Twenty-Five Influential Hip Hop One-Hit Wonders

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  • J.J. Fad, 'Supersonic,' NWA
  • Can-I-Bus, 'Second Round K.O.,' LL Cool J
  • T La Rock & Jazzy Jeff, 'It's Yours,' Nas, Rakim, Public Enemy
  • Bone Crusher, 'Never Scared'
  • DJ Kool, 'Let Me Clear My Throat'
  • Apache, 'Gangsta Bitch,' A Tribe Called Quest
  • 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 and Young B, 'Chicken Noodle Soup'
  • MC T Tucker and DJ Irv, 'Where Dey At,' Three-Six Mafia
  • The Showboys, 'Drag Rap (Trigga Man),' Lil Wayne, Currensy, David Banner
  • Wreckx-N-Effect, 'Rump Shaker,' Teddy Riley, Pharrell Williams, Whitney Houston
  • Crucial Conflict, 'Hay,' Bone Thugs N Harmony, Twista
  • Shawn Brown, 'Rappin' Duke,' the Notorious B.I.G.
  • Playaz Circle, 'Duffle Bag Boy,' feat. Lil Wayne, Ludacris, 2 Chainz
  • Tim Dog, 'F*ck Compton'
  • Apache
  • Vanilla Ice, 'Ice Ice Baby'
  • Craig Mack, 'Flava In Ya Ear'
  • Luniz, 'I Got 5 on It,' Diddy, R. Kelly
  •  Young MC, 'Bust a Move'
  • Tag Team, 'Whoomp (There It Is)'
  • 95 South, 'Whoot, There It Is'

T La Rock and Jazzy Jeff, 'It's Yours'

The first song released by Def Jam (though it was technically distributed by Partytime Records, it featured the Def Jam logo) and the first song produced by icon Rick Rubin, 1984's "It's Yours" was a hugely impactful rap landmark. The song's big vocabulary arguably paved the way for Rakim, and countless MCs have sampled it from Nas' "The World Is Yours" to Public Enemy's "Louder Than a Bomb."

(Photo: Def Jam)

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