The 50 Best Debut Rap Singles

8. Naughty By Nature "O.P.P." (1991)

Producer: Naughty By Nature
Album: Naughty by Nature
Label: Tomy Boy

Inspired by a neighborhood drug dealer who claimed he was "down with O.P.M." (Other People's Money), Naughty By Nature made one of the biggest rap crossover smashes ever. Like most of Naughty's biggest songs, it's celebrated for an incredibly catchy hook, as well as popularizing the phrase O.P.P. What's important to remember is that the word "pussy" is never actually said in the song, nor is any other curse word. Naughty found a balance of street tough and pop appeal layered over a jumpy Jackson 5 sample that catapulted them into mainstream success. The rest is party rap history. - Insanul Ahmed

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