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15 Rappers That Put In Work – XXL’s 9-to-5 Anthems

Eminem “Rock Bottom”

Long before his problems with drugs, baby mamas and of course, stardom, Em’s angst-filled rhymes were fueled by his crappy day job as heard on this cut off 1999’s The Slim Shady LP. “I deserve respect but I work and sweat for this worthless check.” We feel ya, Marshall.

Canibus “Shove This Jay-Oh-Bee”

This fun, old-school inspired track—fittingly featured on the Office Space soundtrack—finds ’Bis giving listeners an instructional guide to telling off their boss. “Put your middle finger up slowly/Put it close enough to his face, so he can examine it closely.” Wonder if Wyclef inspired this?

De La Soul “Bitties in the BK Lounge”

Flippin’ burgers isn’t the move, especially when you have to deal with rude ass customers. In the second act off this track from the Long Island trio’s second album De La Soul is Dead, Posdnous stands behind the counter and plays the dozens with Soshuana, a smart mouthed honey who teases him with lines like, “Well, you’re a family man, I shouldn’t be surprised/Since your sister’s flippin’ burgers and your mother’s frying fries.” Low blow.

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