25 Influential Hip Hop One-Hit Wonders

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  • 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"
  • 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)"

Shawn Brown, "Rappin' Duke"

 

This 1983 novelty song featured Shawn Brown rapping as actor John Wayne, aka The Duke. The song made leeway on Billboard's dance and R&B/Hip-Hop charts, but was immortalized forever when the Notorious B.I.G. shouted out the song and its refrain "da-ha-ha" (an imitation of John Wayne's signature laugh) on "Juicy."

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