The Ninteties-to-Y2K Songs You Forgot You Loved

I’ve always loved the rap and hip-hop style of the 90’s and 2000’s. Sadly, I’m too young to have gotten to party to these classic song , but I have more than a few home videos of me and my sister as kids dancing to some of the songs featured on this list.

I decided to commemorate this iconic musical era by putting together a playlist of some of its most well-known songs. From Outkast to Salt-n-Pepa, here are some of the greatest songs of 90’s-2000’s hip-hop and R&B that you forgot about–until now.

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From the music video for “Hypnotize” by The Notorious B.I.G.

1.  Hypnotize – The Notorious B.I.G. (2007)

2. Feel Good Inc. – Gorrilaz (2005)

3. It Was A Good Day – Ice Cube (1992)

4. It Wasn’t Me – Shaggy, Rik Rok (2008)

5. Ms. Jackson – Outkast (2000)

6. I Got 5 On It – Luniz, Michael Marshall (1995)

7. No Diggity – Blackstreet, Dr. Dre, Queen Pen (1996)

8. Gangsta’s Paradise – Coolio, L.V. (1995)

9. Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot (1992)

10. Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It – Dem Franchise Boyz, Peanut & Charlay (2006)

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11. Bust A Move – Young MC (1989–not technically 90’s, but close enough.)

12. Back That Azz Up – JUVENILE, Lil Wayne, Mannie Fresh (1998)

13. My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It) – En Vogue (2001)

14. Where My Girls At – 702 (1999)

15. Cyclone – Baby Bash, T-Pain (2007)

16. Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’) – T-Pain, Yung Joc (2007)

17. Praise You – Fatboy Slim (1998)

18. No Hands – Waka Flocka Flame, Roscoe Dash, Wale (2010)

19. This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan (1995)

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From the “Clint Eastwood” music video.

20. Clint Eastwood – Gorrilaz (2001)

21. No Scrubs – TLC (1999)

22. Mrs. Officer – Lil Wayne, Bobby V., Kidd Kidd (2008)

23. Ooh Ahh (My Life Be Like) – Grits, Toby Mac (2002)

24. Gold Digger – Kanye West, Jamie Foxx (2005)

25. Shake Ya Ass – Mystikal (2000)

26. 25 Lighters – DJ DMD, Fat Pat, Lil Keke (1998)

27. Rosa Parks – Outkast (1998)

28. Miss Independent – Ne-Yo (2008)

29. Let Me Love You – Mario (2004)Biz Markie on 'Just a Friend' | EW.com

30. Just A Friend – Biz Markie (2009)

31. Poison – Bell Biv Devoe (1990)

32. Damn It Feels Good to Be A Gangster – Geto Boys (1992)

33. Whatta Man – Salt-N-Pepa, En Vogue (1993)

34. Kiss Me Thru The Phone – Soulja Boy, Sammie (2008)

35. American Boy – Estelle, Kanye West (2008)

36. The Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani, Akon (2006)

37. Roses – Outkast (2003)

38. Rocketeer – Far East Movement (2010)

39. Fergalicious – Fergie, will.i.am (2006)

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Keri Hilson, singer of “Pretty Girl Rock.” Courtesy of Billboard,

40. Pretty Girl Rock – Keri Hilson (2010)

41. My Chick Bad – Ludacris, Nicki Minaj (2010)

42. One, Two Step – Ciara, Missy Elliott (2004)

43. Suga Suga – Baby Bash, Frankie J (2003)

44. OMG – Usher, will.i.am (2010)

45. Good Girls Go Bad – Cobra Starship, Leighton Meester (2009)

46. Lollipop – Lil Wayne, Static Major (2008)

47. Bottoms Up – Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj (2010)

48. Yeah! – Usher, Lil Jon, Ludacris (2004)

49. Dangerous – Kardinal Offishall, Akon (2008)

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From “Dangerous” music video.

50. Low – Flo Rida, T-Pain (2008)

51. Ridin’ Solo – Jason Derulo (2010)

52. Fire Burning – Sean Kingston (2009)

53. Beautiful – Akon, Colby O’Donis, Kardinal Offishall (2008)

54. Down – Jay Sean, Lil Wayne (2009)

55. Meet Me Halfway – Black Eyed Peas (2009)

56. Maneater – Nelly Furtado (2006)

57. Whatcha Say – Jason Derulo (2010)

58. Beautiful Girls – Sean Kingston (2007)

 

You can listen to this playlist here on Spotify. Keep a lookout for upcoming playlists, courtesy of Coog Radio!

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