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Flashback Friday — 1997 Edition

What's hanging dudes? Welcome to 1997. Things are totally wicked right now. That football star OJ Simpson was found liable for murdering Ron Goldman & Nicole Simpson, some far out guys in Scotland cloned a sheep, and we had to pour one out for our fallen soldier, Christopher "Biggie" Wallace. Even after his death he had plenty of records climbing up the charts. So sit back, relax and take notes while we take tokes and groove down the 1997 nostalgia road. 


  1. I Believe I Can Fly - R Kelly

    On the charts: Hot R&B/Hip-hop: Jan 4 - Jan 18 & Feb 1

    Who Sampled It:  Smokin Aladdin - Dun Deal, Young Thug, Rome Fortune 

  2. Wannabe - Spice Girls 

    On the charts: Feb 22nd - March 15 

    Who Sampled It:  Drippy Dolphin - ~Oooops~

    Intro-Inspection - Osymyso

  3. On & On  - Erykah Badu 

    On the charts: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Charts: Feb 8 - Feb 15 

    Who Sampled It: On Me - The Game ft. Kenrick Lamar 

    Second Hand Smoke - Natural Elements 

    On & On - Booty Fade remix 

  4. In My Bed   - Dru Hill

    On the charts: Hot R&B/Hip-hop: Feb 22 - March 1 & April 19 

    Who Sampled It: In My Bed - Wizkid 

    In My Bed - So So Def remix 

  1. Don't Speak - No Doubt 

    On the charts: Radio Charts: Feb 1 - April 5

    Who Sampled It: War & Peace - Ice Cube (fyi - this isn't the original, you can hear it here, but the beat is the same.)

    Tara - Skizzy Mars 

    Dedicated - Rakim 

  2. Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - Puff Daddy (Featuring Mase)

    On the charts: March 22 - April 26 

    Contains Samples Of: The Message - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five 

    Lyrics / hook from Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder 

  3. Hypnotize - The Notorious B.I.G. 

    On the charts: May 3 - May 17 

    Who Sampled It: DKNY - Yellow Claw 

    You Got It - J. Cole ft. Wale (samples lyrics at :17) 

    Friday Night - Girl Talk 

  1. I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112

    On the charts: June 14 - August 23rd 

    Contains A Sample Of: Every Breath You Take - The Police 

  2. Mo Money Mo Problems - The Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Puff Daddy & Mase

    On the charts: August 3rd - September 26 

    Who Sampled It: I'm Cumin - Nicki Minaj 

    Yeah vs. Mo Money Mo Problems - Matoma Remix 

  3. Honey  - Mariah Carey 

    On the charts: September 13 - September 27 

    Contains A Sample Of: Hey DJ - The World Famous Supreme Team 

    Alright you cool cats. Thanks for stepping into 1997 with us. Go rewatch the scene in Titanic where Jack draws rose naked and remember how it made you feel when you were 14. We'll see you in 1996 where we'll feel a whole lotta California Love. 

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