Nas - It Ain't Hard To Tell
Remember when you actually used to give a shit about Rap City? Remember when you could come home, grab a glass of red Kool-Aid, and watch Rap City for two hours straight? In 12th grade I lived about three blocks from high school, so I would walk home. Sometimes I'd stop by the KFC, and grab a three piece-extra crispy on the way. You can't beat Kool-Aid, fried chicken, and Rap City. Those were good times. For some reason, this song makes me think back to that.
Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place
Yeah I know. I posted this a couple weeks ago. Who cares? This song is dope. You got a problem, we can take it outside.
A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation
"Shaheed, Fifer, the Extra P..." Not this Extra P, but Large Professor of course. I don't know if a song and its title have ever meshed so well. This track is just so laid back, its ridiculous. I love the line about Madeleine Woods. Speaking of former BET vixens, who was doper? Madeleine or Sherry Carter? Of course I mean Sherry before she got pregnant.
Ice Cube - U Know How We Do It
"I'm that fool from South Central, you think you stuck yourself with a No. 2 pencil." This beat is so sick, it's infectious. Just classic West Coast. We used to bump this on the way to Dairy Queen. Yeah I know. I was mad geeky. Sue me.
Snoop Dogg - Doggy Dogg World
Quite simply one of the greatest videos of all time. When this came out, we spazzed out like Kanye at the VMAs. The cameos are just sick. Antonio Vargas, Pam Grier, Fred Berry (RIP), The Dramatics, Fred Williamson, Rudy Ray Moore. Just classic. Fuck it. Best rap video of all time. There, I said it.
Outkast - Player's Ball
"Dropping these things like french fries in hot grease." Ah yeah, what you know about that 'Kast circa '94? It's crazy seeing what these cats were like 13-14 years ago. They haven't changed much have they? lol But the crazy thing is, they're just as dope now as they were back then. I guess genius transcends styles and the passage of time.
Warren G & Nate Dogg - Regulate
"Ooh I like your size. She said my car's broke down and you seem real nice, would you let me ride?"I don't think Michael McDonald ever thought he'd be inextricably linked to the g-funk era, when he wrote "I Keep Forgetting." Life is funny that way. Nate Dogg is featured on this cut, but he's the real star. While Warren's lyrics kind of got in the way, everybody was singing along with Nate D-O-double-G.
Beastie Boys - Sabotage
"Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah" What can you say? It's the Beasties doing Beastie-type things. You gotta love it.