It’s freaky freaky Friday the 13th and for most of us it’s warm. Even with the price of gas, that means windows down and riding. So here I am to give you a few options for your theme music.
This first song is one I have to give YN credit because before he hipped me to this joint I’ll be goddamned if I ever listened to anything Trina outside of the occasional radio single. But I’ve been listening to it ever since & I’m determined to learn Mannie’s lines in hopes that one day I can sing it to some chick @ a bar or that it randomly pops up in a karaoke rotation. Even if it don’t, it works for today because it’s got a Friday feelgood appeal to it.
While we’re here, let me drop this other gem that blatantly & playfully jacks Keith Sweat’s “Make It Last Forever.” The Mind Of... album was real mediocre for the most part, but worth a listen just for a refresher on part of the reason why Juvie Wayne & Gizzle rose to the top in the first place – Mannie’s synths & bass arrangements. (Don’t lunch on “How We Ride” with Bun B).
Bishop may/may not be part of the future of the West…but this track’s haunting sounds matched with Bishop’s low volume and nice metaphors could be a sign of better things to come when his album drops.
And I’m so glad that Fam post popped yesterday…because it gave me reason to throw this track in just because…”Here come the ambulance! (woo! woo! woo! woo! woo!)”
Patti might not be happy, but I am with the way he jacked her song & made it aa ode to dead/locked up homies.