Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Top 20 Hip Hop Albums of 2009



Samples of the Year 2009


Back in '08, when I dropped the first Samples of the Year post, I didn't have much time to prepare. I just came up with the idea and rushed to get it in by the year's end. Not this year. I've had plenty of time to rack up some of my favorite samples from the year (not to say that the past two or three days haven't been stress-filled getting them compiled, edited etc.) In 2008, I gave you just under 30 samples. We had some innovative samples used this year, and I'd venture to say that we had better new music overall as well. This time I've got a total of 77 samples, over 5 hours worth of that goodness you've grown to love from HHIR (hopefully). As always, dig in, enjoy, and turn it up!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Top 20 Hip Hop Albums of 2002



The Top 20 Hip Hop Albums of 2001



The Top 20 Hip Hop Albums of 2000


I'm an '80s baby who grew up in the '90s and came of age in the '00s. While my interests in hip hop were born in the early-to-mid '90s, this past decade shaped my taste and preferences in the genre. Over the next few days, I'll be dropping lists of my top 20 albums for each year of the decade. Some of them are sentimental picks. For the most part, however, I'd like to think that my lists represent the development of my appreciation for hip hop as both a fan and critic over the past ten years. I'll start with 2000 and work my way up to 2008. My 2009 post will be the grand finale, so to speak, to cap off the decade and begin a new one. What will 2010 bring? Let's not worry about that just yet. Let's take a final look at 2000:

Friday, December 25, 2009

Have Yourself...



...a Merry Funky Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Top 60 Hip Hop Songs of 2009: #20 - #1


The grand finale:


20. Jay-Z - D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)

“Jay’s message on the track is, sadly, too little too late. But No I.D.’s ridiculous usage of this klezmer-y Janko Nilovic sample is enough to keep my head boppin’ throughout.” – From my review of BP3.

The day that this track blew up on Hot97 was insane. If I remember correctly, Jay occupied somewhere between 3 to 5 spots on Twitter’s trending topics list and everyone from all over the map was typing frantically while the song was premiered. That was a fun Friday.


19. Slaughterhouse – Move On

To my recollection, this started out as a Joell Ortiz solo track featuring Joe Budden and then the rest of the SH boys hijacked his shit on an eight minute long mix. No problemo, but it’s a shame that this Kinks-sampling song wasn’t included on the group’s album. Clearance issue(s) maybe? I dunno…


18. Method Man & Redman - A-Yo (feat. Saukrates)

After dropping their first joint (ha!) effort in 1999, Tha Dogg Pound of the East coast were rolling again, lighting up tracks as hot as a blunt (and I’m not talking about Emily, but yeah, she can gitit…sorry “Jim”). Produced by Pete Rock, “A-Yo” is stained by a Kill Bill reference apt for 2009. R.I.P. David Carradine. This a party record though, and hip hop’s perennial stoner duo know how to do just that. Saukrates’ hook is catchy as fuck, too!

The Top 60 Hip Hop Songs of 2009: #40 - #21


As we continue on...


40. Jaz-O – Gangstas Ride (feat. The Game)

“Whatchu know about 1976” the BK veteran asks with his tongue-twisting delivery. While it may come off as nothing more but a bitter attempt to throw shots at Jay’s thrown, I can respect this unique pairing of emcees’ unified goal. Truth be told, I never quite understood why Jay shunned Jaz-O (and…. um…. just about everyone else he’s worked with/benefited from). This isn’t the kind of track you’d expect Hov to respond to because it pales in comparison to an “Ether” or even a “Be a Gentleman”. Still, it’s rare to hear a diss track that’s actually fun to listen to.


39. Freddie Gibbs – Womb 2 the Tomb (feat. Pill)

Moment of truth: This is the first Freddie Gibbs track I ever heard. Whenever people ask me why I think he’s good for hip hop, I tell ‘em he reminds me of a young Bun B. I’m not a stan just yet, but I’m banking on his stock in 2010, especially if he keeps dropping heat like this.


