6. NaS – “Surviving The Times”
We gotta make sure this is the Chris Webber-produced joint. As Nasir describes in the lyrics, it’s all about reflection and reminiscing. You know how when you’re a kid and you do stupid things? Sneaking out at night to meet chicks. Stealing packs of sports cards. Getting scared by clowns and dumb movies. You remember it all through this track. And you smile.
7. A Tribe Called Quest – “Award Tour”
Need me to explain? Try listening to this song without bobbing your head. You can’t. Try listening to this three minutes and 46 seconds of pure party from Midnight Marauders and not feel better about yourself. Rap with Phife now, LO: I never let a statue tell me how nice I am…