20. Remy Ma “Whuteva” (2006)

Album: There’s Something About Remy: Based on a True Story

Label: SRC/Universal/Terror Squad

Producer: Swizz Beatz

Peter Rosenberg:“Remy had a moment in hip-hop. She was the ‘it’ female rapper in that Terror Squad period when Fat Joe took over the game. Pun kind of put her on, and she had a dope song on Pun’s second album. I could almost make ‘Lean Back’ her song because I love her verse, and that’s everyone’s favorite part of the song. I think everyone’s favorite part of ‘Lean Back’ is, ‘We walk around the metal detectors.’

“Then ‘Whuteva’ came out, and it’s a vintage, hard, club banger. What else is there to say about Remy? Remy is Maino, but maybe more lyrical. She’s a quintessential New York street rapper, who just happens to be a girl. And you have her story with Papoose, which I think is incredibly awesome. I think when Remy gets out of jail, it’s going to be a bigger story than people expect right now.”