Producer: A Tribe Called Quest
Album: Midnight Marauders
Label: Jive, BMG

The song that spawned a million bedroom producers. I don't care who you are-if you were even remotely curious about the process of producing hip-hop music, your mind was blown the second you realized that Tribe had turned Minnie Ripperton's whistle-pitch vocals into an instrument in their arsenal. Q-Tip and Phife sound supremely confident here. The remix doesn't best the original, because that would be impossible, but it's a nice take on the song nonetheless.