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Classic Vibes

Classic Vibe: Brandy "I Wanna Be Down" (1994)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_UHuZ_e5hM Although she was only 15 years old at the time, Brandy landed a #1 single on the R&B charts with “I Wanna Be Down” in 1994. Her self titled debut album would go on to sell over 10 million…

Classic Vibe: A Tribe Called Quest "Award Tour" (1993)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qapou-3-fM8 A Tribe Called Quest are definitely legends when it comes to Hip Hop and easily one of the best groups of all time. Their highest charting single was 1993’s “Award Tour” off of their Midnight Marauders album. Although it…

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Classic Vibe: Kevon Edmonds "24-7" (1999)

To celebrate the release of his 2nd solo album, the classic R&B song of the day is “24-7” by Kevon Edmonds. The song originally released in 1999 off of his debut album of the same name, and reached the top…

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Classic Vibe: Snow "Informer" (1992)

“Informer” is the 1993 number one hit single by Canadian Reggae Singer Snow. Interestingly, the song was released before he was to serve a one year sentence in prison, and didn’t become a hit until after he was released. The…

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Classic Vibe: Mariah Carey "The Roof" Featuring Mobb Deep & Big Noyd (1997)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36BOIGRMhv8 “The Roof” was the 5th single off of Mariah Carey’s 1997 album “Honey.” It featured the unlikely combination of a pop singer pairing with gangster rappers Mobb Deep. To make it even more unlikely, she utilized the group’s “Shook…

Classic Vibe: Noreaga “Superthug” (1998) (Produced by The Neptunes)

Back in 1998, Queens rapper Noreaga scored his first major hit with the Neptunes laced track “Superthug” off of his debut album “N.O.R.E.” This also happens to be one of the Neptunes first major production hits, and Pharrell can even…

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Classic Vibe: Digable Planets "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" (1993)

If you watch TV, you’ve undoubtedly seen the new Tide commercial that uses the chorus from the Digable Planets 1993 crossover hit “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat).” If you haven’t, I posted it below, it’s worth a watch. At…

Classic Vibe: Camp Lo "Luchini (AKA This is It)" (1997)

In 1997, Camp Lo released their single “Luchini (AKA This is It) off of their debut album “Uptown Saturday Night” which quickly became a crossover hit, reaching the top 50 on the Billboard Charts. This is one of my favorite…