Label: Tommy Boy, Warner Bros. Records

Before the RZA changed the world by bringing us the Wu-Tang Clan, he was known as Prince Rakeem, a witty rapper whose fun-loving song "Ooh, We Love You Rakeem" made minor waves after being released on Tommy Boy. His debut, the Ooh, I Love You, Rakeem EP, was more Fresh Prince than The Abbott, and we prefer the latter. But by the time he got around to giving us a proper solo LP in 1998 as his alter-ego Bobby Digital, he had already solidified himself as a legendary producer and MC, with a handful of Wu-Tang Clan group and solo full-length releases in just a five-year span.