Notable hooks: "Ain't Worried About Nothin'," "They Don't Love You No More," "Trap House"

French Montana is not the most lyrical rapper, but he certainly knows how to play to his strengths. What the South Bronx rapper lacks in skills, he makes up for with incredibly entertaining hooks, as evidenced by last summer's street anthem "Ain't Worried About Nothin'." The record oozes ignorance and bravado, two traits that have become hallmarks of French's music.

His hooks on "Trap House," "Ocho Cinco," and pretty much anything else off Excuse My French are also rooted in this style. The rapper has also lent his hook skills to Rick Ross ("Nobody"), Vado ("Look Me in My Eyes"), and DJ Khaled for "They Don't Love You No More," where he steals the show despite being pitted against Jay Z and Meek Mill. French may be a one-trick pony, but he does it oh so well. —Edwin Ortiz