Flashback Friday: Krush Groove Soundtrack and Angela Winbush

We’re in an ’80s mood this week, so we dug up a couple of forgotten favorites. 80s babies, consider your day made.


Krush Groove soundtrack (1985)

I guess it’s no surprise that one of my favorite 80s movies also features one of my favorite 80s hip-hop songs. Krush Groove is sorta based on Russell Simmons and his rise to power at Def Jam Recordings but it’s mainly revered as a portrait of hip-hop’s golden era. Of course, this soundtrack shines just as brightly as those larger-than-life music stars. “Krush Groovin'” is STILL one of rap’s best anthems.

Also check out:

“I Can’t Live Without My Radio,” LL Cool J

“Holly Rock,” Sheila E


Angela Winbush, Sharp (1987)

R&B has done a great disservice to Ms. Winbush. I mean, outside of a couple of features in the ’90s, she’s been completely off the music map. Most of today’s fans aren’t even familiar with her stellar work as one half of Rene and Angela, nor do they know her 1987 debut and No. 1 single “Angel.” Angela had hits and deserves much more adoration.

Also check out:

Hello Beloved,” featuring Ron Isley

“Run to Me”

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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