21. Somethin’ Serious, Big Mike
One-time Geto Boy Big Mike is best known for the Southern swamp funk that he brought on his Rap-A-Lot debut, Somethin’ Serious. “World of Mine” is the kind of single that rap heads wished could still blow up and “Havin Thangs” is a beat/hook combo from heaven, but he had a falling out with Scarface and ended up in prison after setting fire to one of J. Prince’s studios. Plus he flipped an Al Green sample better than Kanye did—no easy feat.