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new-edition

The weekend, and a new month!

The playlist gave me a couple of my favorite ‘hood’ jams: ‘I’m a Thug’, and ‘Ambitionz az a Ridah’.

But, I just refuse to start Black History Month posting one of those.

So we’ll start the weekend with New Edition.

Enjoy gang, next Best Picture review Super Bowl Sunday.

 

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First, an editor’s note: for those of you who come for my thoughts on the prestige pics, I went back this morning and tagged ‘oscars 2017’ on all the nominated movies I’ve seen to this point.  You click that tag to the right and you can go back and see what I thought on most of the films.  As usual, a handful of surprises I haven’t gotten to yet, probably will at some point over the next month.

Now, as for today: my timelines, my playlists are all New Edition.  And I’m not mad about it.  Hearing this today reminded me how much of a great ballad this was.  You’ll probably feel the same.

Enjoy!

 

 

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Growing up can be a pain
You’re not an man until you come of age
We’ve given up our teenage years
In the effort to pursue our career

Who assumes responsibility
Of having to support our families
Who’s protecting us from harm
Is there anyone around
That we can trust

So we search for answers to our questions
Looking for answers
No answers but we’re taught a lesson everytime
Through mistakes we’ve learned to gather wisdom
Life’s responsibility falls in our hands

Keep on learning
Keep on growing
‘Cause wisdom helps us understand
We’re maturing
Without knowing
These are the things that change boys to men

Oh the goals we set may exceed reality
‘Cause failure always a possibility
Who can tell us that we’re wrong
It’s up to us to figure out
What life is all about

So we search for answers to questions
Looking for the answers
No answers but we’re taught a lesson everytime
Through mistakes we’ve learned to gather wisdom
‘Cause wisdom helps us see our responsibility.

 

 

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There are not enough words to express the jealous rage an elementary school aged Aziz had for Ralph the first time he saw this video.

WELL GUESS WHAT RALPH? I MOVED TO L.A. AND MET MAGIC AND HE SHOOK MY HAND AND THANKED ME FOR BEING A FAN MY WHOLE LIFE! HOW YOU LIKE THEM APPLES?!?

(No I don’t hold grudges, why do you ask?)

 

 

newedition

Keeping it simple.

Pulling my XXXXXXXXXXL Hammer pants out of the closet, throwing on one black shoe, one old gold shoe, and cabbage patching into the week…