The 50 Greatest Chicago Rap Songs

8. Twista f/ Kanye West & Jamie Foxx "Slow Jamz" (2003)

Producer: Kanye West
Album: Kamikaze
Label: Atlantic


Life is a funny thing. What began as just an album interlude featuring Jamie Foxx doing a stand-up comedy bit turned into the biggest hit of Twista's career and was the catalyst for Chicago hip-hop's come-up in the mid-aughts. "Slow Jamz" almost didn't happen for a number of reasons (lost hard drives containing verses, missed deadlines, etc.), but when it hit, it hit hard.

Twista, who'd been in label limbo at Atlantic and hadn't released an album in seven years, officially came back for the third time with this No. 1 single (it was actually the first No. 1 single for all three artists), which pushed Kamikaze to double-platinum status.Andrew Barber

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