Monday, June 26, 2017

100 Greatest Hip-Hop/Rap Songs of All Time


Counting Down (In My Humble Opinion) the 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Music Songs Ever Recorded






Here's a few rules used to help compose this list:

-No one artist can have more than four songs featured.

-Song must be at least five calendar years old.

-Songs are chosen based off of a combination of 1) quality and 2) popularity

-Songs with asterisks and forward slashes indicate songs that had been pushed back from their original date



___________________________Honorable Mentions: ______________________


JJ Fad - "Supersonic" (1988)

Biz Markie - "Just a Friend" (1989)

Wycleaf Jean - "We Tryin' to Stay Alive" (1997)

Da Brat - "Funkdified" (1994)

House of Pain - "Jump Around" (1992)

Lords of the Underground - "Chief Rocka" (1995)

Das EFX - "They Want EFX" (1992)

Kriss Kross - "Jump" (1992)

The Perceptionists - "5 O'Clock (ft. Phonte)" (2005)

Tag Team "Whoomp! There It Is" (1993)

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100) Jazz Poets Society - "Aboriginals" (1998)




99) Rob Base & DJ Easy Rock - "It Takes Two" (1988)




98) DJ Kool - "Let Me Clear My Throat" (1996)



97) Whoodini - "Freaks Come Out At Night" (1982)



96) Aasim - "Hip Hop 101" (2005)



95) Yo-Yo - "You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo" (1991)




94) Xzibit - "The Foundation" (1996)



93) Coolio - "Gangsta's Paradise" (1995)



92) Camp Lo - "Luchini AKA This is It" (1995)



91) Warren G. " Regulate (ft. Nate Dogg)" (1994)


___________________________ Honorable Mentions:___________________________



Dialated Peoples - "Worst Comes to Worst" (2001)

Too Short - "I'm a Player" (1993)

Big Pooh  - "The Strongest Man" (2005)

Pharoahe Monch - "Desire" (2007)

Ultramagnetic MC's - "Ego Trippin'" (1986)

Special Ed - "I Got it Made" (1989)

Clipse - "Grindin' (ft. Pharell)" (2002)

Heavy D & the Boyz - "Now That We've Found Love" (1991)

The Roots "The Next Movement" (1999)

Ol' Dirty Bastard - "I Got 'Ya Money (ft. Kelis)" (1999)

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90) The Luniz - "I Got Five On It" (1995)



89) Common - "The Light" (2000)



88) Skee-Lo - "I Wish" (1995)



87) Gang Starr - "Full Clip" (1998)



86) De La Soul - "Me, Myself, and I" (1989)



85) Slick Rick - "Children's Story" (1988)



84) Eminem - "My Name Is.." (1999)



83) DJ Honda - "Travellin' Man" (ft. Mos Def) (1999)



82) Akrobratic - "Remind My Soul" (2003)



81) Slum Village - "Get Dis Money" (2000)


___________________________ Honorable Mentions:______________________________


Boogie Down Productions - "My Philosophy" (1988)

Tone-Loc - "Wild Thang" (1989)

Camp Lo - "Coolie High" (1997)

AZ - "Gimme Yours (ft. Nas)" (1995)

Young MC - "Bust a Move" (1989)

Mos Def - "Oh No (Ft. Pharoahe Monch & Nate Dogg)" (1999)

UGK - "Ridin' Dirty" (1995)

Queen Latifah - "Ladies First (ft. Monie Love)" (1989)

EPMD - "You Gots to Chill" (1988)

Clear Soul Forces - "Get No Better" (2012)
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80) The Pharcyde - "Drop" (1995)



79) De La Soul "Breakadawn" (1993)



78) Big L - "Put It On" (1995)



77) Run DMC - "Rock Box" (1984)



76) Wu-Tang Clan - "C.R.E.AM." (1993)



75) Craig Mack "Flava in Ya' Ear" (1994)



74) Gang Starr - "Code of the Streets" (1994)



73) MF Doom - "Doomsday" (1999)



72) Digable Planets - "Cool Like That" (1993)



71) A Tribe Called Quest - "Bonita Applebum" (1990)


________________________ Honorable Mentions:________________________________


Big L - "Street Struck" (1995)

Eric B. & Rakim - "The R" (1988)

The Roots - "You Got Me (ft. Erykah Badu)" (1999)

The Pharcyde - "Frontline" (2000)

InI - "Life I Live" (1995/2003)*

DJ Premier - "Classic (ft. Kanye West, Rakim, KRS-One, & Nas)" (2007)

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth  - "Take You There" (1994)

