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Here's what we're funkin' out to in our adult Hip Hop dance classes at the FUNKMODE studios. We recommend you buy it, listen to it, share it and dance to it in your socks in your living room (unless you have hardwood floors, cuz that ish be dangerous, yo).

The red asterisk * marks our favorites on each list

Winter 2017 - Week 11 - New Jersey
New Jersey may be the little brother to the birthstate of Hip Hop over to the west in New York, but they still rep in their own right. Queen Latifah, Naughty by Nature, The Fugees, Redman, Akon, Joe Budden and even newer cats like Fetty Wap keep Jersey on the map when it comes to the sounds of Hip Hop. Check out this list for a sample of their best.

$ave Dat Money - Lil Dicky, Fetty Wap, Rich Homie Quan
679 - Fetty Wap, Remy Boyz
Beastin' (MCA) - Redman
*Body Hot - Joe Budden
Break Fool - Rah Digga
Come Into My House - Queen Latifah
Dance For Me (Ultimatum Remix) - Queen Latifah
*Doo Wop (That Thing) - Lauryn Hill
*Fire (Yes, Yes Y'all) - Joe Budden, Busta Rhymes
*Gone Till November (Remix) - Wyclef Jean, Canibus
*Hip Hop Hooray - Naughty by Nature
*Ladies First - Queen Latifah, Monie Love
Like A Star - Fetty Wap, Nicki Minaj
*OPP - Naughty by Nature
Party and Bullsh-t - Rah Digga
*Party To Damascus (Remix) - Wyclef Jean, Missy Elliott
Promise - Kid Ink, Fetty Wap
*Pump It Up - Joe Budden
*Robotic Love - Wyclef Jean
Shut It Down - Pitbull, Akon
Smack That - Akon, Eminem
That's Where I B - Redman
*Time 4 Sumaksion - Redman
Touch & Go - Joe Budden
*We Trying To Stay Alive - Fugees
Yeah Yeah You Know It - Keith Murray, Redman, Erick Sermon

Winter 2017 - Week 10 - Student Request
Here's all the stuff you told us you wanted to hear this week. One of your best overall lists of requests yet. Ferreal, y'all gettin' good at knowin' your danceable Hip Hop. Respect.

#NoDAPL - Stand Up - Stand N Rock - Taboo of BEP
2 Much Booty (In Da Pants) - Soundmaster T
All Nite - Destructo, E-40, Too Short
*Ante Up (Robbin Hoodz Theory) - M.O.P.
*Bad Man - Missy Elliott, MIA, Vybez Cartel
*Bend Ova - Lil Jon, Tyga
*Bojangles (Remix) - Pitbull, Lil Jon, Ying Yang Twins
Booty Wurk (One Cheek At a Time) - T-Pain, Joey Galaxy
*Bottlez - T-Pain
Bounce Back - Big Sean
*California Love - Tupac, Dr. Dre
Dance Off - Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Idris Elba, Anderson Paak
Dessert (Remix) - Dawin, Silent¢
*Encore - Jay Z, Kanye West
*Fade - Kanye West
Forever - Chris Brown
*GDFR (Noodles Remix) - Flo Rida, Sage The Gemini, Lookas
*Get Ur Freak On - Missy Elliott
Gimme That (Remix) - Chris Brown, Lil Wayne
Girls of Summer - Yonas
Go Girl - Baby Bash, E-40
*Go Girl - Pitbull, Trina, Young Boss
Got Your Money - ODB, Kelis
*How Low - Ludacris
It's Showtime - Southpaw Swagger
Just Like Me - Jamie Foxx, TI
Lost Ones - Lauryn Hill
*Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
*Me, Myself And I - De La Soul
Now and Later - Sage the Gemini
Paper Planes (Diplo Street Mix) - MIA, Bun B, Rich Boy
*Pass That Dutch - Missy Elliott
Revolution Movement - Southpaw Swagger
Run It - Chris Brown
*Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO
*Shake Remix - Pitbull, Elephant Man, Ying Yang Twins
Shake Senora (Remix) - Pitbull, T-Pain, Sean Paul, Ludacris
Snap Yo Fingers - Lil Jon, E-40, Sean Paul, YoungBloodZ
Summer Nights - Lil Rob
*The Way You Move - Big Boi, Sleepy Brown
*Vivrant Thing - Q-Tip
*Work It - Missy Elliott
Work Out - J. Cole

Winter 2017 - Week 9 - Canada
Oh, Canada ... our neighbor to the North. The place we all swear we're moving to when ish starts getting mainey. Fortunately, if we do decide to go, the Hip Hop representation is strong, so we pretty much got all we need. Well, we might also need jackets. Them hosers be freezin' up there, eh.

0 to 100 (The Catch Up) - Drake
*ABC's - K'naan, Chubb Rock
*B-Boy Stance - k-os
*Bang Bang - K'Naan, Adam Levine
Best I Ever Had - Drake
BodyBounce - Kardinal Offishall, Akon
*Bring The Fire Out - Kardinal Offishall
Clap Ur Handz - k-os
*Crabbuckit - k-os
Dance In Yo Car - K-OS
Dangerous - Kardinal Offishall, Akon
Dirty Water - k-os
ELEctrick HeaT - the seekwiLL - k-os
*Follow Me - k-os
Freak - Estelle, Kardinal Offishall
Freeze - k-os
FUN! - k-os
Funky Country - k-os
*Hold On, Were Going Home - Drake, Majid Jordan
Hotline Bling - Drake
Hurt U - Jake One, Kardinal Offishall, Pharoahe Monch
*Man I Used to Be - k-os
Mojo On - K-OS
Neutroniks - k-os
Numba 1 (Tide Is High) - Kardinal Offishall
*Off That - Jay-Z, Drake
Oh Canada - Classified
One Dance - Drake, WizKid
Pop Style - Drake
*Put Your Drinks Up - Kardinal Offishall, DJ Mad, Fatman Scoop
Shottas - T-Pain, Kardinal Offishall, Baby Cham
Started from the Bottom - Drake
Superstarr, Pt. 0 - k-os
The One - Mary J. Blige, Drake
The Rain - k-os
Too Good - Drake, Rihanna
Um Ricka - Wale f. K'Naan
Uptown Girl - k-os
Work - Rihanna, Drake

Winter 2017 - Week 8 - Louisiana
This week, we go back down South. Just in time for Mardi Gras, we're hittin' Louisiana. While no one claims Louisiana as home like Birdman, we still filled this list with many others that rep LA/NO.

A Milli - Lil Wayne
All Night Long - Robin Thicke, Lil Wayne
Always Strapped - Birdman, Lil Wayne
Baby - Birdman
*Back That Thang Up - Juvenile, Lil Wayne, Mannie Fresh
Bang Bang Pow Pow - T-Pain, Lil Wayne
*Bling Bling - BG, Cash Money, Lil Wayne
Bouncin' Back (Bumpin Me Against The Wall) - Mystikal
*Can A Drummer Get Some - Travis Barker, Swizz Beatz, Lil Wayne, The Game, Rick Ross
Danger (Been So Long) - Mystikal
Feel Right - Mark Ronson, Mystikal
*Girls Go Crazy - R. Kelly, Baby
*Ha - Juvenile
*I Get Crazy (Remix) - Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne
It Ain t My Fault 2 - Silkk The Shocker
Jump - Mystikal
Just A Lil Thick (She Juicy) - Trinidad James, Mystikal
Look At Me Now - Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne
Make Em Say Uhh #2 - Master P
Move Around - B.G., Mannie Fresh
Move B---- - Ludacris, Mystikal
*Muscle (Twrk Remix) - Low Pros, Juvenile
Mystikal Fever - Mystikal
Over Here Hustlin - Birdman, Lil Wayne
Rather Be With You - Wale, J Cole, Curren$y
Rich As F - Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz
Sets Go Up - Juvenile
*Shake Ya Ass - Mystikal
*Slow Motion - Juvenile, Soulja Slim
Speech - T-Pain, Birdman
*Stutter - Joe, Mystikal
That's The Thing - Curren$y, Estelle
The Motto - Drake, Lil Wayne
Who's Ya Daddy - Juvenile
Wordplay - Wale, Currensy, Tre

Winter 2017 - Week 7 - Illinois
Continuing on in our Winter tour of Hip Hop music across the United States, we stop in Illinois. While most of these rappers claim Chicago as home, in truth, they come from all over this great state. And, when it comes to Hip Hop, Illinois is indeed great. In fact, as far as the Midwest is concerned, Illinois has the highest concentration of famous and accomplished rappers. Just check out the list below.

*Addiction - Kanye West
*All Night - Chance The Rapper, Knox Fortune
*All That - Dillon Francis, Twista, The Rejectz
*Black Skinhead - Kanye West
*Carrera Lu - Lupe Fiasco
Chuch - Da Brat
*Clique - Kanye West
Do This For You - Chali 2na
Girls - Joey Purp, Chance The Rapper
Go! - Common, Kanye West, John Mayer
*Highlights - Kanye West
*Hip-Hop Saved My Life - Lupe Fiasco, Nikki Jean
Hit The Floor - Twista
I Am A God - Kanye West
*I Don't Wanna Care Right Now - Lupe Fiasco
*Ingles (Mas o Menos) - Chuck Inglish
*Kick Push - Lupe Fiasco
*Prosperity - Rhymefest
Slow Jamz - Kanye West, Twista
They Say - Common, John Legend, Kanye West
*Tilted - Lupe Fiasco
Touch the Sky - Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco
*Universal Mind Control (UMC) - Common, Pharrell
Whatchu Like - Da Brat, Tyrese

Winter 2017 - Week 6 - All Love Week
For our fifth annual All Love Week, we put together yet another love based playlist. Where is the love? It's right here.

California Love - Tupac, Dr. Dre
Club Love - Cataracts, E-40
Dangerous Love Game - Finesse Parlay
F--- Love - Iggy Azalea
Give Me Love - E-40
I Don't Like It, I Love It - Flo Rida, Robin Thicke, Verdine White
*I Love You - A$AP Ferg, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign
Lover's Peak - Talib Kweli
Make Love - DJ E-Rise, Lloyd
*No Better Love - Young Gunz, Rell
*Now That We Found Love - Heavy D, Aaron Hall
One Love - Whodini
Same Love - Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert
*Took My Love - Pitbull
Wild Wild Love - Pitbull

Winter 2017 - Week 5 - Florida
On stop three of our geographic musical tour across North America, it's Florida time. That's not just Flo Rida, but Pitbull, T-Pain, Trina, 2 Live Crew and Trick Daddy. Florida boasts one of the strongest representations of Hip Hop in the United States. For our favorites, check out the list below.

Blanco - Pitbull
Boomerang - DJ Felli Fel, Akon, Pitbull, Jermaine Dupri
Bounce - Vanilla Ice
*Dance All Night - J. Dash, Ashley Guin
*Dance Floor - T-Pain, Tay Dizm
*Freaknik Is Back - T-Pain
*Go Girl - Pitbull, Trina, Young Boss
Hotel Room Service - Pitbull
I'm a Freak - Lunch Money, Pitbull
Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
*It Ain't Me - T-Pain, Akon
*It's Not You (It's Me) - T-Pain
Let Dem Hoes Fight - Trina, Kalenna
*Let's Go - Tonedeff
Let's Go - Trick Daddy, Twista, Lil Jon, Bigg D
Live It Up - Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull
*Long Heels Red Bottoms - Trina
Morena 08 - DJ Laz, T-Pain
Ready 2 Go - Pitbull, DJ Laz
Represent - Trick Daddy
*Shake A Lil Somethin - 2 Live Crew
Speedin - Rick Ross
*Strut - J. Dash
Stuck In The 80's - KJ-52
Sugar (Gimme Some) - Trick Daddy, Ludacris, Cee-lo Green
*Take It To Da House - Trick Daddy
The Anthem - Pitbull, Lil Jon
*Tonight Belongs To U! - Jeremih, Flo Rida
Touch Me - Flo Rida
Transformer - J. Dash, Lara Johnston
White Girl (Party Like a) - Trina, Flo Rida, Git Fresh
You Slip, She Grip - Pitbull, Tego Calderon

Winter 2017 - Week 4 - Georgia
On stop two of our geographic musical tour across North America, we hit up Georgia, the home of Crunk. Georgia, and especially Atlanta, is a hotbed of Hip Hop music creativity. Who's representing Atlanta? How about Ludacris, Ying Yang Twins, Outkast, Childish Gambino, Waka Flocka Flame, Gucci Mane, Rae Sremmurd, Jermaine Dupri, TLC, Tag Team, B.o.B, Lecrae, and WHAT? ... Lil Jon. To be honest, when it's not from California, most of the music we own comes from right around this errrea. Here are some of our favorites ...

Area Codes - Ludacris, Nate Dogg
Ball - TI
Bonfire - Childish Gambino
*Bowtie - Big Boi, Sleepy Brown, Jazze Pha
*Bright Lights, Bigger City - Cee-lo Green
*Bring Em Out - TI
Bring It Back - Travis Porter
Childz Play - Cee-Lo, Ludacris
Come Get Some - TLC, Lil' Jon
Do What It Do - OG Maco, TWRK
*Drop - Ying Yang Twins
*Get Low - Lil Jon, Ying Yang Twins
Get Rich To This - Goodie Mob
Go - Killer Mike
God Is Enough - Lecrae
HeadBand - B.O.B., 2 Chainz
Heartbeat - Childish Gambino
*Hood Go Crazy - Tech N9ne, 2 Chains, B.o.B
*Identity - Lecrae
In Your Dreams - Outkast, Janelle Monae, Killer Mike
Lock Dem Hubs - Bubba Sparxxx
*Ms Jackson - Outkast
Ms. New Booty - Bubba Sparxxx, Ying Yang Twins, Collipark
Put Me On - B.o.B
Rollout (My Business) - Ludacris
*Rosa Parks - Outkast
*Saturday (Oooh! Ooooh!) - Ludacris, Sleepy Brown
Set The Roof - Rae Sremmurd, Lil Jon
Steppin Out - Big Gipp
*Walk It Out - UNK
Welcome To Atlanta (Coast 2 Coast Remix) - Jermaine Dupri, Puff Daddy, Snoop Dogg, Murphy Lee
*What About Your Friends - TLC
Whoomp There It Is - Tag Team
Work Dat, Twerk Dat - Ali and Big Gipp, DJ Speedy

Winter 2017 - Week 3 - Tennessee
This week begins our geographic musical tour across North America. On our trip, we'll hit four states and then Canada. Today, we're starting down South in Tennessee, the birthplace of Country Music. But, they do Hip Hop too??? Check out this playlist and see for yourself!

*Deaf - Derek Minor
*Feel It - Three 6 Mafia, Tiesto, Sean Kingston, Flo Rida
*I Know I'm Bad - Arrested Development
Lolli Lolli (Pop that Body) - Three 6 Mafia, Project Pat, Yung D, SuperPower
*Miracles - Arrested Development
Party People - Derek Minor
Problem - Chad Jones, Propaganda, Canon
Ready, Set, Go - Derek Minor
Rompe (Remix) - Daddy Yankee, Young Buck
Sao Paolo - Arrested Development
Shake My - Three 6 Mafia, Kalenna
Stand - Arrested Development
Stay Fly - Three 6 Mafia, Young Buck, Eightball, MJG
Sunshine - Arrested Development
*Tennessee - Arrested Development
Undefeated - KB, Derek Minor
We Dem White Boys - Haystak, Jelly Roll

Winter 2017 - Week 2 - 2016 Rewind
This week, we go back in time. A simpler time, when the world was very different than it is now. That time is 2016. Explore the historic sounds on this playlist and reminisce on each dance from adult Hip Hop class that was done to them. And, if you really wanna get to reminiscing, click here and rewatch all dems videos!

*All The Way Up (Glow in the Dark Remix) - Fat Joe, Remy Ma, David Guetta, French Montana, Infared
*Can't Stop The Feeling! - Justin Timberlake
*Centipede - Ying Yang Twins
*Cool Back - Kid Ink
*Dance Off - Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Idris Elba, Anderson Paak
*Favorite DJ - Clinton Sparks, Jermaine Dupri, DJ Class
*Fire (Yes, Yes Y'all) - Joe Budden, Busta Rhymes
*Grimey Thirsty - Far East Movement, YG
*It's Funky Enough - The DOC
*Pep Rally - Missy Elliott
*Slappin' - E-40, Nef The Pharaoh
*State Of The Art - Goodie Mob
*Still Feelin It - Mistah FAB
*Strive - A$AP Ferg, Missy Elliott

Winter 2017 - Week 1 - SarahAngel's Birthday Playlist
SarahAngel's birthday is this week! So, why not a whole playlist dedicated to her? This list includes not only some of her absolute favorite jams, but also some birthday songs AND even a song BY the lovely lady herself. Check it out!

Everyday Birthday - Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown, Ludacris
How Low - Ludacris, Ciara, Pitbull
It's My Birthday - Fatman Scoop, DJ Class
It's Your Birthday B!tch - DJ Felli Fel, Lil Jon, Eden XO
Jingalin - Ludacris
One Minute Man - Missy Elliott, Ludacris
Pep Rally - Missy Elliott
Salt Shaker - Ying Yang Twins, Lil Jon, The East Side Boyz
Say I Yi Yi - Ying Yang Twins
Strive - A$AP Ferg, Missy Elliott
Take Ü There - Jack Ü (Skrillex and Diplo), Kiesza, Missy Elliott
TSTMYWD - FUNKMODE
Work It - Missy Elliott
WTF (Where They From) - Missy Elliott, Pharrell

Fall 2016 - Week 12 - Christmas
You might be surprised just how much Christmas-themed Hip Hop there is floatin' around out there these days. Now, granted, most of it is just typical Hip Hop with some sleigh bells playing in the background, and then once in a while someone shouts out "CHRISTMAS, YO!" or "SANTA CLAUS, PLAYA!", but that still counts. Happy holidays, y'all!

Chillin' With Santa - Derek B
Christmas In Harlem - Kanye West, Teyana Taylor
*Christmas In Hollis - Run-DMC
Christmas In The Ghetto - Juelz Santana
Christmas Rap - Treacherous Three
*Christmas Rappin' - Kurtis Blow
Crustified Christmas - R.A. The Rugged Man, Mac Lethal
Dipset X-mas Time - Jim Jones
Drummer Boy - Justin Bieber, Busta Rhymes
Ghetto Santa - Spyder-D
Have A Happy Christmas - Jim Jones
Holiday Rap - MC Miker G & DJ Sven
I Wish - Tha Dogg Pound
If Everyday Was Xmas - Jim Jones
*Jingle Bells - Flo Rida, Trey Songz
Look Out - Snoop Dogg
*Ludacrismas - Ludacris
*Santa Baby - Snoop Dogg
Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto - Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg
Santa's Beat Box - Cut Master DC
The Christmas Song - David Banner
This Christmas - Tha Dogg Pound
*What You Want For Christmas - Quad City DJs, 69 Boyz
Winter Wonderland - Here Comes Santa Claus - Anna Kendrick, Snoop Dogg
Xmas Trees - Kurupt

Fall 2016 - Week 11 - Alcohol/Drinkin' Playlist
This playlist was an idea that came from one of our students. There are a LOT of songs in Hip Hop that shout out the drank, and she was like, "Why don't y'all put together a drinkin' playlist?" So, here it is! When you are ready to go out for the night and you know it's gonna be turnt, this here's your playlist.

Alcoholism - E-40
Bartender - T-Pain, Akon
*Blame It - T-Pain, Jamie Foxx
*Bottlez - T-Pain
*Brass Monkey - The Beastie Boys
Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin) - T-Pain, Yung Joc
Champagne Bottle - T-Beezy
Champagne Showers - LMFAO
Crack A Bottle - Eminem, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent
Drinks For You (Ladies' Anthem) - Pitbull, J. Lo
Drunk Already Lit - Starting Six
Everybody Drunk - Ludacris
*Gin And Juice - Snoop Doggy Dogg
*Hurricane - E-40, The Click
Last Call 4 Alcohol - Potluck
Off That Vodka - E-40, San Quinn, Goldie Gold
Only When I'm Drunk - The Alkaholiks
*Pass the Courvoisier (Part 2) - Busta Rhymes, Puff Daddy, Pharrell
Pop Champagne - Jim Jones. Juelz Santana
*Ripped - E-40, Lil Jon
Say Aah - Trey Songz, Fabolous
*Shots - LMFAO, Lil Jon
Swimming Pools (Drank) - Kendrick Lamar
Tap The Bottle - Young Black Teenagers
Tipsy - J-Kwon
Toasted - E-40, Decadez

Fall 2016 - Week 10 - Student Request
It's back to that time of the session when YOU decide what we play. Here's what y'all came up with this time around.

24K Magic - Bruno Mars
Black Man in A White World (Ghetto Gettysburg Address) - Michael Kiwanuka, Nas
*Bottlez - T-Pain
Break ya Neck - Busta Rhymes
Broken Glass - Talib Kweli
Bunx Up - DeeWunn, Marcy Chin
*Church - T-Pain
Dang! - Mac Miller, Anderson Paak
Erbody But Me - Tech N9ne, Bizzy, Krizz Kaliko
*Fade - Kanye West
Feel So Good - Mase
Freaks - Krizz Kaliko
Freek-a-Leek - Petey Pablo
Freeze - T-Pain, Chris Brown
Get It Poppin - Fat Joe, Nelly
Greenlight - Pitbull, Lunchmoney Lewis
*Halftime (Stand Up & Get Crunk!) - Ying Yang Twins, Homebwoi
Here Comes The Hotstepper (Heartical Mix) - Ini Kamoze
Hit The Floor - Twista, Pitbull
*Let Me Clear My Throat - DJ Kool
My Cutie Pie - Lil Jon, T-Pain, Problem, Snoop Dogg
My Shot - The Roots, Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz, Nate Ruess
Ride It (SAYMYNAME Remix) - Borgeous, Rvssian, M.R.I., Sean Paul
*She's Got That Vibe - R. Kelly, Public Announcement
Snap Yo Fingers - Lil Jon, E-40, Sean Paul, YoungBloodZ
Surfin - Kid Cudi, Pharrell Williams

Fall 2016 - Week 9 - Rock Hop
Next to fast rap/chopper-style, this is Mighty's favorite genre of Hip Hop. This crossover style dates back to the early days of Hip Hop. And though most of Hip Hop came from sampling Funk, sampling Rock was not too far behind. And considering that Funk, Rock AND Hip Hop are uniquely African American created musical genres, it made sense that they all fused together at some point. Here are some of the best Rock and Hip Hop crossovers there are to offer.

*3 Minute Murder - Twista
*99 Problems - Jay-Z, Rick Rubin
*Berzerk - Eminem
*Black Skinhead - Kanye West
*Bulls on Parade - Rage Against the Machine
Can't Bring Me Down - Awreeoh
Crossroads Inn - Twiztid
Get Back (Sum 41 Rock Remix) - Ludacris
Here I Come - The Roots
*Hip Hop Is Dead - Nas
*Hip Hop Rock - FUNKMODE
Jump - N.E.R.D
*Killas - Lil Jon, The Game, Ice Cube, Elephant Man
*King of Rock - Run-DMC
*Lapdance - N.E.R.D
*Let's Go - Travis Barker, Lil Jon, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Yelawolf
Make Noise - Busta Rhymes, Lenny Kravitz
Make Some Noise - Beastie Boys
N 2 Gether Now (Neptunes Remix) - Limp Bizkit, Method Man, Pharrell
N.E.R.D. - Brain
Nookie (Neptunes Remix) - Limp Bizkit
Party Like A Rock Star - Shop Boyz
*People of the Sun - Rage Against the Machine
Rise Up - Cypress Hill and Tom Morello
*Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle) - Limp Bizkit
The Finger - Krizz Kaliko, Tech N9ne
Worldwide Choppers - Tech N9ne

Fall 2016 - Week 8 - Weird (ahem, distinctive) Voices
Hip Hop is well known for having some of the most creative lines in the music biz. But, it's also known for having some of the most creative voices. All of the cats on this playlist are recognizable from their first syllable. Check em out.

679 - Fetty Wap, Remy Boyz
All Night Long - Robin Thicke, Lil Wayne
Anaconda - Nicki Minaj
Angel - Pharrell
Art of Storytellin - Slick Rick, Outkast
Back That Thang Up - Juvenile, Lil Wayne, Mannie Fresh
Bang Bang - Cypress Hill
*Berzerk - Eminem
Blow A Cloud - Hopsin, SwizZz
Bollywood Chick - Swollen Members, Tech N9ne
*Boom - LE1F
*Brass Monkey - The Beastie Boys
Breathe And Stop - Q-Tip
Buzz - LE1F
*Can I Have It Like That - Pharrell, Gwen Stefani
*Children's Story - Slick Rick
*Childz Play - Cee-Lo, Ludacris
*Cop That Sh!t - Missy Elliott, Timbaland & Magoo
*Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg, Pharrell
Everybody Knows My Name - Keak Da Sneak
Freak - Madchild
Frontin - Pharrell, Jay-Z
*Gettin Up - Q-Tip
Gone - Keak Da Sneak
Gush - Pharrell
Gust Of Wind - Pharrell
Haterade - Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell
Hey - LE1F
*How Does It Feel - Pharrell
*How I Could Just Kill a Man - Cypress Hill
*I Ain't Goin' Out Like That - Cypress Hill
I Stay - Keak Da Sneak, San Quinn
*I'll Be Around - Cee-Lo, Timbaland
IDGAF - Nelly, Pharrell Williams, TI
*Intergalactic - Beastie Boys
Jump - Mystikal
*Ladi Dadi - Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick
*Luv 2 Luv U - Timbaland & Magoo
Man Woman Boogie - Q-Tip
Marilyn Monroe - Pharrell
Move - Q-Tip
*My Name Is - Eminem
*Naughty Eyes 2 [Hips] - Timbaland & Magoo, Beanie Man
*Party Ain't Over - Timbaland & Magoo
Party People - N.E.R.D.
Promise - Kid Cudi, Fetty Wap
*Red Dragon - Swollen Members
Rhyme Or Reason - Eminem
Rims On Everything - Keak Da Sneak
Rise Up - Cypress Hill and Tom Morello
*Rock Star - N.E.R.D.
*Shake That (Remix) - Eminem, Nate Dogg, Obie Trice
Shake Ya Ass - Mystikal
She Don't Put It Down - Joe Budden, Lil Wayne, Tank
Smack That - Akon, Eminem
*So WhatCha Want - The Beastie Boys
Sup - LE1F
*Tell Me When To Go - E-40, Keak Da Sneak
The Motto - Drake, Lil Wayne
*The Real Slim Shady - Eminem
Till I Collapse - Eminem, Nate Dogg
Time To Get Ill - The Beastie Boys
*Up Jumps Da Boogie - Timbaland, Magoo, Missy Elliott, Aaliyah
Vivrant Thing - Q-Tip
*Wut - LE1F

Fall 2016 - Week 7 - "New" + "House"
To celebrate FUNKMODE's first week in our new studio, all of the songs on this playlist feature "new" and "house". Thank you to everyone who helped make this dream a reality. We are so very blessed to have such loyal and supportive people in our lives. ALL LOVE!

