Year: 2006
Produced By: Young L
Album: Skateboards 2 Scrapers
Label: Jive/Zomba Records

Out of nowhere, with a sound like nothing else going at the time, these skate rats from Berkeley made serious waves with this ode to Vans slip-ons, earning them a co-sign and a record deal from Oakland legend Too $hort. Now every other rapper looks like a skater, but this song came out when Dem Franchize Boyz and Mike Jones dominated the airwaves. Of course, because Bay Area rappers are cursed to wither in obscurity, MTV massacred the hook, so that they didn't offer any free advertisement to Vans.