Album: Step in the Arena
Label: Chrysalis/EMI Records

One part of Guru's legacy that doesn't get the props it merits was his ability to present himself as vulnerable without playing himself. The requisite love rap ballad that showed up on most hip-hop albums from the late '80s and early '90s was usually automatic fast-forward fodder—till "Love Sick," which detailed all too real-sounding scenarios of relationships gone awry. And yes, years before Ghostface would publicly endorse the snares of the Delfonics, Preem was on that Philly Groove shit.