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I live in a constant state of early 90s.
When college rock was good, and black people were still on TV.



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Flashback Friday: Portrait “Here We Go Again”

This is absolutely one of the smoothest beats to come out of the New Jack Swing era and it’s such a squeaky clean song too.  When I start getting my Songs to Teach My Kids About When Music Was Good playlist together, I’ll have to remember to put this on the Before They Turn 14 list.  Clearly I can’t have my kids listening to R. Kelly or Jodeci until they’re in high school, but this is cute and G-rated.

Plus, they played it at the prom on Family Matters, so you know it was good and wholesome.

10:00 am  •  18 October 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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Flashback Friday: Mona Lisa “Can’t Be Wasting My Time”

I have known every single words to this song for almost 20 years now and that makes me feel old as hell.  I really thought Mona Lisa was gonna hang right in there with Brandy, Monica & Aaliyah, but she just dropped off the planet after this.

Can we just take a minute to ponder on the fact that 16-year-old girls were forever putting out grown folks R&B music back in the 90s?  The production on this song is hella mature, Aaliyah was covering the Isley Brothers, and Monica sang like a daggum 30-year-old church lady.  

Fast forward to today, and Avril Lavigne is like 47 still making teen pop punk.

2:00 pm  •  4 October 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Album Reviews: Tamar Braxton “Love and War”

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Tamar’s “second debut” album is certainly no Toni Braxton…but that’s not always a bad thing.

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7:41 pm  •  10 September 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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Flashback Friday: Anita Baker “Body & Soul”

I’ve been listening to a lot of R&B’s Favorite Auntie this week after I got hip to how fresh her Twitter is.

What’s really interesting to me about 90s videos is, Anita in this video is only three years older than Beyonce and Christina Aguilera are now.  Can you imagine either of them being this grown? I feel like female singers try really hard to stay “young” for a really long time nowadays.  I wouldn’t mind a little more grown-folks music.

1:34 pm  •  30 August 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Obsessed: Sevyn Streeter

Alright, World.  Enough foolin around now.  It’s time for Sevyn to finally break out.

Sevyn Streeter “It Won’t Stop” (Acoustic)

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1:07 pm  •  27 August 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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Flashback Friday:  Babyface “There She Goes” feat. Pharrell

One of the guys in the office was jamming to this last week and it’s pretty much been on constant repeat.  Remember in 2001 when every video basically looked like this?  I wouldn’t mind doing that again.

I also wouldn’t mind Babyface having another actual hit.  And Pharrell doing something other than being photographed at things for being Fine & Fashionable @ Forty. 

12:34 pm  •  10 May 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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Flashback Friday: Shades “Tell Me (I’ll Be Around)”

I never realized how much one of these girls looked like Beyonce.  Shades is basically what Destiny’s Child would’ve looked like if they had debuted at 23 instead of 16.

The original by Bernard Wright is still everything, but this feels more like summertime.

12:56 pm  •  12 April 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     What’s Total been up to?

Bad Boy's first and best girl group (sorry Danity Kane…sorry Dream [LOLOL!]) came out of nowhere in the mid-90s and disappeared just as suddenly, but not without leaving us with some classics.

Total “Can’t You See”

So what happened?

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2:05 pm  •  10 April 2013  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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