Producer: Just Blaze
Album: Recovery
Label: Shady/Aftermath/Interscope
Maybe it's just the cultural times we live in (cough, cough—soft) that allows two major rap stars to rhyme over a sample of Haddaway's super-sensuous "What Is Love," which was immortalized by a recurring '90s SNL skit, "The Roxbury Guys." But we'll give Eminem, Lil Wayne, and Just Blaze the benefit of the doubt—their stellar résumés speak for themselves, and it takes talent (not to mention balls) to flip something so un-hip-hop. A collabo between Wayne and Em is a big deal, and the track's larger-than-life sound suits their meeting. Thankfully neither disappoints, as each MC takes their sweet time on their respective 16 before exploding—Weezy with "OK, you want me up in a cage, then I'll come out in beast mode!" and Em showing he got that swag back: "They call me a freak 'cause I like to spit on these pussies 'fore I eat 'em/Man, get these wack cocksuckers off stage/Where the fuck is Kanye when you need him?/Snatch the mic from 'em, bitch I'ma let you finish in a minute/Yeah, the rap was tight, but I'm bout to spit the greatest verse of all time." That right there let you know Em was fully recovered.