Skip to main content

I make sure everything remains raw

Images Source: Google 

Last Post I talked about the 20th album anniversary of Maxwell debut album, well there are some more iconic albums in the land of hip-hop & RnB that has turned twenty as well.

On February 13th also the same day as the infamous  release of "All Eyez On Me" by none other then Tupac Shakur was released.  Also on that same day the refugees aka the Fugees released their second album titled "The Score" an album that snuck up on everyone with their infectious songs, "Fu-gee-la,  Ready or Not", and the cult classic and Roberta Flack remake "Killing Me Softly"

The Score was also the platform that set up the magnum opus which is now known as "The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill" by none Other then the group only female MC Lauryn Hill. I remember I actually had the score t-shirt. I been a music nerd, and y'all know this, not only did this project highlight the talents of Ms. Hill. It also showcased the production skills of Wyclef  Jean and showed the dept of third member Pras who went on to be apart of the hit "Ghetto Superstar" in the late 90's feat. Mya and the late ODB.

A month later on March 26th 1996 another classic album arrived on shelves,  The premiere star of the leaders of the new school. Busta Rhymes step out on his own with his first solo project called "The Coming" this was a loud and very colorful album, a long with the videos as well. "Woo Ha: I got you all in check" was the first single off the album. I remember that video open up with Busta and friends sitting in the car and he was rapping "Everything Remains Raw" I still think that had one of the sickest beats ever.

He followed up with "It's A Party" feat. Zhane" this was the beginning of the fun and animated music from Busta Rhymes. Don't get me wrong I will newer artists along the way on this site, however I must pay tribute to the ones before who help shape me into the music nerd I am today

Salute to the Fugees and Busta rhymes for making classic LPs


Popular posts from this blog

The Red Album: Aaliyah Last Album Turns Fifteen

Image Source Google- Aaliyah album cover
Pre 911 July 2001 I was twenty years old and boy that was an interesting year, to say the least. And as always  my summer tradition I made my trip to the local record store. During this month one of my all time favorite artist was releasing their third album which went to become a forever favorite of mine and is on my lifetime music playlist
On July 17th 2001, Aaliyah released her third and final self titled "Aaliyah" after a five year full album hiatus from her second album one in a million. At the time she had finally released a full album, of course to hold the fans over. We had the singles from the movie soundtracks  such as 1998 Doctor Do Little  SDTK "Are You That Somebody?"  and in 2000 Romeo Must Die SDTK, "Try Again, I Don't Wanna, Come Back In One Piece and are you Feeling Me?.
It was an exciting time for Aaliyah it was a year after a successful movie and soundtrack, she had entered into legal adulthood She w…

What's Going On?

Google Images: Devastation from Bomb Attack in Mogadishu, Somalia

I may talk about music and culture, It is my way to ease the pain with all the things I see going on in this world. But it is too much to ignore, last weekend there was bomb explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia. As of right now it has been reported that 300 lives has been lost due the terrorist attack.

I do my best to keep up with what is going on, whether it's in pop culture, local or national news. And with this recent terrorist attack. The one thing I don't see flooding up and down my time lines on my social media feed. Is  #PrayForSomalia, that is something that is very scarce across the feeds. But I bet your bottom dollar I can see the endless memes of bitches not being shit and its numerous likes.

That goes without fail, I posted a few links about this horrific incident and all I have heard is crickets. If I posted a joke and made fun of reality star. It would have been likes and comments galore. I am not tell…

1997 Part II

Google Images: Micheal S. Smith Photography, Seneca Vocational H.S.
I was sixteen years old in 1997, music was life back then for me, and in that year I needed it more then ever, My freshmen year of high school was 1996 - 1997 and during that school year I was at a school I did not want to be at. In the city of Buffalo at that time, during 8th grade year students had to pick the top choices of the high school they wanted to go to. It was all based on grades during 7th grade year and first grade quarter of 8th grade.

Math was my weakest subject, and the schools that I chose at the time a student had to excel well in the area of math. And me not being on my A game it caused me to loose out on all of my choices of the schools I wanted to attend. So in fall of 1996 I was at my district school. While all my Jr. high friends was at the school of their choices living the high life.

I had to make a daily trip to south Buffalo, a place I did not want to be, what kept me calm to and from schoo…