One joint missing from a true hyphy hits collection is "Tell Me When to Go" by E-40 featuring Keak Da Sneak, the only actual hit that hyphy has had in pop music terms. But the host label TVT Records found a smart solution that minimizes its absence: Shake Da Mayor's "Stunner Shades" samples a memorable part of "Tell Me When to Go" for the hook to a song that got a sliver of radio time.
The addition of Mac Dre's "Thizzle Dance" and Federation's "Hyphy," two of the most important tunes in solidifying the term and the culture locally, would have made this tight selection feel more complete. Same goes for Too Short cuts like "Burn Rubber" and "Blow the Whistle," as these relatively recent songs from the Oakland O.G. have had clear influence on the hyphy movement. But that's all just being nitpicky; the cost of putting together a compilation with all the big hitters might have prevented Hyphy Hitz from ever seeing release. And that would really be dumb.