5. Wu-Tang Clan "Tearz" (1993)
Album: Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers
RZA raps about the death of his little brother. Ghostface Killah raps about a reckless friend contracting HIV. Both stories are told with such a painfully personal touch, and the record's haunting sample only accentuates it. RZA's verse hits especially hard, particularly when he succumbs to a shocked "Aw man!" rather than the word "dead" to describe his sibling.