Showing posts with label Nas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nas. Show all posts

Thursday, May 01, 2014

My First Album Had No Famous Guest Appearances, the Outcome: I'm Crowned the Best Lyricist



Illmatic - Nas

We live in an era of overnight success. Since the nineties, record labels have put millions of dollars launching new artists making it hard not to get at least one minor hit with enough promotion. Back in the day, even some of the biggest stars took a while to hit; Bruce Springsteen did not have a top fifty album or top one hundred single until his third album. Billy Joel’s first album did not even crack the top one hundred. Even Prince needed five albums to hit the top ten on either Billboard chart.

Even though we live in an era of instant fame, most of those overnight successes are lucky to have more than two good songs on their debut albums. It is very rarely that any artist comes out the gates with a five mic album but Nas did that with Illmatic, this month’s induction into the Scooter Hall of Fame. In a time when rap was moving to the west coast, Nas reminded everyone where the genre was birthed bringing the focas back to the east coast with the help of Wu-Tang Clan and The Notorious B.I.G..

Ten tracks, not a weak or skipable one among them or even a misplaced lyric in the forty minutes. Illmatic is one of the rare albums you ripped to your computer as a whole in a time before iTunes. Nas had the laid back delivery of A Tribe Called Quest with the street knowledge of KRS-One. And the production was on point, from Gang Starr’s DJ Premiere on New York State of Mind (which has been gone on to be sampled more times to count) to the Human Nature sampling It Ain’t Hard to Tell.

After Illmatic, Nas spent the next twenty years chasing the next classic. He created some better songs like If I Ruled the World and came close with Stilmatic but never a finer album he created than Illmatic. But of course his debut is one of the best in history, not just rap but of all music.


Thursday, October 04, 2012

I Want My Music Television 10/4/12


There have been a couple of videos that have caught my eye lately so I thought I’d give them some love since the death of Musical Television left a void for a forum on the art form. If you are interested in buying the video through iTunes, click the title link (where available). If you are interested in buying the song, look for a link in the analysis.

Your Body - Christina Aguilera


Christina Aguilera has a new song out and it is better than Not Myself Tonight. Which I guess does not say much. But thanks to The Voice, Maroon 5 were able to climb back to the top of the charts with mediocre music so this will probably be a hit too. But I am more interested in the video. What is up with the blue goo in the bathroom? Did she just kill an alien? Am I better off not knowing?


Cherry Wine – Nas featuring Amy Winehouse


When I first heard this song on the new Nas album I thought it was exploitive because it did not really fit and really was not that good and doubt if a dead Amy Winehouse did not sing it the song would have never been released. After seeing the video, I have the same feeling.


Kimbra – Come Into My Head


I guess it should not be much of a surprise that Kimbra may be mentally unstable, but it is oh so enjoyable. I actually would like to go inside her head after watching this.


All Your Gold – Bat for Lashes


I do not know what to say about the new Bat for Lashes music video other than I cannot stop watching it.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The 100 Greatest Songs from the Golden Age of Hip-Hop


1. Fight the Power - Public Enemy

2. Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J

3. My Mind Playin Tricks On Me - Geto Boys

4. Award Tour - A Tribe Called Quest

5. Passin' Me By - The Pharcyde

6. Nuthin' but a G Thang - Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg

7. Mass Appeal - Gang Starr

8. Crossover - EPMD

9. The Choice Is Yours - Black Sheep

10. Sometimes I Rhyme Slow - Nice and Smooth

11. Regulate - Warren G and Nate Dogg

12. Children's Story - Slick Rick

13. Express Yourself - N.W.A.

14. If I Ruled the World (Imagine That) - Nas featuring Lauryn Hill

15. Paul Revere - Beastie Boys

16. They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) - Pete Rock & CL Smooth

17. New Jack Hustler (Nino's Theme) - Ice-T

18. Insane In the Brain - Cypress Hill

19. Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

20. It Takes Two - Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock

21. Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio featuring L.V.

