25 Influential Hip Hop One-Hit Wonders

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  • Vanilla Ice, Bone Crusher, Craig Mack
  • Vanilla Ice, "Ice Ice Baby"
  • Craig Mack, "Flava In Ya Ear"
  • Luniz, "I Got 5 on It"
  •  Young MC, "Bust a Move"
  • Tag Team, "Whoomp (There It Is)"
  • 95 South, "Whoot, There It Is"
  • J.J. Fad, "Supersonic"
  • Can-I-Bus, "Second Round K.O."
  • T La Rock & Jazzy Jeff, "It's Yours"
  • Bone Crusher, "Never Scared"
  • DJ Kool, "Let Me Clear My Throat"
  • Apache, "Gangsta Bitch"
  • The Pack, "Vans"
  • Khia, "My Neck, My Back (Lick It)"
  • Cali Swag District, "Teach Me How to Dougie"
  • Audio Two, "Top Billin'"
  • Mims, "This Is Why I'm Hot"
  • DJ Webstar & Young B, "Chicken Noodle Soup"
  • MC T Tucker & DJ Irv, "Where Dey At"
  • The Showboys, "Drag Rap (Trigga Man)"
  • Wreckx-N-Effect, "Rump Shaker"
  • Crucial Conflict, "Hay"
  • Shawn Brown, "Rappin' Duke"
  • Playaz Circle, "Duffle Bag Boy" feat. Lil Wayne
  • Tim Dog, "F*ck Compton"

Craig Mack, "Flava In Ya Ear"

The song that built Bad Boy. Diddy's premier artist until the Notorious B.I.G. made his mark, Craig Mack created a bonafide rap classic with this 1994 banger, but then failed to live up to the potential the song showed. The remix, featuring Biggie, LL Cool J, and others, is even more celebrated, and helped set off the Bad Boy-led trend of "remixing" hits with new verses from a lineup of all-stars.

(Photo: Bad Boy Records)

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