#12. B.G. f/ Hot Boys & Big Tymers "Bling Bling" (1999)
Producer: Mannie Fresh Album: Chopper City in the Ghetto Label: Cash Money/Universal
When B.G. and his Hot Boys brethren dropped "Bling Bling," the phrase completely permeated public consciousness almost immediately. It played out quickly, too. Today it mostly remains in the vocabulary of purposely goofy old people, but for a brief moment the Hot Boys truly did change language. And no amount of ironic reappropriation of the hook could make Turk's "Lil nigga 17, playing with six figures/Got so much ice you can skate on a nigga" verse sound anything less than incredible.