Snoop Dogg, Nas Top Complex's "50 Greatest Guest Verses Of All Time"

Snoop Dogg, Nas and others take the top Complex's "50 Greatest Guest Verses Of All Time" list.

It's a debate that has long plagued the most ardent of Hip Hop fans: who has delivered the greatest guest verse of all time. Now, Complex has come through with a list that awards Nas, Snoop Dogg and others with the best guest features of all time.

Complex recently compiled a list with the 50 greatest guest verses in Hip Hop history. Although artists like R.A. the Rugged Man on Jedi Mind Tricks' "Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story" and Method Man on the Notorious B.I.G.'s "The What" took honors, it was Nas on Main Souce's "Live at the BBQ" and Snoop Dogg on Dr. Dre's "Nuthin' But a G Thang" that topped the list.

"It's a testament to the lyrical fortitude of Nasty Nas that he managed to stand-out on this track, considering that all four participants came off something lovely on this incredible posse cut (even non-rapper Joe Fatal kills it with his "written-by-committee" verse)," the article reads. "Opening up the track, Nas' debut appearance might just be the most hard-hitting debut in the history of was clear that this young upstart was about to usher in a new standard of excellence."

Of Snoop Dogg's verse, it says, "The diggy-diggy-doctor's G-Funk invasion wouldn't have been half as effective without the velvety drawl of a young Snoop Dogg. His contributions have all the makings of the now classic Doggfather formula—warnings against hoes, declarations of his prowess on the mic, and the obligatory spelling-out of his nom d' plume. Telling us that 'perfection is perfected' seems a little superfluous, but that was probably just the indo smoke talking."

Check out the full list over at Complex.

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  • J C

    Enjoyed the list, but there were a lot of collabs missed off. Gza, Rakim and Kane are among the greatest and didn't get a look in. Gza on Ghostface Killah's "Wu Banga 101" Gza on Raekwon's "Rockstars and Smoking Barrels" Rakim on Mobb Deep's "Hoodlum" Rakim on Kanye West's "Classic" Rakim on Talib Kweli's "Subway Surfing" Rakim or Jay Z on Dr Dre's "The Watcher" Rakim on Jadakiss's "Euphoria" Kool G Rap on Mobb Deep's "Know Da Game" Kool G Rap on Canibus's "Allied Metaforces" Kool G Rap on Marley Marl's "The Symphony" Nas on Ludacris's "I Do It For HipHop" Big Daddy Kane on Chino XL's "3 To The Head" Black Thought on Raekwon's "Master of Our Fates" Big Pun on Fat Joe's "Triplets" Common on The Game's "Jesus Piece" AZ on Raekwon's "Whips and Kicks" Pharoahe Monch on Mos Def's "Oh No" Pharoahe Monch on Immortal Technique's "Apocalpyse remix" Method Man on Gza's "Shadow Boxing" Method Man on U-God's "Wu Tang" Kurupt on 2pac's "Got My Mind Made Up" Big L on OC's "Dangerous" Just a few that should have made the list.

  • hiphoplives

    nas on verbal intercourse with rae and ghost...

  • sw0000sh

    Rakim on Jay-Z's the watcher 2... illest flow

  • Anonymous

    Twista off the Get It Twisted (remix)

  • Anonymous

    Most of Andre 3000's discography

  • Valdes

    Shit I forgot Nas & Rae on Mobb Deep - Eye For An Eye (Your Beef Is Mine)

  • Valdes

    Where the fuck is Kool G Rap on Frankie Cutlass - Know Da Game and Common on The Roots - Act Too (Love of My Life)? Plus Q-Tip on Mobb Deep's Drink Away the Pain was fucking ill

  • Anonymous

    That was more of a Best of Eminem guest verses with a few other people peppered into the mix. Where was 1.K solo EPMD knick knack patty wack 2.OC Organized Konfusion on Hodge Podge 3.Tupac Digital Underground Same song 4.Jadakiss Gangstarr Right where u stand 5.Greg Nice Gangstar DWYCK 6.Kool G Rap MOP stick to ya gunz 7.Masta Killa Afura Mortal Kombat 8.Nas Rick Ross Triple beam dreams 9.Ice Cube DOC Grand Finale 10.Phonte Players Circle Paper chasing (Phonte singing a hook still shits on 2chainz)

  • Jon

    Ice Cube on "The Grand Finale" by The D.O.C.

  • Some ones of a more-recent generation...

    Lil Wayne on "We Takin' Over" by DJ Khaled (before he fell off) Drake on "No Lie" by 2 Chainz or "Pop That" by French Montana Kendrick Lamar on "B-Boyz" by Birdman or "Buried Alive" by Drake Kanye West on "American Boy" by Estelle J.Cole and/or Kendrick Lamar on "They Ready" by DJ Khaled Big K.R.I.T. on "1Train" by A$AP Rocky Also, where is Andre 3000 on this list anywhere?

  • Anonymous

    Scarface on Beanie Sigel's "Mom Prayin", Hittman on Dre's "Housewife", Toby Mac on GRITS' "My Life Be Like", Cee-Lo on Outkast's "Git Up, Git Out", Spice 1 on Too Short's "Dangerous Crew", Jay-Z on Big L's "Graveyard". Anyway, Complex is garbage.

