5. Twista f/ Yung Buk of PsychoDrama "Adrenaline Rush" (1997)
Producer: The Legendary Traxster
Album: Adrenaline Rush
Label: Creator's Way, Big Beat, Atlantic
Adrenaline Rushis a classic album any way you slice it. Pretty much flawless front to back. It was a monumental Chicago street-oriented project and the tone of the album was set with the title track.
The song, which was literally recorded on the run, during dangerous times in the streets of Chicago, let listeners know that even though T made songs for the ladies, this was about to be some gangsta shit. He recruited fellow Westsider and fan-favorite Buk (of PsychoDrama)-the two equally charged MCs had a lot to prove and even more to get off their chests.
Anytime people ask for the old Twista and for him to return to his "roots," this is the track they always refer to. If there was ever a song that represented the sound of the streets of Chicago, this is unquestionably it.—Andrew Barber