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  1. JumpinJack AJ

    EN VOGUE - ELECTRIC CAFE

    Here's an excellent interview.
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    Original Album Classics - Box Set

    I posted about this awhile back: I haven't gotten it yet strictly because I wanted to put it as birthday suggestion for nostalgia's sake. lol I want to be in my 30's and opening a JJ+FP present from my parents.
  3. Thanks for sharing this! A lot of this is mentioned in the interview that's in the remastered 2-CD version of He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper.
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    Driving me NUTS: Mike Tyson v Sugar Ray

    When I saw the title of this topic, I knew what it was going to be about before I even opened it. LOL!
  5. Dang, Nat dropped a post. She's going to disappear for another decade after this. :) ...but let's hope not.
  6. When I heard this on his Instagram, I just listened to it looping. It's lyrically sharp while being classic Fresh Prince. The beat is dope too. The vocals on the hook are the perfect touch. I feel that the St. Patrick's Day theme kind of distracts from from the song, but it hooked a lot of people who were trying to see what he was doing in the video. From the lyrics we've heard, it reminds me a lot of the songs on Lost + Found. Not a single lyric is wasted. Each one adds to the story.
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    Will Smith to record new music for 'Aladdin'!

    Anything is possible. They put new songs in the live action Beauty & The Beast. They had Lin Manuel Miranda do music for Moana. I must say that it's hard to process exactly what this news means for him as a lyricist, emcee, and producer working under the unbrella of Disney.
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    rest in peace craig mack

    This is an excellent documentary on Craig Mack's career.
  9. I'm glad to see someone standing up for classic Hip-Hop. Hopefully it does well. Classic Hip-Hop and R&B stations are becoming more common since commercial urban music that occupies former Hip-Hop/R&B stations is mostly garbage.
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    rest in peace craig mack

    That last time Craig hit the mainstream...
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    rest in peace craig mack

    The song that started his mainstream success... Craig on Sista's (Missy Elliot's first group) on the Dangerous Minds soundtrack Craig on Veronica's "No One But You"
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    rest in peace craig mack

    Craig on TLC's So So Def Remix of "Kick Your Game" Craig Mack on Boyz II Men's "Vibin'" remix with Treach, Busta Rhymes, and Method Man Craig in a live performance with Brownstone on the Street Vibe Remix of their hit "If You Love Me," which features Mimi in her last performance with the group (not even singing the end of the song) and the member that replaced her, Kina
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    rest in peace craig mack

    The singles from 1997's "Operation: Get Down"... His featuring on BLACKstreet's remix of "Tonight's The Night" with SWV
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    rest in peace craig mack

    Rapper Craig Mack was on the verge of a comeback before death “Lyrically, he was about to be something,” Erick Sermon told Billboard. Craig Mack helped launch Sean Combs' Bad Boy Records. Photo Credit: WireImage / Johnny Nunez By Glenn Gamboa glenn.gamboa@newsday.com @ndmusic March 20, 2018 2:38 PM Print Share The saddest part of the death of Brentwood native Craig Mack earlier this month is that the “Flava in Ya Ear” rapper seemed poised to make a comeback. Mack, the 47-year-old rapper who helped launch Sean Combs’ Bad Boy Records, had just appeared on “Come Thru,” the first single from Erick Sermon’s forthcoming album “Go.” Ronkonkoma’s Sermon, best known as the “E” from EPMD, says there will be more Mack appearances on the album, which he expects to release in April. “Lyrically, he was about to be something,” Sermon told Billboard. “I can put him up with the whole hit squad. When you hear the stuff that he did, you’re going to be like, ‘Oh, why didn’t we get to hear that?’ ” His verse on “Come Thru” backs that up. “My outrageous wild style will prove I’m the greatest,” Mack raps. “Mr. 3000, back in the majors, hit an inside curve ball 9,000 acres.” On the day Mack died of heart failure, Sermon tweeted, “The mood over here at #DefSquad is upbeat despite the recent passing of our brother Craig . . . We playing his music.” Sermon said Mack’s contributions to “Go” are impressive. “This sounds crazzzzy!” Sermon tweeted. “God bless you Craig!” https://www.newsday.com/entertainment/music/craig-mack-rapper-1.17543728
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    rest in peace craig mack

