What could be better than cooling out with some old-school jams before a long weekend? Kick back, relax and vibe out with our Flashback Fridays: ’90s hip-hop and R&B edition.
1. Aaliyah – Try Again
It was Aaliyah’s birthday yesterday, and we celebrated by playing her in the office all day. RIP, baby girl.
2. Missy Elliott & Da Brat – Sock It 2 Me
Da Brat and Missy were an unmistakable force in the ’90s. Whatever happened to them?
3. Nelly – Country Grammar
If you didn’t like this song when it came out, we don’t know what to tell you. A classic by all definitions, and Nelly changed the game by opening the door for sing-song/melodic rapper…oh, hey, Drake.
4. Twista – Overnight Celebrity
This was one of those moments when we realized the genius that was Kanye West. This beat is masterful.
5. Petey Pablo – Raise Up
He might not have ever done anything else, but Petey Pablo had a jam with this one.