A four-man squad from the NYC neighborhood of Jamaica, Queens, Lost Boyz were big for a minute in the mid-'90s thanks to their crossover smash hit: the spooky, caught-in-the-crossfire rap ballad "Renee." With members Mr. Cheeks, Freaky Tah, Pretty Lou, and Spigg Nice, Lost Boyz were especially popular in New York, where their thugged-out but down-to-party style was the flavor of the day. Originally released in 1996, this set features "Renee" as well as their other key singles, "Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless," "Get Up," and "Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz and Benz." Tragically, Freaky Tah was murdered the following year, and Lost Boyz' two subsequent albums (Love, Peace & Nappiness and LB IV Life) didn't make much of an impact. While not a classic on par with some of the era's other game-changing hip-hop, this is still a great album from a group that never quite got the widespread props it deserved.