30. Mike Jones f/ Slim Thug & Paul Wall "Still Tippin'" (2004)
Album: Who is Mike Jones?
Producer: Salih Williams
Label: Asylum/Swishahouse/Warner Bros
Screwed and chopped Houston rap had been bubbling on the periphery of the mainstream for years before "Still Tippin'." But the track simply exploded in 2005, setting up all three MCs on the track to release major label debuts and collect gold and platinum plaques that year. And while it was probably the first time you heard a slowed down hook in heavy daytime rotation on your local rap station, it definitely wasn't the last. The "Still Tippin'" hook, chopped up from a freestyle tape in the great Houston tradition, features Slim Thug, originally going over a Whodini beat, cramming as many meanings of the word "four" as possible into a couple bars.