Twenty-Five Influential Hip Hop One-Hit Wonders

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  • 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'
  • 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'

The Showboys, 'Drag Rap (Trigga Man)'

This 1986 12-inch from Queens duo the Showboys is the unlikely prototype for New Orleans bounce music, thanks to its call and response chants, intro and 808 patterns. It's been sampled by several area artists in later years, including Lil Wayne, Curren$y and David Banner.

(Photo: Profile Records)

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