Continuing with the feel good memories of the 90s RnB, I give you a smooth brotha whose voice and grown man persona swoon’s the many women who comes across his music. It’s the Chi-town native, Donell Jones. Jones has been a staple in the 90s era of rhythm and blues music, giving us hits like “Where I Wanna Be” and the throwback joint, “U Know What’s Up”. This song is one of those records that you tell your crush or who […]
I feel like Jermaine Dupri doesn’t get the utmost respect that he deserves among other music industry bigs. He’s a producer, a mogul, the king and OG of remixes. Dupri paved the way for many artists, which include Xscape, Bow Wow and Da Brat, being household names under his So So Def label. Jermaine Dupri has worked with the best and the up and comers. He’s known for doing remix collaborations with big name artists like Mariah Carey, Dru Hill, Jay Z […]
Categories: 90s Throwback, Music, Throwback Lounge • Tags: 90s Throwback, Atlanta, Bow Wow, Da Brat, Dru Hill, Global 14, Jay Z, Jermaine Dupri, Mariah Carey, Money AIn't A Thang, So So Def, Throwback Lounge, Xscape
I’m gonna take you back to my younger days, when I was listening to Brooklyn born, up and coming artist, Fabolous. This song came out in 2001, when XXL NBA jerseys, Timberlands and durags with the sweat band over it was the everyday wear. I was 13 years old and my first jersey was a Marcus Camby Knicks jersey. Now at the age of 25, I can still bump this song around Brooklyn in the summer time. Nowadays, Fab is […]
Shout out to my brother K.O for refreshing my membrane with this throwback joint. AEMNYC had the pleasure of writing about these awesome artists individually. Naughty by Nature & the late Aaliyah are back, this time, they’ve collaborated on a song most people aren’t really familiar with. One of K.O’s favorite songs, Naughty By Nature’s A Girl Like You, featuring Aaliyah, is one of the illest singles of the 90s. Fellas, if you couldn’t say how you felt to your woman, this […]
It really takes a great deal of hit songs, sold out shows and breath-taking performances to be called iconic. The Artist Formerly Known As Prince is an icon to the music world. The style he possesses can only be called his own & the music he produces with ingenious song writing techniques are heart-felt. The song When Doves Cry, which was the theme song for his movie, Purple Rain, was one of Prince’s #1 hits in the US, as well […]
Categories: Music, Throwback Lounge • Tags: 1984 Single of the Year, 3rdeyegal, Artist Formerly Known As Prince, Prince, Screwdriver, The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, Throwback Lounge, When Doves Cry
Music is heavily influential in my family, especially music from the 90s. I thank my aunt for introducing me to Toni Braxton. My aunt would play Toni Braxton from head to toe and that’s when I fell in love with her music & natural imagery. Her short hair, petite physique and strong baritone vocals melted my heart with songs like Seven Whole Days and Unbreak My Heart. She was and still is my woman crush. Toni’s sister Tamar Braxton is […]
From a young age, I’ve challenged myself to lend my ears to all types of music. The first time I heard Sade, I openly became warm with love and smooth rhythms inside. She sang to me with her graceful, soft voice & powerful lyrics over jazzy beats. She epitomizes culture and feel good music. She breathes life into those who has no positive motives. So without further ado, I give you the beautiful and sexy songstress, Sade.
She oozes sex appeal, emits sultry harmonies and we share the same last name; she could definitely pass as my relative. I’m talking about the late and great Aaliyah. The L-I-Y-A-H. A Brooklyn, New York native but raised in Detroit, Aaliyah captivated the RnB game with her bedtime vocals after being introduced by R.Kelly through a family member in the 90s. Aaliyah then slayed the industry when she met & built a solid relationship with super producer Timbaland and one of hip hop’s […]
Singing – “I want some of your Brown Sugar… Sugaaaa-aaaar!” Who do you know from our generation that doesn’t vibe to this song when it comes on? All you do is sit back and rock your body back and forth to the beat, singing along with the song. D’Angelo didn’t disappoint with this one and we can’t disappoint you here in the Lounge. So click play and start rocking that body to the sultry sounds of Brown Sugar.
2001. A Ruff Ryders/No Doubt collaboration… Bringing you an official Throwback Thursday. One of the DOPEST female collabos since the beginning of the current music era, Let Me Blow Ya Mind – Eve ft. Gwen Stefani blew my mind with a cool, smooth, body rocking feeling. They both delivered a sultry vocal performance which was the perfect setting and attitude for the video. Both Eve & Gwen Stefani has since moved on from their starter roles, becoming very established artists in the […]
Love & Basketball is a classic movie that brought classic R&B, including our throwback tonight. Spearheaded in the late 90s by the likes of Raphael Saadiq of Tony! Toni! Tone!, Dawn Robinson of En Vogue and Ali Shaheed Muhammed of A Tribe Called Quest, Lucy Pearl released one of the leading singles for the movie, Dance Tonight, and we’re still dancing. Show some love for our throwback and click play. We know you want to dance.
Categories: 90s Throwback, Music, Throwback Lounge • Tags: 90s, A Tribe Called Quest, Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Dance Tonight, Dawn Robinson, En Vogue, Love & Basketball, Lucy Pearl, R&B, Raphael Saadiq, Throwback, Throwback Lounge, Tony! Toni! Tone!
Ladies and Gentlemen, get your two-step on. Maxwell is in the building, bringing the R&B soul from 1996. (Singing) “Shouldn’t I realize… You’re the highest of the high!” Get into it, y’all. Ascension by Maxwell…
What would hip hop be without the doctor? Although he makes you wait a decade for his music, it never disappoints. Dr. Dre has been in the game far too long not to have his shit on lock. Everything this man touches is usually a success. He has so much going on, but you never know when his projects will drop. Don’t it Keep Ya Head Ringin’? Classic West Coast, top down, ridin’ slow banger. Press play. Enjoy.
This song came out when I was just beginning to understand my genuine love and respect for music. The video came on VH1 and I watched Common woo and profess his love to a pretty, deaf woman with words on cue cards, from outside her window. That’s when I finally saw good music as writing on the walls and the streets and the people. Music is everywhere & everything. When it came on Pandora the other day, I knew it […]
Could It Be by Jaheim is one of my favorite summer time joints to listen to when I’m outside, blasting the radio. The old folks chatting up the good times and car windows ALL the way down with the driver’s seat kicked back in recline. This is the perfect record to start the summer off with a bang. You can also check out his most recent song “Age Ain’t A Factor”, released May 2013. This is off his “Appreciation Day” album coming out […]
Next up in the Lounge comes from that old R&B group by the name of… you guessed it… NEXT. Too Close was a hit. Every time you hear R.L., Terry and Raphael pump through some speakers, you know you’re jammin’. Now all I need you to do is hit play and jam. Here’s Too Close…
Aye gyal, wine it up! This is a classic throwback tune for the reggae lovers of the 90s. This song will get just about every female up out their seats to dance and every man will try to get a wine. So get up and jam for a few mins, let it out. We know you need it. Here’s Champion by Buju Banton.
This song right here nigga! This song right here nigga! (Katt Williams voice), is a throwback. I most likely have this in my baby making/loving on my woman ALL NIGHT playlist on my iPod… nope wait, I got it on CD-ROM. Even that’s a throwback. Check it out.
I thought that it was only right to salute Styles P and Jadakiss in the lounge, bringing in Sheek Louch, DMX and Lil Kim with Money, Power, Respect. Epic head banger. Click play and nod ya head. Related articles Throwback Lounge: A Woman’s Worth (audioemit.com)