Friday Genius Ten – Pre-Election Weekend edition

I’m afraid the title of this post might be a little misleading; none of these things have anything to do with the election.  It’s a pretty decent list though, and considering the original song, actually fairly inclusive.  Enjoy (and you can find my other list at my blog).

Original Song: Warren G (feat. Nate Dogg), “Regulate” from G Funk Era…

  1. LL Cool J, “Mama Said Knock You Out” from All World
  2. N.W.A., “Straight Outta Compton” from Straight Outta Compton
  3. The Notorious B.I.G., “Hypnotize” from Life After Death
  4. Nas, “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That) from It Was Written
  5. Dr. Dre, “Let Me Ride” from The Chronic
  6. Snoop Dogg, “Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Can’t Have None) from Doggystyle
  7. Jay-Z, “Can I Get A…” from Vol. 2 Hard Knock Life
  8. Busta Rhymes, “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See” from Total Devastation: The Best of Busta Rhymes
  9. Mobb Deep, “Shook Ones, Pt. 2” from The Infamous
  10. Snoop Dogg, “Who Am I? (What’s My Name?) from Doggy Style

Bonus song –  N.W.A, “Express Yourself” from Straight Outta Compton

Bonus video –  “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That):


Jamelle Bouie is a writer for Slate. He has also written for The Daily Beast, The American Prospect and The Nation. His work centers on politics, race, and the intersection of the two.

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  • GVG

    I got a great playlist on friday with the start song being Roy Ayers “We live in Brooklyn”. It had Nina Simone, Monk, Miles, Billie Holiday, Tito Puente, Bird, the list goes on and on. I got a bunch of stuff done with that playlist as motivation. I LOVE GENIUS!!!