Posse cuts are a grand tradition in hip hop, but more and more over the last couple decades, the greatest of them tend not to start out that way. Now, when a song hits big, it’s just a matter of time before enough stars get thrown at the beat that it starts to resemble a DJ Khaled song.

Often, the barrage of starpower ends up being less than the sum of its parts, but now and again, a track gets the right MCs on the right beat, and a little of that “Flava In Ya Ear” magic lives again in the age of collaborations-via-e-mail. So here are The Best Rap Remixes Since 2000. I need it from the top!

Written by Al Shipley (@alshipley)

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