Producer: Rob Lewis
Album: Nine Livez
Label: Profile Records


Largely built off a sample of The Staples Singers' version of "The Dock of the Bay," Nine's "Whutcha Want?" brought the gruff-voiced Bronx MC notable acclaim in 1995, peaking at No. 50 on the Billboard Hot 100. But he was never able to make much of an impact on the charts again, and though he released three albums, Nine had faded into oblivion by the late '90s.