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Throwback: Full Force On Their Infamous “I Smell Pu**y” Line From “House Party” (Video)

Score for this one! If you were alive when the “House Party” movie came out, you KNOW that “I smell… I SMELL… PU**Y” line. Classic cinema right there. Check out the cats that made it [in]famous speaking on it today.

(And they talk about making great music with Lisa Lisa… who EVERYBODY wanted to ‘take home’ back in the day. YES!)


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Flasback 1954: The Secret Of Selling The Negro (Lifted From The ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Documentary) [Video]

You just have to watch this and take it in. It is from a bygone era, so do not terminology totally get you in your feelings. Realize though, that this was a way the ‘market opportunity’ the Black consumer segment was presented.

Film commissioned by the Chicago-based publisher of Negro Digest, Ebony, and Jet to encourage advertisers to reach out to African American consumers. The Secret of Selling the Negro depicts the lives, activities, and consumer behavior of African American professionals, students, and housewives. A Business Screen reviewer noted that the film focused on the “bright positive” aspects of the “new Negro family.”

NOTE: The sponsor issued a companion booklet offering the “do’s and don’ts of selling to the Negro.”

– Reelblack

Wow. This explains why we MUST have those sneakers or fly jewelry or whatever… Not bad, all things considered. Actually really insightful.

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Redman – “Who Shot Ya” (Freestyle)

Reggie Noble with seemingly limitless spit for that “Who Shot Ya” beat! Oh yes, let’s take it back to ’95!

Redman goin in with a legendary freestyle over Notorious B.I.G’s Who Shot Ya back in 1995 in New York on the Rap Xchange with Westwood & Funkmaster Flex.
Tim Westwood TV

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Throwback: Run-DMC x Jam Master Jay [Live] (Video)

I remember reading in some Public Enemy album liner notes that when the group was looking for a DJ (who would eventually be Terminator X), they were looking for a ‘Jam Master Jay level’ deejay. WHAT?! You know how all powdered soft drinks are called Kool-Aid, or how all in-line skates are called RollerBlades? Jam Master Jay was like that… the industry standard!

Watch JMJ start the show like a pro, then watch Run-DMC come shut sh!t down!! Awesome jewel from back in the day (September 1984). Hip-Hop forever!!


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Playboy’s Hottest: Reneé Tenison 1990 Playmate Of The Year (Still Just As Sexy Today) [Video] (NSFW)

Reneé Tenison (born December 2, 1968) is an American model, actress, and the first African-American selected to be the Playboy Playmate of the Year (1990).

So, I was surfing the Interwebs – like I do – and I came across some serious Honeydew (like I do)… Playboy Playmates, no less! But here’s the thing: They’re still sexy af! Especially that Reneé Tenison with her fine azz! Above: See her being all that and a bag of chips – plus them cute chocolate nips – (making this vid Not Safe For Work; gotta love YouTube)!

And the thing that got me looking and thinking a way about Reneé – her, Candace Collins, Monique St. Pierre, Cathy St. George, Charlotte Kemp, Kimberley Conrad Hefner, and Lisa Matthews reshooting their iconic Playboy covers. Looking mighty damn good… still! Check out the article I came across by following the link below.



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The Gang From ‘The Warriors’ Reunite For One Last Ride (Video)

Decades ago, “The Warriors”… came out to plaaaaay, and the fans went wild. Obviously still going wild today! Nice piece by Rolling Stone magazine.

Most of the cast members that made up the titular street gang in the 1979 cult classic The Warriors reunited on the Q Train on September 13th to take one last ride together to Coney Island, where hundreds waited at a fan-organized event celebrating the Walter Hill-directed film. “These subways are different than they were in 1978,” actor Michael Beck, who played the head-Warrior-in-charge Swan in the film, told Rolling Stone on the voyage to the Boardwalk.

And the video. Dope! Updating the movie watch list. Gotta find & cue up “The Warriors” and press plaaaaay. Ha!


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Classic Clips: Gang Starr In Concert (Video)

If you are a Gang Starr fan, or simply have not been made aware that you should be, this throwback video is a rare treat! Especially if you have never seen the duo live. If you have, here’s another dose of the dopeness to enjoy. R.I.P. GURU. Gang Starr forever!

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Classic Clips: Stevie Wonder – “Superstition” (Live On ‘Sesame Street’) [Video]

Stevie being the genius that gave us “Superstition” is enough. But seeing him do it live… Okay, that’s incredible; and enough, to be certain. But what will make your Sunday and New Year wonderful is that Stevie Wonder rocked ‘Sesame Street’ live with that joint!

It was like a funk & soul clinic for the kids: Talk about a Children’s Television Workshop!

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Teens React To Tupac Shakur (Video)

Think the kids have lost their way in Hip-Hop when they can say Tupac? Who is that?’ while we have debates about Pac’s place in your all-time Top 5 list. Watch, as the kids get familiar with some work from the late, great rapper/actor.

Before you click play, how do you think the millennials in the video will react? Might surprise you.

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Now He’s Here: Golden State Warriors’ Lawyer Started Out As An Underground Rapper (Video)

David Kelly is the general counsel and vice president of the Golden State Warriors. He’s also Hip-Hop artist Capital D, a popular Chicago rapper who put out eight albums by himself and with the group All Natural. We interviewed him, and played his music for Draymond Green and other Warriors.- San Francisco Chronicle

(Check out the expo piece above, and hit the jump for some Capital D throwback footage.)


