The 50 Best Storytelling Rap Songs

32. The Roots f/ Erykah Badu "You Got Me" (1999)

Album: Things Fall Apart
Producer: The Grand Wizzards
Label: MCA

The Roots formed in the late '80s and released a series of critically acclaimed albums in the '90s that stayed more or less under the mainstream radar. But that changed in 1999 with the release of "You Got Me," a single off their fourth album Things Fall Apart. "You Got Me" is all about a promising relationship that sours due to a lack of trust. Black Thought and Eve's lyrical repartee, along with Erykah Badu's sultry chorus, (written by Jill Scott) and the band's jazzy playing made for a left field hit. One that won the Roots a Grammy award in the process.

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