22. Gin and Juice - Snoop Dogg

23. La Di Da Di (Live) - Doug E Fresh and Slick Rick

24. Scenario - A Tribe Called Quest featuring Leaders of the New School

25. Down With the King - Run-D.M.C. featuring Pete Rock and CL Smooth

26. Paid In Full - Eric B. and Rakim

27. Drop - The Pharcyde

28. Jump Around - House of Pain

29. Slam - Onyx

30. Peter Piper - Run-D.M.C.

31. C.R.E.A.M. - Wu-Tang Clan

32. Big Poppa - The Notorious B.I.G.

33. They Want EFX - Das EFX

34. Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit - Wu-Tang Clan

35. Around the Way Girl - LL Cool J

36. It Was a Good Day - Ice Cube

37. Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A.

38. King of Rock - Run-D.M.C.

39. Follow the Leader - Eric B. & Rakim

40. Bring the Noise - Public Enemy

41. Getto Jam - Domino

42. California Love - 2Pac and Dr. Dre

43. No Sleep Till Brooklyn - Beastie Boys

44. Now That We Found Love - Heavy D and the Boyz

45. Bonita Applebum - A Tribe Called Quest

46. Runnin' - The Pharcyde

47. I Know You Got Soul - Eric B. & Rakim

48. Hip Hop Hooray - Naughty By Nature

49. Hey Ladies - Beastie Boys

50. I'll Be There for You / You're All I Need to Get By - Method Man featuring Mary J. Blige

51. Pop Goes the Weasel - 3rd Bass

52. Shake Your Rump - Beastie Boys

53. Check Yo Self ('The Message' Remix) - Ice Cube featuring Das Efx

54. Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta - Geto Boys

55. Mistadobalina - Del tha Funkee Homosapien

56. Just a Friend - Biz Markie

57. Funky For You - Nice and Smooth

58. Loungin' - Guru Featuring Donald Byrd

59. Case Of The P.T.A. - Leaders of the New School

60. So What'cha Want - Beastie Boys

61. I Used to Love H.E.R. - Common Sense

62. Bring the Pain - Method Man

63. Eric B. Is President - Eric B. and Rakim

64. Let Me Clear My Throat (Old School Reunion Remix '96) - DJ Kool, Biz Markie and Doug E. Fresh

65. It's Tricky - Run-D.M.C.

66. I Get Around - 2Pac featuring Digital Underground

67. I Left My Wallet In El Segundo - A Tribe Called Quest

68. Dwyck - Gang Starr Featuring Nice and Smooth

69. Fight for Your Right - Beastie Boys

70. The Symphony - Marley Marl Master Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane

71. The Gas Face - 3rd Bass

72. Wild Wild West - Kool Moe Dee

73. South Bronx - Boogie Down Productions

74. Electric Relaxation - A Tribe Called Quest

75. Me, Myself and I - De La Soul

76. Because I Got It Like That - Jungle Brothers

77. Wild Thing - Tone-Loc

78. Method Man - Wu-Tang Clan

79. Potholes in My Lawn - De La Soul

80. Check the Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest

81. You Had Too Much To Drink - EPMD

82. Same Song - Digital Underground and 2Pac

83. Vapors - Biz Markie

84. Juicy - The Notorious B.I.G.

85. Going Back to Cali - LL Cool J

86. Ain't No Half-Steppin' - Big Daddy Kane

87. 911 Is a Joke - Public Enemy

88. I Wish - Skee-Lo

89. Fallín' - De La Soul and Teenage Fanclub

90. My Hooptie - Sir Mix-A-Lot

91. B Girls - Young and Restless

92. Sweet Potatoe Pie - Domino

93. Pass the Mic - Beastie Boys

94. Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check - Busta Rhymes and Rampage

95. How I Could Just Kill a Man - Cypress Hill

96. Shamrocks and Shenanigans - House of Pain

97. Nuttin' But Love - Heavy D and the Boyz

98. (Explative Deleted) Wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin') - Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg

99. Wicked - Ice Cube

100. Give the People - EPMD

Honorable Mention: Christmas In Hollis – Run-D.M.C.


