27. Lil Wayne f/ Reel "I Miss My Dawgs" (2004)
Producer: Mannie Fresh, Raj Smoove
Album: Tha Carter
Label: Cash Money, Universal
For all his chest-puffing, Wayne has always seemed like a sentimentalist at heart. Take "Miss My Dawgs," a ballad in remembrance of all the ex-Hot Boys. Each member of the group gets a separate verse, with Wayne addressing B.G., Juve, and Turk in the first person. It really does feel like a dead homies number and not merely a homies-who-split-from-my-label one-and maybe there's some subtext to be taken from that. Either way, we're still patiently waiting on that Hot Boys reunion.