5. "Y'all want to bite his sampling/ Screaming, 'I got tracks by Dilla', nigga -- Charles Hamilton," -- Supa Emcee, "Dillatroit" Lyrics
This week saw the release of producer James "J. Dilla" Yancey's posthumous album, Rebirth of Detroit. The lyricists who appear on it obviously include plenty of nods to Dilla's legacy, but it's not all sad and mournful. Here, Supa makes a light-hearted reference to a 2009 incident where rapper Charles Hamilton listed Dilla as an "executive producer" on one of his albums, without consent or knowledge of the producer's estate, family or seemingly anyone else in the world. Hamilton then falsely claimed to have Dilla's mother's approval, to which she famously responded, "The only Hamilton I've ever heard of was on the bill." While this lyric doesn't quite live up to Ma Dukes' classic retort, it's still great, and thus makes our list.