Album: Webbie, Savage Life 2 (2008)

OK, so Lil Phat's line ("She cooks, she cleans, never smells like onion rings") steals the show on Webbie, Phat, and Boosie's 2007 smash "Independent." But the song's charismatic center is Boosie, the star who's earned his region's most devoted following. A top ten single, this was Boosie's highest-charting moment, a massive pop culture breakthrough for one of the genre's most hardcore exports. It also flies in the face of conventional wisdom about gangster rap's treatment of women (even if the rest of their catalog, well, doesn't).