Shante, the microphone grand mistress. You know her as “a pioneer, like Lola Falana, with a name, that stands big like Madonna.” The Queen from Queens is an emcee that needs no introduction. There was a time, though, where Lolita Shante Gooden wasn’t a household name. Netflix and I am OTHER (Pharrell’s creative collective) are bringing you the story of the legendary Roxanne Shante.
March 23rd, Netflix is bringing you the newest biopic, “Roxanne, Roxanne”. Not only are Forest Whittaker and Pharrell involved in the production, but RZA is in charge of the music. The film stars Mahershala Ali (who you’ve no doubt heard us talk about as Cornell on Luke Cage), Nia Long (yep, Lisa from the Fresh Prince), and newcomer Chante Adams as Roxanne.
You think you know the story because it played out on wax. I’d say unless you are Roxanne, you had better watch this film to find out for real. I know the whole Mr. Throwback Thursday crew will be watching this one the day it drops. You guys check it out and let us know what you think. Either leave us a comment or click the “Hit Us Up” button to the right and leave us a voice message. Check the trailer below, and until next time……keep it classic and always remember, New School Stale, Old School Fresh.
Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! We’re back, and better than ever! Well, maybe as good as ever. Either way….we hope people don’t sue us, because we don’t have that Bugs Bunny money. Also, old white guys don’t know our music…..and ain’t nobody, well, you’ll see. Let’s listen.
MUSICIANS Antonio Hardy, Matt Lambert, Benjamin Geis, Judson Nelson, John Williams
When Big Daddy Kane and a Tiny Desk collide, the world pays attention. The lyrical legend, the man known as Dark Gable, Big Daddy Kane, whatever moniker you assign him, he is still one of the greatest of all time. If you’ve ever seen Big Daddy Kane outside of an MTV video you know that he is one of the coolest dudes out there. Not just “Smooth Operator cool”, but genuine. He seems like a guy that you could just sit down, have a beer, and bullshit with for hours. Yes, Kane, this is an unofficial invitation for you to come on the Mr. Throwback Thursday podcast for an interview….but that is not our only purpose here.
Big Daddy Kane is one of our classic hip hop legends. I said it. CLASSIC HIP HOP LEGEND. Nowhere did I say “old” anything. The minute Kane picks up the mic, the word “old” is the furthest thing from your mind. To see him perform on stage with the same energy and moves that he had 30 years ago, the word “old” doesn’t come to mind. What does come to mind….is the word classic. Everything about Kane is just that; classic. There is nothing that we can say here, that hasn’t been said. So, why don’t you just sit back, relax, and listen to the man that told you…… it’s hard being the Kane.
“I just rip shop, flip-top, and watch MC’s get dropped As I manifest in hip-hop Rhymes I construct are tough like a Tonka truck And just like lightnin’ they struck Down on all the toy MC’s that annoy That’s how I build and destroy The poetic printer, rough rhyme inventor With a groove so smooth you can’t help but get into So I’m advisin’ competition to flee ‘Cause I can bake an MC like Chef Boyardee Holdin’ my own on the microphone ‘Cause I break bones just like sticks and stones So let it rain let it rain as I put em in pain God damn, it’s hard bein’ the Kane! ”
Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! Hot off of our Erick Sermon interview (have you supported his Kickstarter campaign yet?), the boys are back. This week, we have more Malcolm than ever before! The same amount of gluten, the same amount of fat, a little bit extra idiocy, but extra Malcolm. We also say farewell to a hip hop legend. What else do we have for you? Let’s listen.
Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week, the boys sit down with the one and only Erick Sermon. You read that right….The Green Eyed Bandit, MC Grand Royal, Erick Onasis. The man who is one half of the legendary EPMD, a super producer, leader of Def Squad, and a hip hop icon. YEah, that guy. No news this week, no Wu News this week, just E Double, a couple of records (one a salute to Philly’s Super Bowl win),Bill reading some lyrics, and the most important Kickstarter campaign of the year (that you should go and donate to, right now).
Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week, the boys dump Skype for appear.in and the show runs a little more fluid. Oh yeah, and we turned 4 years old the other day, too! What else is going on? Let’s listen.
Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! Once again, your two favorite podcasters (and their IT Department) have to act like they are some sort of electrical repairmen in order to get the show started. We’ve read about all kinds of plagues in the history of the world…. but never have we heard of a plague of technical difficulties. That is, until now! What happened once the show actually got started? Let’s listen…
Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! Once again (for the 207th time) we are here for you on a Thursday. We tried, and we tried, and we tried again to run Facebook Live this week. As you can see by the title…..third time was the charm. For those of you who were there with us, thanks! For those of you who weren’t…..you missed out! For all of you, let’s listen.
Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! Once again, Bill and Jamie get a little fired up and run a little overtime. This week we were live on Facebook for our recording, so if you were around, you got to see a little bit behind the curtain. If you weren’t, maybe you should be next week! What do we have on tap for you this week? Let’s listen.
Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week, the boys are so full of energy that they run overtime by almost a half an hour! For some of you, that’s bonus time with your two favorite podcasters….for others, it feels like a life sentence. Also, we get not one, not two, but THREE visits from Devilish DJ Scott in one episode! What else? Let’s listen…