Active Kings - New Boyz
Backseat - New Boyz, The Cataracs
Brand New Get Up - Mayday and Murs
Crush On You - New Boyz
Dope House - Chinx, Jadakiss
Frat House - Slaughterhouse
House Party - Meek Mill, Young Chris
*Ms. New Booty - Bubba Sparxxx, Ying Yang Twins, Collipark
My House - Flo Rida
New Baby Daddy - The Federation
*New Friend Request - Gym Class Heroes
New Groove - Not 4 Nothin
*New Jack Hustler - Ice-T
NEW Oakland - Mistah FAB
New Soul - Wale, Yael Naim
New Thing - Rye Rye
New York Sh-t - Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz
Pump It Up (Here's the News) - MC Hammer
Rock the House - Gorillaz
*Run's House - Run-DMC
*Scenario - Leaders of the New School
Start Me Up - New Boyz
Take It To Da House - Trick Daddy
The New Style - The Beastie Boys
The Overweight Lover's In The House - Heavy D
Trap House [Remix] - Chinx, French Montana, Jadakiss
*You're A Jerk - New Boyz

Fall 2016 - Week 6 - Co-Ed
Isn't it nice when boys and girls get along? We agree! That's why this week's playlist features males and females representin' together on the track. And, so as not to get caught up in the overwhelming abundance of females droppin' sangin' hooks on a male rapper's songs, we made sure that all of the ladies on this list are actual rappers. If anything, the men are singin' the hooks. Take that, gender stereotypes! That'd be a good name for an album, actually. ("Gender Stereo Types™" coming soon!)

Another - Notorious BIG, Lil Kim
*Bad Man - Missy Elliott, MIA, Vybez Cartel
Best Friend - B.o.B., Iggy Azalea, Mac Miller
*Bounce - Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Dr. Dre, Justin Timberlake
Bring The Pain - Missy Elliott, Method Man
Busa Rhyme - Eminem, Missy Elliott
*Da B Side - Da Brat, Notorious BIG
*Dog In Heat - Missy Elliott, Redman, Method Man
*Don't Be Cruel - Missy Elliott, Beenie Man, Monica
Everyday - Swizz Beatz, Eve
*Get Involved - Ginuwine, Timbaland, Missy Elliott
Go Girl - Pitbull, Trina, Young Boss
Goodbye - Wale, Jean Grae
How We Do It Over Here - Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott
*I'll Be - Foxy Brown, Jay-Z
Irresistible Delicious - Missy Elliott, Slick Rick
It's All About The Benjamins (Remix) - Puff Daddy, Notorious BIG, Lil Kim
Mama in the Kitchen - Eve, Snoop Dogg
Money, Power and Respect - The Lox, DMX, Lil' Kim
*Monster - Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj
My Chick Bad - Ludacris, Nicki Minaj
No Mediocre (Grandtheft Remix) - TI, Iggy Azalea
*Notorious - Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy, Lil Kim
*One Minute Man - Missy Elliott, Ludacris
*Party To Damascus - Wyclef Jean, Missy Elliott
*Tambourine - Eve, Swizz Beatz
*Touch It (Remix) - Busta Rhymes, Mary J Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliot
*Trini Dem Girls - Nicki Minaj, Lunchmoney Lewis
Ucci Ucci - Nicki Minaj, The Chopper City Boyz
Wake Up - Jay-Z, Missy Elliott
Whatchu Like - Da Brat, Tyrese
White Girl (Party Like a) - Trina, Flo Rida, Git Fresh
*WTF (Where They From) - Missy Elliott, Pharrell

Fall 2016 - Week 5 - i
By far the most selfish playlist we've ever put together, this week it's all about the "I". There may not be one in "team" but that don't mean artist after artist don't slap it in their titles. But hey, rap was born out of MCs bragging about how great they are and how much better than all their fellow MCs they be so, it's only natural you end up with a lot of self-references. And you can't fight nature, yo. That's just science.

*i - Kendrick Lamar
I C U - Violatro, Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu
I. C. Y'all - De La Soul, Busta Rhymes
*I Ain't Goin' Out Like That - Cypress Hill
*I Ain't No Joke - Eric B. and Rakim
I Am A God - Kanye West, God
*I Can - Nas
I Can't Dance - Dirt Nasty, LMFAO
*I Can't Live Without My Radio - LL Cool J
I Can't Wake Up - KRS-One
I Crawl - Childish Gambino
I Cry - Flo Rida
*I Don't Dance - Messy Marv
I Don't Like It, I Love It - Flo Rida, Robin Thicke, Verdine White
*I Don't Wanna Care Right Now - Lupe Fiasco
*I Get Crazy (Remix) - Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne
*I Get The Job Done - Big Daddy Kane
I Go - G-Eazy, Concept
I Go - Mistah FAB
I Go - Wes Nyle, Young Rocky
I Go Hard - Gangstagrass
*I Go To Work - Kool Moe Dee
*I Got 5 On It (Bay Ballers Remix) - E-40, Shock G, Richie Rich, Dru Down, Spice 1, Luniz
*I Got A Man - Positive K
*I Got It from My Mama - will.i.am
I Knew That - Snoop Dogg
I Know I'm Bad - Arrested Development
*I Know You Got Soul - Eric B. and Rakim
*I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) - Pitbull
I Left My Wallet in El Segundo - A Tribe Called Quest
I Love My Squad - Iamsu
I Love You [Clean] - A$AP Ferg, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign
*I Need A Beat - LL Cool J
I Need a Hot Girl (Clean) - Hot Boyz
*I Only Wear My White Tees Once - The Federation
I Run Sh!t (Clean) - DMX
I See It - Kutt Calhoun
I Stay - Keak Da Sneak, San Quinn
*I Used to Love H.E.R. [Explicit] - Common
I Used To Love Him - Lauryn Hill
*I Wanna Rock (Clean) - Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg
*I Wish - Skee-lo

Fall 2016 - Week 4 - Dungeon Family
In the 1990s, in Rico Wade's Momma's basement, they was makin' HITS! They called that basement, "The Dungeon" and all of the people getting produced out of there started being known as the "Dungeon Family". Most famous of those people were Andre 3000 and Big Boi of Outkast. But you also got Cee-Lo Green and Goodie Mob, Sleepy Brown and Killer Mike. As these stars started becoming superstars, you saw new collaborations like Cee-Lo joining up with Danger Mouse to form Gnarls Barkley or Big Boi teaming up with Phantogram to make Big Grams. The latest of these superstar team-ups is Killer Mike and producer El-P who created the group Run The Jewels, which get a HIGH recommend from us people over here. The Dungeon Family collective of artists is one of the most important in Hip Hop, and that's why we're bringing you this here list this week. Check it out!

First start off with the entire ***Speakerboxxx/The Love Below*** album by Outkast

... and then also check out ...

*AKshon (yeah!) - Killer Mike
All Due Respect - Run The Jewels (Killer Mike, El-P), Travis Barker
*ATLiens - Outkast
*Bombs Over Bhagdad - Outkast
Bright Lights, Bigger City - Cee-Lo Green
*Bust - Big Boi, Killer Mike
*Call the Law - Janelle Monae, Outkast
*Childz Play - Cee-Lo Green, Ludacris
*Crazy - Gnarls Barkley (Cee-Lo Green, Danger Mouse)
Curtains (DF 2nd Generation) - Dungeon Family
Dance Or Die - Janelle Monae, Saul Williams
Drum Machine - Big Grams (Big Boi, Phantogram), Skrillex
Follow The Light - Dungeon Family
*Fuck You - Cee-Lo Green
Get Rich To This - Goodie Mob
*Green Light - John Legend, Andre 3000
Gullible - Wale, Cee-Lo Green
*I'll Be Around - Cee-Lo Green, Timbaland
I'm Set - Goodie Mob
JoJo's Chillin - Killer Mike
Last Call - Big Boi, Slimm Calhoun, Lil' Jon, Eastside Boyz, Mello
Lettin' Go - Janelle Monae
Lie, Cheat, Steal - Run The Jewels (Killer Mike, El-P)
Mama Told Me - Big Boi
Margarita - Sleepy Brown, Big Boi, Pharrell
My Chrome - Killer Mike, Big Boi
Night Night - Big Boi
On & On & On - Dungeon Family
*Play the Guitar - B.o.B, Andre 3000
*Rosa Parks - Outkast
*So Fresh and So Clean - Outkast
*Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik - Outkast
*SpottieOttieDopaliscious - Outkast
*State Of The Art - Goodie Mob
*Steppin Out - Big Gipp
Strange - Big Gipp
The Art of Noise - Cee-Lo Green, Pharrell
*The Last Time - Gnarls Barkley (Cee-Lo Green, Danger Mouse)
*The Whole World - Outkast
*Tightrope - Janelle Monae, Big Boi
Time Will Reveal - Janelle Monae
*Trans DF Express - Dungeon Family
Work Dat, Twerk Dat - Ali and Big Gipp, DJ Speedy

Fall 2016 - Week 3 - Birthday
It's Mighty's birthday this week, so the FUNKMODE girls convinced him to put together an all-birthday playlist. While he wasn't sure if there were enough songs out there to create an entire playlist, he decided to at least give it a try. Come to find out, Hip Hop really likes gettin' its birthday on! From old school tracks to modern club bangers to Miami Bass, you got something here to help you celebrate no matter what your preferred style. Check em out!

Birthday - Twista
Birthday - Waka Flocka Flame
Birthday Cake Remix - Rihanna
Birthday Chick - Trap Beckham
Birthday Girl - Travis Porter
Birthday Song - 2 Chainz, Kanye West
Birthday - Flo Rida
*Everyday Birthday - Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown, Ludacris
*Happy Birthday - Krizz Kaliko
Happy Birthday - Tyga
In Da Club - 50 Cent
*It's My Birthday - Fatman Scoop, DJ Class
*It's Your Birthday - Luke
It's Your Birthday B!tch - DJ Felli Fel, Lil Jon, Eden XO
*Say Aah - Trey Songz, Fabolous
The Birthday Party - Grand Master Flash, Furious Five
This Is My Party - Daddy's Cash
*This Is My Party - Fabolous
*Too Much Birthday - People Under The Stairs

Fall 2016 - Week 2 - $$$
Hip Hip got a lotta songs bout stackin that ca$h, makin' paper, scratch, skrilla, fetty, chedda or whatever. So, in honor of gettin your money game tight, we put together a playlist of some of our favorite revenue titled tracks.

*$ave Dat Money - Lil Dicky, Fetty Wap, Rich Homie Quan
Arab Money - Busta Rhymes
Billionaire - Rick Ross
Bout My Money - E-40, Jeremih, Turf Talk
Chasin Paper - Layzie bone, Snow, The Product, Thin C
*Get Money - Notorious BIG, Junior MAFIA
*Get Your Money - will.i.am
Get Your Money Up - DMX
Gimmie That Money - Hopsin
Got Rich Twice - E-40, Turf Talk
*Got Your Money - ODB, Kelis
*Gouda - E-40, B-Legit, Stressmatic
*It's All About The Benjamins - Puff Daddy, Notorious BIG, Lil Kim
Make The Money - Macklemore, Ryan Lewis
Million Bucks - Maino, Swizz Beatz
*Millionaire - Kelis, Andre 3000
*Mo Money Mo Problems - Notorious BIG, Mase, Puff Daddy
*Money Ain't a Thang - Jermaine Dupri, Jay-Z
Money Clip - Chuck Inglish, Vic Mensa, Retch, Hassani Kwess, Sulaiman
*Money In The Bank - Swizz Beatz
*Money Maker - Ludacris, Pharrell
Money, Power and Respect - The Lox, DMX, Lil' Kim
*Paid In Full - Eric B. and Rakim
*Paper Route - B.O.B.
*Prosperity - Rhymefest
Rent Money - Bambu, Rocky Rivera
Scared Money - Slum Village
*Sex, Love & Money - Mos Def
*Strange Money - Kutt Calhoun
Where Tha Cash At - Swizz Beatz

Fall 2016 - Week 1 - Snoop Dogg
Few have been in the game longer than Snoop. Even fewer have been relevant that ENTIRE time. Snoop just may be the Madonna of Hip Hop, reinventing himself all the time, yet still always staying to true to his West Coast G-funk roots. This playlist covers early days, new hits and everything in between. Enjoy.

1800 - Snoop Dogg
All I Do Is Win - DJ Khaled, T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross
Awake - Snoop Dogg
Beautiful - Snoop Dogg, Pharrell, Charlie Wilson
*Boom - Snoop Doggy Dogg, T-Pain
*Cool - Snoop Dogg
Cutie Pie - Lil Jon, T-Pain, Snoop Dogg, Problem
Don't Stop - Snoop Dogg, Too Short
*Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg, Pharrell
Dynamite - Afrojack, Snoop Dogg
Gangsta Luv (Mayer Hawthorne G-Mix) - Snoop Dogg
Groupie Love - Snoop Dogg
I Knew That - Snoop Dogg
*I Wanna Rock - Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg
Ice Cream Paint Job (G-funk Remix) - Dorrough, Snoop Dogg, E-40, Nipsey Hussle, Soulja Boy, Jim Jones
Life Of Da Party - Snoop Dogg, Mistah FAB
Mama in the Kitchen - Eve, Snoop Dogg
*Murder Was The Case - Snoop Dogg
My Carz - Snoop Dogg
*Nuthin But a G Thang - Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg
Pain - De La Soul, Snoop Dogg
Peaches N Cream - Snoop Dogg, Charlie Wilson
*R U A Freak - Snoop Dogg
Remedy - Snoop Lion
Run Away - Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani
*Signs - Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake, Charlie Wilson
Smoke the Weed - Snoop Lion
*It Blows My Mind - Snoop Dogg
So Many Pros - Snoop Dogg
*Sweat - Snoop Dogg, David Guetta
*That Tree - Snoop Dogg, Kid Cudi
*The Donque Song - will.i.am, Snoop Dogg
*The Way I Am - Knocturnal, Snoop Doggy Dogg
This City - Snoop Dogg
Turn It Up - Dubb Union, Snoop Dogg
Two Or More - Snoop Dogg
*Upside Down - Snoop Dogg
We Came to Party - LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Fatman Scoop

Summer 2016 - Week 7 - Student Requests
We're back with all the tracks that YOU want to hear. This is one of the best lists yet!

*Atomic Dog - George Clinton
Bojangles - Pitbull, Lil Jon, Ying Yang Twins
*Bottlez (Uptempo) - T-Pain
*Delirious (Boneless) - Steve Aoki, Kid Ink, Chris Lake, Tujamo
Drop It Low - Ester Dean, Chris Brown
Feel So Good - Mase
*Freaks - Krizz Kaliko
*Freaks Come Out At Night - Whodini
Freedom - Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five
Freek-a-Leek - Petey Pablo
GDFR - Flo Rida, Sage The Gemini, The Lookas
Gettin' Jiggy Wit It - Will Smith
Headsprung - LL Cool J
*Hip Hop Hooray - Naughty by Nature
*Hip Hop Is Dead - Nas
I Can't Dance - Dirt Nasty, LMFAO
*I'm Really Hot - Missy Elliott
It Takes Two - Rob Base, DJ EZ Rock
Jingalin (Uptempo) - Ludacris
*Kali Baby - Krizz Kaliko
*Let Me Clear My Throat - DJ Kool
*Lose Control - Missy Elliott, Ciara, Fatman Scoop
*Lose My Breath - Destiny's Child
Mo Money Mo Problems - Notorious BIG, Mase, Puff Daddy
No Going Back - Gangstagrass, Brooklyn35 Collective
*Pass That Dutch - Missy Elliott
Pull Over - Trina
Run the World (Girls) - Beyonce
Shake Senora (Remix) - Pitbull, T-Pain, Sean Paul, Ludacris
*Shots - LMFAO, Lil Jon
Thong Song - Sisqo
Tootsee Roll - 69 Boyz
Top Of The World - The Cataracs, DEV
Turn Around (Part 2) - Flo Rida, Pitbull
*Vivrant Thing - Q-Tip
Wild Ones - Flo Rida, Sia
*Work It - Missy Elliott
Work Out - J. Cole

Summer 2016 - Week 6 - DON'T!
While recently cataloguing our music library, we were taken aback by how many "don't"s there were in the song titles. They really jumped out at us, and it went far beyond our Hip Hop library too. So, being the rebellious bunch we are, we decided that those titles weren't gonna be the boss of us and we just went ahead and said, "We gon DO this 'DON'T!' playlist and ain't nothin' you can say about it!" Because we yell at lists of song titles.

*Don't Be Cruel - Missy Elliott, Beenie Man, Monica
*Don't Believe The Hype - Public Enemy
Don't Give a Damn - Yonas
*Don't Give a F-ck - Redman
*Don't Leave Me - Blackstreet
*Don't Let Go - En Vogue
Don't Lie - Black Eyed Peas
Don't Phunk With My Heart - Black Eyed Peas
*Don't Say Nothing - The Roots
Don't Stop (YG Party) - Young Gunz
Don't Stop - IamSu
Don't Stop the Music - Rihanna
*Don't Stop The Music - Yarbrough and Peoples
Don't Stop The Party - Pitbull, TJR
*Don't stop til you get enough - Michael Jackson
*Don't Touch Me (Throw Da Water On 'Em) - Busta Rhymes
Don't Trip - Wes Nyle
I Don't Dance - DMX
I Don't Dance - Messy Marv
*I Don't Know - Usher, Puff Daddy
I Don't Like It, I Love It - Flo Rida, Robin Thicke, Verdine White
I Don't Wanna Care Right Now - Lupe Fiasco
*P.D.A. (We Just Don't Care) - John Legend
*They Don't Want Music - Black Eyed Peas

Summer 2016 - Week 5 - Oh, The Places You'll Go
One of our students asked for a playlist made up of everything travel. Locations and transportation are the names of the game this week. Check it out!

All Aboard (Ride It) - Chingy, Steph
*ATLiens - Outkast
*Award Tour - A Tribe Called Quest
*California Love - Tupac, Dr. Dre
City Limits - Mistah FAB, Messy Marv
Cmon N Ride It (The Train) - Quad City DJs
*Going Back To Cali - LL Cool J
*Going Back To Cali - Notorious BIG
Hood Famous - Mack 10
*Hood Go Crazy - Tech N9ne, 2 Chains, B.o.B
I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) - Pitbull
I Left My Wallet in El Segundo - A Tribe Called Quest
*Let Me Ride (Remix) - Dr. Dre
Life In California - Ice Cube
M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar
Miami Nights - Wale
*My Carz - Snoop Dogg
New York Sh-t - Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz
Ride My Bike - The Pack
Ride With You - Joe, G-Unit
*Rollout (My Business) - Ludacris
Take The Lead (Wanna Ride) - Wisin & Yandel, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
That's Where I B - Redman
This City - Snoop Dogg
*Welcome To Atlanta (Coast 2 Coast Remix) - Jermaine Dupri, Puff Daddy, Murphy Lee, Snoop Dogg
What Yo Hood Like - Mistah FAB, Jadakiss
World Go Round - Busta Rhymes
World Tour - Wale
*World Went Hyphy - Mistah FAB
*WTF (Where They From) - Missy Elliott, Pharrell

Summer 2016 - Week 4 - SarahAngel's Picks
Everything on this playlist is coming to you courtesy of FUNKMODE's own SarahAngel. She curated all of these booty-bouncin' funk'd out and crunk'd out jams just for your listening pleasure this week. This ain't sittin'-back-groovin'-in your-car Hip Hop, this herr's sweat-drippin'-wylin'-out Hip Hop, so prepare yourself accordingly when you queue up this playlist.

Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-a-Lot
Back That Thang Up - Juvenile, Lil Wayne, Mannie Fresh
*Da Dip - Freak Nasty
Dangerous - Ying Yang Twins, Wyclef
*Fantasy - Mariah Carey, ODB
*Gas Pedal (Caked Up Remix) - Sage the Gemini
*Get Low - Lil Jon, Ying Yang Twins
Let Me Blow Ya Mind - Eve, Gwen Stefani
Let's Go - Travis Barker, Lil Jon, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Yelawolf
On the Floor - Lil Mo, Fat Man Scoop
*Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle) - Limp Bizkit
Say I Yi Yi - Ying Yang Twins
*Shake that Monkey - Lil Jon, Too Short
The Jump Off - Lil Kim
*What's Your Fantasy - Ludacris, Shawnna
Whip It - Nicki Minaj
*Work It - Missy Elliott

Summer 2016 - Week 3 - Underground Hip Hop
"Underground" simply means not mainstream. If you can catch it on the radio or performed for a television audience, it's probably not here. Now, Underground is not to be confused with "Independent" (which will be a future playlist) though they do sometimes overlap. Underground Hip Hop is the Hip Hop you have to search a little bit harder to find. Since Hip Hop started as an underground phenomenon, there are some purist cats who even say if it's not underground, it's not real Hip Hop. Take a listen to this playlist and decide for yourself.

A Day At The Races - Jurassic 5, Percy P, Big Daddy Kane
*Ain't Got It - Abel Abilities
Bam - Atmosphere
*Blow A Cloud - Hopsin, SwizZz
Bollywood Chick - Swollen Members
Bonfire - Childish Gambino
*Breakdance Beach - Aesop Rock
*First In Flight - Blackalicious
Heartbeat - Childish Gambino
Hella Fresh - The Grouch and Eligh, Kreayshawn
*Hit Em - Zion I and The Grouch, Mistah FAB
Inside Out - clipping
Key To The City - Large Professor
*Legs - Chuck Inglish, Chromeo
*Make You Feel That Way - Blackalicious
Mean Streets - Swollen Members, Souls of Mischief
*Move - Sneakerbox Chock
Old School Rules - Danger Doom, Talib Kweli
Pump Ya Fist Like This - Large Professor, Mikey D Lotto
Racing Stripes - Aesop Rock
*Red Dragon - Swollen Members
Say Eligh! Say Grouch! - The Grouch and Eligh
*Shades - Sneakerbox Chock
Shooter - Clipping
*South California - Cunninlynguists, Tunji
Summer of Sin - Apathy
*Sunrise - Childish Gambino
That Night - Atmosphere
The Dragon - Apathy
*The South - Cunninlynguists
This Way - Dilated Peoples, Kanye West
*To The Top - Aceyalone
Turn It Up - Hopsin, SwizZz

Summer 2016 - Week 2 - Best of 2009
2009 was a great year for FUNKMODE! Not only did we win our first "Best of The East Bay" award that year, but we signed on SarahAngel and KMDZ who came to complete the core of our FUNKMODE Crew. In celebration of that great year, what you see here is a playlist of both the top Hip Hop music of 2009 and the songs we shot videos to that year.

Best I Ever Had - Drake
*Blame It - T-Pain, Jamie Foxx
*Bojangles (Remix) - Pitbull, Lil Jon, Ying Yang Twins
Boombaptism - K-Drama
*Church - T-Pain
Get Down (Dolls Combers Spring Vocal) - Miguel Migs
Girls - Pitbull
Hotel Room Service - Pitbull
I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) - Pitbull
*I Wanna Rock - Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg
Ice Cream Paint Job - Dorrough
*Insatiable - CLP, White Gold Princess
Kinda Like A Big Deal - Clipse, Kanye West
*Lemme See You Sweat - FUNKMODE
*Lose It - Too Short, Mistah FAB
*Money In The Bank - Swizz Beatz
*On To The Next One - Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz
*Quiet Dog - Mos Def
Run This Town - Jay Z, Rihanna
*Swing Ya Rag - TI, Swizz Beatz
Un Poquito - Pitbull, Yung Berg
*You're A Jerk - New Boyz

Summer 2016 - Week 1 - Bay Area
Can you even believe that in the year and a half we've been doing themed playlists we haven't actually done a Bay Area playlist yet? We've done Hyphy. We've done E-40. We've done West Coast. But this is the first time it's Bay onlay! Mistah FAB, San Quinn, The Federation, Blackalicious, Watsky, Tupac, Keak Da Sneak, Messy Marv, G-Eazy, IAMSU!, Kero One, The Team, Turf Talk, Traxamillion, Hoodstarz, The Pack, Clyde Carson, Too Short, Hammer, Sage The Gemini, Mac Dre, Dru Down, Richie Rich, or course E-40 and more ... they're all here! If you wanna know what's up in Hip Hop in the Bay Area, this playlist got you set! BAY AREA REPRESENT!!!