For more on this list, check out Breaking Down the 100 Greatest Songs from the Golden Age of Hip-Hop.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My Life Been Good Since I Started Finding Peace


Life Is Good - Nas

It seems like the last couple albums, Nas has made more headlines with his titles than the actual songs on the record. In 2006 the rapper declared Hip-Hop Is Dead while the follow up went Untitled after he announced he was going to title the album a word I am not allowed to use. His latest album Life Is Good may not sound as controversial as his previous two until you get a glimpse of the cover art where Nas has his ex-wife’s wedding dress (which Nas claims is the only think she left behind in their house when she left) draped across his lap.

Not surprisingly Life Is Good is heavily influenced by Nas’s marriage and subsequent divorce to Kelis. None more so than the song that closes out the album Bye Baby where he directly talks to his former flame and baby mama and recounts their history. Due to the subject matter, this is his most grown up album to date. For those keeping track at home, this is his tenth solo album, a rare milestone in hip-hop, especially as he remains relevant. Or close to it, some could argue he has not had a hit in almost a decade (which is probably why he has gone with controversial titles lately to stay relevant).

And Life Is Good probably will not change that trend either. When he gets around to releasing a Greatest Hits package, Nas will rival anyone in the history of rap, but it is hard to image anything from this album making his Greatest Hits unless he feels obligated to put one of these songs on it. Sadly one of the better songs, the old school Nasty is resigned to the Deluxe Album Bonus Tracks as it would not have sound out of place on God’s Son. For the album proper, the best song is the reggae tinged The Don produced by Salaam Remi who has also produces his great Made You look track.

The most noteworthy track on the album is Cherry Wine featuring Amy Winehouse (also produced by Remi who turned a Marvin Gaye song into her Tears Dry on Their Own) but it is weird hearing her posthumously sing about alcohol considering how she died. After that, the most talked about track is Daughters where Nas opens up his relationship with his and coming to terms with her growing up. Since I cannot relate I really cannot get into the song. But at least he did not sample or shout out John Mayer in the song.

Song to Download – The Don

Life Is Good gets a Terror Alert Level: Elevated [YELLOW] on my Terror Alert Scale.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Five Most Anticipated Albums of Summer 2012


Usually I start off my quarterly music preview by complaining about the lack of good albums, but something strange happened last month, there was actually a dearth a good music released. And though the summer months may not see as many as we did in May, there may still be plenty of worthy music to bump at you cookouts and bonfires this year. Here are the five I am most looking forward to followed by a rundown of what else is coming your way soon. Click the album name (or cover art) to preorder on Amazon or click the artist's name to be taken to their iTunes page.

1. Handwritten – The Gaslight Anthem (July 24): Nas (who is also on this list) famously declared a couple years back that hip-hop was dead. Of course it was not dead, it was just bastardized by ringtone rappers and people who thought Lil’ Wayne, T.I. and Rick Ross were credible rappers. Rock on the other hand has been on life support for a couple years, basically since the month and a half when Kings of Leon was the biggest group in the world. The Black Keys (who also had a theory of why rock was dying revolving around people being fine with Nickleback being the biggest band in the world) brought rock back somewhat with their last two albums and if there is any justice The Gaslight Anthem will have their breakout with their upcoming album.

2. TBA – Mumford & Sons (September 25): Of course sometime the death of rock is not because no one listens to rock anymore, just the mainstream does not talk about it. I am sure everyone would think Katy PerryKaty Perry actually has sold the same amount as Teenage Dream since both were released two years ago. Of course this is what happens when you let teenage girls control the pop culture zeitgeist. It is doubtful the banjo strumming band will become “cool” after the release of their next album, but I bet they have a longer career than Katy Perry.

3. Life Is Good – Nas (July 17): But back to Nas. You want to feel old? The MC is releasing his tenth album this summer. Sure his albums have been hit or miss and sometimes uneven since his seminal debut Illmatic, but Nas has had four years to record a record so hopefully that was time well spent.

