52. "Hey, you, get off my cloud/You don't know me and you don't know my style." - Method Man
Song: "Method Man" (1993)
Album: Enter the Wu-Tang
Method Man was the obvious charismatic star of the Wu-Tang Clan for a grip of reasons, from his effortless delivery to his on-screen charisma. But early on into the Shaolin's run-up on rap, he was also heavy on the pop culture references, like his callback to the Rolling Stones' "Get Off of My Cloud" in the opening bars to his self-titled solo cut, which were oh-so-crucial in making him a household name that still to this day goes far beyond rap. You didn't know him and his style when this song started, but these first few vocals foreshadowed the distinct idea that you most definitely would by the time he was done.