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DJ COTTON HERE MIX: Birdman – “Respect My Name (Best Of Gamespitta Baby)


After the whole Breakfast Club fiasco with Charlamagne last week, Birdman’s name has ringing out here because he told them to “put some respect on his name,” among other things. Me personally, I liked it when his rap name was Baby and he was a “Gamespitta” and the #1 Stunna. This Best Of mix is from that era (the 90’s-late 2002) before he became Birdman and wanted to be a rapper instead.


DJ COTTON HERE MIX: #ThisWeekIn September 2000 Rap & R&B Throwback Mix



Let’s take it back to this week in 2000. This mix definitely makes you remember Hits’s From The Streets, Cita’s World & Rap City: The Basement. I forgot to add in Sisqo’s hit ballad “Incomplete” (sue me).

  1. No More – Ideal
  2. The Light – Common
  3. Shake It Fast – Mystikal
  4. Doesn’t Really Matter – Janet Jackson
  5. Dance Tonight – Lucy Pearl
  6. Shackles (Praise You) – Mary Mary
  7. What Cha Like – Da Brat feat. Terese
  8. Where I Wanna Be – Donell Jones
  9. Wifey – Next
  10. Whatever – Ideal
  11. No Matter What They Say – Ideal
  12. Open My Heart – Yolanda Adams
  13. Just Be A Man About It – Toni Braxton
  14. Liar – Profyle
  15. The Next Episode – Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg
  16. Summer Rain – Carl Thomas
  17. Yeah That’s Us – Major Figgas
  18. I Wish – Carl Thomas
  19. Jumpin Jumpin – Destiny’s Child
  20. #1 Stunna – Big Tymers feat. Lil Wayne & Juvenile
  21. Bad Boyz – Shyne
  22. What These B*tches Want – DMX feat. Sisqo
  23. Bag Lady – Erykah Badu
  24. Country Grammar – Nelly
  25. Hey Papi – Jay-Z
  26. Bounce With Me – Lil Bow Wow
  27. I Don’t Care – No Question
  28. Ta Da – Lil Mo
  29. I Wanna Know – Joe
  30. Don’t Think I’m Not – Kandi Burress

COTTON MIX: #CottonThisWeekInMix May 6, 2000 Throwback R&B/Rap Mix


This week we’re traveling back to May 6, 2000. This is gonna take you back to Cita’s World and Hits From The Streets. Part two available also.

  • I dare you to count how many Spanish guitars were used lol. I promise it’s one used on literally almost every other song.
  • A whooooole bunch of scorned love songs were popping lol.
  • Bad Boy was on it’s comeback with Black Rob & Carl Thomas dropping classics.
  • Big Pun had a hit from the grave.
  • I can’t believe how dumb the lyrics to Thong Song are now…actually I thought they were crazy then but I love the fashion trend it started for ladies.
  1. He Wasn’t Man Enough – Toni Braxton
  2. Woah – Black Rob
  3. I Wish – Carl Thomas
  4. Try Again – Aaliyah
  5. It’s So Hard – Big Pun feat. Donell Jones
  6. Ryde Or Die Chick – L.O.X. feat. Eve
  7. Maria Maria – Carlos Santana feat. Product G & B
  8. Get It On Tonite – Montell Jordan
  9. Dance Tonight – Lucy Pearl
  10. Party Up (Up In Here)- DMX
  11. Whistle While You Twerk – Ying Yang Twins
  12. U Know What’s Up – Donell Jones
  13. Thong Song – Sisquo
  14. Left Right Left – Drama
  15. I Don’t Wanna – Aaliyah
  16. Once Upon A Time – Montell Jordan
  17. He Can’t Love You – Jagged Edge
  18. That’s What I’m Lookin For – Da Brat
  19. I Like It – Sammie
  20. Your Child – Mary J. Blige
  21. I Wanna Know – Joe
  1. Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
  2. Big Pimpin – Jay-Z feat. UGK
  3. Shut Up – Trick Daddy
  4. Hot Boyz – Missy Elliot
  5. Wobble Wobble – 504 Boyz
  6. You Owe Me – Nas feat. Ginuwine
  7. There You Go – P!nk
  8. Let’s Get Married (Remix) – Jagged Edge
  9. Separated – Avant
  10. Mr. Too Damn Good – Gerald Levert
  11. No Love (I’m Not Used To) – Kevon Edmonds
  12. The Best Of Me – May
  13. If You Don’t Want To Love Me – Tamar Braxton

COTTON MIX: Chop Shop Vol. 4: Mo Yellowbones In Yellowstone Houston Mix

SOUNDCLOUD LINK: https://soundcloud.com/djcottonhere/chop-shop-vol-4-mo-yellowbones

Here’s the second part of the H-Town Chop Shop. Something real playas can ride around to with they old lady.

  1. Boxers – Lil Flip feat. Deep Threat
  2. Back Up Plan – Chamillionaire feat. Devin The Dude
  3. I’sa Playa – UGK feat. Z-Ro & Twista
  4. Let Me See It – UGK
  5. Real Women – UGK feat. Talib Kweli & Raheem DeVaughn
  6. International Players Anthem – UGK feat. OutKast

COTTON MIX: #CottonThisWeekInMix April 6, 1991 Throwback R&B Rap Mix (4.4.14)


SOUNDCLOUD LINKhttps://soundcloud.com/djcottonhere/cottonthisweekinmix-april-6

Let’s go back to this week in 1991, when New Jack Swing still reigned supreme.