  • trooth

    Bizzy Bone on Jim Jones track "Twin Towers"

  • 7 Cities SLymm

    Honorable Mentions +RedMan on EpMD's "Headbanger" +Beanie Segal on The Roots' "Adrenaline" +2Pac on Bone Thugz N Harmony's "Thug Luv" +Beanie Segal on Jay-Z's "Do it Again" +Busta Ryhmes on M.O.P.'s "Ante Up (Remix)" +E-40 on Luniz's "I Got 5 On It (Remix)" +Freddie Foxxx on Gang Star's "Militia" +GhostFace Killah on Charli Baltimore's "Stand Up" +Mia X on Master P's "Bout It pt.II" +Black Thought on Big Pun's "Super Lyrical"

    • Chi-Ill

      I'm siting here thinking I was the only one that thought that Beans snap on that "Do It Again Track" You know how Mac come through on the club tip Everybody real deep on that thug shit Cop Cris' spray the club on that thug shit Cop frisks suits snub in the club quick Told y'all real high, when I come through You can try if you want to, you can die if you want to We hittin whores on the floor, whole crew be wild Bitch "Back That Azz Up" like Juvenile (huh) When my peeps come through to spend a dime apiece You know Mac come through with a line of freaks Every bitch on the hit be a 9 at least We getting head on the floor, while you grinding freaks Whole squad get it down like this Whole squad buying rounds of Cris Whole squad got they crowns on wrist Whole squad got a pound of twist Whole squad got a pound to spit In case a clown wanna flip Mac never slip in a club, told y'all niggas 4/5th in a club If a nigga wanna draw then the blood it can drip in the club You know how niggaz get in the club, shit you know how I be All high in VIP, rolling up to B.I.G. (Baby) Niggaz be all liquored up talkin shit Till' they man gotta come pick them up Got bitches in the back bouncin to "Jigga What" You got your hands up and I ain't even stick y'all up

  • Anonymous

    Verbal intercourse is 9th...just in front of what. Run this town. Complex are a bunch of idiots. snoop doggs verse on nuthin but a g thang wasnt even that great.Wtf. Beasts from the east? where is that?

  • Anonymous

    DOOM on De La Soul's Rock Kokane Flow.

  • Hip Hop please

    To make a list about the best guest verses, ain't easy It would cost me a day or two, and even then I would scratch my head

  • Anonymous

    Eminem was all over this list lol. Like 5 verses. I aint even mad doe...

  • RDoubleR

    How about X's verse on "Money, Cash, Hoes" or Originator 99 on "Nigga What, Nigga Who?" Or possibly Bleek's verse on "It's Alright". Hard Knock Life Volume 2 was littered with great features.

  • Anonymous

    xzibit on Bitch Please

  • wu wear

    everyone knows that Busta on Scenario set the standard for guest verses

  • TheMindOfRalph

    Complex made a wack list once again!!!! Drake's Verse on Stay Scheming Made It, But Jay-Z's Verse from Drop It Like It's Hot Remix was completely snubbed!

  • Anonymous

    Complex Been A Joke

    • Anonymous

      I totally agree that they have terrible list and they can be predictable in the sense you know they have there favorites but i don't get what you're implying when you say they have a "25 year old" doing the list?

    • TRUTH!

      Their lists are terrible. I think they've a 25 year old doing their lists. Even Rolling stone.

  • Harlem's Reckoning

    Cappadonna from Winter Warz sittin at 30 something? With Drake and Wayne ahead of that verse? Sheeeeeiiiiiiitttt.

  • 101

    Forgot about dre was #11. You missed it faggot

  • Themnewguys

    Eminem's verse on 50's "patiently waiting" #40 On biggies "dead wrong" #27 On dre's "forgot about dre" & on jay z's "renegade" #4 couldn't have it any better. List was aight nothing to bash about but damn slim's got alot o' good tracks with him as a guest. i thought his verse on "i need a doctor" was tight too (a'bit cheesy but cool) could've hit the top 40 imo

  • Anonymous

    erm Nas' verse on Raekwon' - Verbal Intercourse!

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  • Steelmatic

    I vote Canibus on 'Beasts From The East'.

  • Anonymous

    az lifes a bitch verse is crazy

  • Ken

    they actually got a lotta shit right. I was pleasantly surprised to see Scarface on the list of guests. People are gonna bitch and moan about which rap verse got placed ahead of some other rap verse, but the fact of the matter is that the entire list is a compilation of 50 guest appearances that were/are really fucking great. .......Except for Nicki Minaj. That bitch only got chosen cuz she's got a vagina. good for her. and great verse, just not "top 50." smh Oh and Noyd got a mention! fuck yeah! Busta shoulda gotten one for the "About Me" remix on Raekwon's modern-classic "Linx II" record. that verse is epic.

  • Anonymous

    could find better features in my sleep dont like commercial rap

  • Anonymous

    Uncommon Valor's to sick

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