Today, you may have noticed, is Valentine’s Day. It’s also Friday, which means a) it’s going down and b) you’re going to need to lay down a much longer Valentine’s Day playlist of romantic jams than usual to carry you through this love and lust filled weekend. Accordingly we started to brainstorm a list of our favorite Awesomely Bad Hip-Hop love songs in last week’s Okayplayer editorial meeting–and quickly realized we should just take our concept to the master–the Chazz Reinhold, if you will, of collecting Awesomely Bad Hip-Hop Love Songs. That would be one Phonte of Foreign Exchange and Little Brother fame (hell, of Okayplayer fame, as far as that goes). In case the brother’s immaculate rhyme styles don’t immediately recommend him to you as the curator of this list, please recall that as 1/2 of the team that brought you Zo! & Tigallo Love The 80s Tigallo The Tay God knows his way around a damn love song. Nuff said. Light some incense. Reserve one of those sexy little tables in the back. Get your erotic artifacts n’ shit in order. Open up the chili sauce–and click through to experience Phonte’s Top 10 Awesomely Bad Hip-hop Love Songs For Valentine’s Day. Then go cop The Foreign Exchange’s brilliant Love In Flying Colors and Zo!’s Manmade (both in stores now) and find out where to catch them on tour here– ed.