We travel back to this week in 2005, one of the last times when all regions were represented on mainstream radio. This mix takes me back to my junior year at Tennessee State University. I promise Amerie’s “1 Thing” was used by almost every contestant in that year’s Miss TSU Pageant. This was literally a day before Game was kicked out of G-Unit and Mario showed a more mature sound with the debut single from his second album.
Mario – Let Me Love You
Game feat. 50 Cent – How We Do
50 Cent – Candy Shop
50 Cent – Disco Inferno
Jennifer Lopez feat. Fabolous – Get Right
Amerie – 1 Thing
Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell – Drop It Like It’s Hot
Mariah Carey – It’s Like That
T.I. – U Don’t Know Me
Trillville – Some Cut
Nivea feat. Lil Jon & Youngbloodz – Okay
Ciara feat. Missy Elliot – 1,2 Step
Destiny’s Child feat. T.I. & Lil Wayne – Soldier
Lloyd Banks – Karma
Usher – Caught Up
Cam’ron feat. Kanye West & Syleena Johnson – Down And Out
Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell – Let’s Get Blown
Fabolous feat. Mike Shorey – Baby
Ja Rule feat. R. Kelly & Ashanti – Wonderful (Remix)
Fantasia – Truth Is
Lil Jon feat. Usher & Ludacris – Lovers And Friends
What I decided to do was pick random years and do a mix of all the popular urban/Black songs of that year on this date. For example, this mix consists of the popular songs from this week in 1989 (February 25th to be exact). It’s interesting to hear what sounds/vibes were prevalent. Slow ballads were very prevalent in this particular time period 25 years ago. This was a time when mature/grown folks R&B still dominated the airwaves.
Did a mix for my home gal’s birthday party and it wound up being 140 minutes of non-stop “ratchet/twerk” music (I really hate how those words have been commeercialized, but I digress). We all have a lil ratchet in us, but the key is to only display it in certain environments and around select people. When you hear this mix, you’ll forget that you have two degrees and a 401K. And somebody said that TSU homecoming will be in September against FAMU?! Yeah, this mix right chew will get you in that mood.
Kelly Price feat. R. Kelly & Ronald Isley – Friend Of Mine (Remix)
Mint Condition – What Kind Of Man Would I Be
Bobby Womack – I Wish He Didn’t Trust Me So Much
Monica – Sideline Ho
This is part two in my Relationship Series (part one was “Problems”) and all about, you guessed it, cheating. Intercut with various quotes and interviews concerning stepping out on your significant other.