1. A Tribe Called Quest – “Excursions”
Imagine heading to Sam Goodie or Tower Records (remember those?) after a long day’s work to purchase ATCQ’s The Low End Theory, only to go home, unwrap the audible blessing, and hear “Back in the day when I was a teenager/Before I had status and before I had a pager” in the opening moments. Now, imagine how many people recall that moment each time they hear Q-Tip’s verse.