How anyone can feel salty about Ma$e's debut, Harlem World, is beyond us, but that mentality surely exists. Some are quick to point out the Harlem rapper's flaws and how he's not as influential as some, notably Kanye West, believe. Others will point to the lengthy tracklisting and 65-minute running-time as an easy way to bring the project down.

But then and now, Harlem World stands as a solid first statement from Ma$e and one of the better records of the whole late-'90s Bad Boy movement.