The Exchange 009: Where I'm From

August 7, 2008

in Music,The Exchange

You know the deal. This week’s Exchange theme is Where I’m From: artists from your hometown (or as close as possible).

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The Playlist:
Jen | Hip-Hop – Dead Prez
Panama | Kryptonite (I’m On It) – Purple Ribbon All-Stars
BK | Lifted – John Legend feat. J. Ivy
Sam | Heard It All Before – Sunshine Anderson
George | Don’t See Us – The Roots
Liz | Orange County Girl – Gwen Stefani
Eyejammy | Everyday (Rudebwoy) – Kardinal Offishall feat. Ray Robinson
Marcia | I’ll Bet You – Jackson 5
OJ | How to Survive in South Central – Ice Cube
Cye | Geen Verschil – U-Niq feat. Feis & Yootha
Ouxu | Insomnia Pete Philly & Perquisite

Cop it:
Stream it on Muxtape & also available for download at Rapidshare.

About My Pick:
“Orange County Girl” is on Gwen Stefani’s The Sweet Escape. I can’t say this is my favorite Gwen track, but it fits the bill for this issue of The Exchange. Gwen and I are both from Orange County and the song is about OC so what more could you ask for? I may be originally from New Mexico, and (currently) live in Los Angeles, but I’m just an Orange County Girl living in an extraordinary world.

Tustin, stand up.

By the way, if you ever refer to Orange County as “The OC,” you’re a n00b. It is and will always forever be called “OC.” Don’t believe everything you see on TV.

Gwen’s from Fullerton/Anaheim. If you really want to get hyperlocal on me, then check out Ill Phaness and his Strollin Wreckless crew. Ill Phaness is a friend of mine who lived across the street from me and we went to high school together. The (first half of the) first music video below was shot on my block. The second video was shot at my high school.

Buddy P, C-Sharp, Ill Phaness, & Kaliber – Active (Music Video)

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