Album: Life After Death
Label: Bad Boy
The famous Mad Rapper skit at the beginning of "Kick In The Door" really blew open the floodgates on the term "hater," a crabby curmedgeon who envies the lifestyle of successful rappers to the point of obsession and spends a significant portion of their lowly lives talking ish. Producer Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie's hilarious voice for the Mad Rapper made the character's mini-rants memorable. The popularity of the MR was proven by the numerous appearances he made on subsequent Bad Boy releases—but the first is still the best.
10. The Notorious B.I.G. “Mad Rapper Skit” (1997)