We’re going back 12 years for this weeks Throwback Thursday, which was a breakout year for the featured artist. She was featured, but not credited, on the Roots Grammy Award winning track “You Got Me,” then she had a breakout performance on the Ryde or Die Vol. 1 album. I was a fan of Eve’s when she was a “Pitbull in a skirt,” during her later years though she got too feminine and her music suffered because of it. Her earlier stuff was good though, and we cab hold on to the memories lol.
So were going all the way back to 1997 for Throwback Thursday, and since I just watched Coming To America the other day, then watched the
Busta Rhymes BET Hip Hop Awards the other night it’s only fitting that this song be Throwback Thursday for the day. If you haven’t seen the video it’s based off the movie Coming to America.
So we’re going all the way back to 1993 for this week’s Throwback Thursday song. Now I’m going to age myself here, but I was in the third grade when this song came out. I remember going on a field trip and everyone on the bus was singing ALL the words, quite a few years later I heard the song on the radio, when I actually knew what they were saying I couldn’t believe what we all were singing LOL. Anyway enjoy this R&B classic!
After picking my first Throwback song last week, I already had ideas for more. When Jean asked me to pick this week’s song for #ThrowbackThursday, I had one ready to fire off. I take you back to 1993 with Nirvana’s cover of “The Man Who Sold the World” recorded at MTV’s Unplugged in New York. This performance is significant because it was one of the last performance’s for Kurt Cobain, who died about 5 months later. When I think MTV Unplugged performances I immediately think Nirvana. Of course I come from a rock music background and might be more biased. Additionally, when I think Unplugged performances I only think of rock bands, not to take anything away from the likes of Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, and Lil Wayne. I think with the way radio is over saturated now days that the younger crowd would like to think Wayne and these newer performances were the best, when in all actuality that title belongs to Nirvana. Feel free to sound off here and let us know, Who do you think of when you think MTV Unplugged?
When I think about MTV Unplugged, first two artists I think of are Jay Z, this was right after high school and The Blueprint, was one of the first CD that I remember actually jammin’ out to, the Jay Z and Nas beef was one of the biggest things going at the time. Also, who else can forget about Mariah Carey’s flawless performance back in ’92. Another artist who comes to mind is Alicia Keys, who would be a no-brainer, we all know how much she loves that piano.
As I’ve stated before we don’t discriminate here on Thoughts of a Jeanius, so you should always expect the unexpected. We’re going back to 1999 for this throwback, which is a song that I liked back in the day undercover. Oh and a random fact, this was the first song to ever be retired from the TRL countdown for making the countdown too many times, and won a Grammy in 2000 for Best Short Form Music Video.
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