April 10, 2009

Old School Friday: 2 Live Crew

The theme for this week's Old School Friday meme is...If My Mama Only Knew. These are the songs that mama would not approve of, you know the ones you had to turn off when she walked into a room, or play really really low in the basement...

My first thought were a number of Prince songs ... but, you can't find them on the Internet. Then it dawned on me ... do y'all remember 2 Live Crew? I think that this would be the song that I couldn't play in my mama's house!





14 comments:

teamowens313 said...

Happy OSF Villager!

Man, you took this week's theme SERIOUSLY didn't you, bruh? 2 Live Crew? Man, Momma wasn't the only one with dropped jaws at these cats.BUt that song "Me So HOrny" was definitely the jam back in the day.

I was living in South Florida back when they were blowing up on the scene (you know Luke and thye Crew were from Miami, right?) and there was always some drama around Luke's dance clubs and this and that. Everybody knew they couldn't rap to save their lives, but they had a foul-mouthed gimmick that worked well for awhile. I still remember those photos of Luke on the golf course with his wealthy white pals, which I always thought was hilarious.

Wonder where he's at today...?

pjazzypar said...

I remember them although they came through when my son was a boy. You are right, mothers did not want to hear Luke. Happy OSF

Regina said...

LOL!! That is sure a great pick for this theme! Mother's hated this song. I hated the 2 Live Crew but there uh ... music was popular for a while.

postpostracial said...

2 Live Crew--yup. No matter how much street cred current rappers may think they have, how many have had their music used as Exhibit A in court cases? LOL

*And* these cats even became popular with little or no radio airplay.

Happy OSF, everyone. If you all are lucky enough to still have your mamas among you, give her a call this weekend to thank her for putting up with all your stuff. LOL!

MrsGrapevine said...

Do you read my mind before you make your choices. You have to read my post to see why I didn't post this song, too. It was too much then, and too much, now but back doing those fast days it was the jam. Now I can't post it or Gina might get me...

DP said...

Happy OSF Villager and if there ever was an If My Mama Only Knew song, this was it. Although 2 Live Crew made more than a few of them.

@teamowens313 - Speaking of Luke and golf, he played in my tournament back in 2005. You'd be surprised how many hardcore, true to the game types are addicted to golf. Gotta grow up sometime I guess.

SjP said...

Nope! Would not have been able to play that one in ear shot of my mother nor in the ear shot of the mother of her grandchildren :>)

Marvalus said...

LOL! Now that is really not the song to play!

Hey Shae! said...

I used to listen to AMG, 2Pac, NWA, my mother wasn't home most of the time. Those couple of times I got caught playing those songs I got a serious lecture. I stuck to playing them on my walkman instead. :)

Revvy Rev said...

I agree with TO313, 2 Live ain't no joke. I wonder why I have not seen Marvin Gaye or the Isley's around. It's funny when their stuff is too light.

Villager said...

Keith - I don't know where Luke is nowadays. I imagine he'll show up on a reality show before long. I enjoyed your 'pussycat' selection this week...

PJazzyPar, Regina, DP, Sojourner and Marva - The video always had more power than the lyrics or music. I 'spose that this crew benefited from the growth of music videos...

PostRacial - Timely reminder for us to use this week's meme as a reminder to reach out to our parents if they are still with us...

Mrs. G - I'm already convinced that we are related in some way. We have very similiar views and tastes. Are you coming to Blogging While Brown conference?

Shae - Walkmans and iPods make it much easier for our young 'uns to listen to stuff we don't want them to hear...

RevvyRev - I did see Marvin Gaye during my OSF rounds today. Someone played his homage to the ballin' skills of his girl...

suiteSTL said...

So mad that you just straight took me all the way back. Oh I loved me some 2 Live Crew and Too Short back in the day. I almost got carried away and went to go get buy some biking shorts and cut my hair in some stacks...thank god I stopped myself...lol

Kevin Andre Elliott said...

Oh Villager, you went there didn't you. LOL!

I was never that into 2 Live Crew myself, but I still can't watch Full Metal Jacket without thinking of this song.

Villager said...

suiteSTL - Your comment reminded me of Too Short. I wonder what he's up to nowadays?

Kevin - Full Metal Jacket?