Year: 2007 Produced By: Rob Holladay Album: Almost Famous EP Label: Koch/Epic
Say what you want about the Yungin's personal life, but the kid makes hits—period. Berg seemingly came out of nowhere when this dropped in 2007, but the truth is the artist formerly known as Iceberg had been lurking around the industry for years. He was first signed to Chicago's Infared Music (the indie label that now houses L.E.P. Bogus Boys) and later joined forces with DMX's now-defunct Bloodline Records. Whatever they taught him worked, as "Sexy Lady" reached No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100.