, Mary J.
, and the rest of the blingers went off to successful chart domination, there was Father MC
. Perfecting the marriage of soul, R&B, and rap into a successful formula, Father's Day
was not only important, it was a litmus test that launched the careers of both aforementioned artists -- as Combs
was head producer and Blige
made her musical debut as a background singer. Leading off with the new jack classic "I'll Do 4 U," it's immediately apparent that the trio was onto something big. Unfortunately, the rest of the album becomes somewhat formulaic after this point, but the impact of Father's Day
's tone and textures would be felt for years to come.