11. The Notorious B.I.G. "Machine Gun Funk" (1993)
Producer: Easy Mo Bee Album: Ready To Die Label: Bad Boy
There may be no better way to describe the sound Easy Mo Bee gave Biggie on Ready To Die, than the title of the song. Together, Big and Mo Bee sold bags of machine-gun funk by the ton, seamlessly weaving traditional NYC boom-bap with funk-inspired bass lines and samples. This was Big at his grimiest: Kicking exceptionally rough and rugged bars, Frank White beat the track "like Ike beat Tina."