Blame It On the Drugs - The Neighborhood
*California Love - Tupac, Dr. Dre
Calm Down - G-Eazy
Can't Get Enough - EA-Ski
City Limits - Mistah FAB, Messy Marv
College Drop - Sage the Gemini, Kool John
*DJ DJ - Zion I
*Do the Robot - Turf Talk, E-40
*Feelin' Myself - Mac Dre
*Gas Pedal - Sage the Gemini, Iamsu
*Get On My Hype - Messy Marv, Dru Down, Keak Da Sneak, Richie Rich, Frontline, The Team, Turf Talk, E 40
*Go Ignit - The Mossie
*Go Papi - Phame, Mistah FAB
Gone - Keak Da Sneak
Gotta Get It - Balance
Grown Man Remix - Traxamillion, Dem Hoodstarz, Mistah FAB, Turf Talk, San Quinn & Clyde Carson
Hell Yeah! - San Quinn, E-A-Ski, Allen Anthony
*Hella Fresh - The Grouch and Eligh, Kreayshawn
*Hit Em - Zion I and The Grouch, Mistah FAB
*Hos In Here - The Federation
I Don't Dance - Messy Marv
I Go - G-Eazy, Concept
*I Got 5 On It (Bay Ballers Remix) - E-40, Shock G, Richie Rich, Dru Down, Spice 1, Luniz
It's All Good - MC Hammer
*It's Gettin Hot - The Team
Just Go - The Team
Keep Pushin - Kero One
NEW Oakland - Mistah FAB
On Our Job - Work Dirty, J Minixx
Party Outside - Mistah FAB, Keak Da Sneak
*Pimp Of The Year - Dru Down
*Ride - EA-Ski
*Rock the Spot - Blackalicious
*Slow Down - Clyde Carson
Stand For Something - Watsky, Anderson Paak
*Still Feelin' It - Mistah FAB
T.W.D.Y. - Iamsu!, Too Short, E-40
Take That - The Frontline
*That Night - Blackalicious
*That Thang - Mistah FAB
*Vans Remix - The Pack
*Wakin Em Up - Traxamillion, Turf Talk
We Go - Bravez Team Hyphy
We Gone Get That - Haji Springer
*Yellow Bus - Mistah FAB

Spring 2016 - Week 12 - FUNKMODE Music
Oh, yeah ... WE make music too! So why not a playlist of FUNKMODE music. We have two intentions with all of our music, we either wanna make you dance or make you think, and sometimes even both. Therefore we write songs that talk about issues we face in Hip Hop or just in everyday life and we usually try to set those lyrics to a beat that makes you wanna move. Wanna hear what we've been up to? Check out most of our collection here!

Spring 2016 - Week 11 - Featuring Justin Timberlake
To go along with our specialty song/dance provided by Mr. Timberlake, we decided to put together a playlist featuring songs where JT connects with Hip Hop artists. His most frequent collaborator is one of our absolute favorites in the game, Timbaland, so most of the songs on this list are of the Timber/Timbo variety. And they're all worth listening to, so check em out!

*Bounce - Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Dr. Dre, Justin Timberlake
Can't Believe It (Remix) - T-Pain Ft. Justin Timberlake
*Carry Out - Timbaland, Justin Timberlake
Dead and Gone - T.I., Justin Timberlake
*Fascinated - FreeSol, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland
Give It To Me (Laugh At Em) Remix - Timbaland, Justin Timberlake
Give It to Me - Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado
*If I - Justin Timberlake, T.I.
My Style - Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake
*Release - Timbaland, Justin Timberlake
Role Model - FreeSol, Justin Timberlake
SexyBack - Justin Timberlake, Timbaland
*Signs - Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake, Charlie Wilson
*Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z
Work It - Nelly, Justin Timberlake

Spring 2016 - Week 10 - Student Requests
This one's all on YOU. But we starred up a few that we loved too ;)

*Bend Ova - Lil Jon, Tyga
Blow The Whistle - Too Short
*Bottlez - T-Pain
Can't Stop The Feeling! - Justin Timberlake
*Church - T-Pain
*Do What It Do - OG Maco, TWRK
*Get Buck in Here - DJ Felli Fel, Puff Daddy, Akon, Lil Jon.wav
Get Low - Lil Jon, Ying Yang Twins
Good Vibrations - Marky Mark, Loleatta Holloway
Goodies - Ciara, TI, Jazze Phe
*Hey - Lil Jon
i - Kendrick Lamar
One, Two Step - Ciara, Missy Elliott, Jazzy Pha
$ave Dat Money - Lil Dicky, Fetty Wap, Rich Homie Quan
Shake Senora (Remix) - Pitbull, T-Pain, Sean Paul, Ludacris
St. Ides - Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Talk Dirty (TJR Remix) - Jason Derulo, 2 Chainz
*Tell Me When To Go - E-40, Keak Da Sneak
The Next Episode (San Holo Remix) - Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg
*Turn Down for What - Lil Jon, DJ Snake
Wild Ones - Flo Rida, Sia

Spring 2016 - Week 9 - New Music
All of this music is either brand new or new to our playlist. Of the new stuff that we highly recommend looking into is Krizz Kaliko's new album, titled "GO". We also have some good new stuff here by Ty Dolla $ign and Mistah FAB. Check it out!

*Anything - Musiq, Swizz Beatz
*Backseat - Mistah FAB, Tech N9ne, B.o.B
*Bite Your Tongue - Krizz Kaliko
*Bring It Out Of Me - Ty Dolla Sign
*City Limits - Mistah FAB, Messy Marv
Commin' Down - Mistah FAB, Bun B, Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Z-Ro
Dum Dee Dum (JiKay Remix) - Keys N Krates
Georgia Dome Remix - Ying Yang Twins, Jackl-O, Fatman Scoop
Grey Goose - Ying Yang Twins
Guard Down - Ty Dolla Sign, Kanye West, Diddy
Hanh! - Ying Yang Twins
Idkw2d - Mistah FAB, 2 Chainz
Jump - Mystikal
Million Bucks - Maino, Swizz Beatz
NEW Oakland - Mistah FAB
On All Mommaz - Mistah FAB, Keak Da Sneak, E-40
One Dance - Drake, WizKid
*Outta Line - Krizz Kaliko
*Saved - Ty Dolla Sign, E-40
*Still Feelin It - Mistah FAB
Super Sic Wit It - Mistah FAB, Turf, Talk, E-40
*Talk Up on It - Krizz Kaliko
Wavy - Ty Dolla Sign, Joe Moses
What Yo Hood Like - Mistah FAB, Jadakiss
Work - Freeway, Scholito

Spring 2016 - Week 8 - KMDZ's Favorites
KMDZ personally curated all of the songs in this list. So, if you disagree with or downright hate any of these songs, send your pitchforks and torches to her castle, not ours. Or, if you have your life changed for the better by this playlist and want to thank her, she is a super fan of Java Chip Frappuccinos.

2 Step (Remix) - Unk, T-Pain
Boom - Snoop Doggy Dogg, T-Pain
Bring Em Out - TI
Champagne Showers - LMFAO
Cyclone (B Nize Remix) - Baby Bash, T-Pain
Dirty - Christina Aguilera
Do Your Dance - FUNKMODE
FUNKMODE Go! - FUNKMODE
GDFR - Flo Rida, Sage The Gemini, The Lookas
Get Low - Lil Jon, Ying Yang Twins
Get Naked You Beezy - The Federation
Get Up - Ciara, Chamillionaire
Gimme That (Remix) - Chris Brown, Lil Wayne
Kali Baby - Krizz Kaliko
Look At Her Go - T-Pain
Look At Me Now - Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne
Lose Yourself - Eminem
On To The Next One - Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz
Outta Your Mind - Lil Jon
Party Like A Rock Star - Shop Boyz
Party Up (Up in Here) - DMX
PYT - Michael Jackson
Shots - LMFAO, Lil Jon
Show Me What You're Workin Wit - E-40
Smack That - Akon, Eminem
Snap Yo Fingers - Lil Jon, E-40, Sean Paul, YoungBloodZ
Take Your Shirt Off - T-Pain
The Breaks - Kurtis Blow
Till I Collapse - Eminem, Nate Dogg
Tipsy - J-Kwon
Too Short - Blow The Whistle
Turn Up The Music - E-40
U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer
Wait (The Whisper Song) - Ying Yang Twins
What's Your Fantasy - Ludacris, Shawnna
Yeah - Usher, Lil Jon, Ludacris

Spring 2016 - Week 7 - Booty
Backside. Rump. Culo. Badonk. However you call it, them ass-ets are pretty high on the list of lyrical themes in Hip Hop music. Ever since the late 80s and the early days of the Miami Bass sound, and years before the word "twerk" was ever uttered, peoples been shakin' they tailfeathers any which way to the music below. We at FUNKMODE are proud amb-ass-adors of the jigglebuns life and so this week we put together a playlist to celebrate everyone's favorite southern-situated bounce-prone slice of anatomy.

1st Booty On Duty - Ying Yang Twins
2 Much Booty (In Da Pants) - Soundmaster T
Anaconda - Nicki Minaj
Ass Down Twerk - Caked Up
*Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-a-Lot
Back That Azz Up - John Hart, Beat Genius
*Back That Thang Up - Juvenile, Lil Wayne, Mannie Fresh
Booty Bounce Boppers - The Pack
*Booty Wurk (One Cheek At a Time) - T-Pain, Joey Galaxy
*Bootylicious - Destiny's Child
Bounce - LMFAO
Dance Ass - Big Sean
*Dazzey Duks - Duice
Drop That Ass - Devidoff
*Me So Horny - 2 Live Crew
*Move Somethin - 2 Live Crew
Move, Shake, Drop - Pitbull, DJ Laz
Ms. Fat Booty - Mos Def
*Ms. New Booty - Bubba Sparxxx, Ying Yang Twins, Collipark
My Humps - Black Eyed Peas
Pop That Booty - Marques Houston, Jermaine Dupri
*Put That Ass To Work - LMFAO
*Rump Shaker - Wreckx-N-Effect
*Salt Shaker - Ying Yang Twins, Lil Jon, The East Side Boyz
*Shake A Lil Somethin - 2 Live Crew
*Shake It - MC Shy D
Shake It To The Ground - Rye Rye
Shake Like Her!!! - Diamond Dolo
*Shake My - Three 6 Mafia, Kalenna
*Shake Remix - Pitbull, Elephant Man, Ying Yang Twins
*Shake that Monkey - Lil Jon, Too Short
Shake Twist Drop - Rye Rye
Shake Whatcha Mama Gave Ya - 2 Live Crew
Shake Ya Ass - Mystikal
*Shake Your Pom Pom - Missy Elliott
Shake Your Rump - Beastie Boys
The 2 Live Crew Mega Mix - 2 Live Crew
*Tootsee Roll - 69 Boyz

Spring 2016 - Week 6 - Swizz Beatz
Kasseem Dean came on the scene at the age of 16 (rhymes) when his uncles, founders of Ruff Ryders Entertainment, started buying up his beats. He came into the mainstream with the mega-hit "Ruff Ryders Anthem". From there he continued to produce tracks to increasingly larger circles of artists, such as Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Busta Rhymes, Chris Brown, Eve, Jadakiss, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Musiq Soulchild and Whitney Houston. Swizz has also become critically acclaimed as an artist, winning three Grammy awards. Check out the list below for some of his greatest hits so far.

anything - Musiq Soulchild
*Bring Em Out - TI
Bump in Your Trunk - Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Swizz Beatz
Can a Drummer Get Some - Travis Barker, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz, The Game
Come on Baby - Saigon, Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz
Everyday (Coolin') - Swizz Beatz, Eve
*Everyday Birthday - Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown, Ludacris
Fancy - Drake, TI, Swizz Beatz
*Get It On The Floor - DMX - Fast
*Get Me Bodied - Beyonce
If I Never See Your Face Again (Swizz Beatz Remix)- Marron 5, Cross
*It's Me Snitches - Swizz Beatz
Million Bucks - Maino, Swizz Beatz
*Money In The Bank - Swizz Beatz
New York Sh!t - Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz
*On To The Next One - Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz
*Party Up (Up in Here) - DMX
*Ruff Ryders Anthem - DMX
Summer on Smash - Nas, Miguel, Swizz Beatz
*Swing Ya Rag - TI, Swizz Beatz
Take a Picture - Swizz Beatz
*Tambourine - Eve
*Throw It Away - Slaughterhouse, Swizz Beatz
Toast 2 That - Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Swizz Beatz
Top Down - Main - Swizz Beatz
*Touch It - Busta Rhymes
We in Here - DMX, Swizz Beatz
Where The Cash At - Swizz Beatz

Spring 2016 - Week 5 - Funk
Funk music is our namesake. It is the music upon which Hip Hop was founded and therefore it deserves the highest praise and respect as our cultural parent. And, like you would a loving parent, we absolutely adore Funk music. Clearly, so do all of you too, as you were tearing up the floor this week to this playlist. The list below contains all of the songs we played in class (which includes some disco but don't hold it against us) and the Spotify list contains even MORE!

p.s. they're ALL our favorites, so don't bother to look for a * next to any of them

1 Nation - Parliament Funkadelic
Bad Mamma Jamma - Carl Carlton
Boogie Nights - Heat Wave
Boogie Shoes - KC and the Sunshine Band
Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind and Fire
Brick House - Commodores
Burn Rubber On Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me) - The Gap Band
Candy - Cameo
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
Do It ('Til You're Satisfied) - BT Express
Do You Love What You Feel - Rufus
Early in the morning - Gap Band
Flashlight - Parliament Funkadelic
Get Down On It - Kool and the Gang
Get Off - Foxy
Hollywood Swinging - Kool and the Gang
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Lady (You Bring Me Up) - The Commodores
Lowdown - Boz Skaggs
Off the Wall - Michael Jackson
Play that funky music - Wild Cherry
Square Biz - Teena Marie
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf) - Sly and the Family Stone
The Groove Line - Heat Wave
You dropped the bomb on me - Gap Band

Spring 2016 - Week 4 - E-40
The King. The Ambassador. The Boss. When it comes to rappers who have put The Bay Area on the world map of Hip Hop, the list goes something like ... Too Short, MC Hammer and for the last two decades, E-40. Creator of innumerable words and phrases, pioneer of the Hyphy movement, inspiration to the TURF dancers, and lately high-steppin' entrepreneur, Earl Stevens from Vallejo is what we call a quarterback because he takes over the game. Throughout our time as FUNKMODE, there is probably no other single artist who has influenced us more. E-40 has been making music for a long time now, so putting a list together to encompass it all is almost ridiculous ... especially for us. Take what we have here below as a single tapas plate and then go out and order up the entire buffet.

*Captain Save-a-hoe - E-40 and The Click
Club Love - Cataracts, E-40
Do the Robot - Turf Talk, E-40
*E Forty - E-40
Everyday Is A Weekend - E-40, Jacka
*Get On My Hype - Messy Marv, Dru Down, Keak Da Sneak, Richie Rich, Frontline, The Team, Turf Talk, E 40
Go Girl - Baby Bash, E-40
*Go Hard or Go Home - E-40, The Federation
*Hyphy - Federation, E-40
*I'm Doin' It - E-40, Dorrough
I'm On One - E-40
*Nuthin - T-Pain, Detail, E-40
Off That Vodka - E-40, San Quinn, Goldie Gold
*Ripped - E-40, Lil Jon
*Show Me What You're Workin Wit - E-40, Too Short
*Slide Through - E-40, Too Short, Tyga
Take You Down - Furious, E-40, Stres, Mistah FAB, Kaz Kyzah, Silk
*Tell Me When To Go - E-40, Keak Da Sneak
*Turf Drop - E-40, Lil Jon
*Turn Up The Music - E-40
*Yay Area - E-40

Spring 2016 - Week 3 - 4/20 + Prince
We had a completely different playlist this week, but everyone spoke up and said we needed to switch it up. This week we have a dual playlist, one in honor of Wednesday being 4/20 and one in honor of one of the greatest musicians of our generation. RIP Prince Rogers Nelson.

4/20

Blame It On the Drugs - The Neighborhood
Day N Nite (Crookers Remix) - Kid Cudi
*Function - E-40
Get High Tonight - Busta Rhymes
*Gimme The Light - Sean Paul
I Can't Wake Up - KRS-One
*I Got 5 On It - E-40, Shock G, Richie Rich, Dru Down, Spice 1, Luniz
*Pass That Dutch - Missy Elliott
Stay Fly - Three 6 Mafia, Young Buck, Eightball, MJG
The Next Episode - Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg
We Be Burnin (Recognize It) - Sean Paul

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Prince - Greatest Hits

Get his greatest hits album @ https://amzn.com/B0011Z31V8

*1999
7
Adore
Alphabet St.
*Controversy
Cream
*Delirious
Diamonds and Pearls
Dirty Mind
Do Me, Baby
*Gett Off
Head
I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
I Feel for You
*I Wanna Be Your Lover
*I Would Die 4 U
If I was Your Girlfriend
Kiss
*Let's Go Crazy
*Little Red Corvette
Nothing Compares 2 U
Peach
Pink Cashmere
*Pop Life
Pope
Purple Rain
*Raspberry Beret
Sexy M.F.
Sign 'O' the Times
Soft and Wet
Thieves in the Temple
*U Got the Look
Uptown
*When Doves Cry
When You Were Mine
Why you Wanna Treat me So Bad

Spring 2016 - Week 2 - "Bounce" + "Jump" Songs
Last session, one of our students pointed out how many "jump" songs there are out there in Hip Hop. As we were choosing playlists for Spring, we thought "Hey, Spring = Jump!". Surprisingly, there aren't many songs with the word "Spring", and pretty much every Hip Hop song has "hop", so we decided to go for "bounce". The end result is a playlist that would dominate at a professional hopscotch tournament.

Biggie Bounce (Twrk Remix) - Diplo, Angger Dimas, Travis Porter
Booty Bounce Boppers - The Pack
*Bounce - Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Dr. Dre, Justin Timberlake
Bounce - Vanilla Ice
Bounce - NORE, Isis
Bounce - Left Eye, Chamillionaire, Bone Crusher
Bounce - Lil Flip
*Bounce - Iggy Azalea
Bounce - LMFAO
Bounce - Raze
Bounce With Me - Bow Wow, XSCAPE
Bounce - Busta Rhymes
Hey Baby (Jump Off) - Bow Wow, Omarian
*Jump & Spread Out - Miri Ben-Ari, Fatman Scoop, Pitbull
Jump - Mystikal
Jump - BTS
Jump - Flo Rida, Nelly Furtado
*Jump - Kriss Kross
Jump - Lecrae
*Jump - N.E.R.D.
*Jump Around - House of Pain
*Jumpin', Jumpin' - Destiny's Child
More Bounce - Heavy D
The Jump Off - Lil Kim
*Up Jumps Da Boogie - Timbaland, Magoo, Missy Elliott, Aaliyah

Spring 2016 - Week 1 - The Biggest Hits of 2006
This Spring marks the end of FUNKMODE's 10th year at the DTC Firehouse. To commemorate this milestone, this week we put together a list of the top songs from that first year.

Come Thru (Move) - DMX, Busta Rhymes
Come To Me - Diddy, Nicole Scherzinger
Get It - TI
*Go Hard or Go Home - E-40, The Federation
Goodlife - TI, Pharrell, Common
Hell Yeah! - San Quinn, E-A-Ski, Allen Anthony
I Run S___ - DMX
It's Goin' Down - Yung Joc, Nitti
*Kick Push - Lupe Fiasco
Let's Go - Pharoahe Monch
*London Bridge [Oh Snap] - Fergie
Margarita - Sleepy Brown, Big Boi, Pharrell
Mas Que Nada - Black Eyed Peas, Sergio Mendes
Money Maker - Ludacris, Pharrell
Mr. Me Too - Clipse, Pharrell
*Ms. New Booty - Bubba Sparxxx, Ying Yang Twins, Collipark
Promiscuous - Timbaland, Nelly Furtado
*Pullin Me Back - Chingy, Tyrese
Ridin' - Chamillionaire, Krayzie Bone
Smack That - Akon, Eminem
Snap Yo Fingers - Lil Jon, E-40, Sean P of YoungBloodZ
Stand Up Guy - TI
Stay Fly - Three 6 Mafia, Young Buck, Eightball, MJG
*Tell Me When To Go - E-40, Keak Da Sneak
*Temperature - Sean Paul
*There It Go (The Whistle Song) - Juelz Santana
*Touch It - Busta Rhymes
*Touch the Sky - Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco
U and Dat - T-Pain, E-40, Kandi Girl
Vans Remix - The Pack
*Walk It Out - UNK
(When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me - Sean Paul, Keyshia Cole
White Gurl - E-40, Bun B, Pimp C
*Why You Wanna - TI
*X Gon Give it to You - DMX
*Yay Area - E-40

Winter 2016 - Week 11+12 - Student Requests
Of all the times we've had student request playlists, THIS ONE is definitely the BIGGEST! Thank you for taking the time to dig up and send us your most loved tracks. Many of these we did not yet have in our playlist and we're thankful for the opportunity to add new music to our rotation. Also, in honor of the passing of Hip Hop's beloved Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest, we added a bunch of their greatest hits to this list.

1nce Again - A Tribe Called Quest, Tammy Lewis
*Award Tour - A Tribe Called Quest
B-TCH - Tech N9ne, T-Pain
Back That Azz Up - John Hart, Beat Genius
Back That Thang Up - Juvenile, Mannie Fresh
Bad Man - Pitbull, Robin Thicke, Joe Perry, Travis Barker
Badd - Ying Yang Twins, Mike Jones
*Ball - TI
*Bend Ova - Lil Jon, Tyga
*Bonita Applebum - A Tribe Called Quest
*Bottlez (Uptempo) - T-Pain
Can I Kick It - A Tribe Called Quest
Can't Believe It - Flo Rida, Pitbull
*Check the Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest
College Drop - Sage the Gemini, Kool John
Dead and Gone - T.I., Justin Timberlake
*Delirious (Boneless) - Steve Aoki, Kid Ink, Chris Lake, Tujamo
*Electric Relaxation - A Tribe Called Quest
*Find a Way - A Tribe Called Quest
Footprints (Remix) - A Tribe Called Quest, Cee-lo Green
*Freeze - T-Pain, Chris Brown
Gasolina - Daddy Yankee
*Get Buck in Here - DJ Felli Fel, Puff Daddy, Akon, Lil Jon
Get Stupid - Mac Dre, Cutthroat Comittee
Girls of Summer - Yonas
Good Vibrations - Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, Loleatta Holloway
*Gossip Folks - Missy Elliott
*HeadBand - B.O.B., 2 Chainz
*Hey - Lil Jon
Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor) - Pitbull, T-Pain
*Hit The Floor - Twista, Pitbull
Hot Sex - A Tribe Called Quest
*I Can't Live Without My Radio - LL Cool J
I Left My Wallet in El Segundo - A Tribe Called Quest
*King of Rock - Run-DMC
*LA-LA-LA - Jay-Z, Neptunes
Lean Back - Terror Squad
*Must B the Music - De La Soul
My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) - Fall Out Boy, 2 Chainz
*Nuthin But a G Thang - Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg
Out The Speakers - A-Trak, Milo & Otis, Rich Kidz
Picture Me Rollin - Chris Brown
*Put That Ass To Work - LMFAO
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
*Scenario - Leaders of the New School
Holly Rock - Sheila E
Slappin' - E-40, Nef The Pharaoh
Steppin It Up - A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes
*Stressed Out - A Tribe Called Quest, Faith Evans
Sugar (Gimme Some) - Trick Daddy
*Supersonic - JJ Fad
Team - Iggy Azalea
*Tell Me When To Go - E-40, Keak Da Sneak
*The Way I Are - Timbaland, Keri Hilson, D.O.E.
There It Go (The Whistle Song) - Juelz Santana
Timber - Pitbull, Kesha
Time of Our Lives - Pitbull, Ne-Yo
Vans Remix - The Pack
*Verbal Clap - Tribe Called Quest
Wet Dollars - Tink, Tazer
What - A Tribe Called Quest
Wired To The T - Dorrough
Working For It - ZHU, Skrillex, THEY.

Winter 2016 - Week 10 - New Music
Everything here is fresh out the oven or new to FUNKMODE's playlist. Something just released that we recommend you check out is Kendrick Lamar's "untitled unmastered." album which we're including in its entirety in the Spotify player below. Specifically, we recommend tracks 3 and 8.

*untitled 03 - Kendrick Lamar
untitled 08 - Kendrick Lamar
*Bunx Up - DeeWunn, Marcy Chin
California - Jack & Jack
Can't Do You - Lecrae, E-40
Dessert (Remix) - Dawin, Silento
*Dance Off - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Idris Elba, Anderson Paak
Favorite DJ II - Clinton Sparks, Sean Paul, Ricky Blaze, Supa Dups
Good Idea - Kid Ink, Bia
One Breath - Jay Chou
*Pep Rally - Missy Elliott
Play That Beat - X-Ecutioners, Fatman Scoop
Red Cup (Remix) - T-Pain, Kid Ink, B.o.B
Synergy - Jadakiss, Styles P

Winter 2016 - Week 9 - Fast Rap (aka Chopper Style)
Mighty's favorite style of rap because he says you get more lyrics for your money, the fast rap style showcases some of Hip Hop's best vocalists and writers. This trend started long ago with rappers like Kool Moe D, Big Daddy Kane and Rakim. But, with the introduction of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Twista in the early 1990s, spittin' syllables at the speed of sound reached a whole new height. Now, in addition to mainstream rappers like Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, and Eminem who have shown impressive fast rap skills, you have others like Tech N9ne, Yelawolf, Tonedeff, Twisted Insane, Watsky and The Crucified, who deal almost exclusively in fast rap and are pushing the limits of human vocal ability. This is like vocal gymnastics. It you want to see real skill, start with this list here.

