“Slum Beautiful”-OutKast


This song, the 22nd on the Atlanta duo’s legendary 24 track Stankonia, is a good portrait of the duo in just 4 minutes and eight seconds.

When the beat first comes on, it’s funky. So funky, in fact, that you may find yourself wondering how anyone is about to rap over it. And then you remember that Andre 3000 and Big Boi are not just anyone.

“The World Is Ours”- Rick Ross, Pharrell, Meek Mill, Stalley


This track, the 17th on Ross’ excellent Rich Forever mixtape, features a clever, snare-heavy, drum section and bright horn sounds. As the title suggests, this is one of those songs meant to be thrown on when you’re feeling on top of the world.

Ross’ first verse features a line where he raps that he’s “the Geechee Liberace/ I put diamonds on everything,” which is one of those lines that you have to smile at because it’s clever and ridiculous at the same time, shrug, and just kinda accept.