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Editorial: Fifteen Important Rap Videos From 1999

Editorial courtesy of Steve 'Flash' Juon.

[Nas courtesy Wikimedia Commons]Half-man, half-amazing.

Nas' "I Am..." was the first of two album released by Nasir Jones in 1999, but the DJ Premier produced "Nas Is Like" made a huge impression. Almost a decade since "Live at the Barbeque," Nasir Jones just seemed to keep getting better.

"Nas is like... sex to a nympho, but nothin sweet
I'm like beef, bustin heat through your windows
I'm like a street sweeper, greenleaf reaper
Like Greeks in Egypt, learnin somethin deep from they teachers
I'm like crime, like your nine, your man you would die for
Always got you, I'm like Pop Duke you would cry for
I'm like a whole lot of loot, I'm like crisp money
Corporate accounts from a rich company
I'm like ecstasy for ladies, I'm like all races
combined in one man; like the '99 summer jam
Bulletproof Hummer man
I'm like being locked down around new faces, and none of em fam
I'm the feelin of a millionaire spendin a hundred grand
I'm a poor man's dream, a thug poet
Live it, and I write down and I watch it blow up
Y'all know what I'm like, y'all play it your system every night"

1.) Nas - "Nas Is Like"

2.) The Roots - "The Next Movement"

3.) Pharoahe Monch - "Simon Says"

4.) Common f/ Sadat X, Talib Kweli - "One-Nine-Nine-Nine"

5.) Dr. Dre f/ Snoop Dogg - "Still D.R.E."

6.) Eminem - "My Name Is"

7.) Mos Def - "Ms. Fat Booty"

8.) Gang Starr - "Full Clip"

9.) Slick Rick f/ OutKast - "Street Talkin'"

10.) The High & Mighty f/ Mad Skillz, Mos Def - "B-Boy Document '99"

11.) Q-Tip - "Vivrant Thing"

12.) EPMD - "Symphony 2000"

13.) Ol' Dirty Bastard f/ Kelis - "Got Your Money"

14.) OutKast f/ Slick Rick - "Da Art of Storytellin'"

15.) GZA/The Genius - "Breaker, Breaker"

The Hip-Hop Shop #337 - The HipHop Revival

It's time for another edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #337 is called The HipHop Revival! Enjoy new tracks by FINALE, Royce Castro, Brigz Crawford and Sam Scarfo among others! Follow us @RapReviews so you never miss a new podsafe free show.

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Tracks featured this week:

* Royce Castro - Yourz Truly
* FINALE f/ Pierre Anthony, Invincible - The Revival
* RedBaren 907 f/ Homeboy Sandman - Red Sand
* The 20/20 Project - Spit (Street)
* Kc Stackz - Don't Shoot
* Typ iLL - Not For Everybody
* Sam Scarfo - Get It Done
* Brigz Crawford - This For HipHop

Video: @TheGame @Drake - "100"

Video: The Game f/ Drake - "100"



Video: @Slimarous - "Mona Li$a" (@rRAPpromo)

Video: Slimarous - "Mona Li$a"

RRP: Born in Jamaica, rapper Slimarous lands in Queens, NY to leave his stamp in Hip-Hop. Being that "Mona Li$a" is the debut single from Slimarous' upcoming project Pridy-Ugly, releasing sometime in the near future, he recruits famed director Illusive Media to handle the direction of the narrative. Illusive Media, who have also done visuals for the likes of Diplo, Ty Dolla $ign, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Pusha T and many more, captured the essences of both New York and Jamaica.

Video: @CaponeQB @Noreaga Talk Lessons, Drake vs. Meek (@HipHopWired @PenaltyEnt)

Video: Capone-N-Noreaga Talk Lessons, Drake vs. Meek & Almost Shooting a Writer

Penalty: You know you’re always going to get some good stories and comedy when Capone-N-Noreaga come together. We've got 2 for 1 for you today.

Video: @CaseyVeggies Interview & Freestyle on Sway In The Morning (@RealSway)

Video: Casey Veggies Interview & Freestyle on Sway In The Morning

Epic: Interview on Friendly West Coast Competition & Live Freestyle on Sway's Universe.

Video: Lightshow - "Score" (@Lightshow10thpl @chopnshoot)

Video: Lightshow - "Score" (Dir. Chop N Shoot Films)

L.S.: Southeast DC's own Lightshow releases a new music video "Score" directed by Chop N Shoot Films. In this freestyle over Shy Glizzy's track Lightshow takes aim at the cops involved in Freddie Gray's death. This can be found on his Yellow Tape and White Chalk 5 mixtape available now on Spinrilla.

Audio: @1ManmanSavage - "Takin Shots" (@Biz3)

Audio: Manman Savage - "Takin Shots"

Biz 3: ManMan Savage is young Atlanta's next star, mashing dread-swinging charisma and mosh pit energy with real life grit. "Takin Shots" is his Fool's Gold debut, following a series of self-released ATL favorites and appearances as a mainstay on the scene - that's him starring in Future's "Trap N****s" video and hitting the stage with ILoveMakonnen on his "Loudest Of The Loud" tour. "Takin Shots" marks a clear leap forward for ManMan, whose screaming delivery (over a banging, post-apocalyptic beat from Chris Fresh of 808 Mafia) simply cannot be ignored.

Mixtape: @Carbin1000 - "I Love This Game: Vol. 2"

Mixtape: Carbin - "I Love This Game: Vol. 2"

Matt: Rising Sac-Town spitta Carbin, returns with the second volume of his I Love This Game ode to hip-hop----18-tracks, no features, just Carbin demonstrating his ability to hold down an entire project by himself!

Video: Ms. Lauryn Hill on Jimmy Fallon (@Biz3 @MsLaurynHill)

Video: Ms. Lauryn Hill on Jimmy Fallon

Biz 3: Watch Ms. Lauryn Hill perform Nina Simone's "Feeling Good" on The Tonight Show. The track comes off the recent Nina Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone album available now via RCA.

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