Producer: Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie for The Hitmen
Album: No Way Out
Label: Bad Boy

By the time he threw Biggie and Kim on the remix to make it a true posse cut, Puffy was well on his way to shiny-suit notoriety, but "It's All About the Benjamins"—both the original and the remix—was dope enough to warm any rap purist's heart. Again, the energy: The ridiculous beat helps, sure, but you can't help getting amped hearing MCs (yes, you too Mr. Combs!) trade verses like this. And make no mistake, Puff absolutely killed his verse (as did Jada, Sheek, Kim, and Big, natch). There's a reason tracks like these become club anthems and define eras: you'd have to be comatose not to move when they hit the speakers. —Jack Erwin

Best Verse: Puff Daddy