Vic's Save Money crew contains some of the best off the dome rappers I've ever seen in person—shout out to Joey Purp—and Mensa does his crew proud with his appearance here (including what appears to be some honest-to-goodness improvising towards the very end). Vic manages to work in history, politics, Chicago gangs, his own career, and the ways in which all of those topics intersect. Plus, any rapper who manages to mention Chicago blues legend Willie Dixon, Beat Street, and Mumia while quoting Public Enemy—as Vic does here—is automatically going to be one of my favorites for life. —Shawn Setaro

Best Bar: "I know Flex don't really rock with Pac/I'm still screaming 'Makaveli' 'til the coffin drop"