I surprisingly heard this song on the radio today and it took me on a massive trip down memory lane. For those that remember, the mid/late 90’s was a magical moment for R&B music. The early 90’s saw the development of rap, the mid 90’s saw the growth of R&B, and the combination of the two led to what we now know as hip hop.
In the mid 90’s, today’s YMCMB (Young Money Cash Money Billionaires (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nikki Minaj, etc)) equivalent was Bad Boy Records. With artists like Biggie, Mase, Puffy, Faith Evans, Craig Mack and 112 they were the top of the food chain for a moment in time. Their featured R&B group was 112, who was undoubtedly featured on any high school or college student’s mix tape (yes, tape) for when you were getting in the mood for the evening or looking to tell that special someone that you really like them 🙂
I remember one cold winter night in college we were stuck on Bucknell’s campus during winter break for basketball and a bunch of us drove to Penn State to see 112 perform with DJ Kool (Let Me Clear My Throat!). I had future Olympic star JR Holden riding shotgun in my car that had no heat on a 10 degree night for an hour just to see them perform. ‘ just what you did back in the day!
I think this song is beautiful and timeless…what do you think?