Admirer: Denzel Washington
Pick: "Big Poppa," verse one
"Who rocks grooves and make moves with all the mommies/ The back of the club, sippin Moet, is where you'll find me/ The back of the club, mackin' hoes, my crew's behind me/ Mad question-askin', blunt passin', music blastin'/ But I just can't quit/ 'Cause one of these honeys Biggie gots ta creep with/ Sleep with, keep the ep a secret, why not?/ Why blow up my spot 'cause we both got hot?/ Now check it, I got more Mack than Craig, and in the bed/ Believe me, sweetie, I got enough to feed the needy/ No need to be greedy, I got mad friends with Benzes, C-notes by the layers, true f---in' players ..."
Where to find it: Ready to Die (1994)
Why: "He was just the smoothest," Washington recalled. "I actually remember seeing in a documentary [VH1's Behind the Music] they did on him, when he was just a kid on the street corner rapping about the people in the street. He was a genius, and we miss him."