5) Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems
The second single from the “Life After Death” album. Released posthumously, Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in 1997, replacing Puff Daddy’s “I’ll Be Missing You” (Puff Daddy’s tribute to the fallen rapper) on the charts. This song was Notorious B.I.G.’s second posthumous number one single, following “Hypnotize”, making him the only artist in Hot 100 History to have two #1 singles posthumously. It was the sixth song to hit #1 posthumously for a credited artist. The song was nominated for the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. This song was also produced by. Stevie J.
The song features guest vocals from Mase and Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs. The instrumental contains a sample of the Diana Ross song “I’m Coming Out”, including backing vocals of “I’m, coming, out”. The refrain of the song was sung by Kelly Price who was not prominently featured in the video due to label execs having an issue with her size and appearance. Based on airplay and chart success this song is considered one of the most popular singles in hip hop history.