Mos Def, Black Thought, and Eminem’s 2009 cypher combined an extensive dose of lyrical skill and strategic reminders of their Detroit heritage. This matchup of lyricists reignited our hunger for authentic hip-hop.
Noteworthy Bars: "It's like I'm off the bombom when I bring the fuckin' drama/ Used to bomb ya like Saddam but now that I'm a little calmer/ I'm a fuckin' cross between Osama, Dahmer, Obama and Dalai Lama." -Eminem
Honorable Mention: "This unsung, underrated, under appreciated/ The one them underachievers had underestimated/ Finally graduated from something that's so hated/ To one of the most sacred, nobody gon’ take it." – Black Thought