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Linkin Park - Faint

Say what you will about them and their (painfully inaccurate) “Nu-Metal” labeling, but Linkin Park is one of my favorite bands. Meteora is one of my all time favorite albums, and “Faint” is probably my favorite song from it. It was the song that got me excited about the new album, and the video is still one of their more memorable ones for me.

Some of the stuff from their last album, Living Things, wasn’t really my speed - but it’s still a solid album.

LP has grown, progressed, evolved, and shape-shifted over the years but all the changing they’ve done as people has been right alongside the changes I was going through.

I love the band and I love this song.

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Bloc Party - Banquet

One of my all time favorite bands playing the song that introduced me to them. “Banquet” was a single from the album Silent Alarm - one of my all time favorite albums.

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Anthony Hamilton - Comin’ From Where I’m From

The Nappy Roots songs got me thinking of this one. Another NC native, Anthony Hamilton is a beast! This song is so real! I don’t normally listen to R&B stuff, but I’ll make an exception for anyone with a unique voice like this. Without sounding too cliché, it’s like you can hear the pain in his voice. I love this song. North Carolina, represent.

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Nappy Roots ft. Anthony Hamilton - Po’ Folks

I wish these dudes would’ve got bigger than they did. This song is classic to me. I thought they were going to be the Kentucky fried version of Bone Thugs or Wu-Tang. Anthony Hamilton kills the hook too! The end of the video where they’re all in the house makes me miss meals like that. I’m trying to stop eating pork, but damn… I love it.

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Petey Pablo - Raise Up

This is still one of my favorite songs ever. If you lived in NC when this came out then you know the hype was real. I was lucky enough to experience the energy at the local skating rink, school dances and backyard barbecues. This song and his first album bring back a lot of memories for me. I still get hella hyped for the chorus. This is also one of my favorite beats Timbaland ever did. There’s a handful of bangers on Petey’s debut, Diary of A Sinner.

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(Side Note : Petey is in jail right now for gun related charges. He’ll be out mid 2014 though.)

Ludacris - Southern Hospitality

Another one of my favorite songs from a Southern Rap heavyweight. This was the first Ludacris song I heard, and also the first Neptunes production I heard. This still kills it 10+ years later.

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(Side Note : We borrowed the title of Luda’s debut album, Back For The First Time, for the first post on the new 5&A Dime blog. It was my idea.)

Juvenile - Back That Azz Up

Sorry (not sorry) for the Southern Rap videos. There’s more to come. I’m really missing the South lately. This is the Rap I partially grew up on. But I don’t want to get into that. This would turn into a mega long post. For now, appreciate Juve The Great and a very young Lil’ Wayne.

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Nelly - Country Grammar (Hot Shit)

I miss this Nelly. The skinny version made better songs.

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"Just.Crew.Shit" Official Video
Bam Circa ‘86
Produced by The Visualists/Directed by Eric Casas

The homie Bamalamadingdong dropped a video for his new song “Just.Crew.Shit”. As a day in the life of Bam and the homies; the video is filled with relaxed visuals, locales the posse usually haunts, and the typical tom foolery you can see the 8th & G Gang partaking in. The video opens in Dope Sauce, circles the block, makes a pit stop by 5&A Dime, and ends where it started as the song closes. 

To stay up with Bam follow him on Twitter : @BamCirca86, Instagram : @BamCirca86, and here on Tumblr : bamcirca86blog.

Enjoy Bam’s new chillin’ anthem, and stay tuned for more from the 8th & G crew.

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When Del the Funky Homosapien is your first customer you know it’s going to be a weird Wednesday. Shout out to one of the illest dudes to ever hold a mic for coming through @5andadime. Shout out to Spencer for the shirt and the picture.

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