Let it be known that as of RIGHT NOW, the first week in January of 2018 will be forever know as “Malc got his music life” week!
First Justin Timberlake…
Now Bruno and Cardi B?!?!?!?
Now, I already LOVED Bruno Mars’ Album 24K Magic. AND “Finesse” was like my freaking JAM just because it had 90s flare dripping ALL throughowt that joint! When I first heard it I was legit mad I didn’t have anybody to do the “Kid N Play” dance with. I started Bell Biv DeVoe’n by my damn self at work! I was hype AF when I heard that joint.
So to my wonderful surprise, I open up Spotify this morning and see that one of my ALL. TIME. FAVORITE. artist had a new song out. A remix. With Cardi B? On one of my beloved songs off of 24k? (And yes I’m a Cardi fan, even though I don’t know her mixtape shit, I recognized her talent with “Bodak” don’t try it. I’ve been looking out for her ever since. Yes I’m late to the party, whatever.)
I played the track and to make a long story short, I LOVED IT. Cardi kept true to the feel of the song, and did pretty great on her verse. Even though the flow was 90s, her lyrics were 2010, and you know what. I’m down with it.
Somebody informed me there was a Video…
Say wha nah? (Pulls up YouTube)
IF THIS WASN’T THE MOST 90S SHIT I’VE SEEN IN MY DAMN LIFE. Nostalgia isn’t something I dwell into much, but 90s music nostalgia, I AM ALL ABOUT. From the opening cut, they literally were dripping of Fresh Price of Bel-Air swag. Fucking awesome! The colors! The Clothes! The…Vibe was just right!
Then Cardi’s verse finishes and you see Bruno “dancing”. (Like, I know he has SOME moves, but Bruno’s dancing needs a little work, just saying). And I’m like “OK, what’s this”. Because all you see is Bruno, and two other dancers and just some colors in the back during the first verse.
Then they show the wide shot…
IS THIS…IS THIS THE MOTHER FUCKING “IN LIVING COLOR” SET?!??!?!
Then I thought back to the beginning of the video and was like, “Wait, THAT WAS THE IN LIVING COLOR INTRO!”
(My mind gets away from me sometimes)
I was done at that moment…I don’t even need JT’s new single tomorrow. I could die today and feel the love.
This video was so simple, that it was brilliant. Showing a few flashes of Black Greatness through entertainment in the 90s and just showing how we just liked to dance and have fun and just let loose back then. I do hate that they didn’t portray some other great images of the 90s in the video, but I’ll take this for what it is.
Music was fun in the 90s…This video helped me live that again for 3 minutes out of my day…