Big L - "Ebonics" (1999/2000)*

Cypress Hill - "Insane in the Brain" (1993)

Main Source - "Looking At the Front Door" (1991)
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70) MC Lyte - "Poor Georgie" (1991)



69) Kanye West - "Jesus Walks" (2004)



68) Jay-Z - "Dead Presidents" (1996)



67) Wu-Tang Clan - "Protect Your Neck" (1993)



66) Slum Village - "Climax" (2000)



65) Black Sheep - "The Choice is Yours (Revisited)" (1991)


64) Geto Boyz - "Mind Playin' Tricks on Me" (1991)


63) DMX - "Ruff Ryder's Anthem" (1998)


62) Onyx - "Slam" (1993)


61) Busta Rhymes - "Show Me What You Got" (2000)


_________________________ Honorable Mentions:____________________________


Naughty By Nature - "It's On" (1993)

Slum Village - "Selfish (ft. Kanye West & John Legend)" (2004)

Dr. Dre - "Forgot About Dre (ft. Eminem)" (1999)

Busta Rymes - "Whoo Hah! (Got You All in Check)" (1996)

Missy Elliot - "Get Ur Freak On" (2001)

50 Cent - "Many Men (Wish Death)" (2003)

Public Enemy - "Can't Truss It" (1991)

People Under the Stairs - "The Breakdown" (2002)

Large Professor - "For My People" (1996/2009)*

Eminem - "Lose Yourself" (2002)

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60) The Roots - "What They Do" (1996)



59) A Tribe Called Quest - "Find a Way" (1998)



58) Outkast - "Miss Jackson" (2000)



57) Eric Sermon "Music" (ft. Marvin Gaye) (2001)



56) Big Pun - "I'm Not a Player" (1998)



55) Lupe Fiasco - "Kick, Push" (2006)



54) Dead Prez - "Hip-Hop" (2000)



53) MC Lyte - "Cha Cha Cha" (1989)



52) Madvillan - "Accordion" (2004)



51) Biggie Smalls/Notorious B.I.G. - "Mo' Money Mo' Problems (ft. P. Diddy & Mase)" (1997)


________________________ Honorable Mentions: _______________________________

Geto Boyz - "Damn, It Feels Good to Be A Gangsta" (1992)

Ice Cube - "You Know How We Do It" (1993)

Young Buck - "Get Buck" (2005)

Naughty By Nature - "Feel Me Flow" (1993)

Black Rob - "Whoa!" (2000)

DJ Quik - "Tonite" (1991)

Queen Latifah  - "U.N.I.T.Y." (1993)

P Diddy - "All About the Benjamins (ft. Lil' Kim, The LOX, & The Notorious B.I.G.)" (1997)

Busta Rhymes - "Break Ya Neck" (2001)

MC Eiht - "Streight Up Menace" (1993)

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50) Nas - "One Mic" (2001)



49) Zion I - "Temperature (ft. Talib Kweli)" (2005)




48) Eric B. & Rakim - "Don't Sweat the Technique" (1992)



47) Little Brother - "Lovin' It" (2005)



46) Digital Underground - "Humpty Dance" (1991)



45) Jay-Z - "Big Pimpin' (ft. UGK)" (2000)



44) Ice Cube - "It Was a Good Day" (1993)



43) Deltron 3030 - "Mastermind" (2000)



42) Bone Thugs & Harmony - "Tha Crossroads" (1996)



41) Kendrick Lamar - "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" (2012)


__________________________ Honorable Mentions:______________________________


De La Soul - "Forever" (2009)

Scarface - "Hand of the Dead Body (ft. Ice Cube)" (1994)

Dr. Dre. - "Dre Day" (ft. Snoop Dogg)" (1992)

Tupac - "Do For Love" (1996)

AZ - "Sugar Hill" (1995)

Eazy E - "Real Muthafuckin' G's" (1993)

Lord Finesse - "Hip 2 Da Game" (1995)

Dr. Dre - "Ring Ding Dong" (1995)

Ice T - "Colors" (1988)

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40) Little Brother - "The Way You Do It" (2003)



39) Mobb Deep - "Shook Ones, Pt. 2" (1995)



38) Kanye West - "Homecoming" (2007)



37) DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince - "Summertime" (1991)



36) Outkast - "Elevators (Me & You)" (1996)



35) Slum Village - "Reunion" (2004)



34) Run DMC - "Down With the King" (1993)



33) Nas - "The World is Yours" (1994)



32) J Dilla - "Won't Do" (2006)



31) Lauryn Hill - "Everything is Everything" (1998)


