Midnight Train to Memphis
Label: Top Dog/Atlantic
Following up the mega success of Devil Without A Cause, Cocky is aptly named, with Rock coming on like he thinks he's the only white dude who's ever heard Kurtis Blow. Rapping about Southern rock and verbally abusing practically every celebrity in the world, Kid manages to make his strutting braggadocio work, especially when he takes the Beastie Boys' License To Ill out behind the trailer -- not so much for a beating, more like to drink corn liquor with. It doesn't get much better than "Forever," and it doesn't really need to.