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While Pete Rock might have a problem with Puffy’s claim of inventing the hip hop remix, it’s not a stretch to say that what Puff did during the mid to late ’90s is what defined this subset of rap music.

With a special ear for mixing R&B elements with raw hip hop sound, Puffy made stars out of Biggie, Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, The LOX and plenty others off the strength of his remixes. But he’s not the other one.

Remixing a song has long been a part of hip hop culture. From adding additional guest verses to completely changing up the core track, there have been countless rap remixes that have gone down in history as being superior to the original. Here are the 50 best hip hop remixes of all time.

50. Terror Squad – “Lean Back (Remix)”

Released: June 14, 2005

Producer: Lil Jon, Eminem, Scott Storch

Album: All or Nothing

49. DJ Khaled – “I’m So Hood (Remix)”

Released: August 28, 2007

Producer: The Runners

Album: We the Best

48. Kanye West – “Power (Remix)”

Released: August 20, 2010

Producer: Mike Dean, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dawson, Happy Perez, Swizz Beatz, Kanye West, S1

Album: N/A

47. Rick Ross – “Hustlin’ (Remix)”

Released: March 11, 2006

Producer: The Runners, Rick Ross

Album: Port of Miami

46. ASAP Rocky – “Pretty Flacko (Remix)”

Released: January 15, 2013

Producer: SpaceGhostPurrp

Album: Long. Live. ASAP

45. Ras Kass – “Soul on Ice (Remix)”

Released: November 26, 1996

Producer: Diamond D

Album: N/A

44. Trinidad James – “All Gold Everything (Remix)”

Released: September 18, 2012

Producer: Gallaspy

Album: Don’t Be S.A.F.E.

43. Busta Rhymes – “Touch It (Remix)”

Released: May 2006

Producer: Swizz Beatz

Album: The Big Bang

42. Migos – “Versace (Remix)”

Released: July 8, 2013

Producer: Zaytoven

Album: N/A

41. Chief Keef – “I Don’t Like (Remix)”

Released: September 14, 2012

Producer: Young Chop, Kanye West, The Twilite Tone, Noah Goldstein

Album: Cruel Summer

40. ScHoolboy Q – “THat Part (Black Hippy Remix)”

Released: July 8, 2016

Producer: Cardo, Yung Exclusive, Cubeatz, Sounwave

Album: Blank Face LP

39. Raekwon – “Can It Be All So Simple (Remix)”

Released: August 1, 1995

Producer: RZA

Album: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…

38. Jeru the Damaja – “You Can’t Stop the Prophet (Pete Rock Remix)”

Released: October 25, 1994

Producer: Pete Rock

Album: N/A

37. Missy Elliott – “Hot Boyz (Remix)”

Released: November 9, 1999

Producer: Timbaland

Album: Da Real World

36. 50 Cent – “P.I.M.P. (G-Unit Remix)”

Released: August 12, 2003

Producer: Mr. Porter

Album: Get Rich or Die Tryin’

35. The Game – “It’s Okay (One Blood) (Remix)”

Released: November 7, 2006

Producer: D-Roc, Reefa

Album: Doctor’s Advocate

34. Big L – “Ebonics (Premo Mix)”

Released: October 18, 1998

Producer: DJ Premier

Album: N/A

33. Black Moon – “I Got Cha Opin (Remix)”

Released: March 28, 1994

Producer: Da Beatminerz

Album: Enta da Stage

32. Kendrick Lamar – “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix)”

Released: March 17, 2013

Producer: Sounwave

Album: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

31. Young Jeezy – “Go Crazy (Remix)”

Released: August 16, 2005

Producer: Don Cannon

Album: Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101

30. Future – “Mask Off (Remix)”

Released: May 23, 2017

Producer: Metro Boomin

Album: Future

29. Clipse – “Grindin’ (Remix)”

Released: August 20, 2002

Producer: The Neptunes

Album: Lord Willin’

28. 50 Cent – “I Get Money (Forbes 1-2-3 Remix)”

