Prince – Diamonds & Pearls (1991)

After spending the previous couple of years either clearing out the vault or creating new tracks designed to fit the narrative of feature films (Batman, Graffiti Bridge), Prince was likely ready to MOVE ON. Not a simple, "Alright, let's get in the studio and create a new song" type of MOVE ON. I mean the … Continue reading Prince – Diamonds & Pearls (1991)

Classic Hip-Hop Cassette Single Rewind – Part 1

My actual cassette singles that are the subject of this post, pulled out of storage, and performing together for one night only. The introduction of MP3s and music streaming services have made it unquestionably easier for consumers to hear their favorite songs whenever they want. Billboard even tracks song streams as a metric for determining … Continue reading Classic Hip-Hop Cassette Single Rewind – Part 1

Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet (1990)

"The future of the group is in doubt." For the hip-hop group Public Enemy, the summer of 1989 brought controversy ("controversy in the rap world"), unwanted publicity, and public apologies. It also saw the group dismiss one of its original members, the minister of information, Professor Griff. Griff served as a public mouthpiece for P.E. … Continue reading Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet (1990)