Do you guys remember Kid ‘N’ Play? Or better yet, do you remember the movie “House Party?” I don’t like many hip hop movies, but this sh*t was funny as hell! This is the kind of hip hop I like, which by today’s standards it would be considered “bubble gum music.” Anyway, I highly recommend that you put this on your Netflix queue. The movie has a lot of old stars in it, such as Tisha Campbell, Paul Anthony, Clifton Powell, and of course, Martin Lawrence. Just to give you fair warning to those of you who have kids, it’s rated R. The move’s comedy is along the same lines as “Friday” starring Ice Cube, and Chris Tucker (which was also very funny). Actually, to be honest, “House Party” was a little more raunchy.
However, having just said that, I do think that it represented exactly what the young rap culture was all about in the 90s. Well, one of the raps from the soundtrack I remember very well, was “Kid Vs. Play.” Back in the day, or I should say, in the 90s, hip hop themed movies tend to have rap with a lot of funk (James Brown type) samples, and in my opinion, this was one of the best types of rap (next to hip house). I can’t find a whole lot of information as to what they’re doing now. As far as I can tell, Kid is just doing bad awful. Got in to car accidents and all kind of crazy stuff. However, although Play hasn’t done anything really huge after “House Party,” he has gotten some TV acting gigs here and there.
I love the movie “The Last Dragon,” starring Taimak & Vanity (of Vanity 6). The movie was released in 1985. Although the movie is essentially about martial arts, but because it has a music element to it, within the first minute of watching this movie, you’ll immediately realize it’s so 80s 😂. Not only was this movie wildly popular (and to be honest, I think that was due to Vanity being in the movie), the soundtrack had a lot of hits as well. Such as “Rhythm Of The Night” by DeBarge (which hit #1 in the U.S.), and “Peeping Tom” by Rockwell (which peaked @ #21 on the dance chart). But there was one song from this great soundtrack that did not get much credit (in my opinion). “First Time On A Ferris Wheel,” which was song by Smokey Robinson and Syreeta. This was, and still is an amazingly beautiful song. It reminds me of one of those “new teenage love,” kind of songs. By the way, the way Syreeta sings, she reminds me of Deniece Williams a lot.