____________________________ Honorable Mentions:________________________


LL Cool J - "Around the Way Girl" (1991)

Run DMC - "It's Tricky" (1986)

LL Cool J - "Loungin' (ft. Total)" (1995)

Salt n' Peppa - "Push It" (1986)

Outkast - "B.O.B" (2000)

Naughty By Nature - "Hip Hop Hooray" (1993)

Tupac - "I Get Around" (1993)

Beastie Boys - "Paul Revere" (1986)

NWA - "Straight Otta Compton" (1988)

Dr. Dre - "The Next Episode (ft. Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg)" (1999)


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30) Naughty by Nature - "O.P.P." (1993)



29) Wu Tang Clan - "Triumph" (1997)



28) Big Daddy Kane - "Ain't No Half-Steppin'" (1988)



27) Talib Kweli - "Get By" (2002)



26) A Tribe Called - "Award Tour" (1993)



25) Mos Def - "Mathematics" (1999)



24) DMX - "Slippin'" (1998)



23) Souls of Mischief - "93 til' Infinity" (1993)



22) Scarface - "I Seen a Man Die" (1994)



21) Eminem  - "Stan" (2000)

__________________________ Honorable Mentions:____________________________


Deltron 3030 - "Memory Loss" (2000)

Notorious B.I.G./Biggie Smalls - "One More Chance" (1994)

Bone Thugs & Harmony - "Thuggish Ruggish Bone" (1995)

Tupac - "California Love" (1996)

Onyx - "Last Dayz" (1995)

Nas - "Nas is Like" (1999)

Tupac - "2 of Amerikkka's Most Wanted (ft. Snoop Dogg)" (1996)

Notorious B.I..G./Biggie Smalls - "Hypnotize" (1997)

A Tribe Called Quest - "Check the Rhime" (1991)

Lost Boyz - "Renee" (1995)

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20) De La Soul - "Stakes is High" (1996)



19) A Tribe Called Quest - "Electric Relaxation" (1993)



18) Dr. Dre - "Let Me Ride" (1992)



17) Outkast - "Rosa Parks" (1998)



16) Common - "I Used to Love H.E.R." (1994)



15) The Pharcyde - "Runnin'" (1995)



14) Biggie Smalls/Notorious B.I.G. - "Juicy" (1994)



13) Snoop Dogg - "What's My Name?" (1993)



12) Public Enemy - "Fight the Power" (1989)



11) Sugarhill Gang - "Rapper's Delight" (1979)


__________________________ Honorable Mentions: ______________________________


Tupac - "Dear Mama" (1995)

The Notorious B.I.G./Biggie Smalls - "Everyday Struggle" (1994)

Tupac - "Changes" (1996)

Eric B. & Rakim - "Lyrics of Fury" (1988)

Ahmad - "Back in the Day" (1994)

Run DMC - "Walk This Way" (1986)

Mobb Deep - "Survival of the Fittest" (1995)

Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh - "La Di Da Di" (1985)

Nas - "One Love" (1994)

Puff Daddy & The Family - "I'll Be Missing You" (1997)

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10) Nas - "It Ain't Hard to Tell" (1994)



9) Snoop Dogg - "Gin and Juice" (1993)



8) The Furious Five - "The Message" (1982)



7) Eric B. & Rakim - "Paid in Full" (1987)



6) Biggie Smalls/Notorious B.I.G. - "Sky's the Limit" (1997)



5) Dr. Dre - "Nuthin' But a G Thang" (1992)



4) The Pharcyde - "Passin' Me By" (1992)



3) NWA - "Express Yourself" (1988)



2) Tupac - "Me Against the World" (1995)



And the number one Hip-Hop song of all time is....



****1) Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - "They Reminisce Over You" (T.R.O.Y.) (1992)*******



Were than any songs that you feel were missed? Any ones that you think are out of place? Please comment below.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

An NFL Street 2 Alternative Playlist


Re-picking the Playlist to One of EA Sports Retro Games




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Okay, I'm a little bit of a retro gamer, and one of my favorite games growing up was NFL Street 2. After sitting back and thinking about it for a while, I asked myself, "What if EA Sports could re-pick the playlist for this game and have it updated for the present day?" This thought pattern gave birth to the following list of songs that I would pick if I were to re-select the NFL Street 2 playlist.


