4. Lil’ Kim f/ The Notorious B.I.G. “Drugs” (1996)

Album: Hard Core

Label: Undeas/Big Beat

Producer: Fabian Hamilton

Peter Rosenberg: “I know people would say ‘Queen Bitch’ or ‘No Time,’ or ‘Crush On You,’ but ‘Drugs’ is one of the hardest songs ever. Kim just destroys that song. I know Biggie wrote it, or supposedly wrote it, but it’s just fire. It’s not that the things she talks about are that great, or that there’s any one thing [to point out]. It’s just that she sounds great, and the beat’s great. It’s just a great record.”