Jukebox Heroes

J-Kwon, “Tipsy” (Arista). Finally, a shong dat explainsh wiff intricate detail why erre-body in da club ish shlurring derr muthafuckin’ wurrds.

Juvenile, “Slow Motion” (Universal). Juve stops throwing $100 bills at the video camera long enough to serve up some smokin’ bump-‘n’-grindage. And, uh! We like it like that.

Snoop Dogg, “Drop It Like It’s Hot” (Geffen). Snnnoooooooooopppppppp uses a thumping beat and the cheapest backup instrument — Pharrell clicking his tongue — in history to make one of the hottest tracks to drop all year.

Terror Squad, “Lean Back” (Universal). Fat Joe and Co. celebrate the most white-man-proof dance move ever and, in the process, allow the big-boned boyz holding up the wall to look thuggish and fashionable at the same time.

Usher, featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris, “Yeah!” (La Face). Lil Jon’s bark and Ludacris’ bite allow Usher to take a homoerotic dance number into the Tri-City area of Popburg, Raptown and Crunkville. Population: you.

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