7. The Lady Of Rage “Afro Puffs” (1994)

Album: Above The Rim (Soundtrack)

Label: Death Row/Interscope

Producer: Dr. Dre

Peter Rosenberg: “I mean, come on, this song was a monster, at a time period when [Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg] were just making smashes. And then the girl of the crew comes out, and she’s absolutely ridiculous on the intro to Doggystyle. She’s ill on ‘Puffin’ On Blunts And Drankin’ Tanqueray’ by Dr. Dre, and then she comes out on ‘Afro Puffs.’ And that song, to this day, will set off a club no matter where you are. Even if you just let the chorus rock, everyone knows that. Everyone knows her look, and she had the song to match the look.”