The History of Hip Hop 2004 by Brooklyn Radio on

TBT this week looks back 12 years to 2004 with DJ Ayres in the mix for this episode of our history of hip-hop series. You’ve got so much going on in this episode that’s so notable today it’s kind of crazy. “College Dropout” Kanye was all the rage but absolutely none of us knew what Yeezy would mean to music in 2016. Snoop swooped in with a massive comeback single with The Neptunes (of course) on the beat. Fabolous released arguably his best single ever in “Breathe”. Lil Jon fever was owning the clubs all over the country. Lil Wayne was showing signs of becoming more than just a Cash Money afterthought and just maybe he might be a dope rapper. And there was that collab album from Madlib and MF Doom blew everyone’s mind who heard it. That’s just scratching the surface on 2004 but you can revisit it all in full with the stream above and the DL below.

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artwork by Rhek (Sharks & Hammers)

Tracklist after the jump!

Kanye West – Jesus Walks
Fabolous – Breathe
Jadakiss – Why (ft. Anthony Hamilton)
De La Soul ft. MF Doom – Rock Co.Kane Flow
Lil Flip – Game Over
Trillville – Some Cut
Juvenile – Slow Motion
Z-Ro ft. Devin the Dude & Juvenile – The Mule
Kanye West ft. Syleena Johnson – All Falls Down
The Roots – Stay Cool
Cee-Lo Green – I’ll Be Around (ft. Timbaland)
Snoop Dogg – Drop It Like It’s Hot (ft. Pharrell)
The Game ft. 50 Cent – How We Do
Ja Rule – New York
Terror Squad – Lean Back / J-Kwon – Tipsy (Ayres Blend)
Mobb Deep – Got It Twisted / Usher – Yeah (Ayres Blend)
G-Unit – Stunt 101
Too Short – Burn Rubber / Masta Killa – Old Man (Ayres Blend)
Nas – You Know My Style
Sleepy Brown ft. Outkast – I Can’t Wait
213 – Absolutely
T.I. ft. Lil Kim – Get Ya Shit Together
The Team – It’s Getting Hot (remix)
Turf Talk ft. E-40 – It’s Ah Slumper
Federation – Go Dumb
Petey Pablo – Freakaleek
Young Gunz – Friday Night
T.I. – Bring ‘Em Out
Missy Elliot – I’m Really Hot
The Roots – Boom!
N.E.R.D. – She Wants To Move
Trick Daddy ft. Cee-Lo & Ludacris – Sugar
Dead Prez – Hell Yeah / TV on the Radio – Staring At The Sun (Hollertronix remix)
Pitbull – Toma
Ciara ft. Ludacris – Oh
Terror Squad – Take Me Home
Twista ft. Kanye West – Overnight Celebrity
Cam’Ron ft. Kanye West – Down And Out
Juelz Santana ft. Cam’Ron – You Oughta Know
Cam’Ron ft. Opera Steve – Killa Cam
The Diplomats – Crunk Muzik
8-Ball & MJG – You Don’t Want Drama
Slim Thug ft Bun B & T.I. _ Three Kings
Lil Jon – Medley – What The Gon’ Do / I Don’t Give A Fuck / Bia Bia
Trillville – Neva Eva / Crime Mob – Knuck If You Buck
T.I. – You Don’t Know Me
Ludacris – Get Back
Lil Scrappy – No Problem
Trick Daddy ft Twista & Lil Jon – Let’s Go
Yung Won ft DMX, David Banner & Lil Flip – Tear It Up
Mannie Fresh – Real Big
Lloyd Banks – On Fire
LL Cool J – Head Sprung
Ludacris – Potion
Madvillain – America’s Most Blunted
Madvillain – Figaro
Terror Squad – Hum Drum
Skillz – Take It Back
Young Gunz – No Better Love
Murs – Bad Man!
Lil Wayne – Go DJ
T.I. – A.S.A.P.
Kanye West ft. GLC & Consequence – Spaceship