Still the biggest hit of Jadakiss' career, 2004's "Why" asked question after question. From hip-hop to pop culture to politics, the track tackled a slew of the day's headlines.
But even ten years later, many of those questions remain unanswered. Kiss tried to put some of the uncertainty to rest, though, when he sat down with Genius and revisited some of his rhymes.
One of the answers was obvious: "Why is Jadakiss as hard as it gets?"
I give you everything you want as an artist, for so long. Consistency. Wordplay. Wittiness. You can check the checklist. Only thing I don't check off on is album sales.
One was frustratingly still unclear: "Why'd they kill Tupac and Chris?"
I wish I knew the answer to those two, but whoever's in charge -- hip-hop is big right now, but it would have been, with those two artists here, it would have been way bigger than it is right now. They made sure they got them out of there. "The powers that be," whoever that is.
One induced jealousy: "Why Halle have to let a white man pop her to get an Oscar?"
I wish I was Billy Bob Thornton. I hope they shoot "Monster's Ball 2" and let me get the supporting cast, baby.
One could be as controversial now as it was then: "Why did Bush knock down the Towers?"
Again, money, business. It's a business, when you understand what's going on in America, you'll know that the way they portrayed 9/11 to happen, is definitely not what happened. Do I know what happened? Definitely not.
And one he answered in the actual song: "And you know why they made the new twenties?"
'Cause I got all the old ones!
Kiss will be dropping Top 5 Dead or Alive later this month, and since there's still plenty to question these days, maybe he'll bless us with a "Why" sequel.