4. Write Me Back – R. Kelly (June 26): Kells last album was his best since the nineties and Write Me Back is a thematic sequel of more classic soul music of Love Letter, sharing a similar name. Hopefully more chapters of Trapped in the Closet, which Kells said were “coming soon” back in March will soon follow.

5. Uncaged – Zac Brown Band (July 10): As I grow older, I have been listening to more country music, especially the folksier side of the genre and the debut album from Zac Brown Band was heartfelt in the right place and fun in others. With any luck that continues on their follow up.


Yesterday
The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever DoFiona Apple
Rhythm And ReposeGlen Hansard
OceaniaSmashing Pumpkins
Attractive SinDel The Funky Homosapien & Parallel Thought
View From the BottomLit
Cherry ThingNeneh Cherry
The CrossingSophie B. Hawkins

June 26
LIVING THINGSLinkin Park
OverexposedMaroon 5
Suzie Cracks the WhipBlues Traveler
Invisible Stars - Everclear
Days Go ByThe Offspring
Mindy SmithMindy Smith
The Flaming Lips & Heady FwendsThe Flaming Lips
The House That Jack BuiltJesca Hoop

July 10
Murdered LoveP.O.D.
Loma VistaFamily of the Year

July 17
Channel Orange – Frank Ocean
Ol Razzle DazzleMissy Higgins
Delayed ReactionSoul Asylum

July 31
A Thousand Miles Left BehindGloriana
The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2Joss Stone
Play Rock MusicToadies

August 14
Based on a T.R.U. Story – 2 Chainz

August 21
Mature Themes – Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Fragrant World – Yeasayer

August 28
Havoc and Bright LightsAlanis Morissette
Music From Another DimensionAerosmith

September 4
NorthMatchbox Twenty
Centipede Hz – Animal Collective

September 11
The Spirit IndestructibleNelly Furtado
SunCat Power
Coexist – The xx
Ludaversal – Ludacris

September 18
Tomorrowland – Ryan Bingham
I Bet on Sky – Dinosaur Jr.

September 25
Food and Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 - Lupe Fiasco
Uno! – Green Day

October 9
TBA – Fitz & The Tantrums
Wrote a Song For EveryoneJohn Fogerty

October 15
The Haunted Man – Bat for Lashes

November 13
Dos! – Green Day
Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors – Big Boi

January 15
Tre! – Green Day

No Release Date
Born Battle - The Killers
James River - D'Angelo
West Coast Time – Michelle Branch
Indicud – Kid Cudi
Age of the Machine – Goodie Mob
Undisputed – DMX
The Diving Board – Elton John
Country God, or the Girl – K'naan
Rooted - Scarface
Cruel Summer – G.O.O.D. Music
Dave Matthews Band
The Avett Brothers
Taylor Swift
Ben Folds Five
Diane Birch
Bob Seger
Alice In Chains

And of course let me add the obligatory, maybe we will finally get to hear Detox by Dr. Dre this summer.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I Want My Music Television - 10/19/11


There have been a couple of videos that have caught my eye lately so I thought I’d give them some love since the death of Musical Television left a void for a forum on the art form. If you are interested in buying the video through iTunes, click the title link (where available). If you are interested in buying the song, look for a link in the analysis.

Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith



If Schrodinger's Cat means that something can be alive and dead at the same time, is there a corollary that a song can be simultaneously the greatest and worst song ever made. If so: ladies and gentlemen, the latest Toby Keith song.


Lucky Now - Ryan Adams



How do you make Ryan Adams more depressingly sad? Apparently all you have to do is put him in an empty house that is just starting to fall apart.


Love on Top – Beyoncé



Well that was boring; Beyoncé just did the same dance routine from the VMA’s in the same loft from the Countdown video, but with more costume changes.


Nasty - Nas



I swear I this video a long time ago. Are we sure that Nas did not release this same video back in 1998?

