Year: 1993
Produced By: JT the Bigga Figga
Album: Playaz N the Game
Label: Get Low Recordz

JT the Bigga Figga, from San Francisco's Fillmore District, embodies both the best and worst of the independent entrepreneurial nature of Bay Area rap music. He released all of his own music, even a book on how to become a successful black CEO—called Black Wall Street, that would somehow become The Game's ill-fated label—but little other than "Game Recognize Game" is all that memorable today. Of course it's the lesson of the song that you have to respect what JT did, so in that spirit, Get Low to this one next time you hear it.