My Jams posts contain adult language and controversial observations. Song release dates may vary.
“You have a call Gwin!”
“Hi Gwin, Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Gwin! Happy birthday to you!”
Damn, these coaches will stop at nothing to try to win me over so I can convince Tack to choose their school.
Can you believe this joker just called me at my dorm to sing the freaking “Happy Birthday” song?
How the hell did he find me?
Honestly, I didn’t have the heart to tell him that Tack always does the ass-opposite of whatever I tell him to do!
Sadly, this is an unfortunate trait that runs in my family 😉
We can be quite stubborn when we wanna be.
Anyway, here’s the gag, I don’t have a damn clue as to which school Tack’s gonna choose.
Will it be Georgia Tech? Auburn? or South Carolina?
Trust me, there are others but those are the heavy hitters.
Oh yeah, back to my story.
I think that the coaches decided to try to go through me because Mama and Daddy ain’t even worried about that shit.
No need bothering them.
Basically, they’re just happy to know that their son’s gonna get a full football scholarship from SOME damn WHERE!
🙂 🙂 🙂
YAAAASSSSS! Your boy Tack was very heavily recruited to play college football.
I know that I haven’t mentioned him lately but for those of you who don’t know, Tack is my baby brother.
Now if you are a regular reader of this blog, you may recognize him as the kid that made my Mama cuss the balloon man’s ass out at the fair!
If you need a refresher, you can read about that here.
Back then, I used to tease my brother by saying, “Tack, you had it made, you went to college for free!”
That joker got me together with the quickness!
He said, “That’s bullshit, I worked my ass off on that field for five damn years! By the way, when was the last time 50,000 people paid to see you take a Political Science test?”
How are you doing on this beautiful morning in 1991? It’s lovely, isn’t it?
What’s good with you? Do tell!
Either way, I hope it’s all gravy!
Are you ready? Well then, let’s peruse these jams!
My Jams ‘91
I wanna sex you up /I adore mi amor by Color Me Badd
Chile, Queen Diva Betty Wright was NONE too pleased when she found out these whippersnappers had done ganked her song, “Tonight is the night.”
Betty said, “I know you not gonna sing that song!”
Yes they did Betty!
Well, legalities aside, them boys DID that!
Do you remember these guys 2loud2old?
But then they followed up with I adore mi amor!
“You know that I really love my baby, she can give me everything I need…”
Now that jam was FIRE!
Hey B, put down the poetry! Check out that jam.
It ain’t over ’til it’s over by Lenny Kravitz
Y’all, my Mama swore Lenny was crying on this jam!
I think she was right!
We love you Lenny!
Everythang gon’ be alright!
Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince
BAYBEE, Lady G hadn’t thought a thing about these boys since “Brand New Funk.”
You know, that’s the jam where Jeff was actin’ a stone cold FOOL on the turntable!
Think he didn’t when he did? YAASSSSS! A backwards sounding scratch? Whaaaaaa?
Now you know why Jeff’s name came first baby!
Put some respeckk on that!
Oh but sampling Kool and the Gang’s “Summer Madness” for “Summertime” was ingenious!
Zwanjay is probably tippin’ one of his customized hats to these jams!
Uhh Ahh by Boyz II Men
Where shall I start with this one?
I just can’t!
But I must…
This whole damn album was the business!
How about “Please don’t go,” and “Sympin.”
Back in ‘91, Lady G used to turn that baseball hat to the back and cruise in a silver convertible with “Sympin” blasting in the background!
Come on Jen and Poley! Let’s go girls!
By the way, I’m talking about that “James Bond theme” remix for “Sympin.”
Written all over your face by The Rude Boys
“Are you lonely for me”
“Miss you so much.”
These boys were under the tutelage of Gerald LeVert honey! How could they go wrong?
Kissing you by Keith Washington
“Kissing you, loving you all through the night..”
Exclusivity and Right down to it by Damian Dame
I loved Damian Dame!
Both of these jams were hotter than Hades!
Friends, when you get a chance, google their story.
Lady G just can’t talk about it or she will cry…
RIP my sweets🌷
Whatever you want by Tony Toni Tone’
Now this is the type of joker I like. I want that dude that says, “Whatever you want, girl you know I can provide….”
I want you by Jody Watley
“I want your love, gotta have your love…”
Honey, Queen Diva Jody came up out the box with this one!
Do me again by Freddie Jackson
Yessir! Mr. Jackson will always deliver something good for bed time.
