For our new column "Jams We Love," we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day. We'll showcase a new playlist every Monday so you can start the week off right.

For this week's Jams We Love, we're honoring Bay Area's homegrown hip hop movement. But we're a little tired of hearing and reading about its current darlings, Lil B and the White Girl Mob. Let's going back to the originals. Which would you add to the list?

1. Too Short, "Blow The Whistle"

2. Dru Down, "Pimp Of The Year"

3. Luniz, "I Got 5 On It"

4. Andre Nickatina, "Smoke Dope and Rap"

5. Rappin' 4-Tay, "Playaz Club"

6. E-40 ft. Bo-Rock, "Things Will Never Change"

An early interpretation of "The Way It Is" by Bruce Hornsby & The Range, the same song 2Pac would later refashion into "Changes".

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7. Mac Dre, "Life's A Bitch"