Songs have the power to take you back in time. When I came across my dusty first generation iPod Shuffle the other day, that's exactly what happened. As I listened to the songs on it, it was like I was able to relive little fragments of my past.

Scarborough in the 00's was a time when Hip Hop & RNB appeared to be the dominant genres. I say this because at the time, it seemed as if more people were tuning into Flow 93.5 than Kiss 92.5. Not only did it influence a culture, with the baggy pants and the Phat Farms and all, it also influenced generations.

That's why this Scarborough list is full of Hip Hop & RNB songs. It's likely to appeal more to Generation Y and Z, but you're bound to recognize at least one of them:

Or keep scrolling below for the Playlist View

FULL PLAYLIST:

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I realize that having compiled a list of songs using my own iPod comes with some degree of personal bias. Leave a song that represents your Scarborough upbringing below!

Special thanks to the homie Alexa for the help!

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1. The Dream - Rockin' That Thang (2009)

Also:

- Shawty Is A 10


2. Busta Rhymes ft. Mariah Carey - I Know What U Want (2002)


3. Jim Jones - We Fly High (2006)


4. Young Dro - Shoulder Lean (2006)


5. Cherish - Do It To It (2006)


6. Mike Jones - Back Then (2006)


7. Frankie J ft. Baby Bash - Obsession (2005)


8. Ying Yang Twins - Shake (2005)

Also:

- Wait (The Whisper Song) (2005)


9. Juelz Santana - There It Go (The Whistle Song) (2009)


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10. Cassie - Me & U (2006)


11. Avant - Lie About Us ft. Nicole Scherzinger (2006)

Also:

-4 Minutes (2006)

-Wanna Be Close (2003)


12. Nina Sky - Move Ya Body (2004)


13. Lumidee - I'll Never Leave You (2003)


14. Terror Squad - Lean Back (2004)


15. Jibbs - Chain Hang Low (2006)


16. J-Kwon - Tipsy (2004)


17. Work It - Missy Elliot (20070


18. Teairra Mari - Make Her Feel Good (2005)


19. Chamillionaire - Ridin' ft. Krayzie Bone (2005)


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20. Beenie Man - Dude (2004)


21. Pretty Ricky - Grind With Me (2005)


22. Amerie - 1 Thing (2005)


23. Fabolous - Into You ft. Tamia (2003)

Also:

- Throw It In The Bag

- You Be Killin Em


24. Ginuwine - In Those Jeans (2003)

Also:

- Differences (2001)


25. Twista - Hope ft. Faith Evans (2005)


26. Three 6 Mafia - Stay Fly ft. Young Buck and Eightball and MJG (2006)

Also:

- Poppin' My Collar


27. Bubba Sparxxx - Ms. New Booty ft. Ying Yang Twins and Mr. ColliPark (2006)


28. Asher Roth - I Love College (2009)


29. Bobby Valentino - Slow Down (2005)


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30. Christina Milian - Dip It Low (2004)


31. Young Gunz - Can't Stop, Won't Stop (2003)


32. Brooke Valentine - Girlfight ft. Lil Jon and Big Boi


33. Lil' Kim - Magic Stick ft. 50 Cent (2003)


34. Cam'ron - Hey Ma ft. Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey and Toya (2002)

Also:

- Oh Boy (2002)


35. Ray J - One Wish (2006)

Also:

- Sexy Can I ft. Yung Berg (2007)


36. Kelis - Milkshake (2004)

Also:

- Bossy ft. Too $hort (2006)


37. Mya - My Love is Like.. Wo (2003)


38. M.I.A - Paper Planes (2007)


39. Sisqo - Thong Song (2000)

Also:

- Incomplete (2000)


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40. Nas - I Can (2003)


41. Eve - Let Me Blow Ya Mind ft. Gwen Stefani (2001)

Also:

- Tambourine


42. Blu Cantrell - Hit 'Em Up Style (2001)


43. Shaggy - It Wasn't Me ft. Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent

Also:

- Angel ft. Rayvon (2001)


44. Mary J. Blige - Be Without You (2005)


45. Ashanti - Foolish (2002)


46. Ja Rule - Mesmerize ft. Ashanti (2003)


47. Fat Joe - What's Luv ft. Ashanti (2002)


48. Mario - Just a Friend (2002)

Also:

- Let Me Love You (2004)


49. D4L - Laffy Taffy (2006)


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50. B2K - Bump, Bump, Bump ft. P. Diddy (2002)


51. New Boyz - Tie Me Down ft. Ray J (2010)


52. Shop Boyz - Party Like A Rockstar (2007)


53. Mims - This Is Why I'm Hot (2007)


54. DJ Khaled - All I Do Is Win ft. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross (2010)


55. Omarion - Ice Box (2007)


56. Young Jeezy - Soul Survivor ft. Akon (2005)


57. Jagged Edge - Where The Party At ft. Nelly (2001)


58. Nivea - Don't Mess With My Man ft. Jagged Edge (2003)


59. City High - What Would You Do? (2001)


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60. 112 - Peaches and Cream (2001)


61. Webstar, Young B - Chicken Noodle Soup (2007)


62. Mario Winans - I Don't Wanna Know ft. Enya and P. Diddy (2004)


63. JS - Ice Cream (2006)


64. Monica & Brandy - The Boy Is Mine (1998)


65. Marquise Houston - Circle (2007)


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66. Lil' Flip - Sunshine ft. Lea (2004)


I realize that having compiled a list of songs using my own iPod comes with some degree of personal bias. Leave a song that represents your Scarborough upbringing below!

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