90s hip-hop duo Tag Team turned their monster hit Whoomp! (There It Is) into an Addams Family version called Addams Family Whoomp for the soundtrack of 1993’s Addams Family Values.
When their first album hit Platinum status, Marky Mark and his Funky Bunch rushed back into the studio and produced the slightly harder-edged follow-up, You Gotta Believe, featuring the title song as the main single.
Even though he’s conquered all sorts of different media over the years, one of LL Cool J’s most iconic pieces of pop culture will always be “Mama Said Knock You Out” from the 1991 album of the same name.
Starting in 1993, Shaq set out to conquer the rap/hip-hop world with his first album, Shaq Diesel, and subsequently released four more albums and getting guest stars like Notorious BIG, Ice Cube, RZA, Method Man and more.
Dominating almost every aspect of pop culture in the 90’s, the Crypt Keeper unleashed one of the ultimate Halloween party jams with the puntastic Crypt Jam rap, off the official Tales from the Crypt soundtrack.
Hired by none other than Michael Jai White to look over his wife while he’s out of town on “business”, Busta Rhymes mans the surveillance cameras and is almost instantly lusting after said wife in the music video for “I Know What You Want”.
Rapper Tone-Loc was everywhere in the 90’s with his distinctive gravelly voice in movies like Blank Check, Ace Ventura and Heat to cartoons like C-Bear and Jamal and, of course, his two gigantic hit songs Wild Thing and Funky Cold Medina.
John Cena channeled the A-Team for the official music video of his rap single, “Bad, Bad Man”.
At least one tradition remains for the newest TMNT movie, a cheesy rap song for the soundtrack, as Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and Ty Dolla $ign team up for “Shell Shocked”.
Coming off the Above the Rim soundtrack, one of the smoothest, funkiest and most bad ass rap songs ever is Warren G’s “Regulate”, featuring Nate Dogg.