79. Jungle Brothers "Black Woman" (1989)
Producer: Jungle Brothers
Album: Done by the Forces of Nature
Label: Warner Bros.
The song that spawned a million Afrocentric spoken-word artists. The Jungle Brothers sound right at home rapping positive lyrics over those Commodores drums and that incredible flip of Ray, Goodman, and Brown's "Special Lady." Only a skilled rapper of the Native Tongues mold could pull this off so smoothly.