A few Hip-Hop classics from a few people...

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Hip-Hop Classic #41: Cam'Ron - 357 (Chosen by CJ Beatz)

'357' is the second single from Cam'Ron's debut album 'Confessions Of Fire', which was released in 1998 on Untertainment/Epic Records. The track is produced by Darrell "Digga" Branch & Lance "Un" Rivera, and features a sample of the classic 'Magnum P.I. Theme' by Mike Post. The video sees Cam & Ma$e running through the streets of Harlem, but the track only managed to reach #88 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and didn't manage to make the Billboard Hot 100. However, it's still a big track, from a great album.

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Hip-Hop Classic #39: The Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy (Chosen by Chris Ramsey)

'Juicy' is the debut solo single from The Notorious B.I.G.'s debut album 'Ready To Die', which was released in 1994 on Bad Boy Records. The track was produced by Poke of Trackmasters & P. Diddy, with the melody being sampled from Mtume's 'Juicy Fruit'. It reached #3 in the US Hot Rap Singles and peaked at #27 in the US Billborad Hot 100 Chart, but many Hip-Hop fans believe it to be one of the greatest rap songs of all-time, and many would have trouble arguing otherwise.

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Hip-Hop Classic #14: Eminem - Role Model (Chosen by Lucas Brooks)

'Role Model' is the second single from Eminem's sophmore album, The Slim Shady LP, which was released in 1999 on Aftermath Entertainment/Web Records. The track is produced by Dr. Dre & Mel-Man, and Eminem claims it is essentially about suicide, which is believed to be him mocking his own experiences in 1996. Throughout the song he also mocks unsuitable role models, who people will mimic regardless of the things they do.

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