38. Young Jeezy - My President Is Black (Remix) (feat. Jay-Z)

This track effectively twisted Fox News’s panties up in a bunch, and for that I’m eternally grateful. The political theorist Hannah Arendt once stated that “the most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.” She might be right about that, if not at least off by a few days. At the time that this track dropped, hope was on full blast and Jay’s chants (“Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther could walk/ Martin Luther walked so Barack Obama could run/ Barack Obama ran so all the children could fly/ So Im’a spread my wings, you can meet me in the sky/”) highlighted the sense of empowerment in the air.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Top 60 Hip Hop Songs of 2009: #60 - #41


Why 60? Well, you see, I started at 50 and then got a bit generous… That and I realized that forgetfulness is my greatest weakness. Right next to Kryptonite. Though I’ve assisted Rizoh in compiling and ranking his HipHopCritic poll in the past few years, I’ve never done one of these lists of my own before because my procrastinating self usually ended up spazzing out at the last minute. That and in the past, term papers and finals held me back; but not this year! The fact that year-end lists seem to be a must-have for ALL music websites makes it feel kind of forced (not to mention the fact that this list is far from perfect because I suck at ranking stuff). Whatever. I’ve been asked to do these in the past and never followed through. Again, not this year! So here it is: a personal list of my favorite tracks from 2009.


60. Gift of Gab - Dreamin' (feat. Del tha Funkee Homosapien & Brother Ali)

What happens when you put a trio of well-respected underground heads in a cipher? Heat! Gab’s multi-syllabic rhyme patterns and Ali’s insistent flow shine brilliantly, but it’s Sir DZL’s West coast veteran slapstick raps that takes the cake here. Overall, if you’re not bopping your head to this track, you should set up an appointment with an orthopedist, stat.


59. Slum Village – Da Night

This frenetic heat rock by the Slumdog Villionaires (fuck you, I just coined that shit) is my favorite cut off their recently released Manifesto EP. Expect big things from SV in 2010.


58. Obie Trice - Can't 4eva

Over a strung-out glam-rock sample, Trice reflects on the crooked lifestyle of drug dealing. Reminiscent of his 2004 single “Don’t Come Down”, “Can’t 4eva” sees Obie going in on the retrospective tip – his strongest suit in my book.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

They Reminisce Over You... Brittany Murphy



Brittany Anne Murphy

(November 10, 1977 – December 20, 2009)




I can't understand...




Saturday, December 19, 2009

I'm Tired...

