50 Best Songs of the Nineties

From Britney Spears and Ace of Base to Beck and Nirvana

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3. Notorious B.I.G. With Mase and Puff Daddy, "Mo Money 
Mo Problems" (1997)

The late, great Notorious B.I.G. has more soul and swagger just clearing his throat before his verse than most rappers have in their entire catalogs. This classic became an accidental epitaph, hitting Number One right after his death – yet making him sound impossibly alive. Burning question: Did Mase ever get to see his name on a blimp?

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