Album: Life After Death
Label: Bad Boy

According to a 2003 XXL piece about the making of Life After Death, Puff Daddy didn't like the "Kick in the Door" beat when he first heard it. During an elevator run-in with DJ Premier, Puff told him, "This is not hot, Preme. I need something more blazin', like 'Unbelievable.'" He added, "I need a Tunnel banger." But Premier was confident in his work, and after Biggie rhymed over it, Puff was convinced, saying, "Once I heard Big's lyrics on it, once I heard him rap, it made me like the beat, it made me understand where [Premier] was coming from." We're glad this worked out in everyone's favor. It's definitely a Tunnel banger, and beyond. Daniel Isenberg