28 Days Later...

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2Pac_Feat._Snoop_Doggy_Dogg-2_Of_Amerikaz_Most_Wanted-Promo_CDS-2006-IUS
2Pac_Feat_Bone_Thugs-N-Harmony-Untouchable_(Swizz_Remix)-(Promo_VLS)-2006-VMA
2Pac_Feat_Red_Cafe-Shut_Down-(Promo_CDS)-2004-TS4L
2Pac_Ft._Biggie-Runnin-CDS-(Produced_By_Eminem)-2003-2PACMP3
2Pac_Ft._Eminem_And_Busta_Rhymes-One_Day_At_A_Time-Remix_CDS-2004-OLZ
2Pac_ft._Eminem_and_The_Outlawz-One_Day_At_A_Time-(VLS)-2003-tAS
2Pac_Ft._Nas__Young_Noble-Thugs_Mansion-(Promo_CD)-2003-WHOA
2Pac_Ft._Onyx-Murda_Me-VLS-2002-KD_INT
2Pac_Ft._Outlawz-Still_Ballin_Bw_Fuck_Em_All-Promo_VLS-2002-KrbZ
2pac_Ft_Dr_Dre_And_Roger_Troutman-California_Love-Promo_CDS-1995-XXL_INT
2pac_Ft_Notorious_Big-Be_the_Realist-(Limited_Edition-VLS)-1998-JCE
2pac-Breathin_(VLS)-2001-DJP
2pac-Changes-CDS-1998-VMA
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2pac-Dear_Mama-CDS-1995-VMA
2pac-Do_For_Love-CDS-1997-VMA
2pac-Do_For_Love-FULL_CDS-1997-RKS
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2pac-How_Do_U_Want_It-CDS-1996-VMA
2Pac-I_Aint_Mad_At_Cha-CDS-1996-VMA
2pac-I_Get_Around-(CDM)-1993-OSC
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2pac-Letter_2_My_Unborn-CDS-2001-VMA
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2Pac-Thugz_Mansion-(Promo_CD)-2002-WHOA
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50_Cent_Ft_2pac-The_Realest_Killas-(Promo_CDS)-2003-OSC
AG_Feat_OC_and_Guru-Weed_Scented-Promo_VLS-1999-RFL
Big L - '98 Freestyle Pt. 2 (12 Inch Promo) (2001)
Big L - Deadly Combination (Ltd. Ed. VLS) (2000)
Big L - Devil's Son (Promo Vinyl) (1993)
Big L - Ebonics (Vinyl) (1998)
Big L - Flamboyant (VLS 2000)
Big L - Harlem's Finest (A Freestyle History) (2001)
Big L - Harlem's Finest (A Freestyle History 1 & 2) (2003)
Big L - I Know the Name (VLS) (2003)
Big L - Most Valuable Poet Volume 1 (Bootleg) (2003)
Big L - Most Valuable Poet Volume 2 (Bootleg) (2003)
Big L - MVP (VLS) (1995)
Big L - Platinum Plus (VLS) (2001)
Big L - Put It On (Ltd. Ed. VLS) (1995)
Big L - Raw and Ready (VLS) (2004)
Big L - Street Struck (VLS) (1995)
Big L - The Unseen Picture (Bootleg) (2004)
Big L - Unreleased (1999)
Big L & A.G. - Live from Amsterdam (Oct. 8, 1998)
Big L & Big Daddy Kane - Platinum Plus (Produced by DJ Premier) (VLS) (2001)
Big L & Jay-Z - 7 Minute Freestyle (1995)
Big L & Shyheim - Know My Name (White Label) (1999)
Big L, Newchild & 10th Street Black - Fell to the Game (Promo) (2005)
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Bone_Thugs-N-Harmony_Ft._2pac-Thug_Luv-VLS-1997-KD_INT
Children of the Corn (Collector's Edition) (2003)
Children of the Corn - Harlem USA (Bootleg) (2003)
D.I.T.C._D-Flow_And_A-Bless-Stick_Up_BW_Ridin_And_Rollin-VLS-2004-C4
D.I.T.C.-All_Love_(Japanese_Version)-2000-CMS
D.I.T.C.-Day_One_(Show_Remix)-VLS-1998-CMS
D.I.T.C.-Live_At_Tramps_NY_Vol_1-2000-CHR
D.I.T.C.-Live_At_Tramps_NY_Vol_2-2000-CHR
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Diamond_and_The_Psychotic_Neurotics-What_U_Heard-VLS-1993-B2R_iNT
Diamond_D_And_Sadat_X-Feel_It-VLS-1997-CMS
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Diamond-J.D.s_Revenge_Bw_This_One-Promo-VLS-1997-FTD
Gang Starr - 2 Deep (CDS) (1992)
Gang Starr - 2 Deep (UK Promo CDM) (1992)
Gang Starr - Brooklyn (VLS) (1999)
Gang Starr - Bust a Move Boy b/w To Be a Champion and Believe Dat (VLS) (1987)
Gang Starr - Capture (Militia Part 3) (CDS) (2003)
Gang Starr - Capture (Vinyl) (2003)
Gang Starr - Code to the Streets (EP) (Promo VLS) (1994)
Gang Starr - Code of the Streets (CDS) (1994)
Gang Starr - DJ Promo VLS (2003)
Gang Starr - Ex Girl to Next Girl (CDS) (2001)
Gang Starr - Gotta Get Over b/w Flip the Script (VLS) (1992)
Gang Starr - Here's the Proof (12 Inch) (1989)
Gang Starr - Jazz Thing (VLS) (1990)
Gang Starr - Just to Get a Rep (VLS) (1991)
Gang Starr - Ladies and Gentlemen (Promo Single) (2001)
Gang Starr - Live (2003)
Gang Starr - Live at Splash (2003)
Gang Starr - Live in Amsterdam (1998)
Gang Starr - Live in Warsaw (Bootleg) (2003)
Gang Starr - Lovesick (7 Inch) (1991)
Gang Starr - Manifest (Promo CDM) (1989)
Gang Starr - Nice Girl Wrong Place (VLS) (2003)
Gang Starr - Playtawin (Promo VLS) (2003)
