Today’s throwback thursday is brought to you by one of my personal favorite groups of all time, OutKast. Coming with the classic “Rosa Parks,” which is off of “Aquemini,” released in 1999. The song was released in 1998 and it’s title comes from civil rights activist, Rosa Parks. Ms. Parks was not feeling the song and filed a law suit against the duo saying that the song misappropriated her name and she also objected against the vulgar language in the song. She also stated that the song’s lyrics did not reference her nor any of her work that she did. the suit was finally settled in 2005 for an undisclosed cash settlement and the duo agreed to to work with the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development in creating educational programs about the life of Rosa Parks. Despite the song’s legal issues, the song peaked at #55 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and was the first single released from the group’s “Aquemini” album. It’s one of my personal classics and favorites. Enjoy folks.

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So in honor of throwback thursday, I’ve got to continue to show my love for the west coast by putting up this classic from NWA’s Ice Cube, “It Was A Good Day.” The classic hit was released February of ’93 from Cube’s album “The Predator.” The joint samples the Isley Brother’s melodic classic, “Footsteps in the Dark,” and the video was directed by F. Gary Gray. It peaked at the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 78 and is still to this day, a classic, smooth joint. Enjoy folks, happy Thursday.

SO one last Throwback Thursday before the festivities of this day end. I got put on to QB maybe about a year ago. I’m not picking sides, BUT, this female battle rapper GOT IT. I’ve been following a few of her battles including posts on her upcoming one “No Holds Barred” which will June 28th, 2014 where she will be battling fellow female battle rapper Phara. (which i do hope to attend ^_^). Here’s a classic battle and my personal fave with the female battle rapper going at it with Don Ladyii at Babs Bunny’s “Queen of The Ring.”

SOOOO, in honor of my second week participating in the throwback thursday festivities, I have to put up one of my favorite hip hop legends Mr. Big PUN-isher himself feat. R&B help from Joe, “Still Not A Player.” The song was a remix from Big Pun’s previous single “I’m Not A Player,” and sampled from r&b singer Joe’s “Don’t Wanna Be A Player.” The classic joint was released March 28th, 1998 and was the most successful single released by Big Pun due to chart statuses. The single appears on Big Pun’s 1998 debut album “Capital Punishment.” RIP Christopher Rios AKA BIG PUN ! #SALUTE #LEGEND