So usually myself and DJRC spin the latest and greatest EDM and rap, but for this episode of Power Hour, we decided to change things up a bit. Although we started the night with some new Lorde and a Timmy Trumpet remix, it dawned on us that we had never actually done a #TBT show, so what better time than now? We’re hoping to do a throwback show a few more times throughout the year, so if you have any requests or anything, be sure to hit us up.
Keri or Rihanna
No throwback Thursday would be complete without a little fire from our main man Kardinal Offishall. Now normally, DJRC and I agree on the musical genius of the Canadian rap legend, but after hearing me play “Numba 1 (Tide is High)” RC got a little shook. You see, I played the version featuring Rihanna. DJRC discredits this version and thinks that the only legit single is the one that features Keri Hilson. This led to a heated discussion… which version was better? I think that Rihanna’s feature on the album version acted as a kickstart for her career, but Ryan thinks that Keri brings some soul to the single that Rihanna just can’t provide. Nevertheless, both tracks feature the lyrical magician Kardi – the true star of the song.
First Time Clubbing… Success?
This past weekend, myself, DJRC, and some of the other lads went home to club in Toronto for Halloween. We brought out our buddy, who, for the purpose of this story, shall remain nameless. See, our buddy is 18, and we went to an 18+ club, specifically so he could come with us. Our buddy had a fantastic time. He was definitely vibing and may have had a bit too much to drink before, and I recognized that at a certain point, buddy had to leave the club. I personally escorted the guy on the subway, since DJRC thought that I was skipping out “because I hate clubbing.” Turns out we left at the right time because this guy started yacking in front of people on a packed subway. It was pretty nasty, but he woke up the next day, remembering the night fondly. As per him, the night was a GREAT SUCCESS (Borat voice).
Top 5ive Top 5ive Top 5ive
Keeping with the throwback theme, we decided to countdown our favorite EDM and rap tracks from the early 2000s all the way up until 2010. As always, Drake gave us some help. These tracks, which were all carefully selected, bring us back nostalgic memories of the glory days of elementary school.
01. Yeah! – Usher (ft. Lil Jon & Ludacris)
02. Down On Me – Jeremih (ft. 50 Cent)
03. Just Dance – Lady Gaga (ft. Colby O’Donis)
04. Sexy Chick – David Guetta (ft. Akon)
05. Live Your Life – T.I. (ft. Rihanna)
Writing Workshop/Moot Takes Ottawa
This week, DJRC let the community know that the library will be having some writing workshops. Those of you who need to tune up your syntax a bit should defs check it out. DJRC also took some time to wish me good luck, as myself and the rest of the Laurier Moot Court executive team will be going to Ottawa this weekend to compete in the Capital Cup at Carleton. #goodfriend 🙂
01. Baddest Behaviour – Throttle (Timmy Trumpet Remix)
02. Homemade Dynamite – Lorde (Remix – ft. Post Malone, Khalid & SZA)
03. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys
04. Numba 1 (Tide is High) – Kardinal Offishall (ft. Rihanna)
05. Toxic – Britney Spears
06. Stronger – Kanye West
07. Live Your Life – T.I. (ft. Rihanna)
08. Sexy Chick – David Guetta (ft. Akon)
09. Just Dance – Lady Gaga (ft. Colby O’Donis)
10. Down On Me – Jeremih (ft. 50 Cent)
11. Yeah! – Usher (ft. Lil Jon & Ludacris) – our #1 TBT song
12. Shots – LMFAO (ft. Lil Jon)
For more #tb bangers, check out my Spotify playlist “2000s Car Bangers”, its got like 12 hours of great tunes.
(warning: some explicit content)