Nostalgia Trip: Rap of Our Tweenhood

Remember middle school dances? The ones where no one really knew how to grind yet and just kinda danced around in circles? We were young, naïve, and just wanted to have a good time, albeit an awkward time. We were tweens. Maybe it’s because college makes me feel old, but recently I’ve been remembering those middle school days and rediscovering some of the great/funny rap songs of not-so-long ago. Here are a few helpful suggestions for some classic pre-game music this weekend. Enjoy the nostalgia and the ridiculous music videos.

Jagged Edge feat Nelly “Where the Party At”

Don’t you just wish you could parachute yourself onto a beach resort sometimes? Where is that Bacardi anyway? 

Fat Joe feat Ashanti “What’s Luv”

Love’s got nothing to do wid it.

Sean Paul “Temperature”

No one really knows what Sean Paul’s talking about, but it’s still good. I always thought it sounded like he references Paul Farmer around 0:33, shout-out to Prof. Dahl and ANTH0100.

Biggie Smalls “Party and Bullshit (Ratatat remix)”

An updated version of a classic. All we wanna do is party and bullshit. And party and some more bullshit.  Isn’t that all we do at Brown, anyway?

50 cent “In Da Club”

“I’m not into sexing I’m into makin’ love, so come give me a hug,” is kind of a creepy pick-up line, I’ve realized.

50 cent “P.I.M.P.”

Big pimpin’. (“spendin cheese?”)

J-Kwon “Tipsy”

What’s that Whiskey Republic? I got a fake ID, though!

Nelly “Hot in Herre”

Did anyone ever find out why Nelly always had a band-aid on his cheek? Did he get in a fight or something?

Cam’ron “Hey Ma”

“You smoke? I smoke. I drink. Me too!” – sounds like freshman orientation. Beware of mysterious unibrow lady around 1:28.

Missy Elliot “Work It”

Find me someone who doesn’t love Missy. I dare you. Ratatata tatatatatata sex me so good I say blah blah blah.

DJ Unk “Walk it Out”

One 0f the many middle school songs with specific accompanying dance moves.

R Kelly “Ignition”

Music for the afterparty, the hotel lobby, or just whenever.

Leave your personal favorites in the comments!

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