Album: Taste of Chocolate
: Cold Chillin'/Reprise/Warner Bros.
Producer: Andre Booth

LL Cool J may have invented the shirtless loverman rap balladeer archetype, and Ja Rule may have exploited it to it's most lucrative extreme. But of the many MCs to have gone grown-and-sexy, none has done so more disastrously than Big Daddy Kane on his flop third album Taste of Chocolate. After conquering New York rap, suddenly Kane was hanging out with Barry White and what sounded like the Bad Ideas Unlimited Orchestra, mumbling absurd come-ons like, "I wanna just lay on the floor and make love to your shadow...sounds silly, don't it?" Yeah, Kane, it really does.