Producer: Eminem
Album: Relapse: Refill
Label: Shady/Aftermath/Interscope
Yo, shouting out your crib, especially if it's got an elevator in it, is some hip-hop shit. Eminem's place, you'll be happy to know, has a bidet (for your stankin' ass) and a huge-ass dishwasher ("This shit's awesome," he reassures us). But what's even more awesome is the infectious sing-songy chorus of "Elevator," which reminisces about the days before he blew up. It's so damn good it floors you, as does the tightly structured production, which throws everything but the kitchen sink at you. The build-up of light chamber strings, some electronic, kinda-ragtime-y piano, and punchy horns is top-notch, homes—that's why we had to make room for this ditty on our list.