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Guilty Pleasures of 2007

Lately, I've been watching a gang of videos. 106 & Park, VH1 Soul, whatever, I'm tuned in. I've seen a load of videos - some very dope, some just not, and I figure, why not post a few from 2007 that I couldn't escape:

Kanye West "Can't Tell Me Nothing"

I didn't get this track until the day I reviewed the CD, that morning on the bus stop. It all made perfect sense to me, the way he was basically saying what everyone else was saying, but his style and creativity is so out there, it comes out mad different. This record is so hood, and the more I think about it, the Jeezy ad-libs are the key that allows you to see the link between this and trap rap.

Playaz Circle ft. Lil' Wayne "Duffle Bag Boy"

Shorties in the beginning look right; this song is nothing if not a dope beat and an ill chorus. The verses are garbage, but I will keep this on repeat all day.

The Dream ft. Fabolous "Shawty Is A 10"

Yeah this one is not my steeze at all, but its just undeniable. The Dream is doing his thing with the pen, and tracks like this just seemed effortless. I never did know a bitch to grill in her bathing suit, but I digress...

UGK ft. OutKast "International Player's Anthem (I Choose You)"

I can (and will) scream RIP PIMP C all day, but this track isn't just about Pimp. This is 3 southern entities (Three 6 Mafia, OutKast and UGK) linking up and creating a beautiful moment in Hip-Hop. A perfect 10 hit.

Rihanna "Umbrella"

Big departure for homegirl with the odd forehead. This shit owned my May/June.

Britney Spears "Gimme More"

I don't go to clubs, I don't go out, and I am not a fan of Britney's at all, but I like the way she looks in those fishnets with the lil weight she gained. If I was drunk at the BBQ, I'd get it poppin' to this one.

DJ Khaled ft. T-Pain, Trick Daddy, Rick Ross & Plies "I'm So Hood"

Another track where the chorus/beat match is perfect. I like the whole beginning of this video, with TDD runnin' to the whip. It was done kind of fly.

There's probably more, but I can't think right now.

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