Friday, September 14, 2007

Old School Friday - 12th Grade

The fall of 1993. Gas was like $.92/gallon. Clinton had yet to put his dick in a fat chick's mouth...well, a fat chick named Monica. There was no internet or DVDs, so you had to watch porn on VHS. Super Tecmo Bowl was holy. I had hair. Damn, them was the days huh?

Nas - It Ain't Hard To Tell

Remember when you actually used to give a shit about Rap City? Remember when you could come home, grab a glass of red Kool-Aid, and watch Rap City for two hours straight? In 12th grade I lived about three blocks from high school, so I would walk home. Sometimes I'd stop by the KFC, and grab a three piece-extra crispy on the way. You can't beat Kool-Aid, fried chicken, and Rap City. Those were good times. For some reason, this song makes me think back to that.

Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place

Yeah I know. I posted this a couple weeks ago. Who cares? This song is dope. You got a problem, we can take it outside.

A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation

"Shaheed, Fifer, the Extra P..." Not this Extra P, but Large Professor of course. I don't know if a song and its title have ever meshed so well. This track is just so laid back, its ridiculous. I love the line about Madeleine Woods. Speaking of former BET vixens, who was doper? Madeleine or Sherry Carter? Of course I mean Sherry before she got pregnant.

Ice Cube - U Know How We Do It

"I'm that fool from South Central, you think you stuck yourself with a No. 2 pencil." This beat is so sick, it's infectious. Just classic West Coast. We used to bump this on the way to Dairy Queen. Yeah I know. I was mad geeky. Sue me.

Snoop Dogg - Doggy Dogg World

Quite simply one of the greatest videos of all time. When this came out, we spazzed out like Kanye at the VMAs. The cameos are just sick. Antonio Vargas, Pam Grier, Fred Berry (RIP), The Dramatics, Fred Williamson, Rudy Ray Moore. Just classic. Fuck it. Best rap video of all time. There, I said it.

Outkast - Player's Ball

"Dropping these things like french fries in hot grease."
Ah yeah, what you know about that 'Kast circa '94? It's crazy seeing what these cats were like 13-14 years ago. They haven't changed much have they? lol But the crazy thing is, they're just as dope now as they were back then. I guess genius transcends styles and the passage of time.

Warren G & Nate Dogg - Regulate

"Ooh I like your size. She said my car's broke down and you seem real nice, would you let me ride?"I don't think Michael McDonald ever thought he'd be inextricably linked to the g-funk era, when he wrote "I Keep Forgetting." Life is funny that way. Nate Dogg is featured on this cut, but he's the real star. While Warren's lyrics kind of got in the way, everybody was singing along with Nate D-O-double-G.

Beastie Boys - Sabotage

"Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah" What can you say? It's the Beasties doing Beastie-type things. You gotta love it.


Great Waldini said...

I was wondering when you were going to post this. This is one of my alltime favorite videos!! AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH CANT STAND IT, I KNOW U PLAYING IT.......

stopmikelupica said...

This week's crop was right in my wheelbarrow - 10th grade for me. I guess I'm 2 years younger than you cats.

Great choices. I haven't heard the Cube song in like 12 years, but was singing right along with it... "my coupe de ville, coupe de ill..."

"Regulate" is funny. We loved Nate Dogg, but used to break on Warren G. As for Michael McDonald, check out Yacht Rock #8 or whatever for the explanation of how McDonald got involved in all that...

Gangsta D said...

Nate is underrated. He's never made a song worse, and he's usually the best, or second best, thing about it. Only thing is, his solo albums suck. All things in moderation I suppose.

extrapolater said...

Thanks for the random shout out. I love that Janet Jackson video. I have never had to feel bad about checking her out, because she's a couple of years older than me.

extrapolater said...

I kind of hate it that Janet is starting to show some of her fathr's facial features, though. Ugh.

Anonymous said...

I love Old School Friday. Probably cuz I graduated in 1994, too. Ah, the good old days.

Gangsta D said...

Yeah Janet's getting up there in age, but she still got that bump-de-bump-bump in the back though:)