Producer: Kenny "Smoove" Kornegay

Back when soundtracks used to regularly break hit singles, The Nutty Professor became the source of a breakout for R&B singer Case. "Touch Me, Tease Me," with Foxy Brown and Mary J Blige, went gold, peaking at no. 14 on the Hot 100, and helped lead to the release of Case's debut album Case in August of that year.

At the time, Case was dating Blige; she also had co-writing credits on his album. It's appropriate, then, that Case would also incorporate hip-hop production into his R&B singles. In this case, Schoolly D's proto-gangster rap track about the Park Side Killers, "P.S.K. What Does It Mean?," was transformed into a sensuous R&B anthem. The slow jam was reset, and placed in a context where hip-hop had become the default background sound of the neighborhood. —David Drake

Inspiration: Schoolly D "P.S.K. What Does It Mean?" (1985)

Producer: J.B. Weaver, Jr.