Label: Relativity
Key Track: "Keep It Thoro"

As rap's Shiny Suit Era began to fade, Prodigy kicked off the Aughts with a jolt of highly-lyrical New York gangsta rap. Featuring an all-star production cast that included Alchemist, Rockwilder, and Just Blaze, H.N.I.C. seemed to presage a decade of dominance for P that, sadly, was not to be. He did keep it thoro, though.

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
Prodigy was allegedly robbed at the video shoot for "Keep It Thoro."