From: Queens, NY
Signature Song: Nature f/ Nas "The Ultimate High" (2000)

Nature's rise to forefront of hip-hop was about as controversial as possible. He's the one who infamously replaced Cormega in The Firm after Mega and Nas fell out. Unfortunately, the album was too much of a creative failure for anyone to care about what Nature had to say. Still, he gained a strong buzz off the album. His solo debut, For All Seasons, dropped about eight seasons too late even if it had bangers like the Nas-assisted "Ultimate High." But by then no one cared as much as they would have a few years prior. We're willing to argue that if Nature's debut had dropped in either 1998 or 1999, he wouldn't be such a slept-on rapper.