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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday – Nate Dogg

Nate Dogg had one of the most unique voices in the music industry. If you needed a catchy hook on a song, you enlisted the services of Nate Dogg. Hook experts like T-Pain and Akon can’t hold a candle to what Nate brought to a track. Rest in Peace Nathaniel Hale.

Throwback Thursday – Nas

I am not the biggest Nas fan, but he has been a mainstay in the rap game for a reason. He is one of the best ever lyrically, and he does not use a lot of features on his albums. This song here is the exception. He and Lauren Hill create one of rap’s greatest collabos with “If I Ruled the World.”

Throwback Thursday – Ice Cube

We are still patiently waiting for Detox to drop. So, in the meantime, here is some Ice Cube for you. Dre drops a hot verse on this one.

Throwback Thursday – Big Tymers

Cash Money Records ran the rap game in the late 90’s and the early part of the 21st century. The Big Tymers ware a large part of that.

Throwback Thursday – Lil Troy

I used to be on that free lunch like crazy when I was a kid. It’s a shame Lil Troy had to mess up his friend he used to go to free lunch with.

Throwback Thursday – Soul 4 Real

It’s hard enough trying to find one singer in a family. But four?? Soul 4 Real had a brief…and I mean brief…run in the early-to-mid 90’s.

Throwback Thursday – Dr. Dre

Still waiting for Detox to drop. In the meantime, here is some classic Dre material.

Throwback Thursday – Big Tymers

When it was socially acceptable to put a million dollars of gold and/or platinum in your mouth for the hell of it. I’d hate to have to take care of the old Cash Money click when they are holed up in nursing homes. I’m not cleaning those metal dentures.

Throwback Thursday – Timbaland & Magoo

Throwback Thursday – N.W.A.

After watching the VH1 special on NWA and the ESPN 30-for-30 documentary “Straight Outta L.A.” I’d figure I give these guys a shout. I’m not a big fan of NWA but the influence they had on rap is undeniable.

Throwback Thursday – Mystikal

He’s finally free. Hopefully the time off won’t stop him from making hits like this

Throwback Thursday – 8Ball & MJG

I never heard this song before today. I’ve been sleeping on some classic rap music

Throwback Thursday – Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

You know what day it is….

Throwback Thursday – Wu-Tang Clan

Members of the Wu-Tang Clan (Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Raekwon) are set to drop a new album next week with a new version of “Meth vs. Chef” . The original is from Method Man’s debut album Tical.

Throwback Thursday – The Notorious B.I.G.

Tuesday marked 13 years since Biggie was gunned down. This is one of my favorite songs off his debut album “Ready to Die.” Lyrics are provided courtesy of the Original Hip-Hop Lyrics Archive.

[Notorious B.I.G.]
Who the fuck is this? Pagin me at 5:46
in the mornin, crack of dawn an' {*dialing phone*}
now I'm yawnin - wipe the cold out my eye {*ring*}
See who's this pagin me - and why
It's my nigga Pop from the barbershop
Told me he was in the gamblin spot, and heard the intricate plot
of niggaz wanna stick me like flypaper neighbor
Slow down love, please chill, drop the caper
  Remember them niggaz from the hill up in Brownsville?
  That you rolled dice wit, smoked the blunts and got nice wit
Yeah my nigga Fame up in Prospect
Nah they're my niggaz nah love wouldn't disrespect
  I didn't say them, they schooled me to some niggaz
  that you knew from back when, when you was clockin minor figures
  Now they heard you blowin up like nitro
  And they wanna stick the knife through your windpipe slow
  So - thank Fame for warnin me cause now I'm warnin you
  I got the mac nigga tell me what you gonna do

Damn! Niggaz wanna stick me for my paper
Damn! Niggaz wanna stick me for my paper
Damn! Niggaz wanna stick me for my paper
Damn! Niggaz wanna stick me for my paper

[Notorious B.I.G.]
  They heard about the Rolex's and the Lexus
  with the Texas license plates outta state
  They heard about the pounds you got down in Georgetown
  And they heard you got half of Virginia locked down
  They even heard about the crib you bought your moms out in Florida 
  The fifth corridor --
-- call the coroner!
There's gonna be a lot of slow singin, and flower bringin
if my burgular alarm starts ringin
Whatcha think all the guns is for?
All purpose war, got the Rottweilers by the door
And I feed 'em gunpowder, so they can devour
the criminals, tryin to drop my decimals
Damn! Niggaz wanna stick my for my cream
And it ain't a dream, things ain't always what it seem
It's the ones that smoke blunts witcha, see your picture
Now they wanna grab the guns and come and getcha
Betcha Biggie won't slip
I got the calico with the black talons loaded in the clip
So I can rip through the ligaments
Put the fuckers in a bad prediciment, where all the foul niggaz went
Touch my cheddar, feel my Beretta
Fuck what I'ma hit you with you motherfuckers betta duck
I bring pain, bloodstains on what remains
of his jacket - he had a gun he shoulda packed it
Cocked it, extra clips in my pocket
So I can reload and EXPLODE on ya rasshole
I fuck around and get hardcore
C-4 to ya door no beef no more nigga
Feel the rough, scandalous
The more weed smoke I puff, the more dangerous
I don't give a fuck about you or your weak crew
What you gonna do when Big Poppa comes for you?
I'm not gunnin, nigga I bust my gun an'
hold on, I hear somebody comin...

Throwback Thursday – Do or Die

This song put Do or Die and Chicago rap into mainstream America. Every track Do or Die, Twista, and Johnny P get on is a hot one. Just look at “Do You” and “Yo Body”

Throwback Thursday – JT Money

JT Money???? Who dat???? A good hit from back in the day, but with no substance, you have no staying power in the rap game. Perfect evidence