Gang Starr - Positivity (Ltd. Ed. VLS) (1989)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume A (2003)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume B (2003)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume C (2003)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume D (2003)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume E (2003)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume F (2003)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume G (2003)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume H (2003)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume I (2003)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume J (2003)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume K (2003)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume L (2003)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume M (2003)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume N (2003)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume O (2003)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume P (2003)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume Q (2003)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume R (2004)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume S (2004)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume T (2004)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume U (2004)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume V (2004)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume W (2004)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume X (2004)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume Y (2005)
Gang Starr - Rarities Volume Z (2005)
Gang Starr - Right Where You Stand (Promo CDS) (2003)
Gang Starr - Riot Akt (Vinyl) (2003)
Gang Starr - Rite Where U Stand (CDM) (2003)
Gang Starr - Royalty (Promo CDS) (1998)
Gang Starr - Sabotage (Vinyl) (2003)
Gang Starr - Skills (Promo CDS) (2003)
Gang Starr - Skills (VLS) (2002)
Gang Starr - So What's Up (Bootleg VLS) (2000)
Gang Starr - Soul Single (2000)
Gang Starr - Step In the Arena b/w Check the Technique (VLS) (1991)
Gang Starr - Take It Personal (VLS) (1992)
Gang Starr - The Militia (CDS) (1998)
Gang Starr - The Militia (Promo VLS) (1999)
Gang Starr - The Ownerz (12 Inch) (2003)
Gang Starr - The Revolutionist (Vinyl Bootleg) (2000)
Gang Starr - The Revolutionist (VLS) (2000)
Gang Starr - Tongue of Terror (VLS) (1999)
Gang Starr - Words I Manifest (VLS) (1999)
Gang Starr - Work b/w Royalty (Promo VLS) (1998)
Gang Starr - Work (Whitelabel VLS) (2003)
Gang Starr - You Know My Steez (Promo CDS) (1997)
Gang Starr b/w Mobb Deep - Doe In Advance (Whitelabel VLS) (1997)
Gang Starr Foundation - Ahead of the Game (CD EP) (2005)
Gang Starr & M.O.P. - 1/2 and 1/2 (VLS) (1998)
Gang Starr & Jadakiss - Right Where You Stand (VLS) (2003)
Gang Starr, B.I.G & 2Pac - Ownerz (Remix) (Promo CDS) (2003)
Large_Professor_Feat._Neek_The_Exotic-Rhyme_Mania_99-VLS-1999-CMS_INT
Large_Professor-Bout_That_Time-VLS-2000-ESS
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Large_Professor-Instrumentals-1999-CMS
Large_Professor-LP_Rarities_1-Bootleg-2003-CMS_INT
Large_Professor-LP_Rarities_2-2004-CMS_INT
Large_Professor-LP_Rarities_3-Bootleg-2004-CMS_INT
Large_Professor-LP_Rarities_4-2004-CMS_INT
Large_Professor-LP_Rarities_5-2005-CMS_INT
Large_Professor-Radioactive-VLS-2002-CMS
Large_Professor-Stay_Chiseled_bw_Akinyele-VLS-2002-CMS
Large_Professor-The_Extra_P_Files_EP-2002-CMS
Large_Professor-Xtra_The_P.Requel-Bootleg-2006-FTD
Lord_Finesse-A_Little_Something_For_The_Homiez-EP-2004-FTD
Lord_Finesse-Archives_Inc._(12_Inch)-2002-CMS
Lord_Finesse-Hip_2_Da_Game-Reissue_VLS-2005-B2R
Lord_Finesse-Rare_Selections_EP_Vol._1-Vinyl-2008-FTD
Lord_Finesse-Rare_Selections_EP_Vol._2-Vinyl-2008-FTD
Lord_Finesse-Rare_Selections_EP_Vol._3-Vinyl-2008-FTD
Notorious B.I.G. & Big L - Live from Amsterdam (VLS) (1998)
O.C.-Born_2_Live_Eclipse_Remix-Bootleg-VLS-1994-FTD
O.C.-Word___Life_Remix-VLS-1996-FTD
O.C-Lyrical_Extortion-VLS-1997-FTD
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O.C-The_EP-Promo-1995-MC
OC-My_World-VLS-1997-FTD_INT
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Showbiz_And_A.G.-Unreleased_Shit_EP-1995-FTD
Showbiz_and_AG-Fat_Pockets-Promo-VLS-199x-FTD
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Tupac_Feat_The_Outlawz-Homeboyz_(Vinyl_Single)-1999-RNS
Tupac-If_My_Homie_Calls-VLS-1991-CMS
VA-Lord_Finesse_Rare_and_Unreleased_Vol.2-2008-FTD

