20 Great Rap Songs Ruined by White People

The Notorious B.I.G. "Juicy" (1994)

Album: Ready to Die
Producer: Poke, Sean "Puffy" Combs
Label: Bad Boy

White folks managed to not only ruin Biggie's track, but the original classic M'Tume jam, as well. Now when "Juicy Fruit" drops, schmucks across the world unite to rap about forgotten cultural touchpoints they remember (Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis) and pretend to remember (Word Up magazine, Mr. Magic and Marley Marl). There's also something just desperately embarrassing about how a song about coming up from poverty has become whitewashed into "remember the '80s"-style VH1-sponsored nostalgia. (Especially considering that VH1 wouldn't have played this song in its heyday).

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