Dr. Dre – The Message
Often overlooked on Dre’s classic 2001, “The Message” epitomizes West-Coast hip-hop. First and foremost drums hit so fucking hard. Add the staccato keys, upper-octave strings, and Blige’s soulful croon, and you’ve got a track with the perfect pocket for Dre and Rell to surgically attack. Let’s hope that there’s another collaboration like this on Detoxâ¦ Shit let’s just hope for Detox to even be real at this point.