  • Freddie Jackson held down the number one spot this week with the Quiet Storm classic “Do Me Again.”
  • Big Daddy Kane actually said “I want to taste everything from your lipstick to your toenail polish” & “you know the way you’re standing still there/ I just wanna lay on the floor an make love to your shadow.”
  • New Edition alums Bell Biv Devoe, Johnny Gill & Ralph Tresvant all were prospering on the charts.
  • Christopher Williams was a double threat, having a hit song and co-starring in the classic film New Jack City.
  • Jasmine Guy was also a double threat. In addition to starring on A Different World, which was #1 in Black households at the time, she showed that she could sing with the New Jack Swing tune “Another Like My Lover.”
  • LL Cool J came back to the rap game with a vengeance.
  • Hi-Five’s album was one of the first cassettes that I actually bought as a 6 year old.
  • MC Hammer’s group Special Generation are the same group who sang on his hits such as “Can’t Touch This” and  “Have You Seen Her”.
  • Hope ya’ll don’t think that Pebbles wasn’t huge well before TLC


  1. Do Me Again – Freddie Jackson
  2. Whatever You Want – Tony! Toni! Tone!
  3. Let’s Chill – Guy
  4. Is It Good To You -The Whispers
  5. Call Me – Phil Perry
  6. All Over Me – Big Daddy Kane feat. Barry White
  7. No Matter What You Do – Al B. Sure feat. Diana Ross
  8. It’s Written All Over Your Face – Rude Boys
  9. My Heart Is Failing Me – Riff
  10. Thanx 4 The Funk – The Boys
  11. Backyard – Pebbles feat. Salt-N-Peppa
  12. Mama Said Knock You Out – LL Cool J
  13. Cheap Talk – Loose Ends
  14. All True Man – Alexander O’Neal
  15. Stone Cold Gentleman – Ralph Tresvant
  16. Dope! (She’s Dope) – Bell Biv Devoe
  17. I’m Dreamin – Christopher WIlliams
  18. It’s A Shame (My Sister) – Monie Love
  19. I Like The Way – Hi-Five
  20. Wrap My Body Tight – Johnny Gill
  21. Hold You Tight – Tara Kemp
  22. Treat Em RIght – Chubb Rock
  23. Another Like My Lover – Jasmine Guy
  24. Spark Of Love – Special Generation

COTTON THIS WEEK IN MIX: March 1993 (Throwback Mix)

digable-planets ART

SOUNDCLOUD LINK: https://soundcloud.com/djcottonhere/thisweekin-march-13-1994

  1. Silk – Interview On Video Soul
  2. Bobby Brown – Get Away
  3. Arrested Development – Mr. Wendal
  4. TLC – Hat 2 Da Back
  5. Jade – Don’t Walk Away
  6. SWV – I’m So Into You
  7. Naughty By Nature – Hip Hop Hooray
  8. Digable Planets – Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
  9. Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg – Nuthin But A G Thang
  10. Mary J. Blige – Reminisce
  11. Shai – Comforter
  12. Silk – Freak Me
  13. R. Kelly – Dedicated (To My Favorite Girl)
  14. Hi-Five – Quality Time

Man 1993 was such a dope time. This was the last time that R&B dominated the urban AND pop charts.  That was soon to change after the success of Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, which brought a more polished and less gritty sound to commercial hip-hop.

COTTON THIS WEEK IN MIX: February 2005 (Throwback Mix 2.27.14)

CottonThisWeekInMix Feb 2005 cover

We travel back to this week  in 2005, one of the last times when all regions were represented on mainstream radio. This mix takes me back to my junior year at Tennessee State University.  I promise Amerie’s “1 Thing” was used by almost every contestant in that year’s Miss TSU Pageant.  This was literally a day before Game was kicked out of G-Unit and Mario showed a more mature sound with the debut single from his second album.
  1. Mario – Let Me Love You
  2. Game feat. 50 Cent – How We Do
  3. 50 Cent – Candy Shop
  4. 50 Cent – Disco Inferno
  5. Jennifer Lopez feat. Fabolous – Get Right
  6. Amerie – 1 Thing
  7. Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell – Drop It Like It’s Hot
  8. Mariah Carey – It’s Like That
  9. T.I. – U Don’t Know Me
  10. Trillville – Some Cut
  11. Nivea feat. Lil Jon & Youngbloodz – Okay
  12. Ciara feat. Missy Elliot – 1,2 Step
  13. Destiny’s Child feat. T.I. & Lil Wayne – Soldier
  14. Lloyd Banks – Karma
  15. Usher – Caught Up
  16. Cam’ron feat. Kanye West & Syleena Johnson – Down And Out
  17. Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell – Let’s Get Blown
  18. Fabolous feat. Mike Shorey – Baby
  19. Ja Rule feat. R. Kelly & Ashanti – Wonderful (Remix)
  20. Fantasia – Truth Is
  21. Lil Jon feat. Usher & Ludacris – Lovers And Friends
  22. Terror Squad – Take Me Home