Flava In Ya Ear: 15 Of The Best Hip-Hop And R&B Remixes From The ’90s

March 20, 2014 ‐ By

90s remixes

Remember back in the day when folks lived for a remix? Original tracks were cool, but if you could get Missy to make an appearance, or Diddy or even Timbaland to flip around a beat for you, a remix could surpass its original. The ’90s, in my opinion, provided folks with some of the best remixes, often versions that sounded so far from the original that you would have thought they were completely new tracks. Here are a few of our favorites from the fabulous time for music.

Mariah Carey feat. Jadakiss, Mase and Puff Daddy – “Honey (Remix)”

The original is a classic, but who doesn’t love anything with Mase and Puffy on it in the ’90s? Diddy says that he invented the remix (he didn’t though), so it’s only right we kick off this list with him and one of our favorite divas. “Mariah, you’re on fire!”

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  • Smmmoke

    hey where my pretty brown, brown ‘Bump and Grind’ remix or even that ‘Down Low’ remix by y’all boy Raw Kelly?

  • LL Cool J Feat. Total Loungin/Who Do You Love. My favorite.

  • Jayda Brown

    All of the Remixes om this list are classics, there is al also a Mary J. Blige remix with Greg Nice “Remind Me”.

  • babsbunny

    um…is that steebie j in the HONEY video???? around the 4:54 mark…WHAT????

    • Tracey Urban

      Looks like it. He’s listed on the credits Stevie J. – songwriting, co-producing

      • Samantha Enaw

        yeah Stevie J was in the video. He was a producer for Bad Boy Records for 10 years.. He produced a lot of popular Biggie and Puffy songs back in the day.

  • Smmmoke


    Janet Jackson – Anytime Anyplace (R. Kelly Mix)

    • Smmmoke

      Also Mariah Carey ft. Boys II Men – One Sweet Day (Chucky Remix)

  • No Immature-I will never lie or Luniz-5 on it?

  • You’renotme

    Man this is when music was live and worth listening too!! The brandy remix was my ish!!!! OMG Queen La, YO YO MC lyte!!! HARD!

  • Anzaloqq

    Nice list and excellent post! Great job!
    There was some specific stuff that I was looking for and after clicking through I found just about all of them and more. I had completely forgotten about Horace Brown. Some of these trax were so ahead of their time they still play well today.

    Here’s a few more:

    The Fugees – Nappy Heads (Video Version Remix)
    The Roots – Proceed (Roy Ayers Remix)
    De La Soul – Keepin the Faith (Just a Touch Remix)
    Aaliyah ft. R. Kelly – At Your Best (Video Version Remix)
    Chante Moore – Love’s Taken Over (Soft Remix)
    Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum (Hootie/Go Head Wit Yourself Remix)
    Tribe Called Quest – Scenario (Remix)
    *Pretty much anything on Tribe’s ‘Revised Quest’ album

    • You’renotme

      OMG!!! Fugees!!! Miss them

  • uhh

    The only ones I like back in the nineties and now from this list are Hot Like Fire, No No No and Right Here.

  • MiaSara

    Am I the only one who liked the original “Right Here” over the remix? I swear you can be having the day from he ll, turn on the original you instantly start to feel better!

    My one favorite remix is “keep it right there” by Changing Faces.

    • I had to revisit the original Right Here–forgot all about that one because they play the remix so much…Yep! The original is just as good. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

    • Lost Soul

      I didn’t know the Human Nature version was a remix. I’ve never heard the original.

  • Every time I hear the Flava In Ya Ear remix, I am movin’ and groovin’…seeing that man lick his lips and that one pants up…Ooooo-weeee! One of those times I wished I was a video vixen pulling my dress shakin’ rump…Thank you MN!
    [This is definitely the days when you hit the club, did a quick stroll around the whole club–scoping your prey, bought one drink (or worked on getting SOMEBODY to buy it)…and then you NEVER sat down until the last call…the 90’s had the best clubbin’ EVERRRRRR!]

    • I had to revisit the original Right Here–forgot all about that one because they play the remix so much…Yep! The original is just as good. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

  • Christine Rene-Howard

    What happened to the Mary J and Method Man remix, All I Need?

    • mdoubs

      true classic

      • chante morris

        Yes that song really needed to be on this list. This list needed about ten or so more songs.

    • You’renotme

      Let’s not forget Nivea and Jagged Edge “Don’t mess with my man” remix!!! Still my ish Man that beat use to rock in the clubs hahaha

  • Tahreem

    Forgot to add Jagged Edge “Let’s Get Married” remix! (unless I’m blind and missed it?)

    • Suchalady

      That came out in the 2000’s

  • Crystal

    Man, this was worth clicking through! I dont think I saw Total “Kissing you” remix on here, but still a good list and some great memories.

    • NickiBaby

      Lady Remix is still one of my favorite songs, I listen to it probably once per day

    • Lost Soul

      Or the remix to No One Else by Total.

  • Judge Judy

    ahhh ‘sigh’
    The good ol’ days when remixes were actually remixes and not just an extra verse added to the original song

  • Taneesha Culture Clash Thomas

    Wow mn u took me back to some great times & memories