16. Jay-Z f/ J. Cole "A Star is Born"
Best Line: "No sir, the flow cold as a shoulder/Of gold digging hoes when a broke nigga approaches/Told y'all I'm focused."
Album: The Blueprint 3
Cole made his major league debut on this breezy standout from The Blueprint 3. The stakes were high: It was Jay-Z's comeback album after the disappointing Kingdom Come; and as the first artist signed to the label wing of Roc Nation, Cole had all eyes on him. Needless to say, he delivered, making the song's title a reality with a verse that still shines.