Choclair "What It Takes (Remix)" (1997)
I could talk about the beat on this joint, which is an ill vibes sample (and most of us can't get enough of those). But this is actually just a chance to highlight something a lot of MC's don't pay enough attention to, and something that's crucial to getting a DJ open: the first line.
In this case, it's "Now first of all, let's talk about precision." Nothing extremely clever, no wordplay...but there's an unusual formality, and it's so matter-of-fact that it can't help but command attention. Hell, I've listened to enough sloppy verses that I'm all about the precision discussion Choclair seems intent on having. Oh, did I mention the beat was dope too? Includes the instrumental, as well as the original "What It Takes", and the "Just a Second" remix and instrumental.