Released: 1995
Rakim once boasted of flipping a phrase that's rarely heard into a daily word—and that's exactly what guest emcee Cool Breeze did when he coined this song's now-ubiquitous title. The phrase "Dirty South" gave form to the burgeoning regional rap movement, though it might not have had quite the same impact if it wasn't for Organized's sonic D-Boy menace.

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