Songs that best showcase an artists breath control?

I’ll start, I think Eminem (1999-2003) was great at controlling his breath. I was pretty amazed when I heard this track for the first time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEUktvwyfPQ

What are some other songs that best showcase an artists breath control?

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For me, the best example of Em’s breath control is his first verse on Renegade. Also…

http://rapgenius.com/Big-punisher-super-lyrical-lyrics

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Someone needs to show this thread to Angel haze

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Rigamortis, Look out for Detox, etc. from Kendrick

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Ignorance is Bliss by Kendrick Lamar

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Breath control is really showcased when an artist does it live. Look at Nas, he has so many songs that are amazingly smooth (see Queens get the money), but as a live performer Nas has pretty bad breath control.

imo Eminem is the best at it, and is easily one of the greatest live acts. Look at the live renegade video. Em was able to go a long time b4 Jay had to step in, and plus that his verses are one of the hardest to spit without breaking flow.
http://youtu.be/0AQ4tjMFhKc?t=1m39s

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Besides Kendrick we also have big pun who had goat breath control on super lyrical

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Pun used a lot of Punch ins and inhaled really hard in all his songs. I don’t think he has overall breath control.

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Don’t forget Gift of Gab, one of the best with breath control

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBt8QVHzhkc

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Rigamortis is definitely the hardest song to try to repeat, Kendrick did something special with that.

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Look at me now, Busta showed what breath control means haha

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Big Boi was EXCELLENT at controlling his breath, his live footage is the stuff of legend.

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Elzhi on all of his songs too. You never hear him take a hard breath.

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