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Animation: GZA & RZA Have Been Hip-Hop Since They Were Kids (Video)

Nice! Boom Bap Nation dug and found this toonage of some GZA talk about back in the day with him and RZA growing up Hip-Hop… So true to it it likely cost RZA an azz whuppin as a young’n (at least once, hahaa)!


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Comedy: K.I.T.T. Throwing Shots (And Fashion Tips) On ‘Knight Rider 2016’ [Video]

Bwahahaaaaa! This spoof is a killer! That knockoff music though.

Michael Knight and his talking car KITT fight for justice. With special guest stars Troy Duffy and Sean Patrick Flanery.

Sam Macaroni. The name is funny enough. And this “Knight Rider 2016” has just enough ‘cheese’ in it to make this violent comedy go down (see what we did there?). Now, shut up and watch…and have another Zima, Michael!

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Rewind: Rick James Takes His Former Bandmate To Court on Judge Joe Brown (Video)

Yooooo! Don’t waste another second trying to figure out “what the…?” It’s RICK JAMES, B!TCH! And just like Charlie Murphy might tell it, this story has some crazy twists & turns. Check out this celeb drama, played out on the Judge Joe Brown show.

At around 3 min, prepare for your first legit “DAAAAAAMNN! Did he just…” reaction. And it won’t be the last watching this.

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Classic Clips: LL Cool J (1986) [Video]

LL stands for Ladies Love (and much more)… and he gets across that he LOVES the LADIES immediately to the interviewer! Great clip; more than just ‘playalistic’ stuff, LL Cool J is speaking on rap styling and life in general. The discussion really touches on the underpinnings of what Hip-Hop was meant to be. Too short. Well worth watching though.

Interview with LL Cool J in his old neighbourhood for Dutch Television (by Marcel Vanthilt). Old School Hip-Hop – Broadcast of 1986 by VPRO.

See what our big time celebs’ “Cribs” were back in the day? Granny’s house. Where they actually grew up and/or lived. Don’t have to holler ‘keep it 100’ all the time is you stay 100% real from the get go. MESSAGE!

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Classic Clips: Legendary Philly Rapper ‘Schooly D’ Performing @ The Latin Quarter in NYC 1986 (Video)

Schooly D says he does not want to be a teacher in the clip above, but listen to the OG because he is speaking truth into the future. Shot in 1986, the Philly legend is speaking on realities in Hip-Hop (independence being freedom, parallels and similar perils in Rock-n-Roll and Rap, etc.) and more that hold in 2016. Plus, it is just really dope to flash back to a time when our culture was still finding its way. ‘No biting allowed’ was the rule and cultural appropriation was non-existent because no outsiders knew enough to ‘steal’ anything from us. Hip-Hop was barely a decade old.

It’s a short clip. Enjoy it thoroughly!

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Classic Clips: Chuck D Speaks On Activism, How He Approaches Music And More (Video)

Ken Paulson, of the First Amendment Center, welcomes Chuck D on this classic throwback episode of ‘Speaking Freely’ (aired on May 18, 2001). The discussion touches on various topics over the course of the half-hour: Mista Chuck’s upbringing’s influence on his career, a survey of his musical influences, the origins of his group Public Enemy, and why he does his music as he does.

We would promote gigs and put Malcolm X on the cover of flyers and some cat would roll up to us… “Who’s this Malcolm The Tenth?

Great watching. Get to it.

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Jay-Z – “Unreleased Westwood Freestyle” (2000)

I’ve heard heads mention from time to time that they wish they could get that Jigga from back in the day. Well, this isn’t way-way back; but how about turn-of-the-century back. Check out this Y2Jay-Z freestyle flow for Tim Westwood. Get a copy FREE via the download link below.



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Miami Heat Stars In Its Own ‘Martin’ Intro (Video)

This is crazy! And crazy good. If the Heat ain’t having fun then who is?? Check out D. Wade, Bosh et. al. clowning around like they were right there with Martin, Tommy, Cole and everybody else back in the day!

If you were around back in the 90’s… we think you’ll enjoy this.

— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) February 9, 2016

Al Elliott Shares His Story: Reasons For Rap

Really proud to say I know Al Elliott, and that I fondly remember his days with Chip Records, and another thing… well, I’ll save that for after the jump.

But peep this perspective he gives on Hip-Hop and his reasons for rapping, then and now. Wow. I’ve used the music for therapy. So have you, I’ll bet. But for speech therapy… not to mention for teaching and bonding with his son. Check out the audio stream above in which Al gives a talk for Arc Stories.

Al Elliott tells of overcoming his childhood stuttering through discovering rap music. The theme for the night was “Out with the Old: Stories About Change.”
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Love Hip-Hop maaaan! And I will always have love for Brother Elliott (hit the jump).


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“Hansen vs. Predator” To Pick Up Where “To Catch A Predator” Left Off (Video)

Yoooooo! Remember that “To Catch A Predator” show with Chris Hansen – where he’d catch the pervy pedophiles trying to set up trysts with preteens? Well, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, it’s coming back! Reminisce with the above clip of another dude caught nearly in the act from a throwback episode.

Fundraising for Hansen’s new show, “Hansen vs. Predator,” surpassed its goal of $75,000 to reach $85,685. Learn more here.


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