Producer: Double D
Album: Don't Mess Wit Texas
Label: Jam Down Records

Houston is a huge city—fourth largest in the U.S. to be exact—so it's almost inevitable that the smaller 'hoods it houses harbor some of the strongest loyalism. Lil' Keke's "Southside" was a sound-off for the lower half of H-Town, with a simple yet distinctive dance to match. The sparse piano melody doesn't feel especially imposing, which is probably why the one-word chorus quickly caught on so quickly.