Joe Budden, "Who" Released: 2008
Running Time: 15 minutes 51 seconds
Back in 2008, when arguments over whether or not hip hop was "dead" were all the rage, Budden put his take on record, railing against reggaeton, autotune, southern rappers, fans, major labels, and pretty much anyone who isn't an underachieving New Jersey rapper. He could have just asked Luda, who would have told him that it didn't die, it just "lives in the south." And it grew dreads.