29. N.O.R.E. f/ Nature, Jadakiss, Styles P & Big Pun, "Banned From TV"
Lyric: "Ayo, ayo, regardless of rain or snow, sleet or hail/I kick street tales, chokin' niggas like I'm Sprewell/Golden State, holdin' your fate in the palm of my hand/Blow you away like it's part of the plan." (Nature)
Latrell Sprewell choking his coach P.J. Carleismo led to a whole bunch of negatives. Sprewell was suspended for the rest of the '98 season (68 games) and his image took a huge hit. One positive, though, was the gem that Nature dropped on N.O.R.E.'s posse cut. Nature gets best line and best verse honors for that immaculate opener.