Released: September 17, 2007

Producer: Apex

Album: N/A

27. Pharoahe Monch – “Simon Says (Remix)”

Released: October 19, 1999

Producer: Lee Stone, Pharoahe Monch

Album: Internal Affairs

26. M.O.P. – “Ante Up (Robbin-Hoodz Theory) (Remix)”

Released: September 9, 2000

Producer: DR Period

Album: N/A

25. Unk – “Walk It Out (Remix)”

Released: October 3, 2006

Producer: Unk

Album: N/A

24. Nas – “Street Dreams (Remix)”

Released: October 22, 1996

Producer: Trackmasters

Album: N/A

23. Naughty by Nature – “Hip-Hop Hooray (Pete Rock Remix)”

Released: 1993

Producer: Pete Rock

Album: N/A

22. 2Pac – “California Love (Remix)”

Released: February 13, 1996

Producer: Dr. Dre

Album: All Eyez on Me

21. House of Pain – “Jump Around (Pete Rock Remix)”

Released: May 5, 1992

Producer: Pete Rock

Album: House of Pain

20. Rich Boy – “Throw Some D’s (Remix)”

Released: March 13, 2007

Producer: Lil Jon

Album: Rich Boy

19. Capone-N-Noreaga – “L.A., L.A. (Kuwait Mix)”

Released: June 17, 1997

Producer: Marley Marl

Album: The War Report

18. A$AP Ferg – “Work REMIX”

Released: May 14, 2013

Producer: Chinza, Fly Beats

Album: Trap Lord

17. A Tribe Called Quest – “Scenario (Remix)”

Released: March 13, 1992

Producer: A Tribe Called Quest

Album: N/A

16. Jay-Z – “A Million and One Questions (Premiere Remix)”

Released: 1998

Producer: DJ Premier

Album: N/A

15. AZ – “Doe Or Die (Remix)”

Released: 1996

Producer: RZA

Album: N/A

14. Kanye West – “Diamonds from Sierra Leone (Remix)”

Released: August 30, 2005

Producer: Kanye West, Devo Springsteen, Jon Brion

Album: Late Registration

13. Mobb Deep – “Quiet Storm (Remix)”

Released: August 17, 1999

Producer: Havoc, Jonathan “Lighty” Williams

Album: Murda Muzik

12. Nas – “Made You Look (Remix)”

Released: September 10, 2002

Producer: Salaam Remi

Album: N/A

11. Talib Kweli – “Get By (Remix)”

Released: March 11, 2003

Producer: Kanye West

Album: N/A

10. Method Man & Redman – “How High (Remix)”

Released: August 15, 1995

Producer: Erick Sermon

Album: Blackout! / How High

9. LL Cool J – “I Shot Ya (Remix)”

Released: 1995

Producer: Trackmasters

Album: Mr. Smith

8. Lil Wayne – “Lollipop (Remix)”

Released: March 13, 2008

Producer: Deezle, Jim Jonsin

Album: Tha Carter III

7. The Notorious B.I.G. – “One More Chance / Stay with Me (Remix)”

Released: June 6, 1995

Producer: Sean “Puffy” Combs, Rashad Smith

Album: N/A

6. Eric B. & Rakim – “Paid In Full (Seven Minutes Of Madness – The Coldcut Remix)”

Released: October 19, 1987

Producer: Coldcut

Album: N/A

5. Nas – “The World Is Yours (Tip Mix)”

Released: May 31, 1994

Producer: Q-Tip

Album: N/A

4. Method Man -“I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By (Razor Sharp Mix)”

Released: April 25, 1995

Producer: RZA

Album: N/A

3. Puff Daddy – “It’s All About the Benjamins (Remix)”

Released: August 12, 1997

Producer: Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie

Album: No Way Out

2. Craig Mack – “Flava in Ya Ear (Remix)”

Released: July 26, 1994

Producer: Easy Mo Bee

Album: N/A

1. Public Enemy – “Shut Em Down (Pe-te Rock Mixx)”

Released: 1991

Producer: Pete Rock

Album: N/A

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