2000 and Late

Never Forget: Amerie’s ‘1 Thing’


Maybe I should jump on the whole Throwback Thursday thing.

One of my favorite things to write about is old music, specifically music from the 2000-2009 era when things were just the best . What better way to keep that era of music alive then to bring it back up from time to time. Considering that is is the ‘Laffy Taffy’ era its bound to be overlooked.


So if you had ears in 2005 then you have to remember the Amerie smash ‘1 Thing’.

The song took the radio by storm becoming Amerie’s first number 1 hit on the R&B charts. It also was thrown onto the Hitch soundtrack, further exposing it to the public. To date the song serves as Amerie’s shining musical moment and one of the best songs of the 2000’s.



Remembering ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’


I’m taking y’all back to 2006 today.

There were a lot of benefits to growing up in New York City. There are to many too list, but there is one that needs to be mentioned on its own, DJ Webstar’s  ‘Chicken Noodle Soup.’

The Harlem based song and dance took the city by storm throughout 2006 before being officially released that fall. From the corners of Brooklyn to church basements in Queens, everyone was chicken noodle soupin’ and loving life.

It wasn’t until I got to college that I realized the ‘soup’ was embraced by the whole nation. It didn’t have the universal effect of ‘Soulja Boy’, but you would’ve never know riding MTA or listening to Funk Master Flex.

*cue foghorns*

And let’s get it’s straight, it wasn’t about the song, but all about THAT DANCE.


10 Years Young: Kanye’s The College Dropout Turns 10


Today marks the 10th anniversary of Kanye West’s debut album, The College Dropout.

Does anyone remember the Artist To Watch segment from MTV? I know that it still exists, but there was once a simpler time where it would air right between Room Raiders and TRL. It was a quick 5 minute snapshot of a new artist, giving you just enough information to make you interested. I don’t remember a lot of the artists featured, but I explicitly remember Kanye.

The segment talked about his producing for Jay-Z, and the car accident that almost killed him. It was also the first time I heard ‘Through the Wire’, the song recorded during his recovery when his mouth was wired shut.

Multiple artists talked about how much they loved him. Different pictures would flash on the screen of him in a holding a bear mascots head. There was no leather pants, no grill, no stripped glasses. Just a guy wanting to step into the spotlight.

I’ll never forget when Alicia Keys, who was at the height of her career, said, “I think we can expect big things from Kanye.”

The College Dropout not only solidified her statement, but became one of the best debut albums in Rap history.


Outkast is Back: How to Prepare For Ear Assassination


You’ve been shakin’ like a polaroid picture since 2003 and nothing’s about to change.

Trendsetters and kings of rap, Outkast, are gearing up for their big 2014 return.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of their debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik.


 To celebrate, the duo has not only booked Coachella, but announced plans to headline 40 festivals this year alone.

Even though no album or new music has been confirmed, I think we should all take the time to prepare  by following these few steps.