Friday, December 18, 2009

Candles & Crates, Night #8: D.I.T.C. Crew


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D.I.T.C.-Live_At_Tramps_NY_Vol_1-2000-CHR
D.I.T.C.-Live_At_Tramps_NY_Vol_2-2000-CHR
D.I.T.C.-Put_it_in_Your_System-VLS-1998-CMS
D.I.T.C-Internationally_Know_BW_The_Enemy-VLS-2004-URT
Diamond_and_The_Psychotic_Neurotics-What_U_Heard-VLS-1993-B2R_iNT
Diamond_D_And_Sadat_X-Feel_It-VLS-1997-CMS
Diamond_D-Diamond_Production_Hits_95-99-Retail_EP-2006-BZzYK
Diamond_D-Presents_B_Sides_And_Bootlegs_(Vinyl_LP)-2001-EGO
Diamond-J.D.s_Revenge_Bw_This_One-Promo-VLS-1997-FTD
Lord_Finesse-A_Little_Something_For_The_Homiez-EP-2004-FTD
Lord_Finesse-Archives_Inc._(12_Inch)-2002-CMS
Lord_Finesse-Hip_2_Da_Game-Reissue_VLS-2005-B2R
Lord_Finesse-Rare_Selections_EP_Vol._1-Vinyl-2008-FTD
Lord_Finesse-Rare_Selections_EP_Vol._2-Vinyl-2008-FTD
Lord_Finesse-Rare_Selections_EP_Vol._3-Vinyl-2008-FTD
O.C.-Born_2_Live_Eclipse_Remix-Bootleg-VLS-1994-FTD
O.C.-Word___Life_Remix-VLS-1996-FTD
O.C-Lyrical_Extortion-VLS-1997-FTD
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OC-My_World-VLS-1997-FTD_INT
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Showbiz_And_A.G.-Unreleased_Shit_EP-1995-FTD
Showbiz_and_AG-Fat_Pockets-Promo-VLS-199x-FTD
VA-Lord_Finesse_Rare_and_Unreleased_Vol.2-2008-FTD



Various Artists - Lord Finesse Rare and Unreleased Vol. 2 (2008)