Monday, July 25, 2011

The 100 Greatest Mash Up's of All Time


1. God's Gonna Cut You Down - DJ Schmolli
Johnny Cash - God's Gonna Cut You Down (vocals), Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (drums), Beastie Boys - Sabotage (bass), Ted Nugent - Cat Scratch Fever (guitar), The Beatles - Come Together (lead guitar)



2. 99 Problems - Danger Mouse
Jay-Z (99 Problems) vs. The Beatles (Helter Skelter)




3. Boulevard of Broken Songs - Party Ben
Green Day (Holiday / Boulevard of Broken Dreams) vs. Oasis (Wonderwall) vs. Travis (Writing to Reach You) vs. Eminem (Sing for the Moment)



4. Ecstasy of Gold - dj erb
Nas (One Mic) vs. Ennio Morricone (L'estasi dell'oro (The Ecstasy of Gold))



5. You're The One I Want in the Next Episode - Disfunctional DJ
Grease (You're the One That I Want) vs. Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg (The Next Episode)



6. Spending One of These Nights with Kelly - Aggro1
The Eagles (One of These Nights) vs. Kelly Clarkson (Since U Been Gone)

7. Miracles - Norwegian Recycling
Bruno Mars (Just the Way You Are) vs. Michael Jackson (Black or White) vs. Gnarls Barkley (Crazy) vs. Taylor Swift (Fearless) vs. Jason Derulo (In My Head) Survivor (Eye of the Tiger) and more

8. Chasing the Broken Hearted - Phil RetroSpector
Snow Patrol (Chasing Cars) vs. Jimmy Ruffin (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted)

9. Dip it Joe - Pheugoo
Christina Milian (Dip It Low) vs. Jimi Hendrix (Hey Joe)

10. I Wish I had the Eye of the Tiger - Soulwax
Skee-Lo (I Wish) vs. Survivor (Eye of the Tiger) vs. the Breeders (Cannonball)

11. Keep the Car Crazy - DJ ViC
Beyoncé (Crazy In Love) vs. Arcade Fire (Keep the Car Running)

12. Use the Same Old Song - Mighty Mike
The Four Tops (It's the Same Old Song) vs. Kings of Leon (Use Somebody)

13. Shoot the War Pigs - inhumanz
Nas (Made You Look) vs. Black Sabbath (War Pigs)

14. How Six Songs Collide - Norwegian Recycling
Jason Mraz (I'm Yours) vs. Howie Day (Collide) vs. Five for Fighting (Superman (It's Not Easy)) vs. Angela Ammons (Always Getting Over You) vs. Boyzone (All That I Need) vs. 3 Doors Down (Here Without You)

15. Everybody's Everyday Girl - DJ BC
Fleetwood Mac (Everywhere) vs. Pharrell featuring Snoop Dogg (That Girl) vs. Dilated Peoples and Kanye West (This Way) vs. Common featuring Q-Tip (Come Close Remix (Closer)) vs. Capleton

16. Left You a Closing Lullaby - BigBadBaz
Avalanches (Since I Left You) vs. Semisonic (Closing Time) vs. Shawn Mullins (Lullaby)

17. 50 Ways to Kill Your Lover - DJ Topcat
Morcheeba featuring Slick Rick (Women Lose Weight) vs. Paul Simon (50 Ways to Leave Your Lover)

18. Papa Was a Clock - Go Home Productions
The Temptations (Papa Was a Rollin' Stone) vs. Coldplay (Clocks)

19. Behind these Immigrant Eyes - Aggro1
Led Zeppelin (Immigrant Song) vs. Kelly Clarkson (Behind These Hazel Eyes)

20. Driving With a 40 Oz - DJ BC
D12 (40 Oz.) vs. The Cars (Drive)

21. Born to Make You Bling - Pie Remix
Britney Spears (Born to Make You Happy) vs. B.G. featuring Lil' Wayne (Bling Bling)

22. Thunder Busters - Wax Audio
Ray Parker, Jr. (Ghostbusters) vs. AC/DC (Thunderstruck)

23. (Are You Gonna Be My) Dirrty Girrl? - Soundhog
Christina Aguilera featuring Redman (Dirrty) vs. Jet (Are You Gonna Be My Girl)

