Twenty-Five Influential Hip Hop One-Hit Wonders

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  • 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'
  • 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'

Vanilla Ice, 'Ice Ice Baby'

This 1990 song may have become a punchline of sorts, but it was the first hip hop song to top the Billboard charts, changing the game in terms of what the genre could and couldn't do commercially.

(Photo: SBK Records)

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