VA-Lord_Finesse_Rare_and_Unreleased_Vol.2-2008-FTD (Rapidshare)
1. Lord Finesse - Isn't He Something (Original Version With Intro) (4:56)
2. Big L - Unexpected Flava (3:35)
3. Lord Finesse - Underworld Operations F. Marquee (4:24)
4. Grand Puba - Untitled (3:04)
5. Lord Finesse - Fat For The 90's F. A.G. (Demo Mix) (4:57)
6. Lord Finesse - Return Of The Funky Man (Video Version) (4:13)
7. Caron Wheeler - Soul Street (Funkyman Remix) (5:13)
8. Kirk - Uptown Style (Laidback Bounce Mix) (4:17)
9. Lord Finesse - Hey Look At Shorty (Alternate Mix) (3:34)
10. Trends Of Culture - Off & On (Freestyle Version) (4:31)
11. Lord Finesse - Party Over Here (Remix) (4:15)
12. Lord Finesse - Soul Plan F. Roy Ayers (6:11)
13. Lord Finesse - Awakenings Interlude F. Marquee (2:29)
14. God Sunz - Sub Sidewalkers (4:39)
15. Pitch Black - Untitled (3:48)
16. D.I.T.C. - Way Of Life (Original Version) (4:42)
17. Big L & Sheek Louch - The 2nd Coming (2:28)
18. Lord Finesse - Underworld Operations F. Marquee (Demo Mix) (2:20)


Showbiz & A.G. - Fat Pockets (Promo VLS) (199?)

Showbiz_and_AG-Fat_Pockets-Promo-VLS-199x-FTD (Rapidshare)
1. Showbiz & AG - Fat Pockets (Street Version) (3:35)
2. Showbiz & AG - Fat Pockets (Off Beat Dance) (3:57)
3. Showbiz & AG - Fat Pockets (Off Beat Dance In (3:57)
4. Showbiz & AG - Fat Pockets (LP Street Version) (3:36)
5. Showbiz & AG - Fat Pockets (Radio Remix) (4:04)
6. Showbiz & AG - Silence Of The Lambs (Remix) (4:49)


Showbiz & A.G. - Unreleased Shit [EP] (1995)

Showbiz_And_A.G.-Unreleased_Shit_EP-1995-FTD (Rapidshare)
1. Showbiz & A.G. - Time For (Original Mix) (3:25)
2. Showbiz & A.G. - Stand Strong (3:42)
3. Showbiz & A.G. - Under Pressure (5:04)
4. Showbiz & A.G. - I'm Not The One (Original Mix) (4:53)
5. Showbiz & A.G. - You Want It (3:49)
6. Showbiz & A.G. - Ain't No Fun (4:01)


Showbiz & A.G. - Next Level (Promo VLS) (1995)

Showbiz_and_A.G._-_Next_Level_(Proper)-Promo_VLS-1995-KrbZ (Rapidshare)
1. Showbiz and A.G. - Next Level (Show's Radio Version) (4:06)
2. Showbiz and A.G. - Next Level (Show's Street Version) (4:05)
3. Showbiz and A.G. - Next Level (Show's Instrumental Version) (3:59)
4. Showbiz and A.G. - Next Level (Premier's Nytyme Radio Remix) (3:58)
5. Showbiz and A.G. - Next Level (Premier's Nytyme Street Remix) (4:13)
6. Showbiz and A.G. - Next Level (Premier's Nytyme Instrumental Remix) (4:12)


Showbiz & A.G. - Got the Flava (Promo VLS) (1996)

Show_and_A.G.-Got_The_Flava-(Promo_VLS)-1996-CMS (Rapidshare)
1. Show and A.G. - Got the Flava (Album) (3:24)
2. Show and A.G. - Got the Flava (Radio) (3:18)
3. Show and A.G. - Got the Flava (Instrumental) (3:05)
4. Show and A.G. - You Know Now (Buckwild Mix) (3:42)
5. Show and A.G. - You Know Now (Buckwild Clean) (3:42)
6. Show and A.G. - You Know Now (Buckwild Instrum (3:42)