Nicki Minaj will go down in history as one of the greatest rappers of all time. This is undeniable. This multi-faceted entertainer has forever changed the face of pop culture. Her accolades are endless. Her track record..impeccable. Her star power unmatched. Many critics have tried to pan the international super star as being ungrateful and have slammed her for not paying homage to the greats before her like Lil’kim and Foxy Brown and others. But on the 12th anniversary of the release of her very 1st mixtape, Nicki reminds the fans that she always stood for ALL female rappers in the beginning…even some that would become her foes later. And yes, we here at The Gamutt have stated countless times, Nicki was a huge fan of the original ‘Queen Bee’, Lil’ Kim. From her own mouth…Nicki acknowledged the greats that opened the doors for her….
Can you believe that it has been 20 years sing the trio Bisque released their debut self-titled album!? The platinum selling project kicked started these ladies careers due into part by the singles ‘808’ & ‘Bring It All To Me’ with N’Sync! But there was also another treasure on the album that was in heavy rotation as well. It was the Motown-esque jam, ‘I Do’…. The Sunday Energy Shot…
Can you believe that ON THIS DAY, February 8th 1974, ‘Good Times’ made its DEBUT!!!
Good Times is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from February 8, 1974, to August 1, 1979. Created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans, and developed by Norman Lear, the series’ primary executive producer, it was television’s first African American two-parent family sitcom. Good Times is a spin-off of Maude, which was itself a spin-off of All in the Family. Continue reading On This Day.. 45 years ago #GoodTimes PREMIERED! [vid]→
ON THIS DAY in HISTORY—BLACK HISTORY. It was February 1, 1960, David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr. (Jibreel Khazan), and Joe McNeil, four African-American students from North Carolina A&T State University, staged a sit-in in Greensboro at Woolworth, a popular retail store that was known for refusing to serve African-Americans at its lunch counter. Not long after their protest, sit-ins began occurring across the South, including the North Carolina cities of Charlotte, Durham, and Winston-Salem. These young men came to be known as the Greensboro Four. Continue reading On This Day in HISTORY: The #GreensboroFour staged a SIT-IN to protest segregation! [vid]→
It’s SATURDAY! So you know we got to SLING IT BACK, right? ON THIS DAY in 1999, Britney Spears RELEASED her DEBUT ALBUM,’Baby, One More Time’!
Upon release, the album received mixed reviews from music critics, with many labeling it silly and premature. …Baby One More Time was a large commercial success, debuting atop the Billboard 200 chart and Canadian Albums Chart, and reached the top 5 in several countries. It received worldwide certifications, including a 14× platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for shipments of over 14 million copies in the US, of which Nielsen SoundScan recognizes 10.6 million copies sold. …Baby One More Time is Spears’ most successful album with sales of 25 million copies worldwide,making it one of the best-selling albums of all-time. Continue reading Saturday Slingback: #BritneySpears ‘Baby, One More Time’ [vid]→
CAN YOU BELIEVE it’s been 24 years since the RELEASE of Mary J. Blige’s CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED album ‘My Life’. Her SECOND album was released on November 29, 1994 by Uptown Records.
Many of the topics on My Life deal with clinical depression, Blige’s battling with both drugs and alcohol, as well as being in an abusive relationship. Unlike her debut, What’s the 411? Blige co-wrote fourteen of the album’s tracks, making it her most introspective and personal album at the time. Similar to her debut album, My Life features vast production from Sean “Puffy” Combs for his newly founded label, Bad Boy Entertainment, which was at the time backed by Arista Records. Continue reading ON THIS DAY… in 1994 #MaryJBlige released ‘My Life’ [vids]→