Friday, May 23, 2008

Top 15 Hood Anthems

As list week continues on, (and I get lazier)...


Boogie Down Productions “South Bronx” Criminal Minded

Tupac "California Love" All Eyez On Me

N.W.A "Straight Outta Compton" Straight Outta Compton

Common "The Corner " Be

Juvenile "Nolia Clap"The Beginning of the End...

Jay-Z "Where I'm From" In My Lifetime, Vol 1. &
Jay-Z f/ The Notorious B.I.G. "Brooklyn's Finest" Reasonable Doubt

Cam’ron f/ Juelz Santana & Jim Jones "Come Home With Me" Come Home With Me

Goodie Mob "Dirty South" Soul Food

Scarface “On My Block” The Fix

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince “Summertime” Homebase

Jermaine Dupri f/ Ludacris "Welcome to Atlanta" Instructions

Queen Latifah "Just Another Day" Black Reign

Nas "New York State of Mind" Illmatic

Ice Cube "It Was a Good Day" The Predator

Bun B f/ and damn near all of Houston "Draped Up Remix" Trill

Well I have my own list of personal hood anthems for down here in Houston...

Fat Pat "Tops Drop"

Z-Ro "Mo City Don"

Lil KeKe "Southside"

DJ DMD ft. Lil Keke and Fat Pat "25 Lighters"

Big Moe ft. ESG and Big Pokey "Maan!"

And then you have the the top few tracks I really appreciate as hood anthems, even tho I wasn't from that hood, these song made me feel good and let me know alot about that area...

Ludacrisft. Field Mob "Georgia" - Production and lyrics were just crazy on this... It was a deep track, and at the time the Ray movie had just been released I believe...

Ludacris & J.D. ft. Diddy, Murphy Lee & Snoop "Welcome to Atlanta" - Everyone was singing this track, the origianl and remix... one of the first big remixes i actually remember... The remix video was crazy... The locations... Damn, epic...

Young Jeezy "My Hood" - I like the whole video concept that went along for this song, and the whole feel of the track was crazy...

J-Kwon "Hood Hop" - Drums on the track were crazy, the swag was crazy and new... I was a big fan of J-Kwon... yeah his recent stuff was kind of on the wack side, but I still support the dude, I wish "Look At Me Shinin" was released... hot track..

Joell Ortiz "Brooklyn Bullshit" - I just like and love the feel of this track and video.

Petey Pablo "Raise Up"(original version)- If i was from North Carolina I would deff be proud of this track and what it did back in the day...

PETER GUNZ AND LORD TARIK "UPTOWN" - This was a crazy track that still holds memories in my head from back in the day as a young boy... plus I'm a Cory Gunz fan...

E 40 and Keak Da Sneak "Tell Me When to Go" - This really put the Bay area on the map and i really enjoyed this track... Was deff something new...

Coo Coo Cal "In My Projects" - Crazy memories, plus it was sampled by Jeezy, "My Hood"... and thats on the list, so it makes it...

Lil Scrappy "F.I.L.A" - Catchy and fun... that's something that works for any type of anthem...

And here are a few people who will never let us forget where they are from, they hold it down for their city really well...

Nelly and the St. Lunatics - St. Louis

Kanye West - Southside Chicago

Jay - Z - Brooklyn

Lil Wayne - Hollygrove in the 17th Ward of New Orleans

T.I. and Shawty Lo - Bankhead

E - 40 - The Bay Area

Bun B - Port Arthur, Texas

And anyone from Dade County of Miami, mainly Pitbull and Trick Daddy

-Ghost Da Hustla


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