Album: Pure Poverty
Producer: Tony D
Label: Profile Records
Best Pick Up Line: "Word is bond the sistah loves me and I love her like no other.../ I spend a lot of time with the sistah I protect."

Conscious brothers need love too! A decade before dead prez was having mind sex, Wise Intelligent and company paid tribute to that special lady...respectfully, of course. Fun fact: The original version of "Shakiyla" used the same Zapp sample as 2Pac's "Keep Ya Head Up."