7. Slick Rick f/ OutKast "Street Talkin" (1999)
Album: The Art of Storytelling
Label: Def Jam
Producer: Jazze Pha
Slick Rick's 1999 album The Art of Storytelling brought his classic sound up to date with help from producers Trackmasters, Ty Fyffe, and Dame Grease and guest raps from Nas, Raekwon, Snoop, and more. "Street Talkin'" blessed Rick with Jazze Pha production and a verse from Big Boi. Rick's smooth melodic flow was the perfect match for Jazze Pha's breezy production, and Big Boi's taut, verbose second verse offered a welcome counterpoint. OutKast and Slick Rick would pair up again a few weeks after "Street Talkin'" dropped as a single for Aquemini's "Da Art of Storytellin'," whose single version contains a Slick Rick verse woefully cut from the album.