Fast & Furious star Paul Walker’s death on Saturday has transformed parts of the internet into a farewell card writ large, and RZA, always the benevolent philosopher, took the time out to immortalise him in song. People seemed confused by this – ‘What do you mean a rapper made a tribute to someone other than B.I.G. or Makaveli…?’ said the interwebs. So, for educational purposes, we’ve shared a biased view of the five best hip-hop tributes, to son the uninitiated and draw a wistful tear from the old dogs.
Words by Robert Brown.