Category Archives: throwback

THROWBACK: Mariah Carey – “Breakdown” Feat. Krayzie Bone & Wish Bone (Dir. Diane Martel)

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Ya’ll know Mariah can do no wrong in my book. This is one of my favorites videos and songs from her, all of her looks are flawless in this one. Perfect on a beautiful Throwback Thursday like this one! Enjoy.

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“Well I guess I’m trying to be nonchalant about it
And I’m going to extremes to prove I’m fine without you
But in reality I’m slowly losing my my mind
Underneath the guise of a smile gradually I’m dying inside
Friends ask me how I feel and I lie convincingly
‘Cause I don’t want to reveal the fact that I’m suffering
So I wear my disguise ’til I go home at night
And turn down all the lights and then break down and cry”

-Mariah Carey, “Breakdown” Lyrics


She is a songwriting master!
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THROWBACK: “Elevator” x Junior Sanchez x Good Charlotte

Throwing it back to the video I directed, “Elevator,” with Junior Sanchez & Good Charlotte. Enjoy!


THROWBACK: Missy Elliott – “Beep Me 911″ (ft. 702 & Magoo) Dir. Hype Williams

THROWBACK: Missy Elliott (aka Queen Mother) feat. 702 & Magoo – “Beep Me 911″ (Dir. Hype Williams)

If I ever meet Missy, I might just bow down and kiss her hand. Her reign was too real. And Timbaland?! Like, what was in the Virginia water that had all these monsters coming out of there? Seriously, mad hit makers hail from that Southern state.

This song is giving me goosebumps and the video…ugh…the video. Hype Williams is the Music Video Master!

THROWBACK: TLC – “Red Light Special”

Oh man. This song was everything. I remember as a kid thinking this video was so racy but super rad because they were the dominant types and the men were the strippers.

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THROWBACK: Aaliyah – “Hot Like Fire”

THROWBACK: Juvenile – Back That Azz Up

I’m twerking in my chair to this song as I’m blogging it. Although, my version of twerking-in-chair is more like just shaking around in no particular rhythm or style.

THROWBACK: Jamiroquai – “Virtual Insanity” (1996)


Whoa. This video brings back some great memories. Up until that point in my youth, I hadn’t heard or seen anything like this before. If you haven’t seen the video I strongly advise it…like now.

In general, Jamiroquai’s music was entirely WAY ahead of its time.

Jamiroquai are a British acid jazz band that formed in 1992 and lead by singer Jay Kay (aka as “The Mad Hatter” for his lively choices in headgear). They were the most prominent piece in the early-1990s London-based acid jazz movement…

Jay Kay of Jamiroquai

Their name is a blend of of “jam session” and “iroquai”, based on the Iroquois, the Native American tribe. Pretty creative!

Jamiroquai’s best known track is “Virtual Insanity”, which won four awards at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards. They have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and won a Grammy Award in 1998. Oh snap.

Check this video and check their entire catalog if you have the time! The music they were making 20 years ago is what some artists are trying to sound like today.

THROWBACK: Teedra Moses – “Be Your Girl”

This was the jam. The beat and Teedra’s voice were melodic medicine! Get into this…

THROWBACK: Joe – “Stutter”

Thanks to reader, Robin, for sending this link. I couldn’t find it for so long and I do prefer this version better!