4. Eminem on Jay-Z's "Renegade" (2001)
Album: The Blueprint
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
To be fair to Jay, this track was origninally created for Eminem and Royce Da 5'9's "Bad Meets Evil" series, so it's only right that Slim Shady should "murder" him on his own song, since Eminem always sounds so comfortable over his own beats.
Declaring himself "the new Ice Cube," Eminem responds to his critics in typically irreverent fashion, firing back at irate parents and Bible-belt do-gooders who had labeled him as a bad influence to the youth of America. "See I'm a poet to some, a regular modern-day Shakespeare/Jesus Christ, the king of these Latter Day saints here" begins his second verse, rattling the chain of the Christian-right while showcasing a super-slick, tumbling flow. Middle-finger you!