Producer: Boi-1da, Vinylz, Timbaland, J-Roc
Album: Magna Carta Holy Grail
Label: Roc Nation/Universal

Other rappers getting real estate on a Jay-Z album has gotten rarer and rarer as he’s ascended into a class of his own. But Rick Ross, one of the biggest success stories of Jay’s tenure as president of Def Jam, was the only MC invited to spit on Magna Carta Holy Grail, laying out the catchy cadence of the album’s most club-friendly track on the hook and first verse. But then Jay takes over with a verse dense with allusions to ancient Rome, Italian sports cars, and Italian-American mob movies, making sure that he doesn’t cede the spotlight entirely.