Producer: Puff Daddy

Puff Daddy was simply a rising star behind the scenes at Andre Harrell's Uptown Records; "Come and Talk to Me (Hip-Hop Remix)" was the song that put him on the map. Inspired by Ron G's blend tapes, the aspiring entrepreneur combined Jodeci's slow jam singing style withe a beat swiped from EPMD's buzzing "You're a Customer," and a classic was born. The song went number one, and single-handedly began Puff Daddy's career. When Puff says he invented the remix, this is where it all began. —David Drake

Inspiration: EPMD "You're a Customer" (1988)

Producer: EPMD