1. J Dilla | Time: The Donut Of The Heart
One of my All Time favorite Hip-Hop songs. I Love the Smooth, Soulful Jackson 5 sample, and J Dilla always manages to capture the Essence of Love and Smooth, carefree feeling in songs like this. This is literally on the most played songs on my iPod. I can't get enough of this song. The feeling of this song is indescribable. Lots of Positive Vibes Radiating from this track.
2. Common | Love Is...
Common and J Dilla worked closely when Common was first making moves into the Major Label Scenes, so it's no wonder why a Common song would appear on this list. Another great example of Dilla's Extraordinary Sampling Talent, as well as Common's Silky Smooth Vocals.
3. MGMT | Electric Feel
Yes, this may be a little out-played, but there's something eerily Classic about this tune. The Production is all around Perfect, and it makes me feel like I'm lost in a dream when I hear this tune. I've only really liked this release by the group, however, it's enough of a beastly good tune for me to say I'm an MGMT fan.
4. Nujabes | Another Reflection
Nujabes is like the Asian version of J Dilla. This gentleman, although deceased, made some of the Greatest Compositions I've ever heard. From the Soulful Pianos, to the Smooth Pad-like Samples in the background, I can never seem to find anything I ever dislike about a Nujabes song. Jun Seba is a Masterful Producer, and I wish he was still around today to continue Making Music.
5. 50 Cent | Best Friend
Don't really have a lot to say about this song. It's kind of cheesy, but it's linked to so many memories with people and situations where this song was played in the background. I dedicate this tune to all the girls I've ever liked that never gave me a chance to be anything more.
6. Michael Jackson | P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
The first time I heard this song was right after looking up the sample of Kanye West's Good Life. The second I heard the Original Sample from Ye's track, I fell in Love. I must say, I'm a late-bloomer fan of Michael Jackson, but I'm so glad I started picking up vinyls of his and listening to more of his Older Music. Such Great Sampling Material. Nothing beats Michael's Sexy, Suave, Silky-Smooth Voice.
7. Hall & Oates | Sara Smile
A lot of the Younger Generation may not know this track, but this song is an All Time Classic. One of my favorite Oldies tunes that I actually prefer the Original to any remixes I've heard. Even my own remix of this tune can't properly capture the feelings I get when I hear this. Such a Great Love Song.
8. Ray J | Let's Play House
As cheesy as it sounds, Ray J is actually a very talented R&B Singer/Songwriter, and I respect his Unique Style of Singing. I Love Love Ballads, and Ray J is definitely one of the best. Ray J's Raydiation will forever be one of my Top 10 favorite R&B albums, and it definitely deserves the spot. This song isn't TOO Old, but it's old enough that it may not be remembered anymore, especially with the somewhat recent scandal involving Ray J, Kanye, and Kim K.
9. The Notorious B.I.G. | Juicy
Mtume and Biggie Smalls. This is probably what is written in the Dictionary next to the words Best Collaboration Ever. Not sure who produced this iconic track, but Biggie and Mtume's Juicy Fruit is probably the Best Combination since Bread and Butter. I think one of the reasons this song manages to resonate so well with me is because it creates such a great feeling never giving up and always pushing myself to be better than before. Great, Free-Spirited, Positive tune!
10. Lloyd Banks | Karma (feat. Avant)
Karma... Something we all seem to believe in, but don't really think about often enough. This song is a Great Testament to Not Screwing Things Up with the Ones You Care About, No Matter What. The Production on this tune is Outstanding as well. Lloyd Banks is better known for Gangster tunes in 50 Cent's G-Unit, but I think he shines just as bright when Rapping about Positive, feel good things over a smooth beat. Don't really know why I like this song so much, but it's always on repeat, and being played in the car when I'm out and about.