Remixes That Saved the Original

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  • Jay-Z, R. Kelly, Busta Rhymes
  • Busta Rhymes, Diddy and Pharrell
  • The Fugees
  • R. Kelly
  • Mobb Deep
  • Destiny's Child
  • Black Sheep
  • Mya, Jay-Z
  • Big Pun
  • Black Moon
  • The Notorious B.I.G.

The Fugees, "Nappy Heads (Remix)"

The "Nappy Heads" remix not only saved the run-of-the-mill shout-rap original, it saved the Fugees' career. Even after their debut album, Blunted on Reality, totally flopped, Salaam Remi's serene remix was an underground smash, and gave the crew their first taste of critical acclaim.

(Photo: Columbia Records)

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