Album: This Ain't a Game
Label: Atlantic

Ray J and Lil' Kim's "Wait a Minute" is one of the most out-there Neptunes productions to resonate on the charts. Barely there too, as the most of the verses consist of kicks, snares, and a few stray bass notes. When the chorus drops, a unabashedly Casio-sounding keyboard scatters a few chords over top of it all. The production is uncharacteristically low end and gives Ray J a shot at carrying most of the melody himself. It's weird, but it worked. "Wait a Minute" was a hit in the United States and parts Europe, proving that the Neptunes were so damn hot in the early aughts they could literally give anybody a smash.