Flashback Friday: Karyn White and Schoolly D

This Friday is dedicated to the 80s babies. Remember these?

karyn White

Karyn White (1988)

2019 is filled with songs about women’s empowerment, but if you’re an 80s baby like me, the first empowerment song of our era was Karyn White’s “Superwoman.” Girls in my class would yell the lyrics all the time: “I’M NOT YOUR SUPERWOMAN! ImNotTheKindOfGirlThatYouCanLetDownAndThinkThatEverythingIsOK BOY I AM ONLY HUMANNNNNN!” White’s debut album was much more than that monstrous single, in fact, it’s one of the hidden gems of the late 80s and still worth a spin today.

Also check out:

“The Way You Love Me”

“Secret Rendezvous”

schoolly D

Schoolly D (1985)

Time for a little hip-hop education: Although some people regard Ice-T as the first gangsta rapper, even he says that’s untrue. Ice-T readily admits that his influence, and the true godfather of gangsta rap, is Schoolly D and his 1985 debut. It’s an album that’s rarely remembered today but paved the way for Ice-T, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys and more.

Also check out:

“Gucci Time”

“Put Your Filas On”

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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