*3 Minute Murder - Twista
*All That - Dillon Francis, Twista, The Rejectz
Apply the Pressure - Krayzie Bone
Bet Against Me - Watsky
*Break ya Neck - Busta Rhymes
Can't Stand Me - Tech N9ne
Crisis - Twista, Tech N9ne
Crispy (192) - Tonedeff
Demon - Tonedeff
*Don't Touch Me (Throw Da Water On 'Em) - Busta Rhymes
Gimme Some More - Busta Rhymes
He's A Mental Giant - Tech N9ne
Juice - Tech N9ne, Ces Cru
*Look At Me Now - Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne
Me And You - Twista
Never - Tonedeff
So Dope (They Wanna) - Tech N9ne, Wrekonize, Snow Tha Product, Twisted Insane
*Southern Fried Intro - Ludacris
*Speedom (WWC2) - Tech N9ne, Eminem, Krizz Kaliko
Take The Lead (Wanna Ride) - Wisin & Yandel, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Tears To Diamonds - Watsky, Raquel Rodriguez
The Definition - Layzie Bone
The Game Aint Ready - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
*Worldwide Choppers - Tech N9ne

Winter 2016 - Week 8 - Movie Soundtrack Music
If it's on this week's list, it's been in a movie. Incidentally, the films that we would suggest most if you are looking for good, danceable music are the "Fast and Furious" movies and the "Step Up" series. NOTE: Some of the songs in the Spotify playlist may not be in the list below it and vice verse. ALSO, most of these songs are attached to the soundtrack they are from. If you view the playlist on Spotify, you'll be able to see them.

*Bad Girls (Switch Remix) - M.I.A., Missy Elliott, Azealia Banks, Rye Rye
Bad Girls - Pitbull, Robin Thicke
*Ball - TI
Bang - Rye Rye
*Beggin' - Madcon
*Blanco - Pitbull
Blast off - David Guetta, Kaz James
Bring It Back - Travis Porter
*Can't Bring Me Down - Awreeoh
*Ching-A-Ling - Missy Elliott
*Church - T-Pain
Club Can't Handle Me - Flo Rida, David Guetta
*Delirious (Boneless) - Steve Aoki, Kid Ink, Chris Lake, Tujamo
Do It - Pitbull, Mayer Hawthorne
Errtime - Nelly
Fancy Footwork - Chromeo
Feel Alive (Revolution Remix) - Fergie, DJ Poet
*Fight the Power - Public Enemy
Flipside - Freeway
Freak - Estelle, Kardinal Offishall
*G-Stro - Busta Rhymes
*GDFR - Flo Rida, Sage The Gemini, The Lookas
Get Loose - Sohanny and Vein
*Get Low - Dillon Francis, DJ Snake
Goin' In - J-Lo, Flo Rida, Lil Jon
Hands In The Air - Timbaland, Ne-Yo
Krazy - Pitbull, Lil Jon
*Let's Go (Ricky Luna Remix) - Travis Barker, Busta Rhymes, Yelawolf
Live My Life (Party Rock Remix) - Far East Movement, Redfoo
*Low - Flo Rida, T-Pain
*Move (If You Wanna) - MIMS
No Need For Conversation - Fabolous
Pump It Up - Joe Budden
Represent - Trick Daddy
*Same Song - Digital Underground
*Shake Your Pom Pom - Missy Elliott
Shawty Got Moves - Get Cool
Tear Da Roof Off - Busta Rhymes
*This Instant - Sophia Fresh, T-Pain
*Turn Down for What - Lil Jon, DJ Snake
*We be Clubbin - Ice Cube
Whachadoin - N.A.S.A., Spank Rock, MIA, Santogold, Nick Zinner
Whip - Famous to Most
You Slip, She Grip - Pitbull, Tego Calderon

Winter 2016 - Week 7 - Pharrell
We have a lot of artists we like. We have a few artists we love. Then, there are some artists that operate at such a high level, it doesn't matter who likes them. Pharrell is one of those incredible musical creators. Love him or hate him, his genius is undeniable (if you deny it, we deny your denial). Pharrell drips excellence on the mic, on the pen, and in the producer's chair. He is behind many of the most successful songs of the last two decades. This list is just a sampling of what he has done, but it is a great place to get your started.

*Allure - Jay-Z, The Neptunes
Am I High - N.E.R.D.
Angel - Pharrell
Baby - Pharrell, Nelly
Baby Doll - N.E.R.D.
Beautiful - Snoop Dogg, Pharrell, Charlie Wilson
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke, Pharrell
*Brain - N.E.R.D.
*Can I Have It Like That - Pharrell, Gwen Stefani
Change Clothes - Jay-Z, Pharrell
Come Get It Bae - Pharrell
*Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg, Pharrell
*Finna Get Loose - Puff Daddy, Pharrell Williams
Flap Your Wings - Nelly, Neptunes
Frontin - Pharrell, Jay-Z
*Fun Fun Fun - Pharrell, Neptunes
Get Lucky - Daft Punk, Pharrell
Goodlife -TI, Pharrell, Common
Gush - Pharrell
Gust Of Wind - Pharrell
Happy - Pharrell
Haterade - Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell
Hot-N-Fun - N.E.R.D.
*How Does It Feel - Pharrell
IDGAF - Nelly, Pharrell Williams, TI
*It's Over - John Legend, Kanye West, Pharrell
*Lapdance - N.E.R.D
Laugh About It - NERD
Let It Go Lil Mama - Nelly, Pharrell
*Let's Stay Together - Cee-Lo, Pharrell
Marilyn Monroe - Pharrell
Money Maker - Ludacris, Pharrell
*My Drive Thru - Julian Casablancas, Santigold and Pharrell Williams
My Life - Robin Thicke, Neptunes
*N 2 Gether Now (Neptunes Remix) - Limp Bizkit, Method Man, Pharrell
Nookie (Neptunes Remix) - Limp Bizkit
Nothing On You - N.E.R.D.
Number One - Kanye West, Pharrell
Party People - N.E.R.D.
*Pass the Courvoisier (Part 2) - Busta Rhymes, Puff Daddy, Pharrell
Perfect Defect - N.E.R.D.
*Prettiest Girls - Pharrell, Neptunes
Provider - N.E.R.D.
*Rock Star - N.E.R.D.
*Run to the Sun - N.E.R.D.
*Show Me Your Soul - P. Diddy, Lenny Kravitz, Pharrell, Loon
Stay Together - N.E.R.D.
Southern Hospitality - Ludacris, Pharrell
The Art of Noise - Cee-Lo, Pharrell
*Universal Mind Control (UMC) - Common, Pharrell
Wanna Love You Girl - Robin Thicke, Pharrell
*WTF (Where They From) - Missy Elliott, Pharrell
*You Know What - N.E.R.D.
Young Girl/I Really Like You - Pharrell

Winter 2016 - Week 6 - "Love" Songs
For our 4th annual "All Love" week, we put together yet another list of "love" themed songs. But this time we veered a lil' bit off the beaten path and threw some non-Hip Hop songs in the pile too. And, at the top of the list (by alphabet, not conceit), is FUNKMODE's very own "All Love" off of our first album which you can find here!

*All Love - FUNKMODE
*California Love - Tupac, Dr. Dre
Club Love - Cataracts, E-40
*Computer Love - Zapp & Roger
*Do You Love What You Feel - Rufus
Dukey Love - Pitbull
*Every Time I Turn Around (Back In Love Again) - LTD
F--k Love - Iggy Azalea
*For The Love Of You - The Isley Brothers
Give Me Love - E-40
Groupie Love - Snoop Dogg
Gyrlz, They Love Me - Heavy D
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
I Don't Like It, I Love It - Flo Rida, Robin Thicke, Verdine White
*I Love Music - The O'Jays
*I Love the Way She Dance
*I Used to Love H.E.R. - Common
International Love - Pitbull, Chris Brown
Love And Appreciate II - Murs, Tyler Woods
Love Hater - Outkast
Love In War - Outkast
Love Lockdown - Kanye West
*Love Of My Life - Erykah Badu, Common
Love Train - The O'Jays
Love You Better - Ciara
LoveHate Thing - Wale, Sam Dew
Lover's Peak - Talib Kweli
Make Love - DJ E-Rise, Lloyd
Never Been In Love - Talib Kweli
No Better Love - Young Gunz
*Now That We Found Love - Heavy D, Aaron Hall
Nuttin But Love - Heavy D
*One Love - Whodini
Part-Time Lover - Stevie Wonder
*R. Kelly - Step In The Name Of Love
Robotic Love - Wyclef Jean
Same Love - Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert
Still Got Love For You - Hopsin
*This Is for the Lover in You - Shalamar
Took My Love - Pitbull
Wanna Love You Girl - Robin Thicke, Pharrell
*What You Wont Do For Love - Bobby Caldwell
Wild Wild Love - Pitbull
*Yearning For Your Love - The Gap Band

Winter 2016 - Week 5 - Duos + Groups
This list is pretty simple, no solos. Now bear in mind, this isn't a greatest hits list. These are songs that let you get your groove on.

*Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg - TLC
All Eyes On Me - Clipse, Keri Hilson
*Alphabet Aerobics - Blackalicious
Back To The Hotel - N2Deep
Bang Bang - Cypress Hill
Bang! Bang! - The Knux
Bling Bling - BG, Cash Money, Lil Wayne
*Bombs Over Bhagdad - Outkast
*Brass Monkey - The Beastie Boys
*Can't Truss It - Public Enemy
Catch Vibes - Ces Cru
*Drop - Ying Yang Twins
*Eric B. Is President - Eric B. and Rakim
Feel It - Three 6 Mafia, Tiesto, Sean Kingston, Flo Rida
*Five Minutes of Funk - Whodini
*Go Hard or Go Home - E-40, The Federation
Go Ignit - The Mossie
*Here I Come - The Roots
Hot-N-Fun - N.E.R.D.
I Know Sumptn - Method Man & Redman, Poo Bear
*I Know You Got Soul - Eric B. and Rakim
*Intergalactic - Beastie Boys
*It's Gettin Hot - The Team
It's Like That - De La Soul
Jump - Kriss Kross
Jump Around - House of Pain
Let The Rhythm Hit Em - Eric B. and Rakim
Let's Talk About Sex - Salt-N-Pepa
*Ms. Jackson - Outkast
*Must B the Music - De La Soul
Night of the Living Baseheads - Public Enemy
Oh Go - The Pack
OPP - Naughty by Nature
Paid In Full - Eric B. and Rakim
Party People - N.E.R.D.
*Push It - Salt-N-Pepa
Put That Ass To Work - LMFAO
*Rapper's Delight - Sugar Hill Gang
Red Dragon - Swollen Members
Right Place - Nappy Roots
*Rosa Parks - Outkast
Rump Shaker - Wreckx-N-Effect
*Run's House - Run-DMC
Salt Shaker - Ying Yang Twins, Lil Jon, The East Side Boyz
Take It To The Hole - LMFAO
That Night - Blackalicious
*The Choice Is Yours - Black Sheep
Throw It Away - Slaughterhouse
Verbal Clap - A Tribe Called Quest
We Came Here To Party - LMFAO
You Know What - N.E.R.D.
You're A Jerk - New Boyz

Winter 2016 - Week 4 - Dancehall VS Reggaeton
While neither of these styles are specifically Hip Hop, if you run around in Hip Hop circles long enough, you'll get a major dose of both. This is partially because Dancehall and Reggaeton are percussion heavy like Hip Hop, often have a vocal style like Hip Hop, and are great for dancing and therefore frequently played in nightclubs and parties alongside Hip Hop. Another reason is that both Dancehall and Reggaeton artists have crossed over into Hip Hop music and American Hip Hop artists have crossed right back into Dancehall and Reggaeton. While both styles can be traced back to Reggae music, and sometimes cross over into one another, there are some key distinctions between the two. Dancehall is the most direct descendant of Reggae and therefore shares its Jamaican roots, especially in vocal stylings. If you hear that strong Jamaican, reggae-styled accent, chances are, you're listening to Dancehall. Reggaeton means "Big Reggae" and comes from Puerto Rico by way of Panama. Reggaeton is distinctly Latin and is almost always distinguished by Spanish language vocals. However, another thing that identifies Reggaeton is the "Dembow" rhythm, which you can hear clearly in many of the songs listed below. While each is distinct, Hip Hop, Dancehall and Reggaeton have grown up together over the last four decades, share many of the same influences, and have a great sound, which is why we always keep these Caribbean sister-styles in our playlists.

DANCEHALL
*#Text Message - Busy Signal
Bedroom Bully - Busy Signal
*Bossman - Beenie Man, Lady Saw, Sean Paul
Break It Off - Sean Paul, Rihanna
*Calabria 2008 - Enur, Natasja
Fakin - Ce'Cile
*Get Busy - Sean Paul
Get With It Girl - Sean Paul
*Gimme The Light - Sean Paul
Give Dem Di Shabba - Shabba Ranks
Hot Like We - Ce'Cile
*King Of The Dancehall - Beenie Man
Lace It - Sean Paul
Miss LAP - Beenie Man
Nuh Chatta Ting - Movado
Private Party - Sean Paul
Smoker Anthem - Busy Signal
So Fly - Ce'Cile
Steady Wind - Elephant Man
*Straight Up - Sean Paul
*Temperature - Sean Paul
That Girl - Shaggy
*Watch Out For This (Bumaye) - Major Lazer, Busy Signal, The Flexican, FS Green
Weh Dem Ah Say - Movado
*Whine - Enur, Beenie Man, Natalie Storm
Wine Up Yuh Body - Movado, Flexx
Wyn Up - Episode, Shatta Wale

REGGAETON
Ahora Es - Wisin & Yandel
Ando Fumando - Tony Touch
*Belly Danza - Don Omar, Beenie Man
Dale Don Dale - Don Omar
Follow The Leader - Wisin & Yandel, Jennifer Lopez
*Gasolina - Daddy Yankee
Latin Thugs - Cypress Hill, Tego Calderon
*Murder She Wrote - Chaka Demus, Pliers
Para Mi Barrio (Reggaeton Remix) - Vico C, Tony Touch, D'Mingo
Rakata - Wisin & Yandel
*Reggaeton Mix - Frankie Cutlass, Yomo Toro, Votio, Lumidee, Joell Ortiz
Rompe - Daddy Yankee, Young Buck
*Si Tu Me Calientas - Yaga y Mackie
Take The Lead (Wanna Ride) - Wisin & Yandel, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
*Warriors the Re-mix - Daddy Yankee

Winter 2016 - Week 3 - Busta Rhymes
Everything's comin' up Busta! In this week's playlist, we chose to feature one of our all-time favorite Hip Hop artists. His distinctive voice, fast-rap style and performance quality combine to create an artist with no equal in the game. Wanna know about Busabus? Get down on this playlist.

Arab Money
Bladow!!
*Break ya Neck
Calm Down (w/Eminem)
*Dangerous
Dinner Time (w/Royce Da 5'9)
Do The Bus A Bus
*Don't Touch Me (Throw Da Water On 'Em)
*Fire (Yes, Yes Y'all) (w/Joe Budden)
*Flava In Ya Ear Remix (w/Craig Mack, Notorious BIG, LL Cool J)
Get Down
Gimme Some More
Give Em What They Askin For
*How We Do It Over Here (w/Missy Elliott)
I Love My B!tch (w/will.I.am)
I. C. Y'all (w/De La Soul)
*Let's Go (w/Travis Barker, Twista, Yelawolf)
*Light Your A-- on Fire
*Look At Me Now (w/Chris Brown, Lil Wayne)
*Make it Clap
Make Noise (w/Lenny Kravitz)
*Party Bout to Pop (w/Papoose, Lloyd Banks)
Party Is Goin On Over Here
*Pass the Courvoisier (w/Puff Daddy, Pharrell)
*Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See
Rocket Ships (w/Talib Kweli)
Tear Da Roof Off
*Touch It
*Turn It Up (Remix) - Fire It Up
*Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check
World Go Round
You Already Know (w/Vybz Kartel, T-Pain)
You Can't Hold the Torch (w/Q-Tip, Chauncey Black)

Winter 2016 - Week 2 - "Cold/Ice" Songs
It's freakin' COLD out there! "Shaddap, yerr frum Cawliforwnyah! Whaddyaknow frum cold???" Fair point, mid-westerner. But round these parts, if we can't wear flip flops and short sleeves, we go into hibernation! To get us through these balmy 50 degree days, we put together this hot playlist full of frozen (minus the ice princess).

Cold As Ice - M.O.P.
*Cold Rock A Party - MC Lyte, Missy Elliott
Cold War - Lupe Fiasco, Jane $$$
Cold World - DMX, Adreena Mills
Cold.1 - Kanye West, DJ Khaled
*Cool - Snoop Dogg
Everyday (Coolin') - Swizz Beatz, Eve
*Funky Cold Medina - Ton-Loc
Ice Cold - Rick Ross, Omarion
Ice Cream - Wu-Tang Clan
*Ice Cream Paint Job - Dorrough
*Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
*New Jack Hustler - Ice-T
*Stay Cool - The Roots
*We be Clubbin - Ice Cube
Winters My Summer - MIMS
*You Can Do It - Ice Cube, Mack 10, Ms. Toi

Winter 2016 - Week 1 - Best of 2015
These are all of the songs that we choreographed dances to for our adult Hip Hop class in 2015. No *s on these ones because they're ALL our favorites.

All That - Dillon Francis, Twista, The Rejectz
Beast Out the Box - Mayday and Murs
Bounce - Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Dr. Dre, Justin Timberlake
GDFR - Flo Rida, Sage The Gemini, The Lookas
Get Naked You Beezy - The Federation
Girls of Summer - Yonas
Goin Up - IamSu, Wiz Khalifa
Hood Go Crazy - Tech N9ne, 2 Chains, B.o.B
Jump & Spread Out - Fatman Scoop, Miri Ben-Ari, Pitbull
Killas - Lil Jon, The Game, Ice Cube, Elephant Man
Now That We Found Love - Heavy D, Aaron Hall
Take Ü There - Jack Ü (Skrillex and Diplo), Kiesza, Missy Elliott
The Water Dance - Chris Porter, Pitbull
TSTMYWD - FUNKMODE
WTF (Where They From) - Missy Elliott, Pharrell

Fall 2015 - Week 12 - Christmas Rap
Think you have to give up your rap music for Christmas carols? Wish you could have both? Well, it looks like your Christmas wish has come true!

Chillin' With Santa - Derek B
Christmas In Harlem - Kanye West, Teyana Taylor
*Christmas In Hollis - Run-DMC
Christmas Rap - Treacherous Three
*Christmas Rappin' - Kurtis Blow
*Drummer Boy - Justin Bieber, Busta Rhymes
Ghetto Santa - Spyder-D
Holiday Rap - MC Miker G & DJ Sven
*Jingle Bells - Flo Rida, Trey Songz
Ludacrismas - Ludacris
Santa Baby - Snoop Dogg
Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto - Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg
Santa's Beat Box - Cut Master DC
*Sleigh Ride - TLC
Winter Wonderland / Here Comes Santa Claus - Anna Kendrick, Snoop Dogg

Fall 2015 - Week 11 - Rappers Turnt Actors
As Hip Hop gained mainstream popularity, it became a way for many in minority communities to become professional performing artists. But it didn't stop at being recording artists. Since Hip Hop started, we have seen Hip Hop stars dance, perform comedy, create visual art and, of course, act. Today you can see rappers in movies, on TV, and on the theater stage. Here is a list of some of our favorite rappers turnt actors INCLUDING some of our favorite movies in which they've starred!

MOVIES (scroll down for music)
Common - *Smokin' Aces, Wanted, Date Night, Now You See Me, *Selma, Suicide Squad (2016)

Eve - xXx, Barbershop, Eve (TV), The Woodsman, Whip It!

Ice Cube - *Boyz N The Hood, Higher Learning, *Friday, Anaconda, The Players Club, Three Kings, *Barbershop, Are We There Yet (TV/Movie), xXx: State of the Union, *21 Jump Street, Ride Along, Straight Outta Compton

Ice-T: *Breakin', *New Jack City, Surviving the Game, Tank Girl, Johnny Mnemonic, *Law & Order: SVU (TV)

Kid Cudi - *Comedy Bang Bang (TV), How to Make it in America (TV), Goodbye World, Two Night Stand, Entourage

Lauryn Hill - As The World Turns (TV), *Sister Act 2, Restaurant

LL Cool J - *Krush Groove, Wildcats, *Toys, *In The House (TV), *Any Given Sunday, S.W.A.T., *Last Holiday, NCIS: LA (TV), *Lip Sync Battle (TV Host)

Ludacris - *Many Fasts and Furiouses, *Hustle & Flow, Max Payne (w/Mark "Marky Mark" Wahlberg), *Law & Order: SVU (TV)

Method Man - Cop Land, One Eight Seven, How High, The Wire (TV), Soul Plane, Red Tails, *The Cobbler, *Trainwreck

Mos Def - *Monster's Ball, *Brown Sugar, *The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, *16 Blocks, *Be Kind Rewind, Cadillac Records, Yo Gabba Gabba! (TV)

Outkast - *Idlewild
--- Andre 3000 - *Be Cool, *Four Brothers, Battle in Seattle, Semi-Pro, *Jimi: All Is By My Side
--- Big Boi - ATL

Queen Latifah - *The Bone Collector, *Chicago, *Brown Sugar, *Bringing Down the House, *Last Holiday, *The Secret Life of Bees, *Living Single (TV), *The Queen Latifah Show (TV)

Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs - *Monster's Ball, *A Raisin in the Sun, *Draft Day

Snoop Dogg - *Half Baked, *Training Day, Starsky & Hutch, Turbo

TI - *American Gangster, *Ant-Man

Will Smith - *Six Degrees of Separation, *Ali, *I Robot, *The Pursuit of Happyness, *I Am Legend, *Focus, *Concussion

MUSIC
*2 Reasons - TI, Trey Songz
*All I Do Is Win - DJ Khaled, T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross
*ATLiens - Outkast
*Ball - TI
*Boom - Snoop Doggy Dogg, T-Pain
*Colors - Ice-T
*Dog In Heat - Missy Elliott, Redman, Method Man
*Doo Wop - Lauryn Hill
*Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg, Pharrell
*Everyday Birthday - Swizz Beats, Chris Brown, Ludacris
*Finna Get Loose - Puff Daddy, Pharrell Williams
*Get Buck in Here - DJ Felli Fel, Puff Daddy, Akon, Lil Jon
*Get It - TI
*Go! - Common, Kanye West, John Mayer
*Going Back To Cali - LL Cool J
*Headsprung - LL Cool J
*Hello Good Morning - TI, Dirty Money, Diddy
Hold It Down - DJ Jazzy Jeff, Method Man
Hold Up - Nelly, TI, LL Cool J
*I'm Bad - LL Cool J
*It Wasn't Us - Ludacris
*It's All About The Benjamins (Remix) - Puff Daddy, Notorious BIG, Lil Kim
*Killas - Lil Jon, The Game, Ice Cube, Elephant Man
*Ladies First - Queen Latifah, Monie Love
*Make Her Say - Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Common
*Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
Memories - David Guetta, Kid Cudi
Move Somethin - LL Cool J
My Chick Bad - Ludacris, Nicki Minaj
*New Jack Hustler - Ice-T
Pass the Courvoisier - Busta Rhymes, Puff Daddy, Pharrell
*Play the Guitar - B.O.B, Andre 3000
*Quiet Dog - Mos Def
*Rock The Bells - LL Cool J
Rollout (My Business) - Ludacris
Show Me Your Soul - P. Diddy, Lenny Kravitz, Pharrell, Loon
*Southern Hospitality - Ludacris, Pharrell
Stand Up Guy - TI
*Swing Ya Rag - TI, Swizz Beatz
Switch - Will Smith
That Tree - Snoop Dogg, Kid Cudi
The Tower - Ice-T
*They Say - Common, John Legend, Kanye West
Tomorrow Tonight - Diddy, Ludacris
*Universal Mind Control (UMC) - Common, Pharrell
*We be Clubbin - Ice Cube
Welcome To The World - TI, Kanye West, Kid Cudi
You Can Do It - Ice Cube, Mack 10, Ms. Toi

Fall 2015 - Week 10 - Party
Hip Hop started because of parties. 40 years later, we still know how to rock a crowd. All of these songs have either that distinct party vibe or have the word party in the title. Party ... ON!

As Your Friend - Afrojack, Chris Brown
*BaDINGA! - TWRK
Bassment Party - The Cool Kids
*Bend Ova - Lil Jon, Tyga
*Biggie Bounce (Twrk Remix) - Diplo, Angger Dimas, Travis Porter
Blast off - David Guetta, Kaz James
Bounce (Shoe Scene Symphony Bootleg Remix) - NORE, Isis
Champagne Showers - LMFAO
Cold Rock A Party - MC Lyte, Missy Elliott
*DJ Turn It Up - Yellow Claw
Don't Stop (YG Party) - Young Gunz
Don't Stop The Party - Pitbull, TJR
Drop That Ass - Devidoff
*Every Freakin Night - Lil Jon
Favorite DJ - Clinton Sparks
*Feel It - DJ Felli Fel, T-Pain, Pitbull, Flo Rida, Sean Paul
*GDFR - Flo Rida, Sage The Gemini, Lookas [Noodles Remix]
Get Crunk - Lil Jon
Get Low - Lil Jon, Ying Yang Twins
*Get Low - Dillon Francis, DJ Snake
Give It All You Got - Afrorican
Goin' In - J-Lo, Flo Rida, Lil Jon
Have A Party - Mobb Deep, Nate Dogg 50 Cent
*Hey - Lil Jon
Hood Party - Fat Tony, Kool AD, Despot
I Cant Dance - Dirt Nasty, LMFAO
Life Of Da Party - Snoop Dogg, Mistah FAB
*Outta Your Mind - Lil Jon
Party Ain't Over - Pitbull, Usher, Afrojack
Party Ain't Over - Timbaland & Magoo
Party All The Time - Black Eyed Peas
Party All Week - Lumidee
*Party Bout to Pop - Papoose, Lloyd Banks, Busta Rhymes
Party Like A Rock Star - Shop Boyz
Party Outside - Mistah FAB, Keak Da Sneak
Party People - Derek Minor
*Party People - N.E.R.D.
Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
Party Time - The Large Professor
*Party To Damascus (Remix) - Wyclef Jean ft. Missy Elliott
Party Up - DMX
Partytime - Missy Elliott
Pop Bottles - Sky Blu, Mark Rosas
Private Party - Sean Paul
Put That Ass To Work - LMFAO
*Ripped - E-40, Lil Jon
Rock the Party - Benzino
Salt Shaker - Ying Yang Twins, Lil Jon, The East Side Boyz
*Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO
Shotgun - Yellow Claw, Rochelle
*Shots - LMFAO, Lil Jon
*Slow Down - Yellow Claw, DJ Snake
*Take It To The Hole - LMFAO
The Anthem - Pitbull, Lil Jon
The Party - The Party Album
This Is My Party - Daddy's Cash
This Is My Party - Fabolous
*Turn Down for What - Lil Jon, DJ Snake
*We Came Here To Party - LMFAO
We Came to Party - LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Fatman Scoop
Where The Party At - Doug E. Fresh
Where The Party At - Jagged Edge
White Girl (Party Like a) - Trina, Flo Rida, Git Fresh
Who Rock The Party (Remix) - Mistah FAB, Jimmy Roses
Wolfpack Party - The Pack
*Work It Out - Lil Jon, Eastside Boys, Pitbull

Fall 2015 - Week 9 - Student Request
You wanted em, you got em! Here are all of the songs you requested we play this week.

