8 Hip Hop One Hit Wonders

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Some rappers spend a long time building a following and putting out substantial material. Others hit it big with the right song at the right time and, though they may remain relevant in their niche, the mainstream public never hears from them again. Here are 8 rappers and groups who hit it big, but failed to see lightning strike twice.

Paperboy, Ditty

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This light, breezy Summer jam brought to mind sunny California afternoons, kicking back in the park with a beer or a forty ounce. The song was a laid back, groovy break from the aggressive gangsta content dominating West Coast rap at the time.

Positive K, I Got A Man

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Everyone remembers that hook. “I got a man” “What’s your man got to do with me?” Positive K actually voiced the female vocals on the track as well as his own, showcasing a versatile talent.

Craig Mack, Flava in Ya Ear

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Craig Mack was a strong voice on the mic in this nineties hit, but the remix, with Busta Rhymes, Biggie, Puffy and LL Cool J may have doomed the artist even as it earned him a big hit, as the guest stars overwhelmed the headliner.

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