[#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.

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#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: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – No Surrender

Today on #GullyClassix we’ve got Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s “No Surrender” from 1994’s Creepin On Ah Come Up. When they first popped up on the scene their style was one of a kind with melodic flows and harmonies I hadn’t heard in rap music from previous years. Nowadays there are a couple of new-age acts who successfully borrow Bone Thug’s iconic flow from time to time proving that their style is timeless.

You can listen to this and more of our classic hip-hop favorites on the #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.

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#GullyClassix: Redman Meets Reggie Noble

Today on #GullyClassix we’re presenting Redman Meets Reggie Noble from 1992’s Whut? The Album.

Redman is one of the greatest rappers of all time and I don’t think that’s appreciated as much as it should be.

Listen to this and more of our classic favorites on the #GullyClassix Spotify Playlist.

Be You. Live REAL.

#GullyClassix: Fat Joe – Misery Needs Company (ft. Noreaga)

In today’s installment of #GullyClassix we’re featuring Fat Joe and Noreaga’s “Misery Needs Company” off Joe’s Don Cartagena project which was released in 1998. Forever classic.

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Hearts & Roses | Artwork By @Adamfu & @Surfaceofbeauty Captured By @Catscoffeecreativity

Hearts & Roses:

I’ll feed you heart emojis.
I hope roses are enough
cuz I don’t got the words. Can’t meet your eyes and that’s a buck.
You’re looking like an angel and the halo on you must
mean you shouldn’t be chilling here with none of us.
– Daniel Steez

Incredible artwork by @adamfu & @surfaceofbeauty.

Captured by contributor @catscoffeecreativity in Brooklyn.

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#GullyClassix: AZ – Rather Unique

Today on #GullyClassix we’re featuring AZ’s “Rather Unique” which was included on 1995’s Doe Or Die. I’m from Queens so finding AZ’s music at a young age and knowing he was from my borough gave me a certain sense of pride. It still does. This is one of the smoothest and illest tracks from that time period.

Listen to this and more of our old favorites on the Gully Classix playlist we have on Spotify.

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#GullyClassix: @Nas – Take It In Blood

Today on #GullyClassix we’re sharing Nas’ “Take It In Blood” which was featured on 1996’s It Was Written. Right off the bat Nas comes out saying, “I never brag, how real I keep it, cause it’s the best secret”. That just always strikes a chord.

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