#4 → TIE: DJ PREMIER & PETE ROCK
Peak VIBE Era Runs: 1993-2000/1993-1999
Certified Bangers: DJ Premier: "Kick In The Door"-Notorious B.I.G. / Pete Rock: "The World Is Yours"-Nas
Power: It was no surprise when it was announced that DJ Premier and Pete Rock were teaming up for acollaboration album to be released later this year. After all, the influential pair basically took turns creating some of hip-hop's most notable anthems (really, there's too many to name.). But more impressively, Preemo's cut and scratch standards and Pete's soulful horn-driven works remained hot commodities at a time when Dr. Dre, Diddy's Hit Men, Timbaland and the Trackmasters were raising the stakes for unabashed hit making in the '90s. Premier vs. Pete Rock still goes down as one of rap's most knockdown, drag-out debates. Greatness.