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I wanted to do something yesterday, but got CAUGHT UP with some DRAMA, but anyways… It was 23 years ago that we were introduced to the INCOMPARABLE, Faith Evans!! BadBoy Records and Faith dropped her DEBUT album, ‘Faith’ on August 29th 1995. The album, which spawned the gold-certified hits “You Used to Love Me” and “Soon as I Get Home”, was certified Platinum by the RIAA in March 1996. Faith contains a cover of the Rose Royce’s single “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” which featured an appearance from Mary J. Blige on the album’s original pressings. SO we are going back with ‘You Used To Love Me’ which is still a BOP!
Continue reading WAKE UP JAM: #FaithEvans ‘You Used To Love Me
Can you BELIEVE is has been 25 years ago TODAY that the 1st episode of the HIT SITCOM ‘Living Single’ PREMIERED!? The show RAN for 5 seasons on Fox! ‘Living Single’ centered around the lives of six friends who share personal and professional experiences while living in a Brooklyn brownstone.
Throughout its run, Living Single became one of the most popular African-American sitcoms of its era, ranking among the top five in African-American ratings in all five seasons. The series was produced by Yvette Lee Bowser’s company, Sister Lee, in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Continue reading ON THIS DAY 25 years ago #LivingSingle PREMIERED! [vid]
ON THIS DAY, August 10, 1979, Michael Jackson released the CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED ‘Off The Wall’ album!
Off the Wall is the fifth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on August 10, 1979 in the United States by Epic Records and internationally by CBS Records. It was his nineteenth album in total since Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 (1969), as well as his first album released through Epic Records, the label he would record on until his death roughly 30 years later. It was released following Jackson’s critically well-received film performance in The Wiz. While working on that project, Jackson and Quincy Jones had become friends, and Jones agreed to work with Jackson on his next studio album.
Continue reading ON THIS DAY in 1979 #MichaelJackson released ‘Off The Wall’! [details]
Foxy Brown is UNDENIABLY one of the BEST MC’s ALIVE–MAN OR WOMAN period! On this day, July 17, 2001, Inga Marchand dropped the CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ‘Broken Silence’! The ALBUM debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Rap Charts with 123k copies-PURE SALES the 1st week!
‘Broken Silence’ is DOUBLE PLATINUM worldwide and spawned the hits, ‘Tables Will Turn’, ‘Oh Yeah’ and ‘B.K. Anthem’! When you mention ‘QUEENS OF RAP’..make sure you mention FOXY’S name! Continue reading ON THIS DAY… 17 years ago #FoxyBrown dropped ‘Broken Silence’! [details]
Supa Dupa Fly is the debut studio album by American rapper Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, released July 15, 1997 on The Goldmind and Elektra Records. The album was recorded and produced solely by Timbaland in October 1996, and features the singles, “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)”, “Sock It 2 Me”, “Hit Em wit da Hee” and “Beep Me 911”. Guest appearances on the album include Busta Rhymes, Ginuwine, Magoo, Da Brat, Lil’ Kim, and Aaliyah.
The album received acclaim from critics, who praised Timbaland’s futuristic production style and Elliott’s performances and persona. It debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and topped the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It sold 1.2 million copies in the United States, where it was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Continue reading ON THIS DAY…21 years ago #MissyElliott released ‘Supa Dupa Fly’! [details]
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Can you believe that it has been 22 years since the release of Outkast’s ‘Elevators’? The song was actually released on July 9th– it was the first single from hip hop group Outkast‘s second studio album, ATLiens. It peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, being OutKast’s biggest hit on the chart until the release of “Ms. Jackson” in 2000. The single also peaked at number one on the US Hot Rap charts. Continue reading WAKE UP JAM: #Outkast ‘Elevators ( Me & You’) [vid]
Can you believe that Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming To America’ is turning 30!!!? Before there was Wakanda we had ZAMUNDA!
In the fictional African nation of Zamunda, crown prince Akeem lives a pampered life, but he wishes to do more for himself. When his parents, King Jaffe and Queen Aeoleon, present him with an arranged bride-to-be, Akeem takes action. Seeking an independent woman who loves him for himself, not his social status, Akeem and his best friend/personal aide, Semmi, travel to the New York City borough of Queens and rent a squalid tenement in the neighborhood of Long Island City under the guise of poor foreign students. Continue reading On This Day… 30 years ago #ComingToAmerica hits THEATERS!!! [vid]
Can you really BELIEVE that it has been 22 years since Toni Braxton released her SOPHOMORE album ‘Secrets’. There was DEFINITELY no ‘sophomore jinx’ on that one! ‘Secrets’ spawned the hits ‘You’re Makin Me High’, ‘Unbreak My Heart’, and MANY MORE!
Continue reading On This Day…22 years ago #ToniBraxton released ‘Secrets’! [vids]
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On YESTERDAY, in 2008, Lil’ Wayne DROPPED which some call his BEST album. ‘Tha Carter III!! So of course we are going to GO BACK with one of the HITS from that ALBUM, right??
Continue reading WAKE UP JAM: #LilWayne ‘Lollipop’ feat. #Static [vid]