Thursday Throwbacks Vol 1

posted by Blake's Takes - 

Waddup y'all!  Every other Thursday from here on out I will be bringing you back with some of my favorite throwback hip hop and R&B tracks and videos in hopes of bringing a little bit of nostalgia your way.  Make sure you follow me on social media to keep up on new music, interviews with artists, and much more!





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It makes me feel old knowing that a lot of hip hop fans today don't know that Ludacris was a force in the 2000s.  Who can forget this one, featuring Floyd Mayweather, that was one of the great pump up songs of the 2000s.




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This absolute classic brought skate culture to the forefront of hip hop and also made Lupe a household name (especially in Chicago).  




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Right when I hear the horns drop in this beat, I am immediately brought back to the days of getting all the homies together to play NFL Street Volume 2 (possibly the best football game ever made.)  Plus the video features DMX in a college frat house with a full marching band.  I'm not sure how much more lit it gets than that.




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Many of you may know this classic featuring both Method Man and Mary J at their primes, but the video for this one is very underappreciated with it's 90's New York vibe.




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It doesn't get more mid-2000s R&B than Bobby V's first single "Slow Down."  Both the song and video should bring you right back to the R&B heyday that those years were.

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