Jet Life* – 1st place
Jet Life is the crew of New Orleans rapper Curren$y (love the “$”, could that be any more bling?). This is a classic party tune, I imagine it tearing up a sweaty dancefloor. The languid hook and easy bravado in the lyrics is interesting in a somewhat lurid way. It reminds me of this track I posted last year, which also features an amazing sample.
If samples are something that interest you as they do me, this website is worth checking out. It is a great resource for identifying where great beats originated.