Friday, March 19, 2010

All the way turnt up: Nice weather, fresh playlist

It's 70 degrees so you already know what that means.

Roll down the windows in your car and crank the volume on your stereo all the way up.

But you can't ride around blasting any outdated Beyonce. And as much as we love her off the wall music videos, letting everyone know you like Lady Gaga might not be the best decision either.

So here's some tracks for your "it's nice outside" playlist..... (in no particular order)

1. Lloyd Banks feat. Juelz Santana- "Beamer, Benz or Bentley"

Something about this beat that just goes hard. Perfect for blasting through any neighborhood. I know I was driving down Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn with the stereo all the way turnt up!!

I would also strongly recommend "Nissan, Honda, Chevy" by Joell Ortiz and "Trina, Kim or Nicki" by Maino.

2. Wacka Flocka Flame feat. Diddy, Rick Ross and Gucci Mane - "Oh Let's Do It" (Only the REMIX!)

The remix does this song way more justice than the original. Diddy is the king of the remix so it's only fitting that he does his thing to kick off this version of the popular song. I have to give Diddy respect for his verse. He KILLED it! Rick Ross and Gucci Mane also added their flare to the otherwise simple and catchy track. Again, this is song that deserves to be all the way turnt up.

I would also recommend "Oh Let's Do It" by Fabolous.

3. Joell Ortiz - "Call Me"

This easy-going track is perfect for a nice weather day. It's a smooth and classic example of traditional hip-hop storytelling. Ortiz gets some help on the track from R&B singer, Novel, who sings this song on to the playlist. You can't help but feel this track.

4. Ghostface, Method Man and Raekwon feat. Alicia Keys - "Our Dreams" (Remix only)

Wu-Tang Clan members came back on the scene with "Our Dreams." But the song went to new heights when they got A-Keys to sing the hook. A-Keys really adds some magic to this track. She brings her bag of tricks, much like she did on the Jay-Z "Empire State of Mind." But there is no denying "Our Dreams" is a dope song. Not to mention, the song includes a sample from the Michael Jackson song, "Almost There." How can you go wrong with this!? Keys sings, "No matter how hard / the task may seem / don't give our plans / don't give up our dreams / No broken bridges / Can turn us around / Cause what we're searchin' for / Will soon be found."

5. Ludacris feat. Nicki Minaj - "My Chick Bad"

This beat is bananas!! Ludacris ripped this track. As for Nicki Minaj, I could care less for her on this. But she had some memorable and animated lines, as usual. "Runnin down the court / I'm dunkin on 'em/ Lisa Leslie!!!" raps Minaj. Nothing new with her. Nonetheless, worthy of being all the way turnt up.

I would also recommend the "My Chick Bad" remix featuring three female rappers - Diamond, Trina and Eve. Yeah, Eve's back!

6. Usher feat. - Oh My Gosh

Usher is back!! This catchy uptempo track is perfect for being all the way turnt up. We can thank for making this one. It definitely sounds like a Black Eyed Peas song, so if you like them, you'll certainly like this.

7. B.O.B. feat. Bruno Mars - "Nothing On You"

Dope song. Needs to be on everyones playlist. Hands down, volume up!

8. Fabolous - "Body Ya"

Fab put it simply: "If looks could kill then my style might body ya. Buh-buh-body ya!!!" This track goes hard!!! All the way turnt up certified!!! Check out the whole Fab mixtape, The Funeral Service.

9. Drake - "Over"

Drake is certainly killing the game and not leaving any condolences. This is his first single off his debut album, which is bound to be extremely successful. Lil' Wayne will certainly be smiling from his cell.

10. 50 Cent - "Do You Think About Me"

This is another one of those smooth rap tracks that is easy to listen to. Fifty - or Fiddy - slowed it down and did this track for the ladies. It's a mellow track. Good for cruising around the city on a nice day. Blast this at a reasonable level. Not too much though. LOL.

11. Alicia Keys - "Unthinkable"

The best song on A-Keys latest release. The song is written by Drake and is perfect for a nice weather day. It's slow without being overwhelmingly sappy. It's a great song to relax you while sitting in some rush hour traffic. A-Keys did her thing on this.

12. Maino - "Bring It Back DJ"

The "Hi Hater" rapper makes the list with "Bring It Back DJ."

I would also strongly recommend Maino's "Get 'Em Tiger (Tiger Woods)," especially in light of the text messages that have been released.

13. Wiz Khalifa - "This Plane"

Wiz is putting Pittsburgh on the map. Dope track with a futuristic sound. If you like Kid Cuddi and Lupe Fiasco, you'll like this. Add it to the list!

14. Jay Electronica - "Exhibit C"

As everyone knows, Jay killed this track. The song samples the soulful "Cross My Heart" by Billy Stewart.

15. Chris Brown - "Famous Girl"

C-Breezy did his thing on this one, and the track is worthy of being turnt up. Probably my favorite track from the lackluster Graffiti album.

I would also recommend the entire Chris Brown "In My Zone" mixtape - specifically "Big Booty Judy."

16. Birdman feat. Lil' Wayne and Drake - "4 My Town"

This makes the list because of Drizzy and Weezy. Enough said.

17. Fat Joe feat. Jeezy - "Slow Down"

Beat is crazy. Another sample. Another hit.

18. Red Cafe feat. Fabolous - "I'm Ill"

This track is crazzzzzzzzy. Like Fab's Hideki Matsui reference. Too bad he's no longer a Yankee. Fab killed it, as usual.

19. Ludacris feat. Ciara and Pit Bull - "How Low" (Remix)

Luda does it again with this one. Ciara and Pit Bull aren't the most in demand folks for a remix, but they fit well. Hot track - remix or not. For some reason they don't play the remix on New York radio. Maybe they're waiting for a version with Nicki Minaj. I hope not. LOL.

I would also recommend the other "How Low" remix with Twista and Rick Ross.

20. Gyptian - "Hold Yuh

This is for the reggae heads. Get into it!

BONUS TRACK: Roscoe Dash and Soulja Boy - "All the Way Turnt Up"

The song is a bit annoying if you listen to it enough. But if you can stomach it, put it on your list. I won't be mad if you leave it off though.

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