20. 112 f/ Ma$e & The Notorious B.I.G. "Only You" (1996)
Producer: Steven "Stevie J" Jordan, Sean "Puffy" Combs Album: 112 Label: Bad Boy
Jesus, the Notorious pleased us with his lyrical thesis on 112's remix to their hit “Only You.” Putting a hip-hop spin on traditional R&B, Puff and Bad Boy had Big lead off the track while a fresh-faced Mase closed it out. The Escada Don Dada mentioned the usual luxury brands and shouted out Cease, but when he name-dropped his accountant, Bert Padell, many listeners were left scratching their heads. Before Google, people outside NYC had no idea who the hell Big was talking about. Yellow Pages only travel so far, you know.