    Man, this one has been weighing on me. Craig Mack truly is one of the best to do it. Craig Mack's "Flava In Ya Ear" established Bad Boy. Without that hit, who knows what would have happened. I'm going to anger some people with this next part, but this is how I see it. Craig Mack wasn't even a Bad Boy artist. He came from the EPMD camp and his debut album was almost entirely produced by himself, his right hand man Alvin Toney, and Easy Mo Bee. Other than seeing Puffy's name as an executive producer and his adlibs on the Tumblin' Dice produced "Making Moves with Puff," Puffy did nothing for the project. Craig Mack was straight Hip-Hop and always stayed true to himself. Biggie's lyrics weren't always authentic he mellowed his style out for mainstream success. Mack was the real deal. Next thing you know he's collaborating with Boyz II Men, TLC, BLACKstreet, SWV, Sounds of Blackness, and Missy Elliot's group Sista, after initially being featuring on a Mary J. Blige remix. Puff definitely favored Biggie though. Biggie was likely easier to work with. Craig Mack was unstoppable for a couple years, but he walked away from it all. He never hated Puffy, but Bad Boy's greed made it an environment that he wanted no part of. Puffy lied about his support of Craig Mack (ever see Craig's reaction in that interview where Puff says they were working on a second album?). He started working with Eric B and was going to be on Deathrow East, but when 2Pac was kill and Deathrow crumbled, he went the indie route. While not a gritty, his second album was dope, but just didn't enjoy the success it could have since it wasn't on a big label. Coming and going at the outskirts of Bad Boy, he shined on that G-Dep "Special Delivery" remix in 2002, and then peaced out. For years he dropped promo singles, but nothing came of it, though the third album was to be titled "Who I Be." If you get The Mackworld Sessions, which was just released this past September, it features most of those songs. Craig was said to be tired with the world, which is why he joined that secluded church that some people have called a cult. Erick Sermon said Craig new his days were numbered. That church he belonged to didn't leave the campus. That's why he didn't get medical treatment. It makes me wonder if that project was released just to finally get that (mostly) old music out and to support his family. I know he was working on a documentary to tell his story. I hope it comes out so his better understood. I also can't wait to hear the work that he recently did with Erick Sermon. The song they did with Method Man and Mr. Cheeks is DOPE! I've been playing a lot of his stuff lately. Such a loss. Easily one of the most under rated emcees of all time.
  16. Hearing her speak of him like that, even at that young age, is exactly why he's had he career that he's had.
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    What Are You Listening To? XXII

    KJ-52 F/ DATIN - All I Had Jonah: Part 2 (2018)
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    TONI BRAXTON - SEX & CIGARETTES

    The album is slated for release March 23rd. It looks like it's more of an EP at only eight songs. I'm really interested to hear the duet with Colbie Caillat. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07B6D8674?ref_=pe_508720_275903430
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    snoop to release gospel rap album

    He announced it a couple of months ago on social media. I previewed it a couple of weeks ago and it's good, and genuine...not a gimmick. It comes out March 16th.
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    What Are You Listening To? XXII

    THE UNDERACHIEVERS - Gotham Nights Renaissance (2017)
  21. Yes, LTI's R&B Remix is the last one in that video. I looked at my CD singles and it was one two non-US versions of the CD single (one in a jewel case and another in a cardboard sleeve, as well as vinyl. I have extended and shorter radio versions on a rare promo. I like the R&B Remix, because even though it's similar to the album version, it's not as polished. I agree that "Chasing Forever" would have been a good single choice. They put too much space between singles. The album did so well that the could have had another video/single or two.
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    What Are You Listening To? XXII

    I saw one of my favorite singer/songwriters earlier this week. I also got to meet her, which was a pretty big deal for me. I been listening to her new album, At Now, almost non-stop. Here's my favorite song off of the new album from Anna Nalick. ANNA NALICK - Knots At Now (2017)
  23. I was hoping to find the laid back Love To Infinitiy's R&B Remix that was only released as a promo in South America (to my knowledge), but I can't find it on YouTube.
  24. "Just The Two of Us" is an excellent song. The lyrics personal, heartfelt, and occasionally comical. The video was touching and artsy. The media often portrays black men as poor or absent fathers, and the video featured so many cameos of black fathers. It was brilliant. The remixes of the song were great too. It was the perfect follow-up to a radio-ready song like "Just The Two of Us." I wish he would have followed it up with a better single though. "Miami" is the least interesting song on Big Willie Style, in my opinion. I have the "Just The Two of Us" book that was inspired by the song.
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    Vinyl Destination - General Thread

    The new one cracked me up. I'd like the show to stay as it is, but I'd love for them to do staged skits like this once in awhile.
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