During the beginning of 1993, Gangsta Rap had become the biggest seller in hip hop, with Ice Cube, 2pac, Geto Boys, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Death Row Records leading the charge. Despite Gangsta Rap’s infiltration of the music industry, the New Jack Swing style of R&B music was still going strong. On May 31, 1993, the entire roster of Uptown Records, the record label that dominated that entire era, appeared on the innovative and groundbreaking concert series, “MTV Unplugged.” Only the biggest and most popular acts of that era appeared on that program. “MTV Unplugged” showcased an artist’s ability to sing live without the crutch of a recording studio. To shine on this show, you needed to not only have a great voice, but great stage presence as well. Uptown Records was more than ready for this task, as they sent out their heavy hitters Jodeci and Mary J. Blige, as well as their new solo vocalist Christopher Williams to showcase their incredible singing voices. Twenty four years later, this edition of the iconic concert series has become one of the greatest episodes in MTV history. More
Part II of our SUMMER SHAM review takes us back to 1989 as we discuss the GREAT Rougeaus once again, Dicky Martel, Terry Gene, Dicky Rude vs The Anabolic Warrior in an AMAZING match, Roddy Piper shows his man parts, Tiny Lister and Randy Poffo try to conjure up demons from the MISER, and so much more! Hope you all enjoy!
ZEE GANGSTA arrives from the MOVIE UNIVERSE to the WWE VERSE as we talk about SummerSHAM 1989! We discuss the WWF in 1989 business-wise, we talk about house show loops vs PPVs, long storylines vs angles, the boom of 1989 and the influx of NWA guys, the crowds then vs now, the Hart Foundation vs The Brain Busters and Bobby Heenan (RIP), Dusty Rhodes vs The Honky Tonky Man, and Red Rooster vs Mr Perfect and talk about the injury.
Hey all, Brandon Myers (“The Rambling Gamer”) here. You know me from my Ramblings column, but now get ready for my YouTube channel! I’m going to give this a shot to see how I do. I doubt I’ll be the next Geekdom101, but I hope I can carve my own niche, at the very least. This is just an intro video for my channel. My first official video will come in just over a week, if not before then.
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PART 3 of our Old vs New show has arrived but we’ve got a SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: The BETA PAPER CHAMPION Daniel Cormier gets his belt back, Star Wars gets JJ back, and we get Big D back after Hurricane Irma. We discuss the latest in pro wrestling including Vince McMahon being an ALPHA in a segment with Kevin Owens, and then dissect Old vs New Wrestling one more time!
Hard-as-nails Lily Dillon (Anjelica Huston) works as a swindler for dangerous bookie Bobo (Pat Hingle), probably the only man she fears. Arriving in Los Angeles on “business,” Lily looks up her son, Roy (John Cusack), a small-time con artist content with paltry sleight-of-hand cheats. Roy’s girlfriend, Myra (Annette Bening), looks like an All-American type but is a grifter looking to pull off another big-time con. The convergence of the three hustlers inevitably means trouble for all of them.
Part II of our look at Old vs New Wrestling on KLB. Worried about Hurricane. Sorry.
Continuing our sub-series of greatest TV shows, we review: The Wire, Season 3 Episode 11: Middle Ground
Brother Mouzone catches up with Omar Little on his way home. The two have a tense standoff and discuss how Mouzone found Omar and their capabilities and weapons. Mouzone assures Omar that Dante is still alive and did not give him up easily. Eventually, Mouzone puts up his weapon and tells Omar that he has something to ask him.
1992 was the year in which the New Jack Swing music was, after being male oriented, dominated by women. The third and final classic from that year was SWV’s debut album, “It’s About Time.”