24. Clock a Minute – pheugoo
Coldplay (Clocks) vs. the Pussycat Dolls (Wait a Minute1)

25. Drive By with Vanilla Ice - Aggro1
Vanilla Ice (Ice Ice Baby) vs. Drive by Trucker (Never Gonna Change)

26. Light Your Fat Bottom on Fire - Aggro1
Busta Rhymes featuring Pharrell (Light Your (Expletive Deleted) On Fire) vs. Queen (Fat Bottomed Girls)

27. If I Were a Boy) vs. Tom Petty (Free Fallin')

28. You Don't Know My Sweet Emotion - Aggro1
Aerosmith (Sweet Emotion) vs. Alicia Keys (You Don't Know My Name)

29. My Name is Back in Black - Sean Cunningham
Eminem (My Name Is) vs. AC/DC (Back In Black)

30. Yoshimi Battles Snoop Dogg - DJ BC
Snoop Dogg (Not Like it Was) vs. The Flaming Lips (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1)

31. Crushed Pony - DJ Fac
Ginuwine (Pony) vs. Paramore (Crushcrushcrush)

32. Party in the B.I.G. - Hatbanger
Notorious B.I.G. (Party and (Expletive Deleted)) vs. Miley Cyrus (Party In the U.S.A.)

33. Acoustic Alchemy - Norwegian Recycling
Jack Johnson (Taylor) vs. Green Day (Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)) vs. Josh Rouse (Quiet Town) vs. Wyclef Jean featuring Akon, Lil Wayne and Niia (Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)) vs. Christina Aguilera (Genie In a Bottle) vs. Atomic Kitten (Eternal Flame) vs. Black Eyed Peas (Don't Lie)

34. Folsom Prison Gangstaz - DJ TOPCAT
Eazy-E (Luv 4 Dem Gangsta'z) vs. Johnny Cash (Folsom Prison Blues (Live))

35. The Weather Episode - Go Home Productions
Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg (The Next Episode) vs Crowded House (Weather with You)

36. Notorious Trick - Go Home Productions
Kellis (Trick Me) vs. Duran Duran (Notorious)

37. The Trooper Believer - DJ Schmolli
The Monkees (I'm a Believer) vs. Iron Maiden (The Trooper)

38. Walk Away and I'll Wait - Aggro1
Kelly Clarkson (Walk Away) vs. Van Halen (I'll Wait)

39. No One to Squeeze - DJ FOX
Alicia Keys (No One) vs. Red Hot Chili Peppers (Soul to Squeeze)

40. The XX Gon' Give it to Ya - The Hood Internet
DMX (X Gon' Give It to Ya) vs. The xx (VCR)

41. M.I.A. Wanted Dead Or Alive - DJ Schmolli
M.I.A. (Paper Planes) vs. Bon Jovi (Wanted Dead or Alive)

42. Lord Move Me on Up - locK3Down
DMX (Lord Give Me a Sign) vs. Primal Scream (Movin' on Up)

43. Crazy Times - Team9
Gnarls Barkley (Crazy) vs. Prince (Sign 'O' the Times)

44. Dirt on Your Crown - DJ O-Face
Jay-Z (Dirt Off Your Shoulder) vs. Sleigh Bells (Crown On the Ground)

45. The Wavin' Flag Mashup - Mashup-Germany
K'naan (Wavin' Flag) vs. Counting Crows (Mr. Jones) vs. Kings of Leon (Use Somebody) vs. Whitney Houston (<My Love Is Your Love) vs. Matisyahu (One Day) and more

46. Dreadlock Child - Soulwax
Destiny's Child (Independent Women, Pt. I) vs. 10cc (Dreadlock Holiday)

47. House of Klezmer - DJ Faroff
House of Pain (Jump Around) vs. Amsterdam Klezmer Band vs. Pa Brapad

48. How Soon Is Independence? - Go Home Productions
Destiny's Child (Independent Women, Pt. I) vs. the Smiths (How Soon Is Now?)