1991 - Azealia Banks
212 - Azealia Banks
A Day At The Races - Jurassic 5, Percy P, Big Daddy Kane
Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-a-Lot
Bad - David Guetta, Showtek, Vassy
Bad Girls (Leo Justi Remix) - M.I.A.
Bad Girls (Nick Thayer Remix) - M.I.A.
Bad Girls (Switch Remix) - M.I.A., Missy Elliott, Azealia Banks, Rye Rye
Best Friend - B.o.B., Iggy Azalea, Mac Miller
Best Friends - Aaliyah, Missy Elliott
Best I Ever Had - Drake
Boomerang - DJ Felli Fel, Akon, Pitbull, Jermaine Dupri
Booty Wurk (One Cheek At a Time) - T-Pain, Joey Galaxy
Bring The Pain (Chemical Brothers Remix) - Method Man
Chocolate Milk - Coucheron, Rye Rye
Culo - Pitbull
Daaam! - The Alkaholiks
Delirious (Boneless) - Steve Aoki, Kid Ink, Chris Lake, Tujamo
Don't Say Nothing - The Roots
Dukey Love - Pitbull
Flava In Ya Ear Remix - Craig Mack, Notorious BIG, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes
Freaks - Krizz Kaliko
Fu-Gee-La - Fugees
FUNKMODE Go! - FUNKMODE
Hey - Lil Jon
Hip Hop Is Dead - Nas
Hit The Floor - Twista, Pitbull
I Am The Best - 2NE1
I'll Be - Foxy Brown, Jay-Z
International Love - Pitbull, Chris Brown
It's Like That - Run-DMC
Jingalin - Ludacris
Look At Me Now - Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes
Lose Control - Missy Elliott, Ciara, Fatman Scoop
Money, Power and Respect - The Lox, DMX, Lil' Kim
My Humps - Black Eyed Peas
Pass That Dutch - Missy Elliott
Pumps And A Bump - MC Hammer
Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See - Busta Rhymes
Rump Shaker - Wreckx-N-Effect
Runnin' - The Pharcyde
Scenario - Leaders of the New School
Shake Senora (Remix) - Pitbull, T-Pain, Sean Paul, Ludacris
Shake That (Remix) - Eminem, Nate Dogg, Obie Trice
Shake Your Pom Pom - Missy Elliott
Shake Your Rump - Beastie Boys
Snap Backs & Tattoos - Driicky Graham
Sock It 2 Me - Missy Elliott, Da Brat
Stronger - Kanye West
Superthug - Noreaga
Take It To Da House - Trick Daddy
The Donque Song - will.i.am, Snoop Dogg
Tonight (Best You Ever Had) - John Legend, Ludacris
Touch It - Busta Rhymes
Touch It (Remix) - Busta Rhymes, Mary J Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliot
Trini Dem Girls - Nicki Minaj, Lunchmoney Lewis
Whip It - Nicki Minaj
Wiggle (TWRK Remix) - Jazon Derulo, Snoop Dogg
Wish You Would - Mykki Blanco, Princess Nokia
YALA - M.I.A.

Fall 2015 - Week 8 - Ludacris
If your playlist is absolutely unbelievable to the point of being hilarous, you can say it's Ludacris. Known in his early career as radio DJ "Chris Lova Lova" for Hot 97.5 in Atlanta, Luda parlayed his on-air fame into an incredibly successful Hip Hop recording career which he in turn parlayed into an acting career. We absolutely love Luda's smooth voice, slick delivery and clever lyrics. This combination places him firmly on our all time favorites list. Not surprisingly, this playlist went over extremely well with our classes this week.

All I Do Is Win - DJ Khaled, T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross
Area Codes - Ludacris, Nate Dogg
Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz, Ludacris
*Childz Play - Cee-Lo, Ludacris
Creepin (Solo) - Chamillionaire, Ludacris
*Everyday Birthday - Swizz Beats, Chris Brown, Ludacris
Fatty Girl - Ludacris
Get Back - Ludacris
*Get Back (Sum 41 Remix) - Ludacris
*Girls Gone Wild - Ludacris
Helluva Night - Ludacris
How Low (Remix) - Ludacris, Ciara, Pitbull
*How Low - Ludacris
It Wasn't Us - Ludacris
Jingalin - Ludacris
Money Maker - Ludacris, Pharrell
Move B---- - Ludacris, Mystikal
My Chick Bad - Ludacris, Nicki Minaj
Number One Spot - Ludacris
*One Minute Man - Missy Elliott, Ludacris
Rollout (My Business) - Ludacris
Saturday (Oooh! Ooooh!) - Ludacris, Sleepy Brown
*Shake Senora (Remix) - Pitbull, T-Pain, Sean Paul, Ludacris
*Southern Fried Intro - Ludacris
Southern Hospitality - Ludacris, Pharrell
Stand Up - Ludacris, Shawnna
The Potion - Ludacris, Timbaland
Tomb of the Boom - Big Boi, Konkrete, Big Gipp, Ludacris
Tomorrow Tonight - Diddy, Ludacris
Tonight (Best You Ever Had) - John Legend, Ludacris
Whats Your Fantasy - Ludacris

Fall 2015 - Week 7 - Timbaland-produced Tracks
Timbaland is the producer we want on our album. We love other Hip Hop music men but the big guy from Virginia by the name of Timothy Mosley is our number one. He has been responsible for producing tracks from artists as varied as Madonna, OneRepublic, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Missy Elliott, Rihanna, Nas, as well as a large library of his own music. Tim is known for producing ultra-clean tracks with unique and even futuristic sounds. He is always experimenting and pushing the musical envelope. If you want some well produced music to add to your playlist, look no further than the music below.

9th Inning - Missy Elliott, Timbaland
Afraid - Nelly Furtado, Timbaland
All N My Grill - Missy Elliott, Big Boi
Beep Me 911 - Missy Elliott, 702
Best Friends - Aaliyah, Missy Elliott
*Bounce - Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Dr. Dre, Justin Timberlake
Busa Rhyme - Eminem, Missy Elliott
Carry Out - Timbaland, Justin Timberlake
*Dog In Heat - Missy Elliott, Redman, Method Man
*Drop - Fatman Scoop, Timbaland
Elevator - Flo Rida, Timbaland
Extra Smooth - Aaliyah
Friendly Skies - Missy Elliott, Ginuwine
Get Involved - Ginuwine, Timbaland, Missy Elliott
*Get Ur Freak On - Missy Elliott
Give It to Me - Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado
Hit Em Wit Da Hee - Missy Elliott, Da Brat, Lil' Kim
Hot Boyz - Missy Elliott
I'll Be Around - Cee-Lo, Timbaland
*Indian Flute - Timbaland & Magoo
Dirt Off Your Shoulder - Jay-Z, Timbaland
Leavin' - Timbaland & Magoo
*Luv 2 Luv U - Timbaland & Magoo
*Cop That Sh-t- Timbaland & Magoo, Missy Elliott
Morning After Dark - Timbaland, Nelly Furtado
*Naughty Eyes - Timbaland & Magoo
*One Minute Man - Missy Elliott, Ludacris
*Party Ain't Over - Timbaland & Magoo
*Pass At Me - Timbaland, Pitbull
*Release - Timbaland, Justin Timberlake
SexyBack - Justin Timberlake
Smooth Chick - Missy Elliott
*Sock It 2 Me - Missy Elliott, Da Brat
Stickin' Chickens - Missy Elliott
The Potion - Timbaland, Ludacris
The Way I Are - Timbaland, Keri Hilson, D.O.E.
*They're Everywhere - Timbaland, Izza Kizza
*Throwback - Timbaland & Magoo
Triple Threat - Missy Elliott, Timbaland
*Try Again - Aaliyah
*Up Jumps Da Boogie - Timbaland, Magoo, Missy Elliott, Aaliyah
Hold On - Timbaland & Magoo, Wyclef Jean

Fall 2015 - Week 6 - Scary
If you need a Hip Hop playlist to run in the background of your next Halloween party, this will definitely get you started. Everything on this list sounds terrifying. With titles like "Dracula's Wedding", "Dr. Frankenstein", "Horror Movies" and "Demonology", you've got everything you need to set the mood at your next spooky bash. Make sure to check out our favorites on this list for the REALLY horrifying tracks. Play at your own risk!

AKshon (yeah!) - Killer Mike
B-TCH - Tech N9ne, T-Pain
Beast In The Jungle - Soopafly
Big Beast - Killer Mike, Bun B, TI, Trouble
Black Skinhead - Kanye West
Bust - Big Boi, Killer Mike
Can't Stand Me - Tech N9ne
Coffin - Slaughterhouse
Crisis - Twista, Tech N9ne
DDFH - Run The Jewels (El-P, Killer Mike)
*Death Wish - Jadakiss, Lil Wayne
Demonology - Talib Kweli, Big KRIT, Gary Clark Jr
*Dr. Frankenstein - Ice Cube
*Dracula's Wedding - Andre 3000, Kelis
*E Forty - E-40
Fam Lay - Rock n' Roll
Fire in AC - Tech N9ne
*Frankenstein - DMX
Fried - E-40, Tech N9ne
Get Ya Weight Up - E-40
*Horror Movies - Remy Ma
How I Could Just Kill a Man - Cypress Hill
I Ain't Goin' Out Like That - Cypress Hill
I Don't Dance - Messy Marv
*Interview With A Vampire - Ras Kass
Killas - Lil Jon, The Game, Ice Cube, Elephant Man
Lolli Lolli (Pop that Body) - Three 6 Mafia, Project Pat, Yung D, SuperPower
Loud Noises - Eminem, Royce - Bad Meets Evil
*Monster - Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj
Monster - Rich Boy, Mista Raja
*Murder Ink - Dr. Dre, Hittman
*Murder Was The Case - Snoop Dogg
*On My Grind - D-Maub
One Day As A Lion - Rage Against The Machine
Ride The Wave - Layzie Bone, Mighty LDT
Rock Yo Head - Tech N9ne
*Sick Wid It II - E-40, Turf Talk
So Dope (They Wanna) - Tech N9ne, Wrekonize, Snow Tha Product, Twisted Insane
Stop Being Greedy - DMX
*The Beast - Tech N9ne
*The Tower - Ice-T
Welcome To The World - T.I., Kanye West, Kid Cudi
What If The Lights Go Out - Dead Prez
*Xplosion - Outkast, B-Real

Fall 2015 - Week 5 - New Music
This week we went shopping for new stuff. In our opinion, the standouts on this list are the new Blackalicious tracks and the music from new group Big Grams, which is a project team-up by Big Boi of Outkast and the duo known as Phantogram. What else? If you're into fast rap, check out the stuff here by Tonedeff and Tech N9ne. And, if you have a thing for the old school, there are some new tracks here from Erick Sermon, as well as new stuff from Dr. Dre from his new "Compton" album.

Ashes to Ashes - Blackalicious
Bam - Atmosphere
Be Real - Kid Ink
Blacka - Blackalicious
Choices (Yup) - E-40
Clutch - Erick Sermon, Method Man
Cool Back - Kid Ink
Crispy (192) - Tonedeff
*Demon - Tonedeff
Drum Machine - Big Grams (Big Boi, Phantogram)
Give Me Love - E-40
Issawn - Tonedeff
Jack Move - Erick Sermon, Jarren Benton
Make Room - Erick Sermon, Sheek Louch
Medicine Man - Dr. Dre, Eminem
Never - Tonedeff
*No K - Tech N9ne, E-40, Krizz Kaliko
On Fire Tonight - Blackalicious
One Shot One Kill - Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg
Put It On Her - Big Grams (Big Boi, Phantogram)
Quit Hatin - E-40
Red Cup (Remix) - T-Pain, Kid Ink, B.o.B
Run for Your Life - Big Grams (Big Boi, Phantogram)
Sellin Dope Ain't Fun - E-40, Mack 10
*Speedom (Wwc2) - Tech N9ne, Eminem, Krizz Kaliko
That Night - Blackalicious
*That Night - Atmosphere
The Dragon - Apathy
*This City - Snoop Dogg

Fall 2015 - Week 4 - New Jack Swing
The New Jack Swing sound dominated the late 1980s to early 1990s. You could hear the sound present in television commercials, movie soundtracks, pop songs and, of course, Hip Hop. Though not exclusively a Hip Hop genre, much of Hip Hop adopted this sound during that time. The style was pioneered by "Guy" and "Blackstreet" frontman Teddy Riley, who produced for many of the people/groups listed below. The music, because it is so specific in its sound, inspired a whole new style of dancing, as well. Watch any music video of any song listed below and you are almost guaranteed to see the bouncing, energetic, 1920-30s Swing dancing-esque style that made NJS such a hit back in the day. By the way, "New Jack" was a slang term at the time for a hot up-and-comer on the scene. "New Jack Swing" was therefore meant to be a term to express that this was the hot Swing style for a new generation. And, you can definitely hear that Swing influence in the music and see it in the dancing.

This is one of the biggest playlists we have ever released. Take you time and enjoy!

2 Legit 2 Quit - MC Hammer
Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg - TLC
Ain't No Half-Steppin - Big Daddy Kane
Around The Way Girl - LL Cool J
Baby Doll - Tony! Toni! Toné!
BBD (I Thought It Was Me) - Bell Biv DeVoe (BBD)
Beyond The Hype - MC Lyte
Do Me - Bel Biv DeVoe (BBD)
Do Me Right - Guy
Do This My Way - Kid 'n Play
Dope! (aka She's Dope!) - Bell Biv DeVoe (BBD)
Eric B. Is President - Eric B. and Rakim
Every Little Step - Bobby Brown
*Expression - Salt-n-Pepa
*Fairweather Friend - Johnny Gill
Feels Good - Tony! Toni! Toné!
Follow The Leader - Eric B. and Rakim
*Get Away - Bobby Brown
Get Me Home - Blackstreet
Groove Me - Guy
(Hammer, Hammer) They Put Me In The Mix - MC Hammer
Hat 2 da Back - TLC
*Here Comes The Hammer - MC Hammer
Humpin Around - Bobby Brown
*I Get The Job Done - Big Daddy Kane
I Go To Work - Kool Moe Dee
*I Know You Got Soul - Eric B. and Rakim
I Like - Guy
I'll Do 4 U - Father MC
Iesha - Another Bad Creation
Is It Good To You - Heavy D
It Takes Two - Rob Base, DJ EZ Rock
It's All Good - MC Hammer
It's Hard Being The Kane - Big Daddy Kane
*Joy and Pain - Rob Base, DJ EZ Rock
Ladies First - Queen Latifah, Monie Love
*Let's Get Down - Tony! Toni! Ton‚!, DJ Quik
Let's Talk About Sex - Salt-n-Pepa
*Motownphilly - Boyz II Men
Mr. Big Stuff - Heavy D
My Fantasy - Guy
My Prerogative - Bobby Brown
*Now That We Found Love - Heavy D, Aaron Hall
Nuttin But Love - Heavy D
*On Our Own - Bobby Brown
Playground - Another Bad Creation
Poison - Bel Biv DeVoe - BBD
*Poor Georgie - MC Lyte
Pray - MC Hammer
*Pumps And A Bump - MC Hammer
Push It - Salt N Pepa
Raw (Remix) - Big Daddy Kane
Rollin With Kid 'n Play - Kid 'n Play
Rub You The Right Way - Johnny Gill
*Ruffneck - MC Lyte
*Rump Shaker - Wreckx-N-Effect
*Self Destruction - KRS-One, D. Nice, Ms. Melodie, Stetsasonic, Kool Moe Dee, MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh, Just-Ice, Heavy D, Public Enemy
Set It Off - Big Daddy Kane
Somebody For Me - Heavy D
Sympin - Boyz II Men
Teddy's Jam - Guy
Teddy's Jam 2 - Guy
The Overweight Lover's In The House - Heavy D
The Power - Snap
This Is the Way We Roll - MC Hammer, Benito
*Under Pressure - Boyz II Men
Wanna Get With U - Guy
We Got Our Own Thang - Heavy D
What About Your Friends - TLC
*What's Up Doc (Can We Rock) - FU-Schnickens, Shaq
*Word To The Mutha! - New Edition
You Can Call Me Crazy - Guy
You Can't See What I Can See - Heavy D

Fall 2015 - Week 3 - Flo Rida
Though we definitely would have gotten to him sooner than later, this week's playlist was actually a request from a student who's been in the family for years now. She clearly knows what we like because this playlist was really easy to put together. Since he came on the scene years ago, Flo Rida's tracks have been a permanent fixture in our dance classes. His upbeat sound and fast rap style are perfect for freestyling and choreography. If you feel like dancing, check this list. You'll find something to get you going in no time.

21 - Flo Rida, Laza Morgan
Available - Flo Rida, Akon
*Can't Believe It - Flo Rida, Pitbull
Elevator - Flo Rida, Timbaland
Feel It - DJ Felli Fel, T-Pain, Pitbull, Flo Rida, Sean Paul
Feel It - Three 6 Mafia, Tiesto, Sean Kingston, Flo Rida
*GDFR - Flo Rida, Sage The Gemini, The Lookas
Goin' In - J-Lo, Flo Rida, Lil Jon
Good Feeling - Flo Rida
Gotta Get It [Dancer] - Flo Rida
Here It Is - Flo Rida, Chris Brown
*How I Feel - Flo Rida
I Cry - Flo Rida
I Don't Like It, I Love It - Flo Rida, Robin Thicke, Verdine White
In The Ayer - Flo Rida, will.i.am
Jump - Flo Rida, Nelly Furtado
*Low - Flo Rida, T-Pain
On And On - Flo Rida, Kevin Rudolf
Right Round - Flo Rida, Kesha
Run - Flo Rida, Redfoo
Shone - Flo Rida, Pleasure P
That's What I Like - Flo Rida, Fitz
Tonight Belongs To U! - Jeremih, Flo Rida
Touch Me - Flo Rida
Turn Around (54321) - Flo Rida
*Turn Around (Part 2) - Flo Rida, Pitbull
Where Them Girls At - David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida
White Girl (Party Like a) - Trina, Flo Rida, Git Fresh

Fall 2015 - Week 2 - Hyphy
What is Hyphy? Hyphy is gettin' stupid on the hood of a car in a parking lot while you flash your lights, blast your music and that car is rollin'. Hyphy is goin' dumb on the dance floor to the point where they gon need to surgically remove you from said dance floor if they ever wanna go home. The Bay Area IS Hyphy and FUNKMODE IS The Bay and that's why THIS is our number one. It we can't rep the funk, just call us HYPHYMODE. All of the artists you see below put The Bay on the map when it came to this genre. And, even though we're in a post-Hyphy society now, some of them are still making waves in the world of music today.

*18 Dummy - The Federation
Get Naked You Beezy - The Federation
*Get On My Hype - Messy Marv, Dru Down, Keak Da Sneak, Richie Rich, Frontline, The Team, Turf Talk, E 40
*Go Dumb - The Federation
*Go Hard or Go Home - E-40, The Federation
Go Papi - Phame, Mistah FAB
*Go to Work - The Federation
Grown Man Remix - Traxamillion, Dem Hoodstarz, Mistah FAB, Turf Talk, San Quinn & Clyde Carson
Hos In Here - The Federation
*Hyphy - E-40
I Don't Dance - Messy Marv
It's Ah Slumper - Turf Talk, E-40
Lose It - Too Short, Mistah FAB
*Oh Go - The Pack
*Show Me What You're Workin Wit - E-40
*That Thang - Mistah FAB
*Turf Drop - E-40, Lil Jon
What's the Track Called! - Bravez Team Hyphy
*Yay Area - E-40

Fall 2015 - Week 1 - Breakthrough Hits of Famous Artists
These are the artists you know and love, back at the song that started that relationship. In a few of these cases, you have artists that were already dropping underground/independent/local hits before the one on the list below dropped. Therefore, this list isn't perfect. Also, we're missing many very notable names like Ludacris, Public Enemy, Flo Rida, KRS-One, Biggie, Tupac and so many more. Yes, we know. We could only fit so many into one playlist and we just straight up ran out of time. As it is, we only got to play about a quarter of these in class this week. That means that digging deeper is going to be up to YOU!

Bia Bia - Lil Jon
Bling Bling - BG, Cash Money, Lil Wayne
Breathe And Stop - Q-Tip
Bring Da Pain - Method Man
*Bring Em Out - TI
Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin) - T-Pain, Yung Joc
*Can I Have It Like That - Pharrell, Gwen Stefani
Can't Knock The Hustle - Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige
Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - Puff Daddy, Mase
Captain Save-a-hoe - E-40 and The Click
*Chillin' - Wale, Lady Gaga
*Church - T-Pain
Country Grammar - Nelly
Culo - Pitbull
*Definition - Black Star
*EI - Nelly
Feel So Good - Mase
Fire (Yes, Yes Yall) - Joe Budden, Busta Rhymes
Get By - Talib Kwali
*Get Low - Lil Jon, Ying Yang Twins
Gimme The Light - Sean Paul
Hold It Now, Hit It - The Beastie Boys
I Get Crazy - Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne
I Need A Beat - LL Cool J
*I Used to Love H.E.R. - Common
I'm N Luv (Wit a Stripper) - T-Pain
I'm Sprung - T-Pain
*It's Like That - Run-DMC
Joints & Jam - Black Eyed Peas
*Kick Push - Lupe Fiasco
*Lapdance - N.E.R.D
*Let's Get It Started - MC Hammer
*The Rain - Missy Elliott
Ms. Fat Booty - Mos Def
My Name Is - Eminem
Nothin On You - B.o.B., Bruno Mars
Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang - Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg
*Player's Ball - Outkast
Po Pimp - Do or Die, Twista
*Pump It Up - Joe Budden
*Ruff Ryders Anthem - DMX
*Scenario - Leaders of the New School, Busta Rhymes
Slow Jamz - Kanye West, Twista
*Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik - Outkast
Take it Easy - Common Sense
Tha Block Is Hot - Lil Wayne
Through The Wire - Kanye West
Tilted - Lupe Fiasco
Vivrant Thing - Q-Tip
Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check - Busta Rhymes

Summer 2015 - Week 8 - Student Request
You asked for it, here they are. Your top requests for the final week of the session.

*Bad Girls (Switch Remix) - M.I.A., Missy Elliott, Azealia Banks, Rye Rye
Boomerang - DJ Felli Fel, Akon, Pitbull, Jermaine Dupri
Booty Wurk (One Cheek At a Time) - T-Pain, Joey Galaxy
Can't Believe It - Flo Rida, Pitbull
*Chillin - Wale f. Lady Gaga
Dance All Night - J. Dash, Ashley Guin
Fireball - Pitbull, John Ryan
Hit The Floor - Twista, Pitbull
How I Feel - Flo Rida
I Am The Best - 2NE1
Jingalin - Ludacris
Morena 08 - DJ Laz, T-Pain
Move, Shake, Drop - Pitbull, DJ Laz
Right Round - Flo Rida
Sexy Beaches - Pitbull, Chloe Angelides
Shotgun (Lookas Remix) - Yellow Claw, Rochelle
*Slight Work - Wale
Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo, 2 Chainz
That's What I Like - Flo Rida, Fitz
Where Them Girls At - David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida
Wild Wild Love - Pitbull

Summer 2015 - Week 7 - Christian Hip Hop
"I'm not the clothes I wear / I'm not the shoes I buy / I'm not the house I live in / I'm not the car I drive, no / I'm not the job I work / You can't define my worth / By nothin' on God's green Earth / My identity is found in Christ / It's found in Christ." If thems the kind of lyrics you wanna be listenin' to, then you need to go get yourself some Christian Hip Hop. And, if that's too chill for you, how about "Go stupid for the Lord, even out in these streets!"? Yep, that happened. Whether you're looking for a funky way to praise or clean music for innocent ears, we got you for days with this list right here.

*31 Status - Young Chozen
Backyard - Young Chozen
Behind Enemy Lines - MC Jin
*Boombaptism - K-Drama
Brand New Me - MC Jin
Class President - Young Chozen
Concert, Classroom, Corner - Tedashii
Crazy - KB
Danger - Rhema Soul
*Deaf - Derek Minor
Do Yo Thang - KJ-52
Drive Thru - Young Chozen
*Dum Dum - Tedashii, Lecrae
Fresh - Tedashii
Go All Out- D-Maub
God Is Enough - Lecrae
Godbye - Andy Mineo
Gotta Go - Bless'Ed
Hands up - Lecrae, Propaganda
Hypocrite (Black Chapter) - MC Jin
I Go Hard - Lil Prophet, Pettidee, Bonafide
I'm So On - Young Chozen
I'm Turnt - Lecrae
*Identity - Lecrae
*Invade - Trip Lee, J. Paul
*It's Going Down - Kj-52, Canton Jones
Let em Know - Bless'Ed
*Let's Go - D-Maub
Necessary - Canton Jones
On My Grind - D-Maub
Party People - Derek Minor
Problem - Chad Jones, Propaganda, Canon
Put In Work - Humble Tip
Ready, Set, Go - Derek Minor
*Riot - Tedashii
Sell Out - Lecrae
Set Em Up - Young Chozen
Set Free - Bless'Ed
*Snitch - Trip Lee
Speed That Light - Kj-52, Rhema Soul
Stand Out - D-Maub
*Stupid Crazy Crunk - Lil Prophet
Transformers - Tedashii ft. Lecrae, Trip Lee
Undefeated - KB, Derek Minor
Way Up There - Young Chozen

Summer 2015 - Week 6 - B-boy Style
Long story short: It's all about the "Amen break". You can look it up right here on the internet and find out how a tiny snippet of music ended up birthing and permeating an entire generation of music. It is possible that Hip Hop music was the most affected by this sound. Therefore, what you are hearing in this playlist is the style of music that is known as the sonic backdrop for breakers. It includes newer and older music but, once you listen to a few songs, you'll start to understand what links all of them.

