#8 → The Hit Men
Peak VIBE Era Runs: 1995-2001
Certified Banger: "It's All About The Benjamins"-Puff Daddy feat. The LOX, Lil' Kim and The Notorious B.I.G.
Power: Sean "Puffy" Combs' relentless stable of producers was tagged the Hit Men for a reason. Hip-Hop purists may have balked at the Bad Boy mogul's over-the-top commercial ambitions. But behind the shiny suit was the ghetto fabulous soundtrack to an era. When such Hit Men standouts as Mary J. Blige's "Mary Jane (All Night Long)," Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hypnotize" and Mase's "Feel So Good" were played, dance floors across the globe were never empty.