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November 17, 2011

Remember This?

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March 20, 2011

whatever happened to… Monie Love

Filed under: i {heart} the 90s,music,Uncategorized,where are they now? — capricious_me @ 4:25 pm

oh, how i loved my childhood years. today’s generation will never understand. the 80’s and 90’s had the best toys, games, clothing, candy/snacks and unforgettable music by fabulous one hit (or one album) wonders like Simone Wilson with “Monie in the Middle.”

Simone Wilson, better known as “Monie Love” was born July 2, 1970. She was a well-respected figure in British hip hop, and made an impact with American hip hop audiences as a protégé of  Queen Latifah, as well as through her membership in the late 1980s/early 1990s Native Tongues.

Simone currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is the single mother to four children. she also has a radio show on XM Satellite Radio called Ladies First Radio with Monie Love. It airs Thursdays 6PM ET and Sundays 8PM ET.

October 19, 2010

blast from the past — da puppies “funky y-2-c” (1994)

Filed under: i {heart} the 90s,music,Uncategorized — capricious_me @ 10:07 pm
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who remembers this group?

da puppies was a child hip hop duo from florida, composed of brother and sister calvin “big boy” mills and tamara “dee” mills. 

calvin mills is still in the music industry and has degree in  business administration  from florida international university.

June 14, 2010

.blast from the past: “da dip”.

Filed under: i {heart} the 90s,music — capricious_me @ 10:33 pm

this used to be the JAM! i heard it on the radio last week during the old school lunch hour. i wore this tape out in high school.

Freak Nasty
Da Dip (1997)

March 30, 2010

.they’re baaaaacccckkk!.

Filed under: i {heart} the 90s,music,Uncategorized — capricious_me @ 7:54 pm
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Yes!! SWV (Sisters With Voices) has reunited and is back in the studio! These ladies were definitely one of the hottest girl groups of the 90s. Actually, pretty much everything that came out in the 90s was hot. i don’t know what kind of mess folks are passing of as r&b and hiphop nowadays. Next group we need to get back in the studio: Envogue!

March 22, 2010

.philly flashback.

Filed under: black history,i {heart} the 90s,Uncategorized — capricious_me @ 6:48 pm
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picture it. philly, 1991. it was the days of scrunchies, cross colors,  big earrings, fanny packs — and homegirls / chumpies potato chips.

the back of the homegirls bag had inspirational messages to young women on marriage, motherhood and self-empowerment ending with the key phrase “no ring, no thing.”

on the back of the chumpies bag was this message for the young men:

Home Boys (H-Boys)

This product is an acknowledgement of our American urban experience, and culture. This experience can be found in the term “Home Boys”.

Many youth today are unaware that this term has been used in our community for over 25 years. And many of our “Home Boys” have gone on to become the pride of their neighborhood.

A lot of the time we weren’t the best kids on the block, but many of us went on to become Doctors, Lawyers, Judges, Ministers, and even Police. We salute the “Home Boys” of the past and dedicate ourselves to taking back the corner of today, from the dealers of drugs. We have to make the corners drug free again.

oh, philly in the early 90s, how i did love thee.

February 7, 2010

.mc lyte ft. missy elliott: cold rock a party.

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who didn’t have this tape?

February 5, 2010

.i wanna be down (remix).

Filed under: i {heart} the 90s — capricious_me @ 8:06 am
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this used to be THE SONG! brandy ft. mc lyte, queen latifah and yo yo: circa 1994.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LthQLQMilvo&feature=player_embedded

January 29, 2010

.raven symone: that’s what little girls are made of.

Filed under: i {heart} the 90s,music,Uncategorized — capricious_me @ 1:40 pm

this used to be my jam! it’s from her 1993 album here’s to new dreams. it isn’t the entire video. booo…

.voices: yeah, yeah, yeah. 1991.

Filed under: i {heart} the 90s,music,Uncategorized — capricious_me @ 1:11 pm

oh my god! my mom bought me this tape for christmas when i was in sixth grade. i kept this song on repeat! do you recognize two of the group’s members? (hint: they’re famous twins).

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