It’s Monday and I’m back with a fresh new Discover Weekly Review. It’s a mixture of old, new and why would Spotify even suggest that I listen to this? So without further ado, on with the show!
1. U.S.D.A. – “Corporate Thuggin’“: Jeezy put his crew on with this album back in 2007. This was the second and final single from this album.
2. Tony Terry – “With You“: This R&B records was played all day and night. The video used to say on as well. Classic track.
3. Yung Joc – “1st Time” feat. Marques Houston: The funniest thing about this record is that on Pastor Troy’s “In My Truck with Me“, he’s trying to find someone from Atlanta to rock with him on the record. Yung Joc gets mentioned and he goes “Who, Marques Houston Yung Joc?” It only reached #93 on Billboard’s Top 100.
4. D-Train – “Something’s On Your Mind“: This song was released in 1984 and this is my first time hearing it. It’s a cool record.
5. René & Angela – “You Don’t Have To Cry“: This record was on the duo’s final album together, Street Called Desire. This was covered by Adina Howard on her debut album Do You Wanna Ride?. I prefer the original record.
6. Kid ‘N Play – “Rollin’ With Kin ‘N Play“: This song still jams! Just grab someone and do that Kid ‘N Play dance when this comes on.
7. The New Birth – “It’s Been A Long Time“: This group had a few jams and this was my first time hearing this record. I enjoyed it.
8. Ahmad – “Back In The Day” (Remix): This was another song that was annoying to me but everyone else around me seemed to love it.
9. Isaac Hayes – “The Look Of Love“: This song was written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David and this version was featured on Isaac Hayes’ 1970 album, …To Be Continued. I remember being introduced to this version by my cousin.
10. Case – “Not Your Friend“: If there was a song that describe women who dirty macked, this would be the one.
11. Ne-Yo – “Say It“: Slow jam gem from Ne-Yo.
12. Cherish – “Moment In Time“: I’ve always like Cherish as a group. This track was a nice way to close out their debut album, Unappreciated.
13. T.L. Williams – “Gettin’ Mo Money Than You“: Never heard of this artist but I looked him up and he’s an indie artist from Chicago. His website notes that this track has received play nationwide.
14. Mobb Deep – “Hey Luv (Anything)” feat. 112: I know that Mobb Deep was looking to gain radio spins (and they did that with this track), but this didn’t fair too well with core Mobb Deep fans.
15. Erykah Badu – “Window Seat“: This song reflected how I felt about life at that time. When it was released, there was a lot of criticism about the video but to me, it’s still one of my favorite Badu songs.
16. Gerald Albright – “Champagne Life” w/ Norman Brown: These two jazz legends played a jazz instrumental of Ne-Yo’s 2010 single from his fourth album, Libra Scale.
17. Gina Thompson – “The Things That You Do” (Bad Boy Remix) feat. Missy Elliott: This was played everywhere and gave us Missy Elliott, who was introduced us to her “HEE-HEE-HEE-HEE-HOW, HEE-HEE-HEE-HEE-HEE-HEE-HOW”. I had the cassette single of this and played it all the time.
18. Gerald Levert – “Funny“: This was released in 2002 and it was the equivalent of receiving that “Hey Stranger/Big Head/Ugly” text in your phone.
19. Avant – “Special“: This was my first time hearing this track and this would be a song for the special person in your life.
20. I-15 – “Lost In Love“: The first time that I heard of this group was on Soulja Boy’s “Soulja Girl” record. They were signed to Polow da Don‘s Zone 4 Entertainment and released this single. Haven’t heard anything else from them but this record was a good look for them.
21. Teddy Pendergrass – “You’re My Latest, My Greatest Inspiration“: This record is one of my favorites by Teddy P. It was also sampled by the hip-hop group Do or Die on their Kanye West produced record “Higher”.
22. Patti LaBelle – “If Only You Knew“: I’ll always love this record by Patti LaBelle but now when I hear this, I’ll think of that video that guy sung about those Patti Pies!
23. LL Cool J – “Paradise” feat. Amerie: I actually liked this record. It was featured on the soundtrack to Deliver Us from Eva.
24. Jazmine Sullivan – “Need U Bad” feat. Missy Elliot: Ahhhhh!!! Jazmine Sullivan debut single! Still love this record and she should be bigger in the industry. Sidenote: I didn’t know that was Pepa (Yes, that Pepa) doing the Jamaican accent on this record.
25. Dru Hill – “You Are Everything” (Remix) feat. Ja Rule: Whenever I hear this song or see the video, it reminds me when Woody left Dru Hill. This song was dope as it featured then labelmate, Ja Rule on a rap verse with Nokio.
26. JoJo – “Like That“: Always been a fan of JoJo’s and her sophomore album, The High Road, showed growth in her singing. This record is an example of that.
27. Total – “Sitting Home“: This song was the second single from Total’s Kima, Keisha, and Pam album. The video featured Pam getting into an argument with Ed Lover and he tells her to get out. So in turn, Pam takes everything and leave him with nothing.
28. Ill Al Skratch – “I’ll Take Her” feat. Brian McKnight: The Dirty Mack anthem. You gotta love it.
29. August Alsina – “I Luv This Shit“: No Spotify, I don’t love this shit. The remix was cool but that’s where it stops.
30. Alicia Keys – “Diary (Unplugged)”: I actually love this version more than the album version.