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Friends – Eric B. & Rakim

Friends – Eric B. & Rakim

This is a strange one. “Friends” first appeared on Jody Watley’s second album, Larger than Life and was one of four singles that reached the Billboard Hot 100. I owned this record and listened to it a bunch. I wasn’t alone because it sold more than four million copies around the globe. At this point, Watley had already placed three songs in the Billboard Top 10 and landed the Best New Artist Grammy Award in 1987. So she … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Hip Hop

Who Let the Dogs Out? – Baha Men

Who Let the Dogs Out? – Baha Men

There is no middle ground on “Who Let the Dogs Out.” Some love it. Many hate it. In fact, besides kids under the age of 7 or adults under the influence of overpriced beer and under-buttered popcorn at sporting events, I’m not sure anyone in their right mind loves “Who Let the Dogs Out” by Baha Men. But back when the song was new and still had its bite, the Grammy Awards committee awarded Baha Men with … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2000s, Hip Hop

Start the Commotion – The Wiseguys

Start the Commotion – The Wiseguys

During the 20th century (you remember 1901-2000), virtually all one-hit wonders became hits because the songs were played on the radio. Hit radio stations pounded popular songs into listener’s minds and their ears into submission. The formula was simple: Radio play = sales and sales = more records for the artists. That all started to change in the late 1990s and is dramatically different in the 21st century when video games, TV commercials and even cell … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2000s, Hip Hop

Deeper Shade of Soul Lyrics – Urban Dance Squad

Deeper Shade of Soul Lyrics – Urban Dance Squad

Click to read how Deeper Shade of Soul became a one-hit wonder Deeper Shade of Soul lyrics by Urban Dance Squad Surprise, surprise ! ! so you rub your eyes never knew uds, so cool as ice? hear the vibes man, they’ll stupify ducks – categorise us as hardcriers that’s a lie, we know why we’re occupiers no blurs, but obscure styles, these are higher profiles are low – as soon as we go as a breeze straight from a deeper shade of soul Five … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Hip Hop

No Pigeons Lyrics – Sporty Thievz

No Pigeons Lyrics – Sporty Thievz

Read how “No Pigeons” became a one-hit wonder No Pigeons lyrics Nada, franchise Nada, shotcallers Yeah, sporty thievz, sporty thievz Uh huh, nada A pigeon is a girl who be walkin’ by My rimmed up blue, brand new sparklin’ five Her feet hurt so you know she want a ride But she frontin’ like she can’t say hi What? 1 – (uh oh) y’all chicks ain’t gettin’ nada (uh oh) your pussy ain’t worth the ramada (uh oh) anyway your friend looks hotter (uh oh) game is somethin’ we … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Hip Hop

No Pigeons – Sporty Thievz

No Pigeons – Sporty Thievz

We love a good protest song. And we love a good answer song ever more. Some people call them answer songs. Some people call them response songs. All we really know is that these are the songs that someone writes in response to another song someone has written. Typically they take an opposite point of view and each song finds its fans (one is usually far inferior to the other one as well). “Dawn … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Hip Hop