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(C)Rank It! – Who Had The Best Verse On Jay Z’s “Reservoir Dogs”?

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/jay-z-vol-2-back-cover.jpeg"></a>Words By <a href="https://twitter.com/preezydakid">Preezy Da Kid</a> Back when Bill Gates was the first coming of Mark Zuckerberg, the all-star posse cut was as popular as ever.


Raekwon – Unexpected Victory Mixtape

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With the arrival of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/raekwon">Raekwon's</a> Unexpected Victory, it appears fans are the ones who've won.

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Jay-Z And DMX’s Marathon Cipher

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<a href="http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/interviews/id.1690/title.battle-royale-jay-z-dmxs-1990s-bronx-battle-revisited"> Think back to the 1990's. Hip-Hop was coming into its own as a cultural force and had more controversy attached to its name than anyone knew what to do with. Making a name for oneself was a hustle, too. This was long before the days of the Internet, when an artist could be a no name on Monday and hottest thing in the industry by Friday afternoon. With New York City often referred to as "the mecca," it makes perfect sense that some of the genre's iconic figures often ran into each other long before they became household names. A few months ago, Busta Rhymes offered an in-depth account of his <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/video-busta-rhymes-recounts-battling-jay-z-in-high-school">lunchroom freestyle battle with Jay-Z</a> when they were both in high school.

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Live ’98

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This definitely goes without saying but in terms of posse cuts: 1998>2008 You can front all you want but all these "hood anthems" we're being bombarded with nowadays are straight up garbage, and forgettable.

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