52. Lil Wayne f/ Curren$y "New Orleans Classic" (2006)
Producer: The Showboys
Before there was Lil Wayne, New Orleans had bounce music. It was the city's distinct take on hip-hop-heavily chant-based and mostly set to the tune of The Showboy's old-school trunk rattler "Drag Rap (Triggerman)." Throughout the '90s, dozens of N.O. artists churned out hits locally, but very few garnered much national attention until No Limit and Cash Money polished the sound for mainstream consumption and subsequently blew up.
But traces of those bounce cadences and energy can be found throughout Wayne's catalog, and he and Curren$y made that connection more explicit with their own Triggerman freestyle. The duo revisits the original "Drag Rap" heist theme and runs down classic bounce chants from the likes of local favorites like DJ Jimi and Partners N Crime.