To me, there’s no question that The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill was one of the greatest and most influential albums to hit the compact disc. Lauryn is credited with perfecting the styles of Hard-edged hip hop with a soulful singing voice matched by no other. Here’s one of my favorite songs from Ms. Hill entitled “Doo Wop (That Thing)”. If you never heard it before, then it might be time to start doing your homework…
Posts in category #FlashbackFridays
Yesterday, I was going through old classic albums and this miraculously appeared up on my iTunes. Murderous verses from Dre, Em, and X. Nothin more, nothin less…
Before Beyonce, around the time when Vol.3….Life and Times of S. Carter dropped, Jay-Z had the hip hop industry in a sleeper hold with his rugged yet flashy hip hop persona and hard-hitting rhymes. “Big Pimpin’” was one of the first Jay-Z songs to gain commercial success.It made it to the 18th spot on Billboard’s Top 100 list. The perfect song for this beautiful Friday afternoon. Production by Timbaland. Enjoy.
Today, we lost another hip-hop great in Adam “MCA” Yauch who is part of the group Beastie Boys. So in remembrance, here is one of greatest songs in my mind that hip-hop has given us. The message is clear, the visuals are fun and it’s just an all-around great song. So Adam, Rest In Peace, and make sure your stilling Fighting For Your Right To Party. R.I.P.
Today’s flashback joint belongs to Twista’s hit single “Overnight Celebrity” off his 2004 Kamikaze album, featuring none other than Mr. Kanye West. For those of you who are asking, the whole point of #FlashbackFriday is to get y’all to reminisce on the good music of our past, just as if you’ve heard it for the first time. Tell me that THIS doesn’t bring up some of those enjoyable memories. You know, the time when the music they played on the radio wasn’t over saturated with pop and party records, and artists took the time to put a little “Soul” in their records. Yeah….those we’re the good ol’ days.
Today, March 9th, marks the 15th death anniversary of one of the best to ever do it, Biggie. It’s only right that this week’s installment of #FlashbackFridays pay tribute to the late legend. This type of music showcases the quality of music that was created during the self-proclaimed “Golden Era” of hip hop. Plus, its one of my favorite songs of all time!
RIP Christopher George Latore Wallace.
For the first installment of #FlashbackFridays, I decided to bring it back to 2003 with the hit Outkast single “Roses”. Their group name perfectly described how they we’re portrayed during this time. Creatively speaking, nobody, and I mean NOBODY was even close to being on the same level as them. This is the main reason why they’ve become so heavily embraced by the general hip hop community. 3 Stacks and Big Boi need to get back to doing what they do best, and release another studio album for the people. Hip Hop NEEDS it. For now, just kick back and enjoy this classic shit…