Label: Island Records
Quintessential hip-hop from the N.Y. duo and members of the legendary D.I.T.C. crew. Released in '92, Runaway Slave is a perfect example of prime East Coast boom-bap, with Show and A.G. going to town over flawless, loop-heavy beats. Classic from start to finish, with timeless jams like "Fat Pockets" and "Represent."