A few people remember Nine's 1995 classic "Whatchu Want". I heard the following song on a mixtape from DJ Doo Wop (95 Live II, I believe), and it's as good as "Whatchu Want", and to this day I'm not sure why it didn't make his album. My guess is it was probably a "B side".
Speaking of mixtapes, I heard this one on DJ Clue's "Show Me The Money" mixtape back in 97.
And allow me to throw another Lox joint in here, this one with the late great Notorious BIG. The Lox were likely on their way to a deal with Bad Boy Records prior to this song.