Producer: Dr. Dre, Mel-Man
Album: The Marshall Mathers LP
Label: Aftermath/Interscope
The good Doctor performed some minor cosmetic surgery on one of his most slamming beats of the '00s and gave Eminem another classic in the process. Bringing back the original cast of Snoop Dogg's powerhouse smash, the sequel saw everyone in top form again—X to tha Z rugged as usual, Snoop droppin' it like it's hot, Nate Dogg pounding out the eternally excellent crooning—and they let the nephew Em bring up the rear on the final off-the-wall verse that starts off with "The Great White American Hope" paying homage to Snoop's OG flow on Part I. Addressing the media stir caused by an angry write-up in Billboard, Em starts nice but ends mean: "Here, want me to tone it down?/Suck my fuckin' dick, you [bleep]/You happy now?" After all the heat that came down on him for the last album, Em decided he was gonna "I'm Rick James, bitch!" his way past the criticism.