Flashback Fridays: Tag Team’s “Whoomp! There It Is”

Tag Team’s “Whoomp! There It Is” Music Video

Ahh…remember this one? How could you forget it Tag Team’s “Whoopm! There It Is”? It was everywhere! You may remember the Mighty Ducks 2 soundtrack or the 1993 World Series.  For me the song is ingrained in my head from the grade school dances.  The song hung on to the Billboard Charts for 45 weeks and peaked at #2 in July of 1993.  The rapping duo, Cecil Glenn (aka DC the Brain Supreme) and Steve Gibson (aka Steve Roll’n) called it quits back in 1995. They are a true one hit wonder.

And No that is not Barack Obama at the 1:01 minute mark. It sure does look like him though!


Flashback Fridays: Heavy D & the Boyz “Now That We’ve Found Love”

Heavy D & The Boyz “Now That We’ve Found Love” Featuring Aaron Hall

Heavy D was born Dwight Errington Myers in 1976 in Jamaica. He passed away on November 8th 2011 in Los Angeles, CA due to a heart related condition. So this week’s Flashback Friday is a tribute to Heavy D.

The group released 9 studio albums including Love Opus on September 17, 2011. The song “Now That We Found Love” was off their 1991 release, Peaceful Love. The album was created after the death of member Trouble T Roy. Trouble T Roy died a year before Peaceful Love‘s release. The album was not just a release for the group, it paid homage to Trouble T Roy. The album went Platinum and peaked at #21 on the Billboard 200 and #5 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The song hit #11 in the US and #2 in UK.

Flashback Fridays: K7’s “Come Baby Come”

Watch K7’s “Come Baby Come” Music Video

Warning it’s a dirty song, if you couldn’t already tell by the title. It stayed on the Billboard Charts for 21 weeks and peaked at the #18 spot in December of 1993.  Two other songs from Louis “Kayel” Sharpe’s debut solo album, Swing Batta Swing, placed in the Billboard Charts (Move It Like This and Zunga Zeng). Swing Batta Swing was the one and only release from K7.  Before K7 Kayel was in a Latin freestyle group called TKA.

Flashback Fridays: Crystal Waters’ “100% Pure Love”

Crystal Waters’ “100% Pure Love” Music Video:

Crystal Waters’ first Billboard hit wasn’t even supposed to be for her. She originally wrote “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)” for Ultra Nate, but the label was so stunned by the song they wanted Crystal to sing it herself. the song reached the #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991. “100% Pure Love” lived on the charts for 45 weeks and peaked at #11.

What’s Crystal up to now? She’s teamed up with Yolanda Be Cool for “Le Bump.” You can hear the clip below:
Yolanda Be Cool "Le Bump" Ft Crystal Waters (Original) [PREVIEW] by Globalprpool

According to Crystal’s Twitter account it sounds like Crystal and CeCe Peniston teamed up for a couple shows, but apparently they are the only ones that knew when and where, because I’ve check both of their sites and came up empty. It’s a shame because that would be a show I wouldn’t miss!

Fun Facts About Crystal Waters:
-Crystal’s Great Aunt was one of the first African American vocalists to appear in mainstream Hollywood musicals.
-Her father was Junior Waters who was a famed Jazz musician.
-She studied Computer Science at Howard University
-Crystal also recorded a song under a different name, Chrissy Ward.

Chrissy Ward (aka Crystal Waters) “Right and Exact” Music Video:

Crystal Waters Online:

Flashback Fridays: CeCe Peniston’s “Finally”

CeCe Peniston’s “Finally” Music Video

CeCe Peniston was signed to A&M Records back in 1990 and her debut, Finally, went Gold and sold over 3 million copies worldwide.  The song of the same name stayed on the Billboard charts for 33 weeks and peaked at #5 back in 1992. The song did hit #4 on The Radio Songs Charts and #26 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Chart.

It may seem like she is a one hit wonder, but CeCe hit the charts again with “We Got a Love Thang,” “In The Mood,” “I’m Not Over You,” and 4 other songs off Finally, Thought Ya Knew, and I’m Movin’ On. After her last release, I’m Movin’ On, she hit the theatrical stage as Glinda the Good Withc in The Wiz.  CeCe also hit the big screen with Don’t Touch if You Ain’t Prayed as well as Pastor Jones.

October 3rd she released “Finally” Remixes through Paul Oakenfold’s label Perfecto Records and 16 BARS Music.

CeCe Online:
Official Site