Eminem's New Track Goes "Old School," We Give You The Best Old School Jams To Celebrate
7. De La Soul, "Me Myself and I"
Hip-hop and funk and social awareness, oh my! As De La Soul's only number one hit, "Me Myself and I" really became an indicator of who De La Soul was; they were off-beat, funky, and fucking awesome. Oh, and there's a Q-Tip cameo in the video, which is, indeed, the business.
6. Dr Dre, "Let Me Ride"
Dre's third single off of his debut album, The Chronic, did massive things to that little ol' Billboard chart after Dre won a Grammy for "Let Me Ride," but it's the chances that Dre took with the samples in the song -- he sampled dudes like Parliament and James Brown, and even an old spiritual song -- that made the song so original. Yes, there's irony in the idea of sampling songs leading to a unique track, but still. And now, rappers like Nate Dogg, Fabolous, and The Game refer to Dre's song in their own, cause it's kinda badass.
5. Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg, "Nuthin' But A G Thang"
Another track off Dre's album, The Chronic, and it's somehow better than "Let Me Ride," so that should say something right there about its validity as a rad old school jam. Dre shares the vocals with Snoop, who manages to upstage him on his own song, but they both do a ridiculous job at making this one of the main staples of old school rap.
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