Song: "The Devil Made Me Do It" (1990)

Once up a time, hip-hop was controversial and in-your-face. From the Black nationalist movement of the late '80s/early '90s emerged Paris, a Bay area artist who was not one bit shy about expressing his extreme political views (his 1992 song "Bush Killa" went hard at then President George H. W.). "The Devil Made Me Do It," an angry single released two years earlier, grabbed and trimmed down a reading of the sacred scrolls by talking primate Cornelius (Roddy McDowall) in the original Planet of the Apes (1968) for its ending.

"Beware the beast man, for he is the Devil's pawn," goes the scripture recited by Cornelius. "He kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother's land.... Shun him...for he is the harbinger of death." If you don't know who the "beast man" refers to in this song, then you haven't heard enough militant rap from hip-hop's golden era.