2-5-2014 9-04-12 AM

Hey. Did you know that all this time I thought Captain Planet was saying the CHOICE is yours but really it’s THE PLANET

But I kept it because I DO WHAT I WANT.

Let’s talk about old school hip hop. When I was a teenager (waaaaay back in the ‘80’s) we listened to KDAY. Because I like to keep it gangsta.
(I’m just kidding. It’s because it was really the only station that played rap unless you wanted to listen to smooth R&B)
And it catered to the kids. They would have kids from different high schools come up and do a top 10 or somethin’.
(Hey Sissie! Remember that time Narbonne did the top 10?)
(Remember when going to Narbonne was embarrassing?)
(and now our Football team is balling outta control)

ANYWAYS. So last night when I was driving home from Happy Hour (what? It was Taco Tuesday! And I’m grown. Sorta)
I got in the car and this song was playing on the NEW KDAY. AND I LOVE THIS SONG.
So I was totally car dancing. Because yes, this totally took me back to the Palladium days.
And cruising Crenshaw. And sometimes Hollywood Blvd. If somebody could borrow their parent’s car.

Because I’m old.

So today’s gimme (please refer to above statements of tacos & tequila on a Tuesday) is about The Black Sheep.
The Black Sheep The group was an affiliate of the Native Tongues. The Native Tongues is a collective of late 1980s and early 1990s hip-hop artists known for their positive-minded, good-natured Afrocentric lyrics, and for pioneering the use of eclectic sampling and later jazz-influenced beats. Its principal members are the Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, and A Tribe Called Quest. The collective was also closely tied to the Universal Zulu Nation.
Black Sheep was also one of the first groups to parody gangsta rap
(still in its infancy when A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing was released) in “U Mean I’m Not.” (NSFW)

And on May 26, 1992 (!!) they were the first rap group to play on The Tonight Show (with Jay Leno) –Ta DA!

(although I don’t think Johnny Carson ever had rappers on his show)
(and if he did, they kept that shit whisper quiet ‘cause I LOOKED)
Hope you enjoyed today’s look back into my musical choices as a teen. And if you didn’t, I have one last song for you!
(Also a fave!)