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BAAAck In The Day

Ridin' High

Artist Faze-O
Year 1970-something
By Mark Devlin | 27 February 2011
Published in: BAAAck In The Day
Many a hip-hop head will doubtless be familiar with the hazy, mesmeric groove of this soulful classic without necessarily knowing the name, as it's been heavily sampled, most notably by The Bushbabeez. Continue>

My Magic Man

Artist Rochelle
Year 1985
By Mark Devlin | 23 February 2011
Published in: BAAAck In The Day
Another fondly-remembered and much forgotten (if that's not too much of a paradox) 80s groover. Not much was heard of Rochelle afterwards, but this was very much of its time, 1985, when a distinctive brand of dance music was emanating out of the New York club scene. John 'Jellybean' Benitez, Regina and a young Madonna were also a part of it. Continue>

Welcome

Artist Erick Sermon
Year 1996
By Andrew Kay | 19 February 2011
Published in: BAAAck In The Day
Before I go any further. I have to declare an interest. I was on the set for this video, filmed in New York's bowery district.  Method Man was signing paper plates in the adjacent car park,  Redman was shmoozing with a woman and Erick Sermon was running around sorting things out. Filming was stopped, abruptly, when Keith Murray smashed a window in a shop nearby, then tried to pick a fight with me, as he was trying to get rid… Continue>

Getting In The Way

Artist Jill Scott
Year 2001
By Mark Devlin | 17 February 2011
Published in: BAAAck In The Day
The album title asked 'Who Is Jill Scott?' Following the first single, the Mos Def-featuring 'Love Rain', that question was answered all round with this mellow corker. Musically, Jill asserted her Philadelphia credentials with a modern, neo-soul-style take on that city's long-standing soulful heritage. Continue>

Be Your Girl

Artist Teedra Moses
Year 2005
By Mark Devlin | 15 February 2011
Published in: BAAAck In The Day
Every time some pre-programmed moron approaches a DJ booth and asks for 'some R&B like Rihanna', it should be perfectly legal to beat them savagely with a cricket bat whilst screaming 'THIS is real R&B!'  Teedra is a highly under-appreciated artist on the edge of the 'nu-soul' movement, and this cut has it all - mellow vocals, sublime instrumentation, and some great shots of Times Square in the video too. Continue>
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