49. No Taylor, No Scar - Norwegian Recycling
The Fugees (No Woman, No Cry) vs. Jack Johnson (Taylor) vs. Missy Higgins (Scar) vs. Honeywagon (When I Come Around) Colin Hay (Down Under)

50. Careless or Dead - The Kleptones
Wham! (Careless Whisper) vs. Bon Jovi (Wanted Dead or Alive)

51. Duffy Train Running - DJ Y alias JY
Duffy (Mercy) vs. the Doobie Brothers (Long Train Runnin')

52. United State of Pop 2008 (Viva La Pop) - DJ Earworm
Billboard's Top 40 Songs of 2008

53. Always With You - Divide and Kreate
Willie Nelson (Always On My Mind) vs. U2 (With or Without You)

54. Jenny's SuperstitiousDjlobsterdust
Stevie Wonder (Superstition) vs. The Killers (Jenny Was a Friend of Mine)

55. Casbah Wonder - Dunproofin'
Stevie Wonder (Uptight (Everything's Alright)) vs. The Clash (Rock the Casbah)

56. Imagine One Day (So Far Away) - Mashup-Germany
Matisyahu (One Day) vs. John Lennon (Imagine) vs. Blink-182 (All the Small Things) vs. Bob Marley (No Woman, No Cry)

57. Relm and Josie with Attitude - Relm
N.W.A. (Something 2 Dance 2) vs. the Outfield (Your Love)

58. Mashups in Heaven - Norwegian Recycling
Eric Clapton (Tears In Heaven) vs. Lionel Richie (Say You, Say Me) vs. Bob Dylan (Workingman's Blues #2) vs. Aphrodite's Child (Rain and Tears) vs. Blues Traveler (Hook)

59. War Bombs - Voicedude
Gap Band (You Dropped a Bomb On Me) vs. Edwin Starr (War) vs. Black Sabbath (War Pigs) vs. Outkast (B.O.B.)

60. Rock with Hurt - Aggro1
Johnny Cash (Hurt) vs. Ashanti (Rock Wit U (Awww Baby))

61. For the Love of C.R.E.A.M. - DJ BC
Wu-Tang Clan (C.R.E.A.M.) vs. The O'Jays (For the Love of Money)

62. Wicked Wedding - DJ Schmolli
Billy Idol (White Wedding (Part 1)) vs. Chris Isaak (Wicked Game)

63. Drop It Like It's A Whole LottLed Snooppelin - Party Ben
Snoop Dogg and Pharrell (Drop It Like It's Hot) vs. Led Zeppelin (Whole Lotta Love)

64. Rock In Black - Go Home Productions
AC/DC (Back In BlackWe Will Rock You) vs. Led Zeppelin (Black Dog) vs. Outkast (Ms. Jackson) vs. Crowded House (Weather with You) vs. Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg (The Next Episode)

65. Listen Twice - DJ BC
Talib Kweli (Listen!) vs. the Doobie Brothers (Listen to the Music)

66. Brick (Expletive Deleted) - dj magnet
Mickey Avalon (My (Expletive Deleted)) vs. Beastie Boys (Root Down) vs. the Commodores (Brick House) vs Jimi Hendrix (Purple Haze)

67. About a Girl in My Dreams - Team 9
Nirvana (About a Girl) vs. Depeche Mode (Dream On)

68. Feel Like Making La-Di-Da - FiDELSKi
Bad Company (Feel Like Makin' Love) vs. Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh (La Di Da Di (Live))

69. Four Twenty - Voicedude
Luniz (I Got 5 on It) vs. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Mary Jane's Last Dance) vs. Afroman (Because I Got High)

70. Lonely Brother - Mysterious Producer
The Police (So Lonely) vs. Jungle Brothers (The Brothers)

71. Bumble Star Galactica - DJ Le Clown
Wilson Pickett (Bumble Bee (Sting Me)) vs. Prince (Sign 'O' the Times) vs. Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (Boom! Shake the Room)

