3) JAY-Z - "Jigga, Can I Get A, Hard Knock Life" September 10, 1998

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BkmHutXffI]

"This is real hardcore hip-hop" -DJ Clue

And he was damn right. This was a real hardcore hip-hop performance. At one moment, it looked like Jay-Z was performing at a club (like the "Tunnel") -- not at a award show.

Of course, in order to make a great hip-hop performance like in '98, you needed big hits. And Jay sure had that, with those songs.

Outstanding. Kinda miss this Jay-Z.