23. The Notorious B.I.G. on Jay-Z's "Brooklyn's Finest" (1996)
Album: Reasonable Doubt
Producer: DJ Clark Kent
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Priority
Harking back to the recording of "Raw" that saw Big Daddy Kane and Kool G Rap going to toe-to-toe at the top of their game, "Brooklyn's Finest" allowed the reigning King of New York to tussle with his immediate successor for this audio document of "friendly" rap rivalry.
Biggie dominates proceedings as you might expect, absolutely murdering every one of his four-bar spots: "Fuck fist fights and lame scuffles/Pillowcase to your face make the shell muffle/Shoot your daughter in the calf muscle." Intense.