BACK IN THE DAY: Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliott Ft Jay-Z

“EVERY GHETTO, EVERY CITY”     LAURYN HILL

Rock the Bells IV Concert - August 5, 2006Back in 1998, no one was hotter in R&B than Lauryn Hill who exploded onto the scene with her solo debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The multi-platinum award winning album turned out to be her only solo studio album. Currently, Lauryn is in prison serving a three month sentence for tax evasion. Let’s hope she make a long awaited 15 year comeback! Here’s a neo-soul throwback jam that looks back at Lauryn’s early years. Doug E. Fresh, Saturday morning cartoons, popsicles, fireworks, and street parties, treasured memories that shaped our lives!

 

 

“BACK IN THE DAY”    MISSY ELLIOTT Ft. JAY-Z

missy underOn Missy Elliott’s fourth CD, Under Construction, she appears on the cover wearing retro British Knights sneakers, a gold chain, and she’s sitting next to an old boombox.   Immediately, you’re thinking back to the days of Def Jam with LL Cool J and Run DMC.   Missy’s critically acclaimed CD was nominated for Best Album at the Grammys and scored #1 hits with Work It and Gossip Folks.    The key album tracks were duets with Method Man (Bring The Pain), Beyonce (Nothing Out There), TLC (Can You Hear Me), Ludacris (Gossip Folks), and Jay-Z on the throwback jam, Back In The Day.  The song name-checks artists like MOP, KRS-One, Run DMC, and Biggy, plus reminders of a simpler time when great music ruled the day.

 

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