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Wayback Wednesday | Early 2000s Hip-Hop and R&B

Music is by far the best way to let everything go and live in the moment… or back in time. Back when life was less stressful, more fun, and before all the recent chaos. Each week, I’m going to take you on a journey back into time where I’ll feature my Top 20 anthems from a specific music genre. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!

This week’s #WaybackWednesday features some of my favorite wayback Hip-Hop and R&B jams from the early-to-mid 2000s. When the ball dropped for Y2K, no one knew what the first decade of the new millennium had in store. Some thought the world would end and others expected technology to stop due to the inability for processors to flip to 2000 from 1999 – small software companies made a killing with “Y2K Fix” floppies – let me tell you! It was filled with huge moments from the climax of Harry Potter’s wizarding tale to picking your Top 8 friends on MySpace and a female artist named Lady Gaga released her first album The Fame. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were Hollywood’s ‘power couple’, having the Motorola Razr was cool, AOL’s Instant Messenger was a hit, Apple introduced the iPod in 2001, and Eminem won an Oscar in 2003 for his song “Lose Yourself” featured in 8 Mile. Although so much has happened since these moments, let me take you on a stroll down memory lane.

20 | Fatman Scoop – Be Faithful [2003]

19 | J-Kwon – Tipsy [2004]

18 | The Game ft. 50 Cent – How We Do [2005]

17 | Terror Squad ft. Fat Joe, Remy Ma – Lean Back [2004]

16 | Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell Williams – Drop It Like It’s Hot [2004]

15 | Missy Elliott – Work It [2002]

14 | Clipse – Grindin’ [2002]

13 | Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz ft. Ying Yang Twins – Get Low [2002]

12 | Eve ft. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind [2001]

11 | Jay-Z – Izzo (H.O.V.A.) [2001]

10 | Mary J. Blige – Family Affair [2001]

9 | Nelly – Hot In Herre [2002]

8 | P. Diddy ft. Black Rob & Mark Curry – Bad Boy For Life [2001]

7 | Eminem ft. Dido – Stan [2000]

6 | Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx – Gold Digger [2005]


5 | Missy Elliott – Get Ur Freak On [2001]

4 | P. Diddy – I Need A Girl (Part II) [2001]

3 | Jagged Edge ft. Nelly – Where The Party At [2001]

2 | 50 Cent – In Da Club [2003]

1 | Eminem – Lose Yourself [2002]

Honorable Mention…

Chingy – Right Thurr [2003]

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