Editors’ Notes The 2000s began with New York’s lyrical titans—JAY Z, Nas, Cam’ron, Jadakiss, newcomer 50 Cent—battling for supremacy, commercial and otherwise. However, New York’s grip on the hip-hop narrative would loosen. Atlanta rappers like Outkast, Ludacris, T.I., Lil Jon, and Young Jeezy would spin hip-hop into crunk and trap; a young, ambitious Chicago producer named Kanye West would open up new vistas of personal and emotional hitmaking; and New Orleans spitter Lil Wayne’s constant flood of mixtapes would change the economics of rapping forever. The internet would help spread regional sounds like the UK.’s minimalist grime, Houston’s slow-moving chopped-and-screwed music, the Bay Area’s hyperactive hyphy, and Atlanta’s short-lived snap. By decade’s end, the gurgle of Auto-Tune and the freewheeling phrasing of Drake had begun to scramble the circuits, setting up hip-hop for its most melodic decade yet.

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A Milli
3:41
 
In da Club
3:13
 
Pop, Lock & Drop It
4:23
 
Ms. Jackson
4:30
 
Good Life (feat. T-Pain)
3:27
 
Work It
4:52
 
Rubber Band Man
5:47
 
Without Me
4:50
 
Hot In Herre
3:48
 
Hustlin'
4:14
 
Southern Hospitality (feat. Pharrell Williams)
5:00
 
Grindin'
4:24
 
Trap Or Die (feat. Bun B) [Acappella]
4:02
 
Day 'N' Nite (nightmare)
3:41
 
Make It Clap (feat. Spliff Star)
3:40
 
Breathe
4:29
 
It's Goin' Down (feat. Nitti)
4:01
 
Tell Me When to Go (Featuring Keak Da Sneak)
3:57
 
Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You) [feat. Outkast]
4:19
 
5:34
 
Down For My N****z (feat. Snoop Dogg & Magic)
3:45
 
Hate It Or Love It (feat. 50 Cent)
3:26
 
Oh Boy (feat. Juelz Santana)
3:27
 
Roc the Mic (Explicit)
4:21
 
Made You Look
3:23
 
Slow Jamz (feat. Kanye West & Jamie Foxx)
3:32
 
Get By
3:47
 
Forgot About Dre (feat. Eminem)
3:42
 
What's Luv? (feat. Ja-Rule & Ashanti)
4:27
 
Party Up
4:28
 
Ridin' (feat. Krayzie Bone)
5:03
 
Hood N****
3:35
 
Never Scared (feat. Killer Mike & T.I.) [Club Mix]
5:16
 
Knuck If You Buck
3:25
 
The Seed (2.0) (feat. Cody Chestnutt)
4:27
 
Best I Ever Had
4:17
 
Slow Motion (feat. Soulja Slim)
4:08
 
This Is Why I'm Hot
4:13
 
Ride Wit Me (feat. City Spud)
4:51
 
Welcome to Atlanta (feat. Ludacris)
3:20
 
Go DJ
4:41
 
Draped Up
4:16
 
Throw Some D's (Featuring Polow Da Don)
4:23
 
The Way You Move (feat. Sleepy Brown) [Club Mix]
3:54
 
Stay Fly
3:56
 
Still Tippin'
4:32
 
Independent (feat. Lil' Boosie and Lil' Phat)
4:16
 
So What (feat. Ciara)
3:36
 
Some Cut (feat. Cutty)
4:43
 
Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin') [feat. Yung Joc]
3:47
 
4:43
 
My Drink 'n' My 2 Step (feat. Swizz Beatz & Swizz Beatz) [Radio Edit]
3:14
 
We Fly High
3:56
 
Like a Boss
3:18
 
Lose Yourself
5:26
 
Dirt Off Your Shoulder
4:05
 
Pass the Courvoisier
5:20
 
21 Questions (feat. Nate Dogg) [feat. Nate Dogg]
3:44
 
Ms. Fat Booty
3:43
 
Kick, Push
4:15
 
When the Last Time
4:14
 
3:46
 
What You Know
4:34
 
The Way I Live (feat. Lil Boosie) [Featuring Lil Boosie]
5:24
 
Ms. New Booty (feat. Ying Yang Twins & Mr. Collipark)
4:40
 
Raise Up
4:46
 
Get Ur Freak On (LP Version)
3:56
 
4:09
 
Ice Cream Paint Job
3:59
 
Put On (feat. Kanye West)
5:21
 
Laffy Taffy (Explicit)
3:44
 
Crank That
3:42
 
Akshon (Yeah!)
2:51
 
Pillz
5:14
 
Like a Pimp (feat. Lil' Flip)
4:14
 
Stand Up (feat. Shawnna)
3:33
 
Fireman
4:23
 
99 Problems
3:54
 
Drop It Like It's Hot (feat. Pharrell Williams)
4:26
 
Hey Ma (feat. Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey & Toya)
3:50
 
Milkshake (Radio Mix)
3:02
 
Right Thurr
4:10
 
Get Your Roll On
4:02
 
There It Go (The Whistle Song)
3:00
 
Hey Ya! (Radio Mix / Club Mix)
3:55
 
The Corner (feat. The Last Poets) [feat. The Last Poets]
Be
3:45
 
Exhibit C
5:31
 
Sittin' Sidewayz (Featuring Big Pokey)
3:47
 
Poppin' My Collar (feat. Project Pat)
2:56
 
3:49
 
Gold Digger (feat. Jamie Foxx)
3:27
 
Stunt 101 (Explicit)
3:52
 
Tipsy (Club Mix)
4:03
 
Gettin' Some
3:22
 
Back Then
4:04
 
Wipe Me Down (Remix)
4:32
 
Po' Folks (feat. Anthony Hamilton) [New Version]
4:08
 
Blow the Whistle
2:43
 
Always On Time (feat. Ashanti) [feat. Ashanti]
4:05
 
Lovers and Friends
4:20
 

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