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Top 10 Hip-Hop Album Intro Tracks

Before iTunes and Amazon gave us the luxury of picking and choosing which tracks we want off an album, we had to buy the entire CD or cassette tape to listen to everything we paid for. The intro tracks are usually what help us decide if the album is something we were going to love start to finish or skip through. Some intros are hilarious skits that show the artists' sense of humor while others others are just songs that make you want crank the volume up.

10. "Busta's Intro," Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot, Supa Dupa Fly (1997)

Busta Rhymes was fresh in his prime, and introducing Missy's debut album Supa Dupa Fly was a great co-sign for the female producer/rapper/singer. It's very rare and humbling to let another great artist's, instead of your own, rap be the first thing people hear on your first album. Although Busta's verse was short and sweet, his delivery was just as effective.

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