Thursday, December 25, 2008

Old School Friday #45 "I Can Drink To This!"

Hi There Bloggers!!
You Know What today is... Old School Friday!
In case you are new around these parts and don't know what "Old School Friday" is, well it is grown folks MUSIC! Yes we post some music that comes from some time before 1999, (hopefully) to relive some memories, and to educate or just entertain each other.
Ms Grapevine and MarvalusOne have teamed up to create a meme titled Old School Friday and since I love my music I had to sign up to join! To join in the Old School Friday Fun go Here for guidelines.

Today's theme is:

"I Can Drink To This!"

- Electronic Village - Fresh And Fab - Danielle - Kim

- Ms Grapevine -Quick -Marcus LANGFORD

- Cassandra - Kevin - iriegal -Mahogany -Hagar's Daughter - Lisa C

-Chocl8t - DP - Dallassouth - John - The Connoisseur - Kreative Talk

-Marvalus One - Regina - Clnmike - Vivrant Thing

-AJ - Sharon - RevvyRev - Invisible Woman

-Beleiver 1964 - Cooper - SJP -Bria - BklynQueen 86 - Hey Shae -

- From the Battlefield - Thembi - D Spot - Malcolm -

-Pop Art Diva - Pjazzypar - MsLadyDeborah -

I love my Old School music! It makes you want to love, think, get involved or just groove! This is a very complicated theme for me because I don't equate "Old School" with drinking (I'm sure the real Old Schoolers probably do!). I did the most of my drinking in the late 90's early 2000's. When I think of songs to drink to I think of me and a past friend of mine hitting the clubs and posting up in the VIP sections (My friend's brother was a drug dealer so we usually got preferential treatment) drinking Hennessey. The late 90's through to about 2002 had some awesome rap talent! The nights started out mild and the more we drank, of course the louder and wilder we got. At the pinnacle of these outings we were bumping songs that I will not post here because of the lyrics & content but we listened to A LOT of Wu Tang, DMX and 2Pac to name a few! I found a semi-clean DMX to post. This was/is a very talented young man who unfortunately let his hard life get the best of him.

Slippin' - DMX & Aaliyah


As the nights wound down and we were good and ...saucy, we switched to reggae. That meant a lot of Buju Banton, Red Rat, Mr. Vegas, Lady Saw and of course Beenie Man! We got a good spot right in front of the speakers, requested our last songs for the night and got an ear full of...

Boom Bye Bye - Buju Banton


Who Am I - Beenie Man





13 People Saying Something!

Vivrant Thang 26 December, 2008 01:49

Happy Holidays Regina!

Ironically, I was just watching Romeo Must Die and thought of posting "Back In One Piece" by Aaliyah and DMX. That one surely made me feel like sipping on something!

Buju!Lawdhamercy! Excellent pick. Must say that song makes me think of another vice though and it ain't drankin! Ha! Who Am I takes me back to the summer of 98. Talk about In Da Club. Can't believe that was 10 yrs ago. Memories are just as vivid.

Great picks. Happy OSF!

pjazzypar 26 December, 2008 02:01

Absolutely loved Aaliyah's work...What a loss. Enjoy your Friday.

Robyn 26 December, 2008 08:06

hey i love the collection.am in for Who am i by Buju Banton,,some other tracks am 100% blick.Hey happy new year

Hagar's Daughter 26 December, 2008 09:34

"Who Am I" brings back memories of a neighbor who used to play this while he was "playing" with the ladies.

Happy OSF!

PopArtDiva 26 December, 2008 09:47

Sounds like you were a Wild Thing back in the day, Ms. Regina!!!

Happy OSF and Happy New Year!!

Villager 26 December, 2008 10:09

Happy OSF! One of the great things about these weekly memes is that you learn more and more about your fellow bloggers. It is nice to know that I'm interacting with a true baller from back in the day (smile). I enjoyed the DMX-Aliyah memory...

Thank you for visiting my blog earlier today. I invite your blog readers to check out my tribute to Eartha Kitt as she sings 'Santa Baby'. I'm not sure we appreciated her in America as much as she was appreciated in other countries around the world...

peace, Villager

Marvalus 26 December, 2008 12:25

You know I love anything Aaliyah...I'm getting better with being able to see her; it makes me smile now, instead of breaking out into tears.

Love the reggae...apparently I'm in one of those moods...I'm feeling this!

Happy OSF!

mama meji 26 December, 2008 13:30

Droppin by to say ..Happy Holidays to you and your family. God bless!

SjP 26 December, 2008 14:23

I like DMX - but, Lawd knows he scares me! LOL! I'm feeling your picks! Happy OSF.

I'm drinking to true DIVA and the very best Catwoman ever! Ms Eartha Kitt.I invite you and your readers to SjP's.

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com 27 December, 2008 11:31

Hey there!

I haven't heard of any of these folks!!

Thanks for your OSF offerings!

Peace, blessings DUNAMIS!
Lisa

I am happy to hear that your Christmas was fantastic!

david santos 27 December, 2008 16:33

Happy New Year....

Oyin 28 December, 2008 01:50

hmmm really enjoyed this

Kofi Bofah 28 December, 2008 07:47

That is a nice DMX track from Flesh of my flesh Blood of my Blood.

I used to rock out to that cut.

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