Out of the mouths of babes.
Wu-Tang affiliate and younger cousin of Ghostface Killah, Shyheim gave us a first row seat to what everyday looked like for him back home in Staten Island. From his crack-selling mother to his grandfather getting shot in a parking lot, “On and On” tells the story of the then-14-year-old’s every day hood struggle. The ’94 song peaked at #7 on Billboard and instantly turned him into a hip-hop celebrity.
“Back in the days when I was young I’m not a kid anymore but some days I sit and wish I was a kid again.” I used to always wonder why older folks would love this song so much, but now that I’m older, I see why. Ahmad rocked the 1994 joint, “Back in the Day” at 19 and it still rings as a classic for those from the 90s and beyond.
B.G. stamped his place in the game with his 1999 hit single, “Bling Bling.” With a video featuring a bowl of money, a number of cars, and a ton of girls, B.G. made this the anthem for hustlers. At just 18, the baby gangsta made a song that is still relevant in the Cash Money/Young Money lifestyle.
From Ahmad to Lil Wayne, these artists made bomb hits when they were underage.