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The 100 Best Hip-Hop One-Hit Wonders

7. DJ Kool "Let Me Clear My Throat" (1996)

Producer: DJ Kool, s/x, Fred Derby, Funkmaster Flex, DJ Mark the 45 King
Album: Let Me Clear My Throat
Label: American Recordings / Warner Bros. Records


Perhaps the most famous party-starter song ever made, "Let Me Clear My Throat" was recorded live at the Bahama Bay Club in Philadelphia. The song features DJ Kool rapping and nonsensically hyping up the crowd over Mark the 45 King's "900 Number" for about five minutes straight. It's a real throwback to the Busy Bee era of rapping, when the MC's purpose was to, well, move the crowd. Well done, DJ Kool.

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