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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: Ready for the World “Oh Sheila”

Three things.

One: Someone posted this on Facebook maybe a week ago and I’ve been playing it since.

Two: This video is so juicy.  As in.  There is jheri curl juice flinging every whichaway.  I keep picturing these dudes in the salon gettin those curls done, with the rods and the cotton headband so the juice doesn’t drip in your eye.  (My momma used to do hair, so I am so familiar with the whole jheri curl process.)

Three:  I had this friend one time who swore up and down that this song was Prince.  I wish I could remember who it was, but I think I’ve probably subconsciously blocked that memory so I can still remain friends with that person.  

1:30 pm  •  12 October 2012  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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Flashback Friday: Blackgirl “90’s Girl”

They are really wearing these outfits and these Halle Berry Haircuts.  Can somebody bring those back?  Seems like ever since Bernie cut of all her hair in Waiting to Exhale, everybody is like “ok, that’s over, let’s all get weaves now.”

6:40 pm  •  7 September 2012  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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Flashback Friday: Sa-Deuce “Don’t Waste My Time”

One of my friends said “seduce” earlier this week so of course I had to remind myself that this video existed.  It’s pretty much everything great about black entertainment in the 90s all wrapped into one:

  • The ladies are dressed like guys, but with really good Dark & Lovely relaxers (Oh hey, Aaliyah).
  • The evil tramp has corner store blonde weave (Oh hey, Player’s Club).
  • They are wearing bright plastic clothes (Oh hey, every Hype Williams video).

I wish somebody in the background was wearing a UCLA sweatshirt though…

12:09 pm  •  31 August 2012  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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Flashback Friday: Mariah Carey “Can’t Let Go” Live on SNL 1991

I’ve pretty much been listening to Mariah Carey nonstop since that awful "Triumphant" video came out, reliving memories of greatness, mourning the music of the future that could have been.

I mean, look at this.  Mariah can pretty much still hit all of these notes, but she’s too busy trynna play the Round The Way Chick to just sing a well-written song.  And Michael Walden Narada could write the hell out of a song back then.  Lisa Fischer “How Can I Ease the Pain” will always be his masterpiece, but Narada was doing Whitney, Aretha, Tevin Campbell, Regina Belle, and everybody else in the early 90s.

Matter of fact…I’m bout to go make a Michael Walden Narada playlist.  Excuse me for a minute…

8:16 am  •  24 August 2012  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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Brandy “Wildest Dreams”

Even though I finally came around with “Put It Down” featuring excluding Chris Salmon-Nipples Brown, this is more like what I wanted from Bran.  

I do hope this is the middle of the pack and not the pinnacle though, because she ain’t put enough harmony on this for me.  I need some of those Afrodisiac layers again, an army of Brandys mumbling unintelligibly just behind the lead track…

(Source: boringwarren)

7:40 pm  •  23 August 2012  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Mariah Carey has a new video and it is somewhat less than “Triumphant.”

Oh Mariah…

I’ll admit, I was mildly excited when I heard this was boxing themed because if there’s one thing “Heartbreaker” taught us it’s that Mariah is good at kicking her own ass.

But actual movement would’ve required a wardrobe consisting of more than stilettos and sequined spandex so my dreams were shot to shit. 

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10:30 am  •  23 August 2012  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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Anita Baker “Lately”

How does she still sound exactly the same after all these years?  Tyrese is probably sitting a corner somewhere kicking himself for letting Anita cover this song because clearly he’s not allowed to sing it ever again after this.  


She ate this up.  But not in that “screamsing” way all the black girls think they’re supposed to sound these days.  Ms. Baker just sang the song and left the hysterics in the cupboard.  Can’t wait for this album.

11:31 am  •  14 August 2012  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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Mc Lyte ft Xscape " keep on keepin' on" by shakura

Flashback Friday: MC Lyte “Keep On, Keepin’ On” feat. XSCAPE

This video came on the other day and for a split second I forgot what this song was and thought Regina Grier had released a single back in the day.

But then I recovered and remembered every word.

4:32 pm  •  3 August 2012  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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