic openly addresses his fight with cancer on the record. He tragically lost that fight soon after, but "One Life" will always stand as a testament to the bravery with which he endured the struggle.