The 25 Best Posse Cuts in Rap History

18. Nas f/ AZ, Foxy Brown, & Cormega "Affirmative Action" (1996)

Producer: Dave Atkinson, Trackmasters
Album: It Was Written
Label: Columbia

Foxy Brown tried her hardest to ruin this song but it was too good to be dragged down by her fuzzy-ass math. The song is set up perfectly by AZ, who eases his way into his verse before taking it home. His opening lines say it all: "Sit back, relax." His persona here is far removed from the stickup kid energy that inhabited Illmatic and Doe or Die, marking a new focus on the mafia mythos that would define The Firm. This cut was so well received in the streets that it lead to an ill-fated group album, which failed because it could never match the intensity of the record that spawned it. Insanul Ahmed

Best Verse: AZ

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