72. My Favorite Name - LOO and PLACIDO
Destiny's Child (Say My Name) vs. the Cardigans (My Favourite Game)

73. RiverBad – djlobsterdust
Meat Loaf (Two Out of Three Ain't Bad) vs. Morcheeba featuring Thomas Dybdahl (Riverbed)

74. This Tightropes Made For Walkin' - Party Ben
Nancy Sinatra (These Boots Are Made for Walkin') vs. Janelle Monáe featuring Big Boi (Tightrope)

75. Feel Good Roboto 2 - Victor Menegaux
Gorillaz (Feel Good Inc) vs. Styx (Mr. Roboto)

76. Are You Gonna be My Next Episode - cheekyboy
Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg (The Next Episode) vs. Jet (Are You Gonna Be My Girl)

77. Decode Rude Boy – A plus D
Rihanna (Rude Boy) vs. Paramore (Decode)

78. Get that Rocky Mountain High - DJ Erb
John Denver (Rocky Mountain High) vs. Method Man & Redman (How High)

79. The Dog Smells Like Roses - 99x
Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg (The Next Episode) vs. Guns N' Roses (Paradise City)

80. Intergalactic - Soulwax
Beastie Boys (Intergalactic) vs. Herbie Hancock (Rockit) vs. INXS (Need You Tonight) vs. AC/DC (Back In Black

81.  Funny Bizniz - The Abrahammer
M.I.A. (Paper Planes) vs Beastie Boys (Body Movin') vs. Nas (I Can)

82. Paperlong - Mighty Mike
Foo Fighters (Everlong) vs M.I.A. (Paper Planes)

83. Red Umbrella - DJTOPCAT
Rihanna featuring Jay-Z (Umbrella) vs UB40 (Red, Red Wine)

84. Dirt Off Your Shoulder - Danger Mouse
Jay-Z (Dirt Off Your Shoulder) vs. The Beatles (Julia)

85. Stand Up and Ring My Doorbell - DJ Riko
Ludacris (Stand Up) vs. The White Stripes (My Doorbell)

86. Maggie's 64 - locK3Down
Mike Jones featuring Bun B and Snoop Dogg (My 64) vs. Rage Against the Machine (Maggie's Farm)

87. Can't Tell My Wonderwall Nothing - Clinton Sparks
Kanye West (Can't Tell Me Nothing) vs. Oasis (Wonderwall)

88. Dancing Since U Been Gone - A Plus D
Robyn (Dancing On My Own) vs. Kelly Clarkson (Since U Been Gone)

89. Good ol' Fashion Rump Shaker - The Hood Internet
Beastie Boys (Shake Your Rump) vs. Matt and Kim (Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare)

90. We Will Rock and Roll You - DJ Matt Hite
Joan Jett (I Love Rock 'N Roll) vs. Queen (We Will Rock You) vs. 50 Cent (In da Club)

91. I Want You Closer - ToToM
Nine Inch Nails (Closer) vs. George Michael (I Want Your Sex)

92. Machine Gun Shelter - Party Ben
Commodores (Machine Gun) vs. Rolling Stones (Gimme Shelter)

93. Regulate Dust in the Wind - DJ Erb
Kansas (Dust In the Wind) vs. Warren G featuring Nate Dogg (Regulate)

94. Forget You, Santa! – Voicedude
Cee-Lo Green (Forget You) vs. Jackson 5 (I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus)

95. I Wish My Doorbell Rang - Sam Flanagan
Skee-Lo (I Wish) vs. The White Stripes (My Doorbell)

96. Marilou on Fire - Mighty Mike
Serge Gainsbourg (Marilou reggae dub) vs. Kings of Leon (Sex On Fire)

97. More Than on Point – DJ Topcat
House of Pain (On Point) vs. Boston (More Than a Feeling)

98. Rolling Confusion - Go Home Productions
The Rolling Stones (Street Fighting Man) vs. the Temptations (Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today))

99. Penthouse Temperature – Essexboy
Sean Paul (Temperature) vs. Alan Braxe and Fred Falke (Penthouse Serenade)

100. When the Pussycat Dolls Cry – Pheugoo
Prince and the Revolution (When Doves Cry) vs. The Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes (Don't Cha)

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