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The Hitmen (1995)

The entire Bad Boy Records sound that dominated the mid-1990s — yes, shiny suits and all — was courtesy of The Hitmen. The collective had a host of individually talented dudes in their own right (even current Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta star Stevie J) working together to create smash hits for The Notorious B.I.G., R&B trio Total and even Puffy himself, along with the rest of the Bad Boy roster. The things they could do with ’70s soul samples are still not being touched on any level.

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