I didn’t get enough, can you do me again?
I don’t wanna lose your love by B Angie B
B Angie B had to be a bad girl to remake the Emotions “I don’t wanna lose your love.”
Girl, you better bring it if you gonna mess with Wanda!
She DID that!
But Queen Diva Wanda remains Supreme!
Baby I’m ready by LeVert
“Baby not just a little bit, I’m gonna give you ALL of it”
Aw shit now!
Lady G is ready too!
Keep On Loving Me by The O’Jays
I done told y’all…The O’Jays ain’t never going nowhere!
And you know it!
“Keep on lovin’ me baby, keep on lovin’ me right, keep on lovin’ me baby…all through the night!”
After the dance by Fourplay featuring El DeBarge
Oh baby this Jazz All-Star Quartet which, I believe, was comprised of Bob James, Lee Ritenour, Nathan East, and Harvey Mason, showed the hell out on this remake of Marvin Gaye’s classic!
Peep the video and watch Bob James banging on them black and whites!
That whole crew kilt it!
Let us not forget Mr. DeBarge and that sweet falsetto, “I’m walking outta here with you baby!”
Do me right by Guy featuring Heavy D
Take one gallon of Teddy Riley, add a tablespoon of Heavy D and stir!
That’s ALL you need to make you some New Jack Swing!
Once upon a time it was delicious 😉
Stay this way by the Brand New Heavies
This jam right here is STILL in heavy rotation in Lady G’s world!
If you don’t know it, you need to ketchup —mustard!
Let the beat hit ‘em by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
This is a message from the STBB Emergency Broadcast System:
Lady G has, dammit, logged off and walked the hell out the room!
Blue is the colour of pain by Caron Wheeler
Yessir, Get it Queen Diva!
You called and told me by Jeff Redd
This jam was slammin’ on the dance floor back in 1991!
“You called and told me that you wanted to leave, but it seems…”
Aw hell yeah!
Ok guys, bear with me but I had to holler at these couple two or three rap jams:
You can’t play with my yo-yo by Yo-Yo featuring Ice Cube
Are you peeping this Dave?
When Ice Cube hollered, “You can’t play with my YO-YO,” we DIED!
“Don’t try to play me out! Don’t try to play me out!”
Tonite by DJ Quik
Hey Tareau! Remember this one?
Babies, as you can see, Quik ALSO borrowed from Queen Diva Betty Wright’s “Tonight is the night.”
But a brother was decent enough to be straight-up about it (cough, cough …Color Me Badd).
I still love you tho’ CMB!
But did Quik kill it?
Indeed, he came to slay!
Pop That C****** by 2 Live Crew
Ok, here is a jam that my 22 year old son can point to and say, “Mama y’all music was just as nasty as ours is!”
Hell, I can’t even argue with him on that.
Uncle Luke! Whaaaat!!! Nasty as he wanna be 😉
Treat ‘em right by Chubb Rock
Now that we all know that this is NOT Dwight aka Heavy D we can move on!
Please believe that this jam was the shizNit back in ‘91.
“Kids in the crib want dibs on the big man
Can he come out? Can he come out and slam a jam?”
YAAAASSSSS……. he —-unequivocally —-can!
This one is for them Ques at Morehouse College (PSI Chapter).
What’s up number 6 dog?
The number 6 dog went on to become the Basileus in that joint!
He was my beau!
Don’t get it twisted Lady G is a proud GDI (Gotdamn Individual)!
Nevertheless, I’ve kicked it with them Kappas…twirl that kane (cane) baby!
Sounded off with them Sigmas,
Got intellectual with them Ice Cold Alphas….
Hell, Lady G even had TKEs and Pikes rolling up on her! Don’t act like you don’t know!
Can’t Truss It by Public Enemy
Apart from Chuck’s lyrical flow, that song was the literal definition of a freaking CACOPHONY!
Go google it…I’ll wait!
Chile, one night it was playing on the radio and Mama came in the room and said, “What in the hell is that shit? Sound like a bunch of damn cats yowling! Turn if off right now!”
Okay, back to the matter at hand….
I can hear you guys asking, “Which school did your brother choose Lady G?”
By the way, Tack is the one on the left! He looks a lot like Lady G!
Uh oh! I think I hear the clock striking 12!
Much love to you 1991; may you rest in calendar year glory!
But wait, everybody else needs to meet me for the After-party in comments. Please bring your commentary, stories, memories and jams from 1991!