*1976 - R2J2
*Apache - Sugar Hill Gang
*B Boys Will B Boys - Black Star
*B-Boy - Macklemore
B-Boy Beef V2 - Slakah the Beatchild
B-Boy Stance - k-os
Bang Ya Head - Lexicon
*Beats to the Rhyme - Run-DMC
*Beggin' - Madcon
Between Earth And Sky (Joe Beats Remix) - Panacea
Breakdance Beach - Aesop Rock
*Carrera Lu - Lupe Fiasco
Come One Come All (Remix) - Zeph and Azeem
Cyphr - Wale, Young Chris, Freeway, Beanie Sigel
Do It - Pete Rock
Don't Be Afraid - Lexicon
Electrik Heat (The Seekwill) - k-os (Canada)
Enjoy What You Do - Trackademicks
*Eric B. Is President - Eric B. and Rakim
Everything's Different - Zeph and Azeem
Follow The Leader - Eric B. and Rakim
For My Breakers - DJ Official
Full Clip - Gang Starr
Go Left - E Da Boss
Here Comes the Man - Serge Severe
*Here I Come - The Roots
*I Ain't No Joke - Eric B. and Rakim
*I Go To Work - Kool Moe Dee
I Know I'm Bad - Arrested Development
*I Know You Got Soul - Eric B. and Rakim
*It's Just Begun - Jimmy Castor Bunch
*It's Like That - Run-DMC
*JoJo's Chillin - Killer Mike
Key To The City - Large Professor
Know The Ledge - Eric B. and Rakim
Let The Rhythm Hit Em - Eric B. and Rakim
Lewis and Clark - Wax
*Lyrics Of Fury - Eric B. and Rakim
Monster - Rich Boy, Mista Raja
New Groove - Not 4 Nothin
Nuance Music - Grits
Shake - Batsauce Qwazaar
Sport - Lightning Rod
*Step into a World (Rapture's Delight) - KRS-One
Still Got Love For You - Hopsin
The Punisher - Eric B. and Rakim
*We Got the Beat - Talib Kweli, Res

Summer 2015 - Week 5 - Midwest Hip Hop
Though the Midwest does not have a signature sound like LA/NY because of it being a much larger region, it has made a strong contribution to the music of Hip Hop culture. One of the first groups to make a big splash out of the Midwest was Bone Thugs-n-Harmony from Cleveland in the mid-1990s with their fast rapping style, which was unlike anything else at the time. Later came other rappers that would again redefine Hip Hop, such as Nelly (St. Louis) with his emphasis on singing as well as rapping. Probably the biggest names to come out of the Midwest have been Eminem (Detroit) and Kanye West (Chicago) but there have been so many more. Check some of them out on this week's playlist below.

3 Minute Murder - Twista
A Tribe Called Red - Angel Haze
Above The Law - Bad Meets Evil
Addiction - Kanye West
Ain't No Future In Yo Frontin' - MC Breed
All Of The Lights - Kanye West
All That - Dillon Francis, Twista, The Rejectz
Apply the Pressure - Krayzie Bone
Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free) - Lupe Fiasco
Bad Guy - Eminem
Bartender - T-Pain, Akon
Berzerk - Eminem
B!TCH - Tech N9ne, T-Pain
Black Skinhead - Kanye West
Boy Toy - Tech N9ne
Came Thru-Easily - Chuck Inglish, Ab-Soul, Mac Miller
Can't Stand Me - Tech N9ne
Carrera Lu - Lupe Fiasco
Chasin Paper - Layzie bone, Snow, The Product, Thin C
Chuch - Da Brat
Clique - Kanye West
Country Grammar (Hot Sh-t) - Nelly
Crisis - Twista, Tech N9ne
Crown - Angel Haze
Da B Side Da Brat, Notorious BIG
Dangerous - Kardinal Offishall, Akon
Deep Sea Diver - Angel Haze
Diamonds From Sierra Leone - Kanye West
Dinner Time - Royce Da 5.9, Busta Rhymes
Dwamn - Tech N9ne
EI - Nelly
Fire in AC - Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Smackola
Funkdafied - Da Brat
Ghetto Dreams - Common, Nas
Give It 2 You - Da Brat
Glory - Common, John Legend
Gold Digger - Kanye West, Jamie Foxx
Goodlife - Kanye West, Pharrell, Common
He's A Mental Giant - Tech N9ne
Hip-Hop Saved My Life - Lupe Fiasco, Nikki Jean
Hit The Floor - Twista, Pitbull
Hood Go Crazy - Tech N9ne, 2 Chains, B.o.B
Hot In Herre - Nelly
I Am A God - Kanye West, God
I Been Dope - Kutt Calhoun, Tech N9ne
I Don't Wanna Care Right Now - Lupe Fiasco
IDGAF - Nelly, Pharrell Williams, TI
If - Nelly
Ingles (Mas o Menos) - Chuck Inglish, Cap Angels
It Ain't Me - T-Pain, Akon
Jesus Walks - Kanye West
Juice - Tech N9ne
Kick Push - Lupe Fiasco
Kinda Like A Big Deal - Clipse, Kanye West
Legs - Chuck Inglish, Chromeo
Let's Go - Travis Barker, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Yelawolf
Lose Yourself - Eminem
Loud Noises - Bad Meets Evil
Love Lockdown - Kanye West
Me And You - Twista
Memories - David Guetta, Kid Cudi
Monster - Kanye West
Move That Body - Nelly
My Favorite - Tech N9ne
Niggas in Paris - Jay-Z, Kanye West
On Sight - Kanye West
Power Play - Ces Cru, Tech N9ne
Rap God - Eminem
Rhyme Or Reason - Eminem
Ride The Wave - Layzie Bone, Mighty LDT
Ride Wit Me - Nelly
Rock Yo Head - Tech N9ne
Say It Again - Wale f. Royce Da 5'9
Scared Money - Slum Village
Shady 2.0 Cypher - Eminem, Yelawolf, Slaughterhouse
Shake That (Remix) - Eminem, Nate Dogg, Obie Trice
She Bad - Layzie Bone, Too Short
So Dope (They Wanna) - Tech N9ne
Summer Breeze - Slum Village
Survival - Eminem
Swervin - Chuck Inglish, Sir Michael Rocks, Polyester The Saint
That Tree - Snoop Dogg, Kid Cudi
The Bay - Nelly
The Beast - Tech N9ne
The Definiton - Layzie Bone
The Game Ain't Ready - Bone Thugs N Harmony
The Real Slim Shady - Eminem
Till I Collapse - Eminem, Nate Dogg
Tilted - Lupe Fiasco
Universal Mind Control (UMC) - Common, Pharrell
We're Back - Eminem, Cashis, Obie Trice, Stat Quo
Welcome To The World - T.I., Kanye West, Kid Cudi
Whatchu Like - Da Brat
Worldwide Choppers - Tech N9ne

Summer 2015 - Week 4 - "Hot" Songs
This week in our part of The Bay we had record high temperatures. This one was a no-brainer. Although, it probably would have been better to do "ice" or "cold" songs. No, Vanilla. No.

*Body Hot - Joe Budden
*Country Grammar (Hot Sh-t) - Nelly
*Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg, Pharrell
Hot - E-40
Hot - Missy Elliott
*Hot - Rosco P. Coldchain
Hot 16s - Hopsin
Hot Boyz - Missy Elliott
Hot Damn - Clipse
*Hot Girls - Mally Mall, IamSu, French Montana, Chinx
Hot In Herre - Nelly
Hot Like We - Ce'Cile
Hot on Your Trail - Olivier Desmet, Oriental Funk Stew (Amenti Music)
Hot Shyt - Wale, Peedi Peedi, Black Thought, Tu Phace, Young Chris
Hot Sizzlin, Scorchin, Torchin, Blazin - Large Professor
Hot Spot - Foxy Brown
Hot Stepper - Ini Kamoze
Hot Thing - Talib Kweli, will.I.am
*Hot-N-Fun (Boys Noize Remix) - N.E.R.D.
Hotter - Rye Rye
I Need a Hot Girl - Hot Boyz
*I'm Really Hot - Missy Elliott
*It's Gettin Hot - The Team
Summer Too Hot - The Lox
*This Is Why I'm Hot - MIMS

Summer 2015 - Week 3 - New Music
This week we went shopping for new music. The majority of what we found came from Snoop's new album "Bush" and from Yonas because we really like the "Girls of Summer" song that we used for the last two weeks for our class dance. One chunk of music that is not on this list is some stuff that bought too late to include on the list. Check out E-40's most recent album "Sharp on All Corners". It's a huge album and there are many tracks worth taking a listen to, if you're down with the Bay Area sound. Speaking of which, our most recent Bay Area native produced class choreography jam is on this list, "Goin Up" by IamSu!

Awake - Snoop Dogg
Blowing Up - T-Pain, Ciara
*Can't Bring Me Down - Awreeoh
Don't Give a Damn - Yonas
Finna Get Loose - Puff Daddy, Pharrell Williams
Goin Up - IamSu, Wiz Khalifa
Hood Go Crazy - Tech N9ne, 2 Chains, B.o.B
I Knew That - Snoop Dogg
Jackie (BMF) - Ciara
Live It Up - Yonas
Photo - Yonas
Put It Down - Yonas
R U A Freak - Snoop Dogg
*Run Away - Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani
Shy Kidz - Yonas
So Many Pros - Snoop Dogg
That's How I'm Feelin - Ciara, Pitbull, Missy Elliott
This City - Snoop Dogg
Tonight Belongs To U! - Jeremih, Flo Rida

Summer 2015 - Week 2 - T-Pain
This may have been the best weekly playlist yet. If the insanity of the warm-up could be used as any indication, it DEFINITELY was! What to say about Tallahassee Pain? He's a rapper turnt sanger from Florida who makes a great combination of hardcore rap and R&B jams that are fun to listen to and even better for dance. In the time we've been teaching, there may be no one single person who has provided us more "danceable" tracks than Teddy Pizzle. If you want to know more about him, we highly recommend watching his VH1 "Behind the Music" episode. It is likely to make you love him that much more. NOTE: In this playlist, some of these songs were sped up in class. Those are noted by a "+".

2 Step (Remix) - Unk, T-Pain
All I Do Is Win - DJ Khaled, T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross
+Bang Bang Pow Pow - T-Pain, Lil Wayne
Bartender - T-Pain, Akon
BITCH - Tech N9ne, T-Pain
*Blame It - T-Pain, Jamie Foxx
Blapper - T-Pain, Mistah FAB, Krizz Kaliko, Tech N9ne
Blowing Up - T-Pain, Ciara
Boom - Snoop Dogg, T-Pain
+Booty Wurk (One Cheek At a Time) - T-Pain, Joey Galaxy
*+Bottlez - T-Pain
Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin) - T-Pain, Yung Joc
Can't Believe It (Remix) - T-Pain Ft. Justin Timberlake
*Church - T-Pain
Cups - T-Pain, Kid Ink, B.o.B
Cutie Pie - Lil Jon, T-Pain, Snoop Dogg, Problem
Cyclone (B Nize Remix) - Baby Bash, T-Pain
*Dance Floor - T-Pain, Tay Dizm
+Digital - T-Pain, Tay Dizm
Distorted - T-Pain
*Freaknik Is Back - T-Pain
Freeze - T-Pain, Chris Brown
*Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor) - Pitbull, T-Pain
+Hustle Hard (T-Mix) - T-Pain
It Ain't Me - T-Pain, Akon
*It's Not You (It's Me) - T-Pain
+Karaoke - T-Pain, DJ Khaled
Like a G6 (T-Mix) - T-Pain
*+Look At Her Go - T-Pain
Low - Flo Rida, T-Pain
Make That Sh-t Work - T-Pain, Juicy J
My Cup - Ahmad Belvin, T-Pain
*Nuthin - T-Pain, Detail, E-40
*Running (1000 Miles) - T-Pain
Sh-t (Remix) - T-Pain
*Shake Senora (Remix) - Pitbull, T-Pain, Sean Paul, Ludacris
+Shottas - T-Pain, Kardinal Offishall, Cham
Show U How - T-Pain, Teddy Pain, Teddy Penderazdoun
Smoke - Tay Dizm, T-Pain
+Speakers Going Hammer - Soulja Boy, T-Pain
Speech - T-Pain, Birdman
+Super Dewper - One Chance, T-Pain, Smoke
Superstar Lady - T-Pain, Young Cash
*Take Your Shirt Off - T-Pain
Therapy - T-Pain, Kanye West
*Turn All The Lights On - T-Pain, Ne-Yo
U and Dat - T-Pain, E-40, Kandi Girl
+Up Down (Do This All Day) - T-Pain, B.o.B
You Already Know - Vybz Kartel, Busta Rhymes, T-Pain

Summer 2015 - Week 1 - "Summer" Songs
This playlist is HOT ... and it's pretty simple ... all of these songs contain the word "Summer" in the title. Note that, as most Summertime Hip Hop songs are meant to be chill so that you can play them while crusin' with the top down on your local boulevard, for many of these, the versions that we played in class were sped up to match a danceable tempo for warm-up.

Dear Summer - Memphis Bleek, Jay-Z
*Get Right (for the Summer) - The Cool Kids
*Girls of Summer - Yonas
*Happy Summertime - R. Kelly, Snoop Dogg
Middle of Da Summer - Meek Millz
*My Summer Vacation - Ice Cube
*Summer Breeze - DJ Quik
*Summer Breeze - Slum Village
Summer In The City (Lovin It) - Jean Grae
Summer of Sin - Apathy
Summer Too Hot - The Lox
Summer Where You Been - Jim Jones, Starr
Summer With Miami - Jim Jones
*Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince
Summertime - Sonicbloom
*Summertime In The LBC - The Dove Shack
Winters My Summer - MIMS

Spring 2015 - Week 12 - Conscious Hip Hop
Conscious Hip Hop rose out of the early 90s somewhat as a counterpoint to the Gangsta Rap movement. It features consciousness raising lyrics about social issues or the state of Hip Hop. Though similar in tone, it is often separated from Political Hip Hop such as you would hear from Public Enemy or Rage Against the Machine (however, we did include some P.E. here). The heroes of the genre are De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Nas, Common, Immortal Technique, The Roots and, more recently, Wale and Lupe Fiasco. At our core, though party people, THIS is probably the Hip Hop genre that speaks most to us ... mostly because it actually speaks about something. In fact, when FUNKMODE makes music, our focus is to try to have this Conscious-style Hip Hop message but with the party beats and feeling. In general, though Conscious Hip Hop is great to listen to, it is often lacking when it comes to being great for dancing. That's the gap we try to bridge with our music. Anywho, once again, this is only a tiny sample of all the amazing Conscious Hip Hop that is out there. If you like it, follow these artists and look for more. You won't be sorry.

5 Minutes - Wale, Skyzoo
Actioneer - Black Spade
*Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free) - Lupe Fiasco
*Back Again - Talib Kweli
Black Heroes - Outro About Nothing - Wale, Jerry Seinfeld
Brown Sugar - Mos Def
Come Here - Talib Kweli, Miguel
Cyphr - Wale, Young Chris, Freeway, Beanie Sigel, 9th Wonder
*Definition - Black Starr
Demonology - Talib Kweli, Big KRIT, Gary Clark Jr.
*Don't Believe The Hype - Public Enemy
*Eric B. Is President - Eric B. and Rakim
Evil Love - Black Spade
Follow The Leader - Eric B. and Rakim
Goodbye - Wale, Jean Grae
Gullible - Wale, Cee Lo Green
High Life - Talib Kweli, Rubix, Bajah
*Hip-Hop Saved My Life - Lupe Fiasco, Nikki Jean
Honey - Donae'o, Talib Kweli
Hypocrite (Black Chapter) - MC Jin
*I Ain't No Joke - Eric B. and Rakim
I Don't Wanna Care Right Now - Lupe Fiasco
I Know You Got Soul - Eric B. and Rakim
In The Ghetto - Eric B. and Rakim
*Just to get by - Talib Kwali
*Kick Push - Lupe Fiasco
Know The Ledge - Eric B. and Rakim
*Ladies First - Queen Latifah, Monie Love
Let The Rhythm Hit Em - Eric B. and Rakim
Life is Marvelous - Mos Def
Life's A Bitch - Wale, Talib Kweli, Joell Ortiz
Lover's Peak - Talib Kweli
Lyrics Of Fury - Eric B. and Rakim
Microphone Fiend - Eric B. and Rakim
*My Philosophy - BDP
Never Been In Love - Talib Kweli
Old School Rules - Danger Doom, Talib Kweli
*Paid In Full - Eric B. and Rakim
Harder Than You Think - Public Enemy
*Robot - KRS-One, Buckshot
Rocket Ships - Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes
She's the One (20's Love Song) - Black Spade
Sound of da Police - KRS-One
State of Grace - Talib Kweli, Abby Dobson
*Step into a World (Rapture's Delight) - KRS-One
The Black N Gold - Wale
*The Bridge Is Over - BDP
The Punisher - Eric B. and Rakim
*Verbal Clap - Tribe Called Quest
Warwick Avenue - Wale, Duffy
What's On Your Mind - Eric B. and Rakim
Wonder Why - Wale, Big Sean, Ken Starr, Mike Posner
Wordplay - Wale, Currensy, Tre
World Tour - Wale
De La Soul - All Good (feat. Chaka Khan)
De La Soul - Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby, Ooh Baby
De La Soul - Big Brother Beat (feat. Mos Def)
De La Soul - Breakadawn
De La Soul - Buddy (feat. Jungle Brothers & Q-Tip)
De La Soul - Copa (Cabanga)
De La Soul - Ego Trippin' (Part Two)
De La Soul - I. C. Y'all (feat. Busta Rhymes)
De La Soul - Keepin' The Faith
De La Soul - Ooh (feat. RedMan)
De La Soul - Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)
*De La Soul - Stakes Is High
De La Soul - The Art Of Getting Jumped

Spring 2015 - Week 11 - Student Requests
We didn't get to play everything you requested, but here is what you said we should put into rotation.

Anaconda - Nicky Minaj
Ayy Ladies - Travis Porter
Bang Bang - Jessie J., Arianna Grande, Nicki Minaj
B!tch Better Have My Money - Rihanna
Body Language - Kid Ink
Bring It Back - Travis Porter
Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
Can't Hold Us - Macklemore, Ryan Lewis
Cooler Than Me - Mike Posner
Dance Again - J.Lo
Dark Horse - Katy Perry
Doo Wop That Thing - Lauryn Hill
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Fireball - Pitbull
Fun - Pitbull, Chris Brown
Get Low - Lil Jon
Headband - B.o.B.
House of Balloons - The Weeknd
I Don't Like It, I Love It - Flo Rida, Robin Thicke
London Bridge - Fergie
Low - Flo Rida
Make that Sh*t Work - T-Pain
Move - Usher
Must B the Music - De La Soul
Paranoid - Ty Dolla $ign
Pop Bottles - Sky Blu, Mark Rosas
Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes
Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots
Talk Dirty to Me - Jason DeRulo
That High - PitBull
The Leaves Are Brown - Hucci
The Way I am - Emimem
Timber - Pitbull
Time of Our Lives - Pitbull
Tonight Belongs to U - Jeremih, Flo Rida
Truffle butter - Nikki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne
Whatever You Like - T.I.
Wiggle - Jason DeRulo
Work Hard, Play Hard - Wiz Khalifa
Worth It - 5th Harmony

Spring 2015 - Week 10 - EDMxHH
If you're going out to the clubs today, you're hearing two kinds of music, some style of EDM (Electronic Dance Music) or some style of Hip Hop. It should come as no surprise then, that these two genres would start to cross over. In 2015, there are a TON of tracks where MCs are rapping over highly produced electro beats. In all likelihood, this is the sound of the future. In this week's playlist, we put together some of the songs that we've found recently and mixed them with a few of our old favorites.

*All That - Dillon Francis, Twista, The Rejectz
As Your Friend - Afrojack, Chris Brown
*Biggie Bounce (TWRK Remix) - Diplo, Angger Dimas, Travis Porter
Fly - Heatakafu
*GDFR (Noodles Rexix) - Flo Rida, Sage The Gemini, Lookas
Here It Is - Flo Rida, Chris Brown
Hey Mama - David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Afrojack
Memories - David Guetta, Kid Cudi
Milkshake (Shoe Scene Symphony Remix) - Kelis
Ms. Fat Booty (Louis Futon Remix) - Mos Def
Muscle (TWRK Remix) - Low Pros, Juvenile
No Mediocre (Grandtheft Remix) - TI, Iggy Azalea
Sexy Bitch - David Guetta, Akon
*Sweat - Snoop Dogg vs David Guetta
Wiggle (TWRK Remix) - Jazon Derulo, Snoop Dogg

Spring 2015 - Week 9 - FUNKMODE MUSIC
FUNKMODE started making music to accompany our big annual Spring show, but from there it has gained a life of its own. We use this music now to show our fans and students what Hip Hop means to us, as well as shine a light on where we want to see Hip Hop go moving forward. We didn't know how far this would go when we made our first album ("All Love") but four studio albums later and we have a nice little cache of music from which to choose. For this week's playlist, we pulled our favorites and organized them here for you by album. If you don't have any of this music and you want to get a hold of it, first start at our STORE and, if you don't find what you're looking for there, just send us an email at info@funkmode.com and we'll take care of you.

"All Love" album
All Love
Breaker's Delight
Fly
Hip Hop Rock
Lemme See You Sweat
Rhythm
Show You How to Dance

"Go!" album
Eye of the Tiger
FUNKMODE Go!
Hip Hop Belongs to You

"I Am Hip Hop" album
Boom Count
Come At Me

"The Party" album
Do Your Dance
FDK
Stop, Drop and Roll
The Funk
The Party

Spring 2015 - Week 8 - PITBULL
Armando Pérez got his start on the streets of Miami as a battle rapper. He first mainstream exposure came on Lil Jon's "Kings of Crunk" album (2002) on a track called "Pitbull's Cuban Rideout". His debut album M.I.A.M.I. dropped in 2004 with the lead single being on this list below, "Culo". We've been hooked since the beginning. In fact, we've been so big on Pitbull from so early in his career, when few people knew him, that it's kind of weird to see him be so mainstream today. But, we're happy to be sharing his South Beach talents with the world. We have more Pitbull in our playlists than probably any other artist, so it should come as no surprise that we recommend pretty much anything he puts out. To that end, here are the links to all of his albums on Amazon ...

M.I.A.M.I. - http://amzn.com/B002U94OB0
El Mariel - http://amzn.com/B002U94NX4
The Boatlift - http://amzn.com/B002U960U8
Rebelution - http://amzn.com/B002LVI9YA
Armando - http://amzn.com/B0047VFG70
Planet Pit - http://amzn.com/B0055DNH0C
Global Warming - http://amzn.com/B00GH7OFRE
Globalization - http://amzn.com/B00P34IWK8
Dale - http://amzn.com/B00W7AG8P2

Ah Leke - Pitbull
*Can't Believe It - Flo Rida, Pitbull
Can't Get Enough - Becky G, Pitbull
Come N Go - Pitbull
*Culo - Pitbull
Do It - Pitbull, Mayer Hawthorne
Don't Stop The Party - Pitbull, TJR
Drinks For You (Ladies Anthem) - Pitbull, J. Lo
Drive You Crazy - Pitbull
Fireball - Pitbull, John Ryan
Global Warming - Pitbull, Sensato
Have Some Fun - Pitbull, The Wantd, Afrojack
Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor) - Pitbull, T-Pain
*Hit The Floor - Twista, Pitbull
How Low (Remix) - Ludacris, Ciara, Pitbull
I'm a Freak (Remix) - Lunch Money, Pitbull
Live It Up (Ahzee Remix) - Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull
Mmm Yeah - Austin Mahone, Pitbull
On The Floor (Radio Edit) - J-Lo, Pitbull
Party Ain't Over - Pitbull, Usher, Afrojack
*Pass At Me - Timbaland, Pitbull
*Pause - Pitbull
*Move, Shake, Drop - Move Shake Drop
Ready 2 Go - Pitbull ft. DJ Laz (Prod. by Diaz Brothers)
*Shake (Remix) - Ying Yang Twins, Pitbull, Elephant Man
*Shake Senora (Remix) - Pitbull, T-Pain, Sean Paul, Ludacris
Something For The DJs - Pitbull
That High - Pitbull, Kelly Rowland
*The Anthem - Pitbull, Lil Jon
This Is Not A Drill - Pitbull
Time of Our Lives - Pitbull
*Took My Love - Pitbull
Turn Around (Part 2) - Flo Rida, Pitbull
Where Do We Go - Pitbull
Wild Wild Love - Pitbull
*Work It Out - Lil Jon, Eastside Boys, Pitbull

Spring 2015 - Week 7 - R&B/HIP HOP COLLABORATIONS
Hip Hop and R&B have been siblings ever since Hip Hop came on the scene in the late 1970s. Given the impact of Hip Hop on American music, it should come as no surprise that R&B artists as early as Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan were putting rap into their songs. However, it wasn't until the late 1980s that rappers and Hip Hop producers realized the strength of flipping the script and having R&B singers lay down catchy hooks on THEIR songs, leading to chart topping and crossover success. Later, in the 1990s, hybrid acts like TLC made big waves commerically, motivating established rap groups like the Black Eyed Peas to bring in pop singers (Fergie) to bump up their mainstream appeal. The R&B/HH connection has remained strong in the 2000s and doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon as some rappers are also singing and singers are rapping. There are so, SO many R&B/HH collaborations. What we have included here is just scratching the surface. If you like what you're hearing, you can find lots more all over the web.

