Updates from Frederick Smith, former Detroiter living in Los Angeles, and author of Play It Forward (January 2015), Right Side of the Wrong Bed (December 2007), and Down For Whatever (July 2005).
Sunday, September 25, 2005
VH1 Soul Retro Weekend
This is 88/Time to get it straight/No half steppin Big Daddy Kane
Overdosing on VH-1 Soul this weekend. Videos from back in the day hip hop. Big Daddy Kane. Salt n Pepa. McLyte. Kwame. Oaktown 3-5-7. LL Cool J. Kid n Play. Sweet Tea. Ice-T. Public Enemy. Run D.M.C. Boogie Down Productions.
The flat tops. The crimps. The dancing rappers. The background dancers. The messages. Not to mention the spandex, gold chains, and weaves. And... I totally forgot about celebrity life before liposuction, implants, or just plain working out!
Every genre has its start. Wish I was saving this on DVR. Can't wait to see the Hip Hop Honors on VH1 on Monday. fs
Author of 3 QPOC/LGBT novels: Down For Whatever (05); Right Side of the Wrong Bed (08); Play It Forward (January 2015). www.FrederickLSmith.com @fsmith827
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