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R&B Rewind: Horace Brown – ‘Things We Do For Love’

When Wu-Tang’s slick lyricist Raekwon dropped his ill Stop Trippin’ freestyle over R&B singer Horace Brown’s album track Trippin’ that we posted yesterday, it made me feel like going back & listening to a few other hot singles the Charlotte, North Carolina singer dropped back in the 90s. The 90’s was a great period for black music in general & Horace Brown had some dope ass gems with ‘Things We Do For Love’, “Taste Your Love”, & of course the very popular ‘One For The Money’. If you lived through that period in the 90s like I did I want you watch these joints to reminisce with me. If you’re just a little too young to know any better all you have to do is just pay attention & know that I’m putting you onto something dope. Check out the rest below….

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Flashback 1990: The Gangstarr Video Press Kit (Video)

1990 was my first first year in radio when I was doing a hip hop show called ‘Strictly Hip Hop’ in Pennsylvania. I had also started a cable access show of the same name later that year & it wasn’t uncommon to receive dozens of new records & videos in the mail every week. Back then most of the videos we would receive from the record labels & indie promoters would arrive in the form of 3/4 inch tapes or on VHS. I need to get on my job like Tampa Bay area DJ Sandman who digitized one of Gangstarr’s old video press kits from back in the day. I know I have this same video on VHS somewhere in storage. I’m literally kicking myself to get on it because I do need to take the time to digitize many of my old shows & interviews from the 90s. In the meantime check out the video of GURU & DJ Premier’s video press kit.  Rest in peace GURU! On another note….I’m definitely feeling how DJ Premier is rocking my favorite NFL team’s baseball cap. #RAIDERNATION BABY!

“This was a VHS Promo sent out by Chrysalis Records at the time the legendary Hip Hop group, Gang Starr was getting ready to release their 2nd album, “Step In The Arena” (Released 1/15/91) This video tape has been sitting in a box in my studio for years..I’ve always wanted to share it with Hip Hop fans who may have never had a chance to see it. It includes rare footage of Dj Premier & Guru in the studio working on their album and also a rare interview.”DJ Sandman

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Flashback June 1985: 17-Year-Old LL Cool J Performing In Maine (Video)

Spotted this video of LL Cool J & his DJ Cut Creator performing at Colby College in Waterville, Maine at the age of 17. LL Cool J was about to release his Def Jam debut & soon-to-be classic “Radio” album later that year & this performance could have been a possible promo tour he was on back then. Back in the early 80s hip hop was still expanding commercially so I’m not surprised at the crowd’s modest reaction in Maine at the young upstart who may have been unknown to most of the audience. Some may say hip hop in 1985 was largely popular in cities like NY, Philly, L.A., & Chicago as it was still expanding throughout the country to smaller towns like Waterville Maine. I love vintage video clips like these. Shout out to PHMB & Kodiak Star who uploaded this rare vintage video with this message….

““My dad organized the show and i just digitized the VHS” – Kodiak Star
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Sheek Louch x Ghostface Killah – “Flashback”

“Pretty Toney” & “Donnie G”, Ghost & Sheek for those of yall that don’t know the aliases already, go back to back in another freestyle over a classic old school hip hop track! Ready for that Wu-Block album that’s on the way. Wuuuuu Block!!

DOWNLOAD: SHEEK LOUCH x GHOSTFACE KILLAH – FLASHBACK

Flashback: Barack Obama Speaking As A Harvard Law Student At A Diversity Protest Rally (Video)

Check out this rare unearthed video of a young Barack Obama speaking out at a diversity protest rally back in 1991. The rally was in support of more women & minority faculty members such as Professor Derek Bell who was pictured in the video above.

READ MORE: BARACK OBAMA SPEAKING AS A HARVARD LAW STUDENT FOR MORE DIVERSITY FOR MINORITY & WOMEN PROFESSORS

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