Hey peoples! Since my move to New York, I haven't had time to update my blog on a regular basis. I will keep the blog up with all the past event recaps and random write ups. I am currently blogging at Frank151 and have some other prospects for more contributing writing. Quickwits has been fun and you can always keep up with my where abouts through Myspace and Facebook. Thank you for all the support.
I gots to get mine so I'm take yours! Calling out you Jeezy fans out there to do your home work on the real original gangsta of Comptons Most Wanted, MC Eiht who coined the term "Jeahh" out West back in the 90's.
The brand new release from the Houston hip hop super group Lower Life Form. Get the free download that is only offered through July 1st. Get it before it comes out, then go buy it! These boys doin' it while holding down full time jobs, and thats Life!
In New York, you're bound to find someone selling records on the side of the street. I stopped to dig through 3 crates which was mostly 80's R&B, Pop and whatever whatever. I found these four 12' singles which all reminded me of the late 80's when there was only one urban station in Houston (102.1 JAMZ) to hear these songs. The other alternative was Donnie Simpson on BET whose show was mostly R&B with a little bit of rap, stuff like Heavy D, M.C. Hammer and Oaktowns 357.
Al B. Sure - 1988, this dude right here was a lady killer. He originally was a back up singer for Heavy D and moved on to release his first project. Peep out his blue jean jacket, the ill convertible Mercedes, home girl in neon and the pour water on his face scene!
Nu Shooz - 1986, Most of the time you hear DJ's playing "I can't wait" which always works but I can't remember the last time I've heard a DJ play this track. Bring it back!
Tony Toni Tone - 1988, This was my first introduction to the Tony's. Early new jack sound with a nice groove and catchy chorus. Look at the hair on Raphael and the cameo by Sinbad playing the loser.
Oaktowns 357 - 1989, First made they mark as back up dancers for M.C. Hammer and the sisters got down, Hammer Time! This track has plenty of energy with the constant siren in the background and Hammer chanting "Here we go, Here we go....here we go". The blue Benz is looking nice with that ground effects kit.