FlashBLACK Friday: Blackstreet and Black Rob

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, which means leftover Patti Pies, food comas and risking your life for $20 Blu-Ray players at Best Buy.

It’s truly the most dangerous day of the year.

In honor of the occasion, Flashback Friday becomes FlashBLACK Friday today. Let these albums serve as your shopping soundtrack.


Blackstreet (1994)

I remember Blackstreet coming out of nowhere in 1994, rising from the ashes of Guy to carry on a legacy of smooth ballads and danceable hits. The group would reach greater heights with their sophomore album (no diggity, no doubt) but their debut was fantastic in its own right.

Also check out:

“Baby Be Mine”


life story

Black Rob, Life Story (1999)

Black Rob gets plenty of love for his massive hit single “Whoa,” and deservedly so. But don’t overlook his debut album, which, while lengthy, was very impressive. By 1999, Diddy’s Bad Boy gravy train was beginning to slow down and Rob’s album was one of the final hip-hop success stories of that era.

Also check out:

“Spanish Fly,” featuring Jennifer Lopez

“I Love You Baby” featuring Puff Daddy 

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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