A Week Ago, Part 1 (Album Version (Explicit))
Label: Roc-A-Fella Records / Shawn Carter
DJ Clue?'s The Professional series started way back in '97, and the third installment shows just how far he's come. Here, he enlists a slew of marquee guests like Snoop, Juelz Santana, Rick Ross and Young Jeezy. Though Clue produced some of the record's heavier tracks -- including "I Really Wanna Know You," which features Jagged Edge and Fabolous -- the stand-out "Like This" owes co-writing and production credits to Kanye West, who also guests. Unlikely emcees give the record a few surprises, including Houston rappers Mike Jones and Paul Wall and Philadelphia 's own Beanie Sigel.