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Will Smith f/ Big Pun, Cam'ron, and R.O.C. "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It (So So Def Remix)" (1998)

Album: 12" Release
Producer: Jermaine Dupri

First off, there's really no reason to hate on "Gettin' Jiggy With It" in 2013. Nas ghostwriting for Will Smith over Sister Sledge's disco classic "He's the Greatest Dancer" deserves to play in a loop at the Smithsonian. The remix doesn't really sound anything like the original beyond the word "jiggy," but it does include a verse from jiggy-era Cam'ron and the late legend Big Pun.

It's a safe bet that this song would have a much higher profile if it wasn't a remix of a much-derided pop-rap act, but Will Smith acquits himself pretty well here, too: "Tommy Mottola AND Spielberg tearin' me checks while you talkin' a lotta talk and ain't seen gold yet, much less a baguette."

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