I realize that I haven't posted any J-Hova in a while, so I'll give you a double hitter. The first comes off Jay's sophomore release, In My Lifetime. While I didn't care for the rest of the album, this track remains one of my favorite intro tracks of all time and serves as a nice transition from where he left off on Reasonable Doubt.
The latter is the street single off Life and Times of S. Carter. While lay listeners around my age are likely familiar with the UGK-assisted hit, "Big Pimpin'" off the same album, many haven't heard this gem that I consider to be one of Jay's most lyrically intricate songs (the rugged Preemo beat doesn't hurt either). Both provide further proof of why Shawn Carter is the greatest rapper of all time. Enjoy.