“It’s Your Thing” — Mercedes (1999)
The perfect side chick anthem for any upcoming holiday, No Limit artist Mercedes had a certified hit with “It’s Your Thing.” While her debut album, Rear End, was her only album to be released, the singer recently appeared on stage at Essence Fest during the No Limit reunion set.
“The Things You Do (Bad Boy Remix)” — Gina Thompson (1996)
Though signed to Mercury Records, Gina Thompson found a hit with the help of Bad Boy and new voice to the scene, Missy Elliott. While she’s released three albums since her debut in 1996, Thompson’s “The Things You Do” single is still the one that we’re most thankful for.
“Can’t Be Wasting My Time” — Mona Lisa feat. Lost Boyz (1995)
Whether for Mona Lisa’s sweet sounding vocals or for seeing the Lost Boyz in their prime, “Can’t Be Wasting My Time” will take you to a time where life was so simple. And that, in our book, is enough to be grateful for.
“Daydreamin” — Tatyana Ali feat. Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz (1998)
When Tatyana Ali released her debut album Kiss the Sky in 1998, the lead single “Daydreamin'” showcased her talent past acting. The album went on to be the only one she released, but this single will forever solidify her brief music career.
“Ain’t Nobody” — Monica feat. Treach (1996)
A real gem from the vocal powerhouse known as Monica, “Ain’t Nobody” is a true R&B hymn. Featured on the Nutty Professor soundtrack, the added verse from Naughty By Nature’s Treach turned it into a blessing from the ’90s.