Peruse through pop culture history with me as I reminisce on this Throwback Thursday for the week of 11/8/21. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast, subscribe to my blog at http://the40andoverproject.com, and join my Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/the40andoverprojectpodcast
This is my favorite photo of #Tupac, I believe from the infamous Vibe Magazine photo shoot with Snoop Dogg and Dre when they all signed a deal to be on Death Row Records with Suge Knight. I also remember exactly where I was when I got the sad news of his death. I was a student at Kent State University in my senior year in fall 96, riding in the car with my friend Heather and we heard it on the radio. For a couple of 20 somethings to hear about the demise of someone so talented who was our age, it was devastating. And who could have predicted that Biggie would also be gone only about 6 months later. #the90s #HipHop #OldSchool #CollegeMemories #BlogPost #the40andoverproject
Tupac Amaru Shakur (/ˈtuːpɑːk ʃəˈkʊər/ TOO-pahk shə-KOOR; born Lesane Parish Crooks, June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name 2Pac and, later, by his alias Makaveli, was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. He is widely considered one of the most influential rappers of all time. Much of Shakur’s work has been noted for addressing contemporary social issues that plagued inner cities, and he is considered a symbol of activism against inequality. #Wikipedia
RIP to another rap pioneer, #BizMarkie, what are your favorite songs? Mine include: Nobody Beats the Biz, Vapors, and Just A Friend #OldSchool #40AndOver #the80s #the40andoverproject #HipHop #GenerationX #PopCultureUpdate
From Wikipedia : Marcel Theo Hall (April 8, 1964 – July 16, 2021), known professionally as Biz Markie, was an American rapper, singer-songwriter, DJ, and record producer. Markie was best known for his 1989 single “Just a Friend“, which became a top 40 hit in several countries. In 2008, “Just a Friend” made No. 100 on VH1‘s list of the 100 greatest hip hop songs of all time. Markie was sometimes referred to as the “Clown Prince of Hip Hop“.
The Control album dropped 35 years ago in February 1986 and I was 13. I don’t know about you, but that album changed my life. The record producers who made her famous, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are releasing their own album, dropping on Friday. What are your favorite songs from the album: Nasty Boy, Pleasure Principle, Let’s Wait A While? I loved them all! And who else thought they were Janet Jackson dancing in the mirror? 🖐️LOL #OldSchool #40AndOver #the80s #the40andoverproject #GirlPower
Listen while I reminisce on all things pop culture and historical that happened this week, 3/26/21.
Join me as I recap fun historical facts in our 40 and over world for 3/12/21.
My commentary on the 30th anniversary of a cult classic, New Jack City which premiered on March 5, 1991.
Here’s an episode for you… New Jack City at 30 episode of the 40 and over project
My commentary on the recent Meghan and Harry interview with Oprah, dishing on the Royal Family and Race in 2021.
Here’s an episode for you… Rude and Racist. Tales from Buckingham Palace. episode of the 40 and over project
I always know it’s March when the anniversary of this rap icon, the Notorious B.I.G, comes upon us. March 9, 1997, I remember it well. Not only is my birthday in March but, in 1997, I was in my last year at Kent State University, a graduating senior. Tupac had just been killed in the Fall of 1996. This all happened 24 years ago. What a crazy time in #HipHopHistory #OneMoreChance #StillMyFavorite #the90s #BiggieSmalls #BabyBaby
It’s Inauguration Day in America ! Listen as I share my thoughts on the significance of this day and what it means as we prepare for a new administration.