Jay-Z "The Prelude" (2006)

LYRIC: "The Game's fucked up/Niggas' beats is banging, nigga your hooks did it/Your lyrics didn't and your gangster look did it/So I would write it if y'all could get it, being intricate'll get you wood, critic”
SHOTS FIRED? YES. The first (and best) song off Kingdom Come went a few steps further than "Dear Summer" in its dissection of Jay's number-one Stan. And in case anyone missed these veiled darts, he went on in the verse to twist the Game's own line saying, "I used to think rapping at 38 was 'ewww' / but last year alone I grossed 38 mil..." Game over.