Producer: Jermaine Dupri
Album: Hummin' Comin' At 'Cha
Label: Sony

You can tell “Just Kickin’ It” was written by men. Xscape was initially positioned as a “ghetto En Vogue,” but by that same logic, their debut single comes across as a trap version of the kind of man-woman relationship dichotomy as heard in Leave It to Beaver and those other old-ass sitcoms from yestercentury. Even so, while it wasn’t the most modern outlook on how relationships ought to go, it is sang impeccably. The production value, which is frankly as simple as the logic employed in the lyrics, allowed the women to best showcase their impressive vocals. Maybe some of you want a girl who can cook you greens and turkey necks, has amazing sex, and considers both their “duties.” Maybe you don’t. However you feel about that, though, when this song comes on, you will be undeniably soulless if you don’t bop along to the Atlanta foursome’s breakout hit. —Michael Arceneaux