I am a Gen-Xer as well and she possessed me in 5th grade with the ‘Diamond Life’ LP. I’ve been hooked ever since. ‘King of Sorrow’ is one of my top 5 fav jams, period. She is the baddest....
I want to agree with you, but I’m hopeful. Every line of the original was genius for its instant ‘quotability.’ I can see them messing this up, but again, I’ll be hopeful.
As for as Russell Simmons, Tyra confirmed that ish on her show years ago when she had him as a guest. I cannot find the episode on the interweb, but I saw it and recalled that she drug him for trying to hook up with Kimora Lee when she was about 16.
*cough* *cough* *whisper* ‘I hate you.’ *dead*
Praise be to Black Jesus. May her left be a steady guiding force for justice. And her right be the cudgel to smite evil where it stands.
Howdy, Partner! 2nd-grade wrangler here. Thanks for the heads up. I will have to search the interweb cosmos for this.
I like to pride myself on being a true multi-takser, my fellow Chicagoan. As such, I am adept at successfully focusing on multiple things at once. For example, I can focus on Idris while doing a myriad of things* such as:
Hmph...he had his chance...but there were others always getting in the way:
‘Marial” was better:
I hate you so much right now...
I love that ‘Phyllis’ line...that kid got TALENT!
I live here, too. I’m good with whatever my peeps gone do, even if it means sacrificing.
Kanye was never ‘poor’ in Chicago to begin with. Kanye grew up in a real life, honest-to-God, black middle-class neighborhood, with lots of married parents, home ownership, dual incomes, requisite 2.5 kids, two cars in the driveway...the whole you dig. Just like Common and Chance. So in short, he’s ‘hood adjacent,’…
I need a visual on that shyte, for real!
The Cosby Show was too neat, tidy and convenient for my ‘real-life in the hood’ sensibilities. Older Cosby...like Chet Kincaid Cosby, was the joint when I was a kid. His albums were a staple in my house growing up, so there was always contrast between his comedy and Pryor’s (Cosby was Sunday entertainment...Pryor was…
Junior had another hit, though:
I’m about that Crucial Conflict life...being one of the rare Southside birds who legit phuked with the Westside. So I will disagree that they were a one-hit wonder. They also had this banger that I used to constantly get pulled over for whilst traversing the city back in the day;
Yeah, not shocking at all. The numbers weren’t there by way of votes and there was no guarantee he’d win. He finally makes a smart choice.
Make sure to call me on my free Obama phone with the deets.