But are you Hittin’ in New york?


It was bound to happen. You knew it. I knew it. I was catching up on my recent podcasts (f you don’t know what they are shame on you. See me after class) when I came across this. I was listening to Former MTV VJ / Current Podfather (later, I promise) Adam Curry‘s Daily Source Code #245 (don’t ask me why, but at least this part will make sense in a minute), when I heard about another entry into the Blogosphere (it’s a word). Now blogs come along every other second, so that’s nothing new. What’s so special about this is who it is. You know him, he’s been a pop icon, dancer, ganster rapper(not really), cartoon star, Television evangelist/minister?, Funky Headhunter, commercial personality, movie/TV star, and God knows what else. Didn’t see porn star, but that doesn’t mean it had or hadn’t happened, and that’s why we pray we don’t. Yes, you know who i’m talking about!

Ladies and Gentlemen (and lowlifes), M.C. Hammer is blogging now!!!! You HAVE to check it out. It appears he just started in February ’06, so he’s a little late to the party, but some would say the same for me. It seems to be a mixture of text and audio blogging and nicely done too I guess. There are even a couple of videos on the right side from google and Youtube of some dancing… yea. Probably him, but I haven’t had the nerve to check them out yet. Feel free and I’ll see you on the other side. Overall, it’s doesn’t seem to bad. No filler, seemingly no BS, no Pumps and a bump…(sorry, had to). The text part is basic “My day” posts with some pics. No big deal, but enlightening. I’ve only caught a piece of an audio post, but it sounded interesting. Sounded like he was talking about his vision for the blog. Cool. No word on any Special Generation, B Angie B, or Oaktown’s 357 sightings. I believe he is still in Oakland. Anyway, check it out(can’t touch this, truly!). It’s on Blogspot, which is curious to me. I guess MCHAMMER.COM was taken(nope) or he wanted to try this blogging thing out. Either way, could get interesting. Hey, where the HELL is the Gospel Kid, anyway? There’s only one thing left to say…

DON’T HURT ‘EM, HAMMER!!! (couldn’t resist)

Here’s the Link: MC Hammer Blog

Hammer, should you find this post, know that I mean no disrespect. I just had to TURN THIS MOTHER OUT(sorry)!

Hip Hop lyric lookup


     Can’t remember that one part of “Planet Rock” (that’s ok, Bambatta didn’t either)? Never learned BDP’sYou Must Learn“? Can’t spell U.N.I.T.Y? Well, you’ve got other issues and need to go here or learn how to use spellcheck in Word or something. Anyway, for the answers to theses and other Hip Hop lyrical questions (remember the show Soap?), check out The Original Hip Hop Lyrics Archive. Basically, look to the left under navigation, click ‘all artists’, and go from there. Pay no mind to the scantily clad young lady underneath, unless you like that kind of thing (raises hand). That’s the easiest way, but feel free to check out the rest of the site.  Anyway, have at it.     Ironically, I had a Bee Gees flashback in the making of this post thanks in apart to a recent conversation with a friend of mine, so now debuts the “Sounds of the Post” segment of the blog. The song: “Emotion” – Samantha Sang w/ The Bee Gees

Where are they now?

music where are they now

     Because I had to do it. I remember making VHS tapes full of videos (I still have them, too) to watch when I get nostalgic. Rummaging through music video sights lately kinda make me want to pull a couple of them out.     But to the point of this. I was going through the Singingfool.com and Yahoo Music (yea, I’m peeved but they are a good source of videos) sites checking out some stuff when I came across something. Does anyone remember the group, The Gyrls? I didn’t think so. Well here’s the short skinny.     They were a 4 girl group (fancy that) that had an album, “Love me or leave me(Capitol) back in 1988. They were produced by Al B. Sure (yea, thought that would get you), so you know what the sound was like. And before I forget, they did background for him during that time. I believe you could see them in the back of the video for “Off on your own (girl)” in the concert part. The only other thing I can say about them is that a couple of them came from South Carolina. Columbia, to be exact. I don’t recall them ever claiming that either, but oh well. Needless to say they aren’t around anymore but two of them, Terri and Monica went on to write and do background for others while doing some stuff themselves. In 1993, they came out with the album, “Systa“. The album was actually quite good and if you can find a copy, do so. Production came from sources like the rapper Grand Puba to Bryce Wilson, of Groove Theory fame (shouldn’t have let Amel go, fool) Songs of note were, “Uh-huh” and “Intentions” both being singles. I’m more partial to the end of the album with the slow songs, “When the tables turn” and “The way you make me feel”, the latter of which had that trademark sound of the time. When you hear it, you will know what i’m talking about. The album could possibly still hold up today’s (lack of) standards. I’ll have to pull it out and see. I have no idea what these ladies are doing now, but I am curious. Looking back at this post, I seem to have found material for future “Where Are They Nows”.