97. Mase feat. Total, "What You Want"
Nobody was mad at Mase in 1998 – anyone know if he ever got to see his name on a blimp? The Harlem World MC represented Puff Daddy's Bad Boy empire all over the radio with his proto-mumble flow and tube socks. The R&B girl group Total makes "What You Want" a seductive duet, cooing their promises of infinite mutual satisfaction while Mase plays a surprisingly non-corny love man ("Total it all up and put it on my tab/And then tell your friends all the fun you had") over that Curtis Mayfield gutbucket guitar sample. Mase soon retired to become a preacher, but returned to rhyme with 50 Cent and Kanye.