Throwback Thursday: 1999

Inspired by iTunes shuffling through some gems a few days ago, Throwback Thursday has taken form. It’s always a blast looking through the past; what you jammed to at elementary school dances, the tracks you hid from your parents, the ones that inspired you to stick that Z95.3 sticker on your bumper and everything in between. You may have them hiding in your libraries and just need to dust them off and try again, or you’ve lost them to a overly scratched mix CD, either way enjoy the posts.
First up, 1999. Despite all the pop, it was a strong year in Hip Hop with Dr. Dre’s second LP 2001, Nas’ third, and Jay-Z fourth

 

 
Dr. Dre – Still D.R.E. (feat. Snoop Dogg)

Dr. Dre – The Next Episode (feat. Nate Dogg & Snoop Dogg)

A couple bangers off the iconic, ground-breaking second record from Dr. Dre 2001. Selling almost 8 million copies to date in the US alone.

The Roots – You Got Me (feat. Erykah Badu & Eve)

Grammy Award winning track from Things Fall Apart

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue

Californication has sold over 16 million copies worldwide

Jay-Z – Big Pimpin’ (feat. UGK)

Produced by Timbaland off Vol. 3…Life And Times Of S Carter

Ruff Ryders – What Ya Want

Off Ryde Or Die Vol. 1

Lou Bega – Mambo No. 5

The one hit wonder famous off a sample of Pérez Prado’s 1949 instrumental

Mos Def – Miss Fat Booty

Off Mos Def’s debut solo album Black On Both Sides which went Gold

Wilco – In A Future Age

Off their third record Summerteeth

Chemical Brothers – Out Of Control

Chemical Brothers – Asleep For A Day

Both tracks off the British electronic music duo’s third LP Surrender

Nas – Nas Is Like

Off his third album I Am…. Produced by DJ Premier.

Jimmy Eat World – A Sunday

Off their third LP Clarity

LFO – Summer Girls

With the help of this track, the debut self-titled album sold 2.5 million copies worldwide
 

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