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Old School Friday – Songs From Movies

12 February 2010 5 Comments

I’ve been slippin’ on my Old School Friday contributions but can’t pass up this week’s theme.

I’ll take any excuse to talk about Xscape. Do you understand how much I look(ed) like Latocha Scott, the big girl from the group? I’ve had a photo of her in place of my Facebook avatar for going on two weeks now and dozens of people have assumed that it’s really me and congratulated me on the sexy new glamour shots. Case in point: a comparison of my junior prom pic and one of Ms. Scott during the same era.

If you ignore the fact that she’s mean-muggin’ (as always) it’s clear that this is a cheekbone crisis of doppelgänger proportions. Perhaps as a result I’ve always loved Xscape, still do, and regularly rock Mc Lyte’s “Keep On Keepin’ On” mostly to hear the Xscape parts. The song was on the soundtrack of 1996’s Sunset Park, a mediocre film that could only ride the coattails of the fair superior basketball tale of the same era, Above The Rim (whose 1994 soundtrack spawned Warren G’s hit “Regulate”).

Why didn’t the 1995 hip-hop documentary The Show make more of an impression on us? I don’t remember having seen it, don’t know anyone who does, and the film’s Wikipedia page has next to no information and tumbleweeds blowing through it. Somehow I rocked the soundtrack until it was too scratched to play, making it hard to forget that Method Man & Redman duet “How High,” was the precursor to that crappy movie about smoking weed at Harvard with the same title. And you read that correctly, I did just use the word “duet,” for a hip-hop compilation because as attracted as I am to Method Man there’s something homoerotic about his interaction with Mr. Reggie Noble that remains unresolved.

I already posted what may be my favorite song from any movie on a previous OSF installment, so I’ll settle for “Uptown Anthem,” a Naughty By Nature classic from the 1992 movie Juice. It gets me too hype to sit in front of a computer.

Naughty By Nature – Uptown anthem
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  • CCGroovy said:

    HAPPY OSF!!!

    GREAT SONGS from some GREAT MOVIES; JUICE was da Joint!!!

  • Marvalus said:

    I didn’t remember the MC Lyte tune…until I watched the vid and I remembered how much I loved her haircut in this video.

    Great choices! Happy OSF!

  • MaiTai said:

    man u hit it on the head with the soundtracks! good work! Especially the Uptown Anthem! I LOVE that video with Tupac n the red sweat suit dancing and wat not. im so with u there and also with the Show. the movie was so bunk but the soundtrack was the shiznit! with biggie and meth & Red. wonderful choice for Friday, but what about Boyz n the hood soundtrack? with YoYo and Ice Cube and the best TonyToniTone song ever “Just Me and You”…man love the topic!!!

  • NattyFemme said:

    I HATE you a little for making me watch an MC Lyte video and again deal with her faux heterosexuality.

  • ChiOne said:

    Awww look how cute gay J was on Brandy’s video

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