Friday, October 05, 2007

Old School Friday - 11th Grade Edition

1992. Bill Clinton becomes the first black president. The Cowboys wrap the NFL in a cocoon of terror that lasts for four years. As a 16 year old, my cousin takes me to my first strip club. I'll never get the smells of a ghetto strip club out of my nostrils. Fun times, indeed. Thanks cuz. On to the videos. Remember to drink and act responsibly this weekend.

Dre - Nuthin But A G Thang

"I watched the death of a dynasty." True indeed. The death was painful to watch, but the genesis was glorious. The greatness of The Chronic can't be exaggerated. It was like Unicron, just devouring everything in its wake. It spawned an endless number of "deez nuts" jokes, and pretty much changed music. But this track was the jump off. Thanks Dre. Thanks Snoop.

Ice Cube - Today Was A Good Day

"I had the brew she had the chronic. The Lakers beat the Supersonics." Bite me Ace. (Sorry, inside joke) Remember when this video played on Rap City, and they edited out the line about "Yo MTV Raps?" I always thought that was kind of silly. It's not like I'm gonna immediately turn to MTV upon hearing that line. We all know MTV exists. Silly negroes.

Pac - I Get Around

I don't really need to write anything here, do I? Didn't think so.

EPMD - Headbanger

"Wicked with the style you think I had cerebral palsy." Classy Reggie. Very classy:) But you have to love the early 90's attire. Skullies, vests, HBCU hoodies, etc. That is so classic. What exactly were we thinking?

Arrested Development - Revolution

Ahh, it's time to get your consciousness on. I remember the police had a couple of units at the theater when this came out. Were they expecting us to trash the lobby and crack open the popcorn machine? Ignorant. Anyway, I love the chanting in the background. It just has that nice groove, you can't help but repeat as you bob your head. Whither, Speech? Whither?

Boss - Deeper

"It's probably all that chronic that I smoked. I used to be like that when I was out there slanging dope." Oh really Lichelle? So is this the fruit of a Detroit private school education? Apparently so. Well, she may have been fugazi but the song is still dope.

Fu-Schnickens - Can We Rock (What's Up Doc?)

"I'm the hooper. The hyper."
Hmm...Way to start off your verse Shaq. Yes this is the song that spawned the whole athletes who think they can rap craze. I think the world would've been better off without it. But I digress. But do you notice how thin Shaq is? You know this is an old ass video. Speaking of, 15 years later and I still don't understand a damn thing Chip-Fu is saying. Has anyone ever confirmed if he was putting actual words together?


massa said...

in all seriousness, i was just informed that your unicron/chronic reference won "analogy of the year". congrats!!!

Gangsta D said...

Chuuuuch. I thank you and my brain thanks you.