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Friday, September 23, 2016

The Flashback Fridays #3 (Special Edition For Shawty Lo) For 9/23/16: Shawty Lo - Dey Know (2007)

The final Flashback Friday tribute of this week for the memory of Shawty Lo comes from, of course, the hit that established him right at the start of his solo career and made him a Bankhead, Atlanta legend for life.

From his running jog to his "big ups to all my haters" line as the horns of the Bails Beats, Born Immaculate instrumental played in the background, Shawty Lo created a Mason-Dixon line classic that would be played at every big Southern black event. Whether it was football games with the marching bands or Greek life doing strut line dances, you couldn't have a good time without your DJ putting on "Dey Know" back when it came out nine years ago. And most would agree that is still the case nowadays before the tragic death of Shawty Lo this week.

So without further adieu, here is the third and final Flashback Friday selection for this week, in dedication to Shawty Lo, "Dey Know."

This is The Whole Delivery.  

The Flashback Fridays #2 (Special Edition For Shawty Lo) For 9/23/16: D4L - Betcha Can't Do It Like Me (2006)

Listener Discretion is Advised, especially if you aren't black and/or lived in the hood 

In full memory of the life of Shawty Lo, this week's Flashback Fridays series is dedicated to him.

In their major rivalry at the time with Dem Franchise Boyz, D4L dropped their second single after their massive first one blew them into music superstardom. Although "Betcha Can't Do It Like Me" never came close to hitting the heights of "Laffy Taffy," it still served as a solid second single representing truly what D4L was about.

Unfortunately for any fans of the group,  "Betcha Can't Do It Like Me" served as the group's final single. The disbanding begin shortly afterwards with Fabo and Shawty Lo starting their own solo careers.

So your second Flashback Friday tribute this week in dedication to the life of Shawty Lo, it's the Teriyake Smith produced fun track "Betcha Can't Do It Like Me."

There's one more main tribute to come this week in The Flashback Fridays, for the late Shawty Lo. Stay tuned for that here at TWD.

The Flashback Fridays #1 (Special Edition for Shawty Lo) : D4L - Laffy Taffy (2005-2006)

In full memory of the life of Shawty Lo, this week's Flashback Fridays series is dedicated to him.

A decade ago at this time, Lo and his group D4L made their impact on the nation by taking their debut single "Laffy Taffy" all the way to the #1 spot not just on the Billboard Hip-Hop charts, but the overall Hot 100 list.

No matter how you felt about this being a prime example of an Atlanta and South snap music wave emerging in the game at that time (just ask Ghostface), "Laffy Taffy" rose to the pinnacle thanks to K-Rab's "Candy Girl"-esque production and Fabo's charismatic tone on the hook and opening verse.

Without further adieu, here's "Laffy Taffy" in this Flashback Friday tribute day to Shawty Lo.

More Shawty Lo tributes to come on this week's Flashback Friday series. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Flashback Fridays #2 For 9/16/16: Justin Timberlake - SexyBack (2006)

It was the silliest song title, with Prince and many others calling him out for it. It also provoked an angry reply from Timberlake to Prince before he tried to backtrack from it, but that is how thin skinned Justin always will be. Nevertheless, it set the tone for FutureSex/Love Songs massive success as the debut single, as Timbaland's producing once again saved Timberlake's solo career.

Your second Flashback Friday choice this week after Izzo, it's "SexyBack" from Timberlake (& Timbaland).

This is The Whole Delivery.

The Flashback Fridays #1 For 9/16/16: Jay-Z - Izzo (2016)

15 years ago at this time, Jay-Z was definitely thinking about how his album sales for the quickly released "The Blueprint" would be in wake of the 9/11 attacks. The first single from that iconic album dropping at the time was "Izzo," filmed out in Los Angeles and at the height of him, Dame and Biggs being all good with each other.

From 2001, it's Jay-Z with "Izzo," your first Flashback Friday choice of this week.

Jay-Z - Izzo by BLACKHAWKS4

Stay tuned, there is more from The Whole Delivery to come. 

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Flashback Fridays For 9/9/16: Sean Paul ft Keyshia Cole - Give It Up To Me (2006)

Taking it back once again 10 years ago at this late summer's time, it's when Sean Paul and Keyshia Cole were at their peak. With the "Step Up" movie coming at the same time, "Give It Up To Me" definitely is a hit that you barely hear anymore nowadays.

So, from 2006, it's Sean & Keyshia with dance successful track, your Flashback Friday choice for this week.

This is The Whole Delivery.

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Flashback Fridays #1 For 8/26/16: Remy Ma - Whateva (2006)

With "All The Way Up" summer hit and "Love and Hip-Hop" awfulness bringing her back to relevance, we flashback to a decade ago at this time when Remy Martin was bursting onto the scene.

From 10 summers ago, it's the Swizz Beatz produced high energy dance, thoro lady hit "Whateva." with a large part of the video filmed at Flushing Meadows outside the World's Flair Globe. It's your first Flashback Friday choice of this last Friday, yes, last Friday, of the summer months in 2016.

And this video so classic that Shea Stadium is still well in the background.

This is The Whole Delivery.

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