Producer: DJ Eddie F, Mookie

Donell Jones' debut album finds him more infatuated with hip-hop than at any other point in his career. Third single "You Should Know" takes the instrumental from Biggie and his crew's "Player's Anthem" and adds some grit to an otherwise standard love song. It wasn't until his next album that Jones scored any major hits, but he set the scene for success with this record, and other exploratory records from early on in his career. —Ernest Baker

Inspiration: Junior M.A.F.I.A. "Player's Anthem" (1995)

Producer: DJ Clark Kent