Album: Da Storm

After making their name teaming up with fellow Boot Camp Clik members Smif N' Wessun on "Sound Bwoy Buriel" and Heltah Skeltah on "Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka," Originoo Gunn Clappaz struck out on their own with 1996's "Da Storm." The lead single from the Brownsville trio, "No Fear," delivered a strong message in contrast with its laid-back vibe, even taking a shot at Biggie—"I scare, petty MC's who claim they got gats/Fronting with hoes in videos with pimp hats" who was mocked in the video by a fat stand-in in a Coogi. Starang Wondah, Louieville Sluggah and Top Dog never made the same impact as their Brooklyn brethren, but they certainly lived up to their name. —Russ Bengtson