The Weekend - "I Can't Feel My Face"

Tupac - "Hit 'Em Up"

Miguel - "Sure Thing"

Tupac - "California Love"

Snoop Dogg - "Sensual Seduction"

Tupac - "I Get Around"

Kanye West - "Flashing Lights"

Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

Tupac - "America's Most Wanted"

Kanye West - "Touch the Sky (ft. Lupe Fiasco)"

50 Cent - "Do You Think About Me"

Tupac - "Me Against the World"

Childish Gambino - "3005"



What do you guys think? Please leave comments below.


Saturday, December 31, 2016

Hip-Hop Anniversaries, Part IV (Updated 2017)

Paying Homage to Another Slate of Hip-Hop Classics






Run DMC: Raising Hell (1986)

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Beastie Boys: Licensed to Ill (1986)

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Salt N' Pepa: Hot, Cool, and Vicious (1986)

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Doug E. Fresh: Oh My God! (1986)

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Stetsasonic: On Fire (1986) 

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The 2 Live Crew: Is What We Are (1986) 

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Too Short: Born to Mack (1986)

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Just Ice: Back to the Old School (1986)

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Ice Cube: Death Certificate (1991)

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Main Source: Breaking Atoms (1991)

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De La Soul: De La Soul is Dead (1991)

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2Pac: 2pacalypse Now (1991)

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Scarface: Mr. Scarface is Back (1991)

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Del the Funky Homosapien: I Wish My Brother George Was Here (1991)

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Geto Boys: We Can't Be Stopped (1991)

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Freestyle Fellowship: To Whom It May Concern (1991)

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Black Sheep: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (1991)

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Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth: All Souled Out (1991)

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DJ Quik: Quik is the Name (1991)

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MC Lyte: Act Like You Know (1991)

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DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince: Homebase (1991)

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Above the Law: Vocally Pimpin' (1991)

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Digital Undergound: This is an EP Release (1991)

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Naughty by Nature: Naughty by Nature (1991)

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Yo-Yo: Make Way for the Motherlode (1991)

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Organized Konfusion: Organized Konfusion (1991)

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Public Enemy: No. 8 Apocalypse 91....The Enemy Strikes Back (1991)

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Cypress Hill: Cypress Hill (1991)

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N.W.A.: Niggaz4life (1991)

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Gangstarr: Step in the Arena (1991)

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A Tribe Called Quest: The Low End Theory (1991)

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Outkast: ATLiens (1996)

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Nas: It Was Written (1996)

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2Pac: All Eyez on Me (1996)

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A Tribe Called Quest: Beats, Rhymes, and Life (1996)

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The Roots: Illadelph Halflife (1996)

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Busta Rhymes: The Coming (1996)

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Jay-Z: Reasonable Doubt (1996)

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Xzibit: At the Speed of Life (1996)

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Redman: Muddy Waters (1996)

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Rass Kass: Soul on Ice (1996)

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The Fugees: The Score (1996)

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UGK: Ridin' Dirty (1996)

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Mobb Deep: Hell on Earth (1996)

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De La Soul: Stakes Is High (1996)


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Foxy Brown: Ill Na Na (1996)


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Jeru the Damaja: Wrath of the Math (1996)

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Bahamadia: Kollage (1996)


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E-40: The Hall of Game (1996)

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Westside Connection: Bow Down (1996)

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Lil' Kim: Hardcore (1996)


2Pac: The Don Killuminati: The Seven Day Theory (1996)


Lost Boyz: Legal Drug Money (1996)



Fifteen Year Anniversary


Jay-Z: The Blueprint (2001)



Nas: Stillmatic (2001)



The Beatnuts: Take It or Squeeze It (2001)



Masta Ace: Disposable Arts (2001)




Busta Rhymes: Genesis (2001)



Cornmega: The Realness (2001)


J-Zone: Pimps Don't Pay Taxes (2001)



Cannibal Ox: The Cold Vein (2001)



Missy Elliot: Miss E...So Addictive (2001)



N.E.R.D: In Search Of (2001)



Ten Year Anniversary

Lupe Fiasco: Food and Liquor (2006)


The Roots: Game Theory (2006)


J Dilla: The Shining (2006)



Busta Rhymes: The Big Bang (2006)



Ghostface Killah: Fishscale (2006)



CunninLynguists: A Piece of Strange (2006)



J Dilla: Donuts (2006)




Nas: Hip-Hop is Dead (2006)



Five Year Anniversary 

Phonte: Charity Starts At Home (2011)



Kendrick Lamar: Section.80 (2011)



Common: The Dreamer/The Believer (2011)




Pharoahe Monch: W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) (2001)



J Cole: Cole World: The Sideline Story (2011)




The Roots: Undun (2011)





Did I miss any? Please post in the comments below (must be within one of the five year intervals).