Flashback Friday: NWA and Vivian Green

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straight outta compton

NWA, Straight Outta Compton (1988)

Well this was only right. Today, “Straight Outta Compton,” the biopic of rap trailblazers NWA, finally hits theaters. It’s already been at your nearest hood barbershop for a month now, but that’s life. NWA’s explosive debut is often overshadowed by their fiery breakup but no matter — this is the album that cemented their place in American history. These song effectively told the story of black life in the inner city. Hopefully the movie conveys that equally well.

Also check out:

“Gangsta Gangsta”

“Express Yourself”

a love story

Vivian Green, A Love Story (2002)

Vivian’s latest, Vivid, will be here in a few days. In honor of the occasion, let’s revisit her debut — arguably her best work. Standout single “Emotional Rollercoaster” instantly became Vivian’s signature song, but the set is packed with sultry, vintage soul.

Also check out:

“What Is Love?”

“No Sittin’ By the Phone”

Now, it’s your turn. Email soulinstereoblog@gmail.com  hit me up on Twitter @etbowser, or stop by the comments section and share your Flashback Friday album. Leave a couple of sentences describing what makes it so great. I’ll feature your album on the blog.


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