Beep Me 911 - 702, Missy Elliott
Best Friends - Aaliyah, Missy Elliott
Afraid - Nelly Furtado, Timbaland
All N My Grill - Missy Elliott, Big Boi
*All Night Long - Robin Thicke, Lil Wayne
*Don't Be Cruel - Beenie Man, Missy Elliott, Monica
*Baby Boy - Beyonce, Sean Paul
Upgrade You - Beyonce, Jay Z
Bonnie & Clyde - Jay-Z, Beyonce
*Bounce - Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Dr. Dre, Justin Timberlake
Carry Out - Timbaland, Justin Timberlake
*Chillin - Wale, Lady Gaga
Get Involved - Ginuine, Missy Elliott, Timbaland
*Green Light - John Legend, Andre 3000
*I Don't Know - Usher, Puff Daddy
*If I - Justin Timberlake, T.I.
Jump - Flo Rida, Nelly Furtado
*Kelis - Millionaire, Andre 3000
Morning After Dark - Timbaland, Nelly Furtado
Nice - Chris Brown, The Game
Party Ain't Over - Pitbull, Usher, Afrojack
Picture Perfect - Chris Brown, will.I.am
Ride With You - Joe, G-Unit
Signs - Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg
Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z
Can't Believe It (Remix) - T-Pain Ft. Justin Timberlake
Dead and Gone - T.I.,Justin Timberlake
Take Ü There - Jack Ü (Skrillex, Diplo), Kiesza, Missy Elliott
Ugly - Blaque, Missy Elliott
Whatcha Think About That - Pussycat Dolls, Missy Elliott
Work - Ciara, Missy Elliott

Spring 2015 - Week 6 - INTERNATIONAL HIP HOP

When crashing upon the scene in the 1970s, Hip Hop culture impacted the world so powerfully that it sent shockwaves around the entire globe. It has reached some of the farthest reaches of the planet and represents for those people the same things it has meant for our own ... a chance to speak out about social issues, express the creativity and pain of the underrepresented , but also to just show off and have a good time. Here is a list of some of the best Hip Hop artists from around the world. These songs represent just a small sample of their work, so when you find an artist you like, be sure to dig the online crates for more of what they have to offer.

1977 (Funky Judge Rmx) - Ana Tijoux (Chile, France)
Accroche-Toi - Stress (Switzerland, Estonia)
Akwaaba (Hats Off) - Kobi Onyame (Ghana, UK)
Ando Fumando - Tony Touch (Puerto Rico)
As We Enter - Nas, Damien Marley (Jamaica)
B-Boy Stance - k-os (Canada)
Bad Girls (Leo Justi Remix) - M.I.A. (Sri Lanka, UK)
Beat Box - Itamar Eliasi, Shi 360, The Shadow (Israel)
Bebot - Black Eyed Peas (Phillipines)
Break it Off - Sean Paul, Rihanna (Jamaica, Barbados)
Bring The Fire Out - Kardinal Offishall (Canada)
Brooklyn's the Borough - Tony Touch (Puerto Rico)
Calabria 2008 - Enur, Natasja (Denmark)
Clap Ur Handz - k-os (Canada)
Crabbuckit - k-os (Canada)
Dance Wiv Me - Dizzee Rascal (UK)
Dangerous - Kardinal Offishall, Akon (Canada, Senegal)
Dirty Water - k-os (Canada)
Down With The Trumpets - Rizzle Kicks (UK)
ELEctrick HeaT - the seekwiLL - k-os (Canada)
Fakin - Ce'Cile (Jamaica)
Follow Me - k-os (Canada)
Freeze - k-os (Canada)
Get Busy - Sean Paul (Jamaica)
Glory - Kobi Onyame, Uno (Ghana, UK)
Green Green Grasses - Kobi Onyame, M3nsa (Ghana, UK)
He Said She Said - Kobi Onyame, Sway (Ghana, UK)
Hot Like We - Ce'Cile (Jamaica)
Jeder Kriegt Was Er Verdient - Sido, Tony D (Germany)
La Nueva Condena - Ana Tijoux (Chile, France)
Legs - Chuck Inglish, Chromeo (Canada)
Lihiyot Hofshia - Shi 360, Shimi Mizrahi, Pete (Israel)
Mama Do The Hump - Rizzle Kicks (UK)
Man I Used to Be - k-os (Canada)
Model Lechikuy - Shi 360 (Israel)
Murder She Wrote - Chaka Demus, Pliers (Jamaica)
Neutroniks - k-os (Canada)
Numba 1 - Kardinall Offishall (Canada)
O Pato - N.A.S.A., Kool Kojak, DJ Babao (Brazil)
OMG - Shi 360 (Israel)
On the Beat - Kobi Onyame, Kof (Ghana, UK)
One Day - Kobi Onyame, The Canz (Ghana, UK)
Para Mi Barrio (Reggaeton Remix) - Vico C, Tony Touch, D'Mingo (Puerto Rico)
Private Party - Sean Paul (Jamaica)
Salam Alecum (Hip Hop Remix) - Aviva Avidan, Shi 360 (Israel)
Semitic Swag - Diwon, Cobe Jones, Y-Love, Shi 360, Nathan Sela (Israel)
Shalom Haters - Shi 360, Booskills (Israel)
Si Tu Me Calientas - Yaga y Mackie (Puerto Rico)
So Fly - Ce'Cile (Jamaica)
Somos Sur - Ana Tijoux (Chile, France)
Stop What You're Doing (Chanvarga) - Sha Stimuli, Punjabi MC (UK, India)
Superstarr, Pt. 0 - k-os (Canada)
Tell Her - Rizzle Kicks (UK)
Tu gridi - Abiwo (Italy)
Turn It Up - Chops, Drunken Tiger, Yoon Mirae (Korea)
Walk On Clouds - M-Phazes, Bliss N Eso (Australia)
Whine - Enur, Beenie Man, Natalie Storm (Denmark, Jamaica)
YALA - M.I.A. (Sri Lanka, UK)

Spring 2015 - Week 5 - AWARD WINNING HIP HOP

Hip Hop has had a Grammy category since 1989 when DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince won "Best Rap Performance" for "Parents Just Don't Understand". While many Grammy awards have gone to Hip Hop artists during that time, Hip Hop has also won some Oscars. All three of those songs are marked with a **. To hear what songs have brought home the gold over the last few decades, look no further than the list below.

*99 Problems - Jay-Z, Rick Rubin
All Of The Lights - Kanye West
*Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-a-Lot
Bust A Move - Young MC
Diamonds From Sierra Leone - Kanye West
Get Ur Freak On - Missy Elliott
**Glory - Common, John Legend
Gold Digger - Kanye West, Jamie Foxx
**Hard Out Here for a Pimp - Three 6 Mafia
Hot In Herre - Nelly
*i - Kendrick Lamar
*Jesus Walks - Kanye West
*Let Me Ride - Dr. Dre
**Lose Yourself - Eminem
*Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
Money Maker - Ludacris, Pharrell
Niggas in Paris - Jay-Z, Kanye West
Run This Town - Jay Z, Rihanna
Scream aka Itchin - Missy Elliott
Stronger - Kanye West
The Real Slim Shady - Eminem
Thrift Shop - Macklemore, Wanz
U Cant Touch This - MC Hammer
*Work It - Missy Elliott

Spring 2015 - Week 4 - CRUNK

While it's a coincidence that the playlists of the last two weeks were back to back, Crunk did actually emerge out of the late 1990s in the South directly from the sounds and influence of Miami Bass. The high tempo party sound isn't always present in Crunk music, instead opting often for a slowed-down, grimey, gettin' low and dirty and funky in the club type of feel. It's still party music, but it's the kind of party music that's less jumping up and down and booty shaking and more gettin' down on the floor, crankin' it and booty shaking. What does the word "Crunk" mean? Lots of supposed definitions. Crazy + drunk? Definitely possible. Craving a skunk? Probably less like likely.

Badd - Ying Yang Twins, Mike Jones
Bedroom Boom - Ying Yang Twins, Avant
*Bend Ova - Lil Jon, Tyga
Come Get Some - TLC, Lil Jon
Cyclone - Baby Bash, T-Pain
Dangerous - Ying Yang Twins, Wyclef
*Drop - Ying Yang Twins
*Every Freakin Night - Lil Jon
Feel It - Three 6 Mafia, Tiesto, Sean Kingston, Flo Rida
Get Crunk - Lil Jon
*Get Low - Lil Jon, Ying Yang Twins
Goodies - Ciara, TI, Jazze Phe
Hey - Lil Jon
*Killas - Lil Jon
*Last Call - Big Boi, Slimm Calhoun, Lil Jon, Eastside Boyz, Mello
Lolli Lolli (Pop that Body) - Three 6 Mafia, Project Pat, Yung D, SuperPower
Naggin' - Ying Yang Twins
*Outta Your Mind - Lil Jon
Raise Up - Petey Pablo
Ripped - E-40, Lil Jon
Roll Call - Lil Jon, Ciara, Lil Wayne
*Salt Shaker - Ying Yang Twins, Lil Jon, The East Side Boyz
Say I Yi Yi - Ying Yang Twins
*Shake (Remix) - Ying Yang Twins, Pitbull, Elephant Man
Shake My - Three 6 Mafia, Kalenna
*Shake that Monkey - Lil Jon, Too Short
Snap Yo Fingers - Lil Jon, E-40, Sean P of YoungBloodZ
The Anthem - Pitbull, Lil Jon
Touch - Amerie, TI
*Turn Down for What - Lil Jon, DJ Snake
Twisted - Gorilla Zoe, Lil Jon
U and Dat - E-40, T-Pain, Kandi Burruss
We Real - DJ Kizzy Rock, Ying Yang Twins, DJ Jelly
*Work It Out - Lil Jon, Eastside Boys, Pitbull

Spring 2015 - Week 3 - MIAMI BASS

Sometimes called "Miami Booty Bass" or just "Booty Bass", this Hip Hop style came to prominence in the early 90s in Florida. It is recognized by its high beats per minute (usually 130bpm+), deep bass, party style lyrics, and Roland TR-808 drum machine beat samples. This is high speed party music made to play in expensive car stereos and the clubs. 2 Live Crew are the best known group in the genre, as this playlist reflects.

2 Much Booty (In Da Pants) - Soundmaster T
*Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-a-Lot
Cars That Go Boom - L'Trimm
Cmon N Ride It (The Train) - Quad City DJs
Da Dip - Freak Nasty
Dazzey Duks - Duice
*Give It All You Got - Afrorican
Me So Horny - 2 Live Crew
Move Somethin - 2 Live Crew
*Raise The Roof - Uncle Luke
*Shake A Lil Somethin - 2 Live Crew
Shake It - MC Shy D
Shake Whatcha Mama Gave Ya - 2 Live Crew
*Supersonic - JJ Fad
The 2 Live Crew Mega Mix - 2 Live Crew
Tootsee Roll - 69 Boyz
Whoomp There It Is - Tag Team

Spring 2015 - Week 2 - "PARTY" TITLED SONGS

In week 2, our theme was songs with the word "party" in the title. Being the party people we are, most of these songs were already in our playlist. However, there are still a few here that are brand new to our rotation.

Bassment Party - The Cool Kids
Cold Rock A Party - MC Lyte, Missy Elliott
Dont Stop (YG Party) - Young Gunz
Fight For Your Right (to Party) - The Beastie Boys
Have A Party - Mobb Deep, Nate Dogg
Hood Party - Fat Tony, Kool AD, Despot
*Life Of Da Party - Snoop Dogg, Mistah FAB
Party Ain't Over - Pitbull, Usher, Afrojack
*Party Ain't Over - Timbaland and Magoo
Party All The Time - Black Eyed Peas
*Party All Week - Lumidee
*Party and Bullsh-t - Rah Digga
*Party and Bullsh-t (Ratatat remix) - Notorious BIG
*Party Bout to Pop - Papoose, Lloyd Banks, Busta Rhymes
Party Like A Rock Star - Shop Boyz
Party On Fifth Ave - Mac Miller
*Party Outside - Mistah FAB, Keak Da Sneak
Party People - Derek Minor
Party People - N.E.R.D.
Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
Party Time - The Large Professor
*Party To Damascus (Remix) - Wyclef Jean ft. Missy Elliott
Party Up - DMX
Partytime - Missy Elliott
Private Party - Sean Paul
Rock the Party - Benzino
This Is My Party - Daddy's Cash
This Is My Party - Fabolous
*We Came Here To Party - LMFAO
We Came to Party - LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Fatman Scoop
Where The Party At - Doug E. Fresh
Where The Party At - Jagged Edge
Who Rock The Party (Remix) - Mistah Fab, Jimmy Roses
Wolfpack Party - The Pack

Spring 2015 - Week 1 - REMIXES

Here are all of the songs and more we played in week 1 of Spring 2015. These remixes are from all around the web but you can find them every one if you look hard enough. 

*Bad Girls (Switch Remix) - M.I.A., Missy Elliott, Azealia Banks, Rye Rye
Bad Girls - M.I.A. (Leo Justi Remix)
*Big Poppa (Lucas Chambon Remix) - The Notorious BIG
*Biggie Bounce (Twrk Remix) - Diplo, Angger Dimas, Travis Porter
Bounce (Shoe Scene Symphony Bootleg Remix) - NORE, Isis
*California Love (Remix) - Dr. Dre, Tupac
Clarity (Shoe Scene Symphony Nu Disco Remix) - Zedd
Flava In Ya Ear Remix - Craig Mack, Notorious BIG, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes
Forgot About Dre (niceFingers Remix) - Dr. Dre, Eminem
Forgot About Dre (the golden pony remix) - Dr. Dre, Eminem
Frontin (Disclosure Re-Work) - Pharrell, Jay-Z
GDFR - Flo Rida, Sage The Gemini, Lookas [Noodles Remix] [Clean]
GDFR - Flo Rida, Sage The Gemini, The Lookas [DJ Kay Rich X Up 2 No Good Remix]
Get Back (Sum 41 Rock Remix)
Gettin' Jiggy Wit It (San Holo Remix) - Will Smith
*Gone Till November (Remix) - Wyclef Jean, Canibus
*Gossip Funk (Miles Felix Remix) - Missy Elliott
How Low (Remix) - Ludacris, Ciara, Pitbull
It's All About The Benjamins (Remix) - Puff Daddy, Notorious BIG, Lil Kim
Jazzy Belle (niceFingers Remix) - Outkast
Live It Up (Ahzee Remix) - Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull
Lose Yourself (San Holo Remix) - Eminem
Love Lockdown (Imanos x NGHTMRE Remix) - Kanye West
Milkshake (Shoe Scene Symphony Remix) - Kelis
*Ms. Fat Booty (Louis Futon Remix) - Mos Def
Ms. Jackson (San Holo Remix) - Outkast
Ms. Jackson (Shoe Scene Symphony Nu Disco Remix) - Outkast
Ms. Jackson (the golden pony remix) - Outkast
*Muscle (Twrk Remix) - Low Pros, Juvenile
*N 2 Gether Now (Neptunes Remix) - Limp Bizkit
No Mediocre (Grandtheft Remix) - TI, Iggy Azalea
Nookie (Neptunes Remix) - Limp Bizkit
*Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang (Metic's Summertime Bootleg) - Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg
Party and Bullsh-t (Ratatat remix) - Notorious BIG
Pump it Up Remix - Jay-Z
*R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
Ready Or Not (Lucas Chambon remix) - The Fugees
Real Love (Shoe Scene Symphony Bootleg Remix) - Mary J. Blige
Real Love (Shoe Scene Symphony Bootleg Rmx vs Bad Boy Rmx 126-105-126) - Mary J. Blige
Ride Wit Me (San Holo Remix) - Nelly
Shake Senora (Remix) - Pitbull, T-Pain, Sean Paul, Ludacris
Still Ballin (Lucas Chambon Remix) - 2pac ft Kurupt
Sweet Nothing (Shoe Scene Symphony Remix) - Calvin Harris, Florence Welch
*Take U There (feat Kiesza, Missy Elliott) (Skrillex and Diplo Remix)
The Next Episode (San Holo Remix) - Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg
The Way I Are (Arman Cekin Remix) - Timbaland
The World is Yours (Kons Yuki Remix) - Nas.aif
Try Again (Shoe Scene Symphony Disco Dub v2) - Aaliyah
Walk It Out (Remix) - UNK
Wanna Love You Girl (Shoe Scene Symphony Remix) - Robin Thicke
Wiggle (TWRK Remix) - Jazon Derulo, Snoop Dogg
Young Gs (niceFingers Remix) - Notorious BIG

Playlist - Winter 2015

In Winter, we continued our new class feature of themed playlists. This led to us buying almost as much music in one session as we usually do in a year. It's a lot to comb through, but it's well worth it (no *s on this playlist because we recommend them all). In order, here are the weekly themes for our Winter playlists: Collaborations, One-hit wonders, New music, 80s HH, Famous Samples, Love Songs, West Coast (SoCal), New York, Southern Hip Hop, Female MCs, Student request, Outkast. Starting in Spring, we'll be posting our themed playlists weekly.

2getha Baby (Clean) - Ghostface Killah
A Tribe Called Red - Angel Haze
Afro Puffs - The Lady of Rage
Ah Leke - Pitbull
Ain't No Future In Yo Frontin' - MC Breed
Ain't No Half-Steppin - Big Daddy Kane
Ain't That Funny - Missy Elliott
All Gold Everything - Trinidad James
All I Need (Razor Sharp Remix) - Method Man, Mary J. Blige [Clean]
All N My Grill (Clean) - Missy Elliott, Big Boi
Angel's Dust - Charli Baltimore
Around The Way Girl - LL Cool J
Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-a-Lot
Back In The Day - Ahmad Lewis
Back To The Hotel - N2Deep
Beast Out The Box - Performance Edit
Beats to the Rhyme - Run-DMC
Beautiful - Snoop Dogg, Pharrell, Charlie Wilson
Best I Ever Had [Clean] - Drake
Bet Against Me [Clean] - Watsky
Big Daddy - Heavy D
Black Coffee - Heavy D
Bonnie & Clyde (Clean) - Jay-Z, Beyonc‚
Boom (Disco D - Club Mix) - Da Brat
Break Fool (Clean) - Rah Digga
Breathe And Stop - Q-Tip
Bring The Pain - Missy Elliott
Busa Rhyme (Clean) - Missy Elliott
California Love (Edited) - Tupac, Dr. Dre
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You - Lauryn Hill
Cars That Go Boom - L'Trimm
Cherry Wine (Edited) - Nas, Amy Winehouse
Children's Story - Slick Rick
Clap Your Hands - Rah Digga
Colors - Ice-T
Cowboys - Fugees
Crown - Angel Haze
Da B Side (Clean) - Da Brat, Notorious BIG
Da Dip - Freak Nasty
Dance For Me (Ultimatum Remix) - Queen Latifah
Deep Sea Diver - Angel Haze
Ditty (Radio Edit) - Paperboy
Dog In Heat (Clean) - Missy Elliott, Redman, Method Man
Don't Believe The Hype - Public Enemy
Don't Stop - IamSu
Don't You Know - Heavy D
Doo Wop (That Thing) - Lauryn Hill
Drive You Crazy - Pitbull
Deja Vu (Uptown Baby) (Clean) - Lord Tariq, Peter Gunz
Eric B. Is President - Eric B. and Rakim
Every Ghetto, Every City - Lauryn Hill
Everything Is Everything - Lauryn Hill
Ex-Factor - Lauryn Hill
Family Business - Fugees
Final Hour - Lauryn Hill
Flava In Ya Ear Remix - Craig Mack, Notorious BIG, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes
Follow The Leader - Eric B. and Rakim
Forgive Them Father - Lauryn Hill
Freaks - Lil Vicioius, Doug E. Fresh
Freaks Come Out At Night - Whodini
Fu-Gee-La (Refugee Camp Remix) - Fugees
Fu-Gee-La (Sly & Robbie Mix) - Fugees
Fu-Gee-La - Fugees
Full Clip - Gang Starr
Funkdafied - Da Brat
Funky Beat - Whodini
Funky Fresh Dressed - Missy Elliott
Give It 2 You - Da Brat
Going Back To Cali - LL Cool J
Going Back To Cali - Notorious BIG
Gone Till November (Remix) - Wyclef Jean, Canibus
Gone Till November - Wyclef Jean
Got Me Waiting - Heavy D
Gushy Wushy - Da Brat
Gyrlz, They Love Me - Heavy D
Hot - Missy Elliott
Hot Boyz (Clean) - Missy Elliott
Hot Stepper - Ini Kamoze
How Many Mics - Fugees
How Ya Doin - Lil Mix, Missy Elliott
How Ya Like Me Now - Kool Moe Dee
Human Beat Box - Fat Boys
I Ain't No Joke - Eric B. and Rakim
I Can't Live Without My Radio - LL Cool J
I Get The Job Done - Big Daddy Kane
I Got 5 On It (Bay Ballers Remix) - E-40, Shock G, Richie Rich, Dru Down, Spice 1, Luniz
I Got A Man - Positive K
I Know You Got Soul - Eric B. and Rakim
I Love My B---- (clean) - Busta Rhymes, will.I.am
I Used To Love Him - Lauryn Hill
I Wish - Skee-lo
i [Clean] - Kendrick Lamar
I'll Do 4 U - Father MC
I'm A Ho - Whodini
Im Bad - LL Cool J
In The Ghetto - Eric B. and Rakim
Informer - Snow
Into You - Tamia, Fabolous
Intro - Lauryn Hill
Is It Good To You - Heavy D
It's Funky Enough - The DOC
It's My Thing - EPMD
Jingling Baby - LL Cool J
Just Call Me D-Nice - D-Nice
Just Coolin - Levert, Heavy D
Killing Me Softly With His Song - Fugees
Knockin' Boots - Candyman
Know The Ledge - Eric B. and Rakim
Ladi Dadi - Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick
Ladies First - Queen Latifah, Monie Love
Lean Back (Clean) - Terror Squad
Let The Rhythm Hit Em - Eric B. and Rakim
Let's Rock Y'all - Roxanne Shante
Lights, Camera, Action! (Clean) - Mr. Cheeks
Lost Ones - Lauryn Hill
Love And Appreciate II - Murs, Tyler Woods
Love Of My Life - Erykah Badu, Common
Luchini (This is It) - Camp Lo
Lyrics Of Fury - Eric B. and Rakim
ManifestOutro - Fugees
Mass Appeal - Gang Starr
Mentirosa - Mellow Man Ace
Microphone Fiend - Eric B. and Rakim
Mista Mista - Fugees
Mr. Big Stuff - Heavy D
Murder She Wrote - Chaka Demus, Pliers
My Philosophy - BDP
Never Been In Love [Clean] - Talib Kweli
New Jack Hustler - Ice-T
No Scrubs - TLC
No Woman, No Cry - Fugees
Not Tonight - Lil Kim, Missy Elliott, Da Brat
Nothin On You - B.o.B., Bruno Mars
Nothing Even Matters - Lauryn Hill
Now That We Found Love - Heavy D, Aaron Hall
Nuthin - Doug E. Fresh
Nuttin But Love - Heavy D
On Point - Heavy D, Eightball
One Minute Man (Clean) - Missy Elliott, Ludacris)
OPP - Naughty by Nature
Paid In Full - Eric B. and Rakim
Party and Bullsh-t (Clean Edit) - Rah Digga
Party Like A Rock Star (Clean) - Shop Boyz
Peaches N Cream - Snoop Dogg, Charlie Wilson
Playaz Club - Rappin' 4-Tay
Pull The Alarm - Charli Baltimore, Billy Lawrence
Pump It Up (Here's the News) - MC Hammer
Put It On Me (Clean) - Ja Rule, Vita
Ready Or Not - Fugees
Red Intro - Fugees
Regulate (Clean) - Warren G, Nate Dogg
Ring Em - MC Hammer
Roxanne's Revenge - Roxanne Shante
Roxanne, Roxanne - UTFO
Run's House - Run-DMC
She's A Bitch (Clean) - Missy Elliott
Silly Ho - TLC
Slam (Clean) - Onyx
Slide - Missy Elliott
Smooth Chick (Clean) - Missy Elliott
So Wat Cha Sayin - EPMD
Somebody For Me - Heavy D
Sound of da Police - KRS-One
Stand For Something [Clean] - Watsky, Anderson Paak
Stanky Legg [Clean] - GS Boyz
Step into a World (Rapture's Delight) - KRS-One
Stickin' Chickens (Clean) - Missy Elliott
Supersonic - JJ Fad
Superstar - Lauryn Hill
Teach Me How To Dougie - Dougie Boyz
Tears To Diamonds [Clean] - Watsky, Raquel Rodriguez
Tell Him - Lauryn Hill
The Beast - Fugees
The Bridge Is Over - BDP
The Mask - Fugees
The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill
The Overweight Lover's In The House - Heavy D
The Punisher - Eric B. and Rakim
The Score - Fugees
The Show - Doug E. Fresh
This Is Not A Drill - Pitbull
Tight (Clean) - Rah Digga
Time of Our Lives - Pitbull
To Zion - Lauryn Hill
Ugly - Blaque, Missy Elliott
We Got Our Own Thang - Heavy D
We Trying To Stay Alive - Fugees
What's On Your Mind - Eric B. and Rakim
Whatchu Like (Clean) - Da Brat
When It Hurts So Bad - Lauryn Hill
Where The Party At - Doug E. Fresh
Wild Wild Love - Pitbull
Wild Wild West - Kool Moe Dee
Work - Ciara, Missy Elliott
Xplosion - Outkast, B-Real
You Can Do It - Ice Cube, Mack 10, Ms. Toi
You Can't See What I Can See - Heavy D
You Gots To Chill - EPMD
You Know My Steez - Gang Starr
Zealots - Fugees

Playlist - Fall 2014

All of our playlists this session are based on the songs that we created class videos for from 2006 to now. However, we did buy some other things that are worth checking out. We specifically recommend the stuff from independent label Strange Music who produce Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Ces Cru, Mayday, Murs, Kutt Calhoun, Rittz and others. Also, some of these songs came from the student special request week, so you get a chance to make someone else's favorite your own.

