In the mids 90s Biggie was the biggest rapper from New York but there was a couple of artist who were just as dope and could have challenged Biggie's reign.
Nas, Mobb Deep, Raekwon, & Ghostface all worked together pretty often and well from 95 - 98. Imagine if they would have formed a super group.
classic songs like "Eye For An Eye" , "Live Nigga Rap" , "Verbal Intercourse", "Right Back" , "Its Yours" , etc. ALL came from these dope artist getting together. Channel all that energy into a 12 track album and i think in 95-98 this would have been an undeniable classic.
RZA, DJ Premo, Havoc, Track Masters on the boards. maybe a Large Professor/QTip beat.
a Mary J Blige feature.
feature GZA on a track with Nas, Rae, Ghost.
feature AZ on a song with Nas & Prodigy
feature Ghostface over a Trackmater beat