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Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

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?

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1. Too Short, "Blow The Whistle"

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2. Dru Down, "Pimp Of The Year"

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3. Luniz, "I Got 5 On It"

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4. Andre Nickatina, "Smoke Dope and Rap"

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

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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"