*711 - Beyonce
All I Do Is Win -DJ Khaled, T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross
Alright - Logic, Big Sean
Bad Things - K. Flay
*Beast Out the Box - Mayday and Murs
Big Pimpin (Clean) - Jay-Z, UGK
*Bounce - Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Dr. Dre, Justin Timberlake [Clean]
*Brand New Get Up - Mayday and Murs
Cadillactica - Big KRIT
Can't Hold Us - Pentatonix
Catch Vibes - Ces Cru
Chief Rocka - Lords of the Underground
Cold Rock A Party - MC Lyte, Missy Elliott
Crisis - Twista, Tech N9ne
Demonology - Talib Kweli, Big KRIT, Gary Clark Jr
*DJ Turn It Up - Yellow Claw
Dreams - Cunninlynguists, Tunji, BJ The Chicago Kid
Drop It Low [Clean] - Ester Dean, Chris Brown
Easy Fix - K. Flay
EI [Clean] - Nelly
Elevate My Mind - Stereo MCs
Explode - Rittz
Fate - Ces Cru
*Feel Right - Mark Ronson, Mystikal
Fireball - Willow, Nicki Minaj
Fool's Gold - Mayday and Murs
Get It Poppin - Fat Joe, Nelly
Get Low (Clean) - Lil Jon, Ying Yang Twins
Get Ur Freak On - Missy Elliott [Clean]
Gimmie Dat - Ciara
Give It to Me - Ces Cru
*Give You My All - Mayday and Murs
Goodies (Clean) - Ciara, TI, Jazze Phe
Hearsay - Calvin Richardson
Hood Party - Fat Tony, Kool AD, Despot
I Been Dope - Kutt Calhoun, Tech N9ne
I See It - Kutt Calhoun
I'll Be - Foxy Brown, Jay-Z
Inside Out - clipping
Jimmy Stewart - Ces Cru
Killa City - Kutt Calhoun
King Of The South - Big KRIT
*Kiss You Back - Digital Underground
Laugh About It - NERD
*Let Me Clear My Throat (Live) - DJ Kool
Lose Yourself - Eminem
Lover's Peak - Talib Kweli
Me And You - Twista
*Ms Jackson (Clean) - Outkast
Murder (Act Two) - Cunninlynguists, Big Krit
My Life - Mayday
Never Leave You - Lumidee
No Duh - K. Flay
*Oochie Wally - Nas, Bravehearts
*Passin Me By - The Pharcyde
Power Play - Ces Cru, Tech N9ne
Pray - MC Hammer
Que Lastima - Ces Cru, Angel Davanport
Red Nose [Clean] - Sage the Gemini
Right Thurr - Chingy
Rock The Bells - Kendrick Lamar
Rock The Bells - LL Cool J
*Rosa Parks - Outkast
Salt Shaker - Ying Yang Twins, Lil Jon, The East Side Boyz
Say Aah - Trey Songz, Fabolous
Self Preservation - Kutt Calhoun, Krizz Kaliko
Shake Ya Ass - Mystikal
*Slow Down - Yellow Claw, DJ Snake
So WhatCha Want - The Beastie Boys
*South California - Cunninlynguists, Tunji
Speed - Kutt Calhoun
*Spiked Punch - Mayday and Murs
Starf---er - K. Flay
State of Grace - Talib Kweli, Abby Dobson
Stutter - Joe, Mystikal
Thanksgiving - Kendrick Lamar
The Jump Off (Clean) - Lil Kim
*The South - Cunninlynguists
The Way You Love - Joe Budden, Felicia Temple
They Want EFX - Das EFX
Thong Song (Clean) - Sisqo
Till I Collapse - Eminem, Nate Dogg
Try Again - Aaliyah
*Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars
Weapons - K. Flay
Whats Your Fantasy (Clean) - Ludacris
Wipe That Sweat - Kutt Calhoun
*You Know What - NERD

Playlist - Summer 2014

Not a lot of new music this session but, if you're looking for something for kids, we HIGHLY recommend the new album from Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. He makes legit music and has a solid rhyme style. Even adults will find themselves rapping along. Check em out!

0 to 100 (The Catch Up) - Drake (Clean)
3 Pointed Back - Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Anaconda [Clean] - Nicki Minaj
*Bend Ova - Lil Jon, Tyga
Body Language - Jesse McCartney, T-Pain
*Bring The Noize - M.I.A
Can't Get Enough - Becky G, Pitbull
Caught in the Screen - Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
*Delirious (Boneless) - Steve Aoki, Kid Ink, Chris Lake, Tujamo
Do It - Pitbull, Mayer Hawthorne
Double Bubble Trouble - M.I.A
Fancy - Instrumental - Iggy Azalea
Fireball - Pitbull, John Ryan
Guess What - Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Heavy Metal and Reflective - Azealia Banks
Hot In Herre - Nelly
Imaginary Friend - Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Lock Dem Hubs - Bubba Sparxxx
Made On McCosh Mill Road - Bubba Sparxxx, Danny Boone
Matangi - M.I.A
Nightlight - Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Okay Then - Bubba Sparxxx
Old School - Cupid
Pillowfort Pillowfight - Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
PJs All Day - Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Summer - Calvin Harris
That High - Pitbull, Kelly Rowland
Time Machine - Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Unwind - Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
*Way Down South - Bubba Sparxxx, Kyle Cook, Danny Boone, and Demun Jones
YALA - M.I.A
You're It - Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Playlist - Spring 2014

Last session we said we bought a lot of music. Well, this time, we bought even more. Amongst these purchases we copped two entire albums ... "Convertibles" by Chuck Inglish and "Hey" by LE1F. Both are filled with exactly the kind of music you expect to dance to in our classes. Besides those two, we bought a lot of new stuff by SneakerBox Chock, Sage the Gemini, Raze, Pharrell, The Grouch and Eligh and IamSu!. Tracks that say "Uptempo" are ones that we sped up so that when you hear them in class, they'll be faster than the versions you can purchase online. Almost everything listed below can be found @ http://www.amazon.com/mp3 and on iTunes.

11 (Uptempo) - SneakerBox Chock
Attitude - Chuck Inglish, BJ The Chicago Kid
Bad Girls (Nick Thayer Remix) - MIA
*Boom - LE1F
Bounce - Iggy Azalea [Clean]
*Bounce - Raze
Buzz - LE1F
Came Thru-Easily (Uptempo) - Chuck Inglish, Ab-Soul, Mac Miller
*College Drop - Sage the Gemini, Kool John [Clean]
Come Get It Bae - Pharrell
Crazy - KB
Doin It Up - Raze
DREAM - Pharoahe Monche, Talib Kweli
Dreamy - Chuck Inglish
*Dynamite - Afrojack, Snoop Dogg
Elevators - Chuck Inglish, Buddy, Polyester The Saint
Fancy (Uptempo) - Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX [Clean]
F--k Love - Iggy Azalea [Clean]
Food Court (Uptempo) - SneakerBox Chock, Bueller Da Don
Gametime - Chuck Inglish, Action Bronson
Gas Pedal - Sage the Gemini, Iamsu [Clean]
Glam - Chuck Inglish, Chance The Rapper, Macie Stewart
Glasses Down - Raze, Chenzira, Fanesha Fabre
Good Drugs (Uptempo) - SneakerBox Chock, Devinwade
Gush - Pharrell
*Gust Of Wind - Pharrell
*Hella Fresh - The Grouch and Eligh, Kreayshawn
Herriers - Heiruspecs
Hey - LE1F
HMU - Chuck Inglish
I Love My Squad - Iamsu
IDGAF - Nelly, Pharrell Williams, TI
*Ingles (Mas o Menos) - Chuck Inglish, Cap Angels
Keith Sweat (Uptempo) - Chuck Inglish, Sulaiman, DJ Izzo
*Legs - Chuck Inglish, Chromeo
Marilyn Monroe - Pharrell
Mmm Yeah - Austin Mahone, Pitbull
Money Clip - Chuck Inglish, Vic Mensa, Retch, Hassani Kwess, Sulaiman
Move Over - Raze
Nah Never (Uptempo) - SneakerBox Chock
Nothing To Me - Sage the Gemini, Iamsu [Clean]
*Old School Rules - Danger Doom, Talib Kweli
On The Floor (Radio Edit) - J-Lo, Pitbull
Only That Real - Iamsu, 2 Chainz, Sage The Gemini
PRISM - Chuck Inglish, Jade 3
Problem - Chad Jones, Propaganda, Canon
Remember Me - Sage the Gemini [Clean]
*Say Eligh! Say Grouch! - The Grouch and Eligh
*She Get It Down - SneakerBox Chock, Gloss Da Boss, Nyce Daytona
Shitty Lullaby - Chuck Inglish, Sabi
Shoestrings (Uptempo) - SneakerBox Chock, Skyzoo [Clean]
Stand Your Ground - Pharoahe Monch
Sup - LE1F
Swervin (Uptempo) - Chuck Inglish, Sir Michael Rocks, Polyester The Saint
*Temperature's Rising - Mobb Deep
Towers - Heiruspecs
*Turn Down for What - Lil Jon, DJ Snake
Undefeated - KB, Derek Minor
We Came to Party (Uptempo) - LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Fatman Scoop
What You Bout - Iamsu, Wiz Khalifa, Berner
*Wut - LE1F

Winter 2014

We just bought a lot of music, y'all. A lot. Of. Music. And, we don't just buy entire albums where one song's good and the rest are like "Stanky Leg" double remix remixes. We specifically choose each song in our playlist because we're feeling something about it. This time around we got a few from perrenial favorites Eminem and E-40, as well as some from that dude from the show "Community", Childish Gambino, and a BUNCH of ish from T-Pain. Hopsin was someone who jumped on our radar a couple of years ago and he just released a bunch of new stuff that we like. And, if you're on the Christian Rap tip, check out the stuff here from Lecrae. Got any questions about where to find this stuff, hit us up on the emails or here on FB.

Bad Guy - Eminem
*Ball Out - E-40, NHT Boyz
Behind Enemy Lines - MC Jin
*Blapper - T-Pain, Mistah FAB, Krizz Kaliko, Tech N9ne
Countdown - E-40, 2 Chainz
*Dance Floor - T-Pain, Tay Dizm
Doobie - MIA
Drop It - Beenie Man
Gimmie That Money - Hopsin
Go Get It - JAE E, E-40, Thaddeous Shade
Hands up - Lecrae, Propaganda
*HeadBand - B.O.B., 2 Chainz
Hypocrite (Black Chapter) - MC Jin
*I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel) - Jennifer Hudson, TI
I Crawl - Childish Gambino
II shadows - Childish Gambino
I'm Pushin - E-40
I'm Turnt - Lecrae
Louder - Yelawolf, InkMonstarr
Make Love - DJ E-Rise, Lloyd
*My Cup - Ahmad Belvin, T-Pain
Nollie Tre Flip - Hopsin
*Nothin - T-Pain
Paper Route - B.O.B.
*Party Bout - Papoose, Lloyd Banks, Busta Rhymes
Party Outside - Mistah FAB, Keak Da Sneak
*Plush - E-40
Rhyme Or Reason - Eminem
Running (1000 Miles) - T-Pain
Sell Out - Lecrae
Sleazy Remix - Kesha, TI, Andre 3000, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne
Smoke - Tay Dizm, T-Pain
Sneaker Head - Mistah FAB
Speech - T-Pain, Birdman
Still Got Love For You - Hopsin
Supa Dupa Star - E-40, Too Short, Mistah FAB, Prod by Clinton Sparks
Super Dewper - One Chance, T-Pain, Smoke
Survival - Eminem
*Tomorrow Tonight - Diddy, Ludacris, Produced By Clinton Sparks
V 3005 - Childish Gambino
Wake Up In It - Mally Mall, Tyga, Sean Kingston, French Montana, Pusha T
Who's There - Hopsin, Jarren Benton, Dizzy Wright
You Already Know - Vybz Kartel, Busta Rhymes, T-Pain
You Can Do Anything You Like - Shaggy

Fall 2013

To file under the, "If You Don't Know, Well Now You Know" category, before his monstrous rise to solo-stardom, Cee-lo Green was part of a crew called Goodie Mob. Long story short, they're awesome. Update to that short story, they just released a new album*. While we normally buy individual songs, this is the first entire album we've bought in a while. You should too. Besides that, some of our other consistent favorites released new albums like Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko and the Hieroglyphics. We got a dope, uber hard hitting Christian Rap track in "Deaf" and, at the other side of the spectrum, a good booty anthem with Flo Rida's "Can't Believe It". We recommend everything on this list, so if you're looking to buy, start here.

Act Right - Yo Gotti, Jeezy, YG
Amy - Goodie Mob, V
Balls (Interlude) - Goodie Mob
*Berzerk - Eminem
BITCH - Tech N9ne, T-Pain
Brooklyn's the Borough - Tony Touch
Can't Believe It - Flo Rida, Pitbull
*Collard Greens - Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar
Come As You Are - Goodie Mob
DDFH - El-P, Killer Mike
*Deaf - Derek Minor
DJ Earworm 2013 Mashup
Dwamn - Tech N9ne
Father Time - Goodie Mob
Ghost Of Gloria Goodchild - Goodie Mob
Girls Like That - Krizz Kaliko
Gun Fever - Hieroglyphics
*Highway Five - Hieroglyphics
Hold On, Were Going Home - Drake, Majid Jordan
I'm Set - Goodie Mob
Jezebel - Kidd
Kolors - Goodie Mob
Livin It Up - Hieroglyphics
My Haiku - Burn the World - Tech N9ne
Nexperience - Goodie Mob
*On the Floor - Lil Mo, Fat Man Scoop
Pinstripes - Goodie Mob, TI
Power - Goodie Mob
Ready, Set, Go - Derek Minor
Reckless - Krizz Kaliko
*Ripped - E-40, Lil Jon
Schizophrenia - Krizz Kaliko
Silence The New Hate (Interlude) - Goodie Mob
So Dope (They Wanna) - Tech N9ne
Special Education - Goodie Mob, Janelle Monáe
State Of The Art - Goodie Mob
The Both Of Me - Goodie Mob, Big Fraze
The Finger - Krizz Kaliko
The Fox - Ylvis
U Don't Know What You Got - Goodie Mob, Big Rube
Uncle Red's Interlude - Goodie Mob
Understanding - Goodie Mob, V
Valleujah - Goodie Mob
Why Me - Krizz Kaliko
Wshores Galore - Hieroglyphics

Summer 2013

Most of the tracks this round came from just a few albums. The new Eve album to come along in years, "Lip Lock" is filled with great and dance-able tracks. Of course, the new Jay-Z "Magna Carta Holy Grail" is hot. We separating Kanye the guy from Kanye the artist as we're highly recommending "Yeezus". A little farther off the radar you find great stuff by Talib Kweli on "Prisoners of Conscious" and Slum Village's "Evolution" album. But, possibly most of all, we recommend Wale's new album "The Gifted". Mighty's especially fond of the track with Wale and Cee-lo called "Gullible". Check em out and then buy em up.

All Night - Eve, Claude Kelly, Propain
*Grind or Die - Eve
Keep Me from You - Eve, Dawn Richard
*Mama in the Kitchen - Eve, Snoop Dogg
She Bad Bad - Eve
*Wanna Be - Eve, Missy Elliott, Nacho
Zero Below - Eve
BBC - Jay-Z
Picasso Baby - Jay-Z
*Black Skinhead - Kanye West
I Am A God - Kanye West, God
On Sight - Kanye West
Scared Money - Slum Village
Summer Breeze - Slum Village
Come Here - Talib Kweli, Miguel
High Life - Talib Kweli, Rubix, Bajah
Rocket Ships - Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes
Black Heroes - Outro About Nothing - Wale, Jerry Seinfeld
Clappers - Wale, Nicki Minaj, Juicy J
Gullible - Wale, Cee Lo Green
LoveHate Thing - Wale, Sam Dew
Sunshine - Wale

Spring 2013

Here's the new stuff we got so far for adult Hip Hop in the Springtimes!

Break Dat B!tch (Uptempo) - Mitchy Slick
Quick To Get Clak (Uptempo) - Mitchy Slick, Philthy Rich, Boo Banga
Get Loose - Tyga
*Dope - Tyga
Hit'em Up - Tyga
Honey - Donae'o, Talib Kweli
She Don't Put It Down - Joe Budden, Lil Wayne, Tank
*Crickets - Drop City Yacht Club
Number 1 Spot - Flame
Remedy - Snoop Lion
*I Cry - Flo Rida
Apply the Pressure - Krayzie Bone
*Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z
Smoke the Weed - Snoop Lion
*Freaks - French Montana
Monster - Rich Boy, Mista Raja
I Need Weed - Styles P
Get Lucky - Daft Punk, Pharrell
Juice - Tech N9ne
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke, Pharrell
Lewis and Clark - Wax
Godbye - Andy Mineo
*Dreamin - Wax

Winter 2013

A lot of the new stuff we got in the Winter was from E-40's album with Too Short (get it for the 40 stuff, ditch the Too Short played out oversexed crap), the new Big Boi album and Azealia Banks. Highly recommend all three and everything else that's on this playlist. All love <3

*212 - Azealia Banks
*Apple Of My Eye - Big Boi
Bad Girls - M.I.A. (Leo Justi Remix)
*Bad Girls (Switch Remix) - M.I.A., Missy Elliott, Azealia Banks, Rye Rye
Best Friend - B.o.B., Iggy Azalea, Mac Miller
Bout My Money - E-40, Jeremih, Turf Talk
Brand New Me - MC Jin
CPU - Big Boi
Damage - Krizz Kaliko, Snow Tha Product (Uptempo)
Don't Stop The Party - Pitbull, TJR
*Drinks For You (Ladies Anthem) - Pitbull, J. Lo
Dump Truck - E-40, Travis Porter, Young Chu
Everyday - E-40
*Everyday Birthday - Swizz Beats, Chris Brown, Ludacris
Fire in AC - Tech N9ne (Uptempo)
Get Throw'd - Krizz Kalico, 816 Boyz (Uptempo)
Global Warming - Pitbull, Sensato
*Gumbo - Krizz Kaliko, Oobergeek (Uptempo)
Have Some Fun - Pitbull, The Wantd, Afrojack
Hell of A Night - B.o.B.
Knock Ya Wig - Krizz Kaliko (Uptempo)
Liquorice - Azealia Banks
*Mama Told Me - Big Boi
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Objectum Sexuality - Big Boi
Party Ain't Over - Pitbull, Usher, Afrojack
Shoes For Running - Big Boi
*Slide Through - E-40 ,Tyga
This Shit Pound - E-40, Stresmatic
Thom Pettie - Big Boi
*Thrift Shop - Macklemore, Wanz
Toasted - E-40, Decadez
*Van Vogue - Azealia Banks
Way Out - Krizz Kaliko (Uptempo)

Fall 2012

Many of our tracks this session came from the Fall released Slaughterhouse album. This session also saw more tracks from relative unknown artists. To be totally honest, it wasn't a great season for Hip Hop but we still managed to find a few tracks worth adding to your library. We highly recommend the Macklemore album and "Ball" by TI was one of our favorite singles. Check em out ... cop what you like ... drop the rest. All love!

9th Inning - Missy Elliott, Timbaland
Aktion Pak - Mavado, DJ Khaled
All Of It - POS
*Ball - TI
Boy Toy - Tech N9ne
*Can't Hold Us - Macklemore, Ray Dalton
*Clique - Kanye West
Coffin - Slaughterhouse
*Drunk Already Lit - Starting Six
Frankenstein - DMX
Frat House - Slaughterhouse (Uptempo)
Freak - Madchild
Get Your Money Up - DMX
Goin' In - J-Lo, Flo Rida
HamBot - Starting Six
Hammer Dance - Slaughterhouse (Uptempo)
Human Being - Zion I (Uptempo)
I Don't Dance - DMX
Jockin' AP - Apathy (Uptempo)
Love Locked Freestyle - Apathy
Mixin' Liquor - Starting Six
OYB - Starting Six (Uptempo)
Ratchet - LL Cool J
Rent Money - Bambu, Rocky Rivera
Rock Yo Head - Tech N9ne
*Same Love - Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert
Shadow Boxing - Zion I
Strange Money - Kutt Calhoon
Swagger Like Ap - Apathy
They Can't Come - POS, Sims
*Throw It Away - Slaughterhouse
Triple Threat - Missy Elliott, Timbaland
*Walk Of Shame - Slaughterhouse (Uptempo)
Weird Friends - POS
What If The Lights Go Out - Dead Prez
Wretches - Apathy (Uptempo)
Y'all Don't Really Know - DMX

Summer 2012

This session, the majority of our new tracks came from two artists ... Hopsin and Rye Rye. Both artists were unknown to us before this session but they had many solid and dance-able tracks. There's a good variety here. Some strong lyricists like Aesop Rock ... time tested faves like TI and Lupe ... funny stuff like Cosplay Girls ... and even some risk taking tracks like all the new stuff from Gangstagrass. We recommend everything here. YOU BUY NOW! All love - FUNKMODE
("Uptempo" notes that we have sped it up when playing it in class)

*2 Reasons - TI, Trey Songz (Uptempo)

*1991 - Azealia Banks

*Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free) - Lupe Fiasco

Bang - Rye Rye

Big Beast - Killer Mike, Bun B, TI, Trouble (Uptempo)

*Blow A Cloud - Hopsin, SwizZz (Uptempo)

Cosplay Girl - Richie Branson

Crows 2 - Aesop Rock (Uptempo)

*Dance - Rye Rye

*Drop - Rye Rye

*Go - Killer Mike

Goin' In - J-Lo, Pitbull

Hardcore Girls - Rye Rye

Here Comes Talent - Talent

Holla Holla - Rye Rye

*Honey Babe - Gangstagrass, Brandi Hart, Dolio the Sleuth

Hot 16s - Hopsin (Uptempo)

Hotter - Rye Rye

How You Like Me Now - Hopsin, SwizZz (Uptempo)

*I Go Hard - Gangstagrass (Uptempo)

I Go Hard - Lil Prophet, Pettidee, Bonafide (Uptempo)

*It's Going Down - Kj-52, Canton Jones

*Jingalin - Ludacris (Uptempo)

*JoJo's Chillin - Killer Mike

*Kali Baby - Krizz Kaliko

Key To The City - Large Professor

New Thing - Rye Rye

*No Going Back - Gangstagrass, Brooklyn35 Collective

Racing Stripes - Aesop Rock

Shake It To The Ground - Rye Rye

*Shake Twist Drop - Rye Rye

Slow Down - Clyde Carson

Speed That Light - Kj-52, Rhema Soul

*Stand Up Guy - TI

Talent - P.D.A., Hatch

*The Hop Train - Hopsin, SwizZz (Uptempo)

Trampoline - Hopsin (Uptempo)

*Turn It Up - Hopsin, SwizZz

Wave Your Flag - Sir Dilla

Yeah Dats Me - Big K.R.I.T.

Zero Dark Thirty - Aesop Rock

Spring 2012

This season, the new E-40 triple album dropped ("Block Brochure") and therefore many of the songs on this list are from there. Besides that, there are a bunch of other good tracks here. We especially recommend the new one from De La Soul as well as the new one from Nas. Enjoy and all love! 

Be You - E-40, Too Short, J Banks

Can't Stand Me - Tech N9ne

Come On A Cone - Nicki Minaj

*Danger - Rhemasoul

*Get On My Level - Iron Solomon

Get Ya Weight Up - E-40

*Hit The Floor - Twista, Pitbull

*I'm Doin' It - E-40, Dorrough

I'm On His Top - E-40

International Love - Pitbull

In This Thang Breh - E-40, Turf Talk, Mistah Fab

It's Curtains - E-40, Kaveo, Droop-E

*Must B the Music - De La Soul

Pound The Alarm - Nicki Minaj

*Roman Holiday - Nicki Minaj

Shotgun - Iron Solomon

*The Don - Nas

*Turn It Up - Grits, Scientist, Jade

Whatever We Want - Chiddy Bang

What's My Name - E-40

Wild Ones - Flo Rida, Sia

With The Sh*t - E-40, JT The Bigga Figga, Cellski

Winter 2012

You'll notice when you hear them in our classes that some of these songs were sped up to fit the tempo that we need to get our FUNK on properly. 

*Bottlez - T-Pain

*Champagne Showers - LMFAO

*Dance All Night - J. Dash, Ashley Guin

Devil's Medicine - Eligh

Ghetto Dreams - Common, Nas

If You Knew - Thebreax, Presto

Invincible - MGK

*It's Not You (It's Me) - T-Pain

*Look At Her Go - T-Pain

My Team - Mac Miller

Party On Fifth Ave - Mac Miller

*Pass At Me - Timbaland, Pitbull

*Play the Guitar - B.O.B., Andre 3000

*Put That Ass To Work - LMFAO

Punch-Out - Doomtree

*Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO

Stop Running - Eligh

*Strut - J. Dash

Stupid Hoe - Nicki Minaj

T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever) - will.i.am

*The Black N Gold - Wale

*The Eyes of The Tiger - Wale

*The Soup - Wale

Transformer - J. Dash, Lara Johnston

*Turn All The Lights On - T-Pain

*We Came Here To Party - LMFAO

*We Run This - Missy Elliott - Stick It Soundtrack Edit