48. Hot Boys "Clear Tha Set" (1999)
Producer: Mannie Fresh
Album: Guerrilla Warfare
Label: Cash Money, Universal
It wasn't until the second Hot Boys album that Wayne was unleashed for his debut solo song, but it was worth the wait. On "Clear The Set" he shifts back and forth between a more deliberate Lex bubble slow flow and an "untamed gorilla" rapid fire stutter. In those days Wayne's verses were less composed stories or calculated punchlines than they were uncontrolled splatters of imagery: "Dressed in all black, long hair, long gats, lights off, no stuntin/Pack to the back, no mask I'm thugging."