Old School Fridays: One-Hit Wonders!
I wasn’t kidding about the carpal tunnel situation but themes like these are the stuff that WWTD is made of, so I’m going against doctor’s orders for this one post.
So many songs were big hits on the hip-hop/r&b charts but never did much in the mainstream, and those are the jams that go through my head on a daily basis. Just because old white ladies weren’t dancing to it doesn’t mean it wasn’t a “hit”! This blog is all about minutia – flash-in-the-pan actors, rappers, and singers just intrigue me. I’ve posted more one-hit wonder videos than I can even count. That said, here are my personal one hit wonder favorites that haven’t made their way onto this blog yet. My arm is hurting so I’ll be brief.
“Gangsta Lean” – DRS, 1993. Carhartt n’ Skullies, Homie! Pour a lil’ of that forty out for Easy E! Songs about urban mourning somehow manage to endure regardless of quality.
“Danger”- Blahzay Blahzay, 1996. Blunts n’ Tims, Son! It’s all about the East! This is one of the last real hip-hop anthems of the Golden Age.
“Shorty Swing My Way,” – K.P. & Envyi, 1997. Patchwork Jeans n’ Dark Brown Lipstick, Shawty! Remember when Atlanta/Quad City bass was all the rage? I don’t miss it much…contrary to popular opinion that is not Khia of “My Neck My Back,” fame, but Palow Da Don is in this video, see if you can spot him.
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