Sean Combs aka Puff Daddy aka P. Diddy aka Diddy is celebrating his 50th birthday today so it’s only right we go down memory lane and show our respects by featuring his first official single “Can’t Hold Me Down” featuring Mase which was released in 1997. Much love to the legendary mogul.
Jay-Z’s The Blueprint was released on this day 18 years ago and a lot of the tracks on the album are now considered classic. I’m showcasing the video for “Song Cry” because it tells a very personal tale of love and how things change in a relationship as you reach different levels of success.
Circa 2001; Kiss Tha Game Goodbye had just come out and I’m listening to it track by track scouting what songs to add to my personal mixtapes for the commute to school. “Put Ya Hands Up” not only made those mixtapes but it stood the test of time. It gets played on every long drive, on every plane ride, or whenever I’m trying to listen to some vintage JA-DA.
Today on #GullyClassix we’re remembering when Missy Elliot and Eminem teamed up for a track entitled “Busa Rhyme” off Missy’s 1998 album Da Real World. It mostly features Eminem spitting bars and was one of those tracks that I came back to from time to time when I was younger because of Missy’s unique approach and Em’s verses.
There are better tracks on this album but I’ll save those features for a later date.