6. Da Brat f/ Jermaine Dupri "Funkdafied" (1994)
Producer: Jermaine Dupri
Longtime Dupri collaborator and Chicago rapper Da Brat made her G-funk-influenced debut in 1994, and lead single and title track "Funkdafied" dropped May 13 of that year. By August, the single went platinum, peaking at No. 6 on the Hot 100. It was Da Brat's biggest single, and her only one to go platinum. The song wed Da Brat's hardcore delivery to the same Isley Brothers sample ("Between the Sheets") as Biggie's "Big Poppa."