Major Hit: "Good Vibrations" (1991)

Other Hit: "Wildside" (1991)


Most kids these days are too young to remember or even know that actor Mark Wahlberg was once a rapper. Jailed as a youth on an assault charge, he had a little more street cred than his other white pop rap counterparts, and was perhaps a tad more accepted (though not much more). "Good Vibrations" was a blend of hip-hop and acid house, a genre which by the early '90s had largely gone pop. The sound helped this tune go to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, easily. They soon followed up with the hit "Wildside," which is now largely forgotten—except by us.