Just a little re-run from last year’s Spring Break season, I imagine we have enough new people to appreciate it, plus I’m too fuckin’ tired to write too much….Expect the continuation of the Philaflava tracks tomorrow…hopefully – Trav
FROM MARCH OF 2007
By now I bet you are all wondering if I’m getting ready to go on an alcoholic binge of gigantic proportions. No, I’m not, but there are many college kids across the U.S. that are getting ready to do that, it’s called Spring Break. The end of this month is the time when college kids go to some warm beach in Florida, Texas or Mexico and get sloshed. It’s a ritual.
One of the things I’ve always regretted in my life was never hitting up Spring Break. Might be a little late for that, I might get some weird looks being a 30+ y/o at a Spring Break place.
I’m not going to lie, I’ve done my fair share of drinking over the years. I started while in High School and continued on pretty much ever since then. I worked for a summer as doorman, which had some fun and exciting times. Also spent five years as a bartender. If you’ve ever worked in the service industry, you’ll understand just how much drinking that involves. I’ve had some great moments over the years because of our good friend Alcohol and a few not so great, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I still like my beer and a good party.
By now I bet you are asking yourself “What the hell does any of this have to do with the WYDU Classics?”, well I’m getting there. One thing that has always been there at the parities and drinking episodes has been hip hop music. I’ve always had songs that I played while getting ready for the night, or on the drive to the bars, or at the house we were drinking at. I have a soundtrack to my partying years. And in the tradition of Spring Break, I thought I’d unleash it.
These are tracks that have been there, through out all the drunken nights. So hopefully this will help people out there get their drink on…..Bottoms UP!
1. King Tee – Act A Fool
This was always the joint I’d fire up before any night out. It’s a high school classic, but it’s helped me get in the mood for many many years.
2. DJ Quik – Tonite
This song is good for both getting ready and the day after, especially if your trying to get up for a Saturday night after a long friday night. I’ve been hung over many a time pumping this trying to get the second wind for Saturday night.
3. Eazy E – 8 Ball
So nothing really relevant to my upbringing, but it was a great song to throw on during the high school party.
4. Beatnuts – Pyscho Dwarf
This was later on in my life, me and my hip hop heads would pump this shit before going out. Isn’t it just about everyones goal before heading out?
5. Brews Brothers feat Charlie Bawles & Louis Logic – Happy Hour
A great drinking joint to pump when doing the pre-game bar hopping warm-up.
6. E-40 Feat The Click – Hurricane
My boy Dino got me hooked on this one. He’d always come get me from the bars then him and I’d continued to get faded while playing Mortal Combat on Sega blasting this joint till his g/f friend would come down and yell at us for being loud.
7. Young Black Teenagers – Tap The Bottle
When this dropped, I was always the hip hop head in the bunch of friends I was hanging with. I got everyone hooked on this song. We’d have to play at any party we had.
8. Masta Ace Inc – Rollin’ Umdada
This song comes on in my head any time I would roll into a hip hop club with my boys. It was also a good primer club joint. Gets you pumped to hit the clubs, something I don’t do much of anymore.
9. Atmosphere – A Tall Seven & Seven
This song would always reminded me of the amateur drinkers that couldn’t hold their alcohol. It’s never fun being around cats that can’t hold their liquor. I’ve been guilty of it myself, but doesn’t happen much anymore.
10. Louis Logic – Factotum
I’d play this joint a lot when I’d come home after a few. It’s a great chilled song to have a couple more on the couch before going to bed and pass out.
11. Fila Fresh Crew – Drink It Up
This joint appeared on the NWA & The Posse album that dropped before “Straight Outta Compton”. It was another song that us drunk 16-18 y/o would sing a long with at the party.
12. King Tee & Ice Cube – King Tee’s Beer Stand
There are probably a handful of King Tee songs you could through on this, but this little blip with Cube was always a favorite of ours while rolling to where ever we were getting our drink on.
13. Spice 1 – 187 Proof
I thought this was a cool damn thing when it dropped. We’d play it on the way to the college parties or later on with my hip hop heads, we’d play it at a house party.
14. Mobb Deep – Drink Away The Pain
Another after bar joint that my boy and I’d blast during our late night drunken Mortal Kombat battles.
15. J-Zone – 190
This has all happened to a few of us. Wake up the next morning, with everyone pissed at you and you don’t remember why. Play this before going to bed and drink a glass of water.
16. Schoolly D – Saturday Night
This was always my goal when I’d go out at night in my younger years. Well, maybe not the big fat ugly girl, but it sounded cool. It was hoping for a crazy night.
17. Greyson & Jayson – Intoxication
This song starts off great, but has a little message. We here at WYDU encourage you drink responsibly, okay, there’s the warning….but the song is great at the beginning, gets you in the mood, until the drunk driving part. I’m not going to say it kept from drinking too much and puking or from drinking and driving, but it’s always good to hear. There is a reason I have never gotten a DUI, and it’s not all related to luck. It was honestly this song or EPMD’s “You Drank Too Much”, which contains a similar story, but maybe a bit more humorous.
18. Tha Alkaholiks – Last Call
Honestly, I used to just throw on “21 & Over” before going out or at a party.
This is a great song, and it’s the last call for this compilation.
19. Hi-C – Skanless
You are lying if you say that this has never happened to you after drinking. It happens to the best of us. Of course this has to be the last song…..
Thanks for reading through all this bullshit if you have, just one of those moods I guess….bottoms up! Happy trails…..