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The 13 Most Underrated Bad Boy Family Songs

With the Bad Boy Reunion Tour a running success, catch up on the underrated essentials from Bad Boy Entertainment’s finest artists and collaborators

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The Notorious B.I.G., “Sky’s The Limit”

The 1997 single off of Life After Death had a hook and chorus full of positivity: “Have what you want/ Be what you want.”

2 / 13

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Feat. Biggie Smalls, "Notorious Thugs"

This collaboration between Bone Thugs and Biggie contains a pristine rhyme flow that has made it withstand the test of time.

3 / 13

Mase Feat. Total, "What You Want"

Mase and Total, together?! Hell yes. "What You Want" is from Mase’s first solo LP, Harlem World, which was a platinum hit but still feels overlooked (much like this single).

4 / 13

112, “It's Over Now”

112’s single from the platinum-selling 2001 album Part III is a head-nod groove to getting over that non-special someone.

5 / 13

Black Rob, "Woah!”

After being a guest of a host of Bad Boy remixes, Black Rob broke out with his arresting single “Whoa” in 1999. Since then, he’s been keeping up his appearances on TV and has been in the studio working on a new album. Come back, Black Rob!

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112 Feat. Biggie & Mase, "Only You"

From 112’s self-titled debut album 20 years ago “Only You” peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, but stayed in our hearts as a memorable dance track and as the moment in which Mase reminds us, “If I die now, my love will still haunt you”. Fun Fact: 112 performed this track on Moesha!

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Total Feat. Missy Elliott, "Trippin'"

The Timbaland- and Missy Elliott-produced track features Missy on her futuristic, synth-y R&B vibe. Unforgettable.

8 / 13

The LOX Feat. Lil' Kim & DMX, "Money, Power, Respect"

The LOX gave us all that we needed to know about life on the title track of their platinum-selling debut album, Money, Power & Respect.

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Total Feat. Da Brat, "No One Else"

"No One Else" is from the eponymous Total debut and features the on-point lyrical stylings of Da Brat.

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Lil' Kim feat. Lil' Cease, "Crush on You"

"Crush on You," from Lil’ Kim’s platinum debut album, initially just had Lil’ Cease on it with no Kim. The single version with Lil’ Kim and its colorful video further proved that the world should pay attention to the Queen B.

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Mary J. Blige, "Be Happy"

Mary was affiliated with Puff Daddy via his Uptown days, and although was never officially signed to Bad Boy, she certainly added that extra touch to their collaborations together. "Be Happy" was co-written by Puffy and is off of her My Life album.

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Craig Mack Feat. Notorious B.I.G. & LL Cool J, "Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)"

"Flava In Ya Ear" was the hit single that featured a mighty trio of MC's, and received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance in 1995.

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Faith Evans, "Soon As I Get Home"

The smooth gold-certified hit R&B single off of Faith is just a sample of the vocal power of the first female artist signed to Bad Boy Entertainment.

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