The music I listen to literally hasn’t evolved since I was 15. And who can blame me? My 15-year-old self had exquisite taste. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good contemporary bop too. However, there’s just something so iconic about music from the 90’s and 2000’s that I can’t seem to find in artists such as Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa. I guess that’s what happens when the passage of time is combined with a serious case of nostalgia. Either way, I’ll always see music from the past couple of decades as the greatest of all time.
Although I do believe I’ll love Ciara’s Goodies and Gwen Stefani’s Love Angel Music Baby till the day I die, I have to admit; sometimes I feel like I need to mix it up a little. If you’re feeling me, or just looking for something unexpected to add to your music repertoire, I’ve got you covered. Below I have listed 11 SoundCloud mixes of some of the most iconic and timeless throwback classics, all with a strong inclination towards hip-hop and R&B.
Some might say that remixing Jenny from the Block would be equivalent to butchering a masterpiece. If that’s your line of thought, then this list of songs isn’t for you. But if you’re here for an amped-up version of an already amazing song – keep scrolling and thank me later!
1. Bug a Boo – Destiny’s Child
2. Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera
3. Family Affair – Mary J. Blige
4. Sock it 2 Me – Missy Elliott
5. Let me Blow Ya Mind – Eve ft. Gwen Stefani
6. Naughty Girl – Beyoncé
7. Rich Girl – Gwen Stefani
8. Ride – Ciara
9. Jenny from the Block – Jennifer Lopez
10. Creep – TLC