Hip-Hop Birthday: Diddy (11/04/69)

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.


[GullyClassix.com] Jay-Z – Song Cry

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.

[DOPE or NAH?] @DizzyWright – Champagne Service

Dizzy Wright released a visual for “Champagne Service” a couple weeks back and brings an old-school vibe with a funky beat and a flow to match. What do you think … DOPE or NAH?

Listen to this and more of our current favorites on the DOPE or NAH? Spotify Playlist.

Be You. Live REAL.

[#GullyClassix] Jadakiss – Put Ya Hands Up

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.

Listen to this and more of our favorite Hip-Hop classics on the #GullyClassix Spotify Playlist.

Be You. Live REAL.

#GullyClassix: Busta Rhymes – Dangerous

“Floss a little, invest up in a mutual fund…”

Today on #GullyClassix we’re presenting Busta Rhymes’ “Dangerous” from 1997’s When Disaster Strikes.

Listen to this and more of our favorite classics on the #GullyClassix Playlist on Spotify.

Be You. Live REAL.

#GullyClassix: Missy Elliot & Eminem – Busa Rhyme

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.

Listen to this and some of our other older favorites by following the 20+ track #GullyClassix Spotify Playlist.

Be You. Live REAL.

#GullyClassix: A Tribe Called Quest – Jazz (We’ve Got)

Today on #GullyClassix I’m on a Tribe vibe. We’ve got A Tribe Called Quest’s “Jazz (We’ve Got)” from 1991’s Low End Theory.

Listen to this and 19 of our other classic favorites by following the #GullyClassix Spotify Playlist.

Be You. Live REAL.

#GullyClassix: Sean Price – Onion Head ft. Tek

In today’s edition of #GullyClassix we’re sharing Sean Price’s “Onion Head” featuring Tek. I’ve been digging into the new project with Small Professor and it brought me back to rediscovering his old discography. “Onion Head” perfectly displays his lyrical skill but so does almost every other track he ever dropped so that’s not saying much. Enjoy the cut.

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Be You. Live REAL.