DLT90s 2 Year Anniversary Special: ANOTHER FIDDY


And now… DanjLovesThe90shas arrived at the two-year mark. Wow.Truthfully, I’m a lil’ surprised it’s gotten to this point. When I started this thing up on June 1, 2009, I had about a page and a half of ideas for entries and no real long-term expectation for the blog. For the first couple months, I’d be happy that the site even got a handful of views or a couple of comments a day. Not to say it’s since blown up to epic proportions since then, but it’s come a lot further along than I thought it would. From being acknowledged by other bloggers whose sites I’d previously visited, to finding out that one of my middle school teachers checked it out not even knowing it was mine- not bad for some idea that randomly popped in my head on a boring Friday afternoon.

But enough of that mambajahambo… as a show of appreciation to all of you who’ve been checkin’ this blog out (even during my self-imposed exile during the spring- HA!), I give you the second installment of THE FIDDY– 50 random joints from the ’90s for your own enjoyment. Do with ’em whatever you like, and most importantly, enjoy.

Boogie Down Productions “Love’s Gonna Getcha (Material Love)” (1990) 

Family Stand “Ghetto Heaven” (1990)

Main Source “Looking At The Front Door” (1990)

Oaktown’s 3.5.7. “Juicy Gotcha Krazy” (1990)

Guy “I Wanna Get With U” (1990)

Black Sheep “Flavor of the Month” (1991)

Rude Boys “Written All Over Your Face” (1991)

Shabba Ranks “Trailer Load A Girls” (1991)

Leaders of the New School “Sobb Story” (1991)

Pr!nc3 & The NewPowerGeneration “Diamonds & Pearls” (1991)

Das EFX “Mic Checka” (Remix) (1992)

Ralph Tresvant “Money Can’t Buy You Love” (1992)

Spice 1 “Welcome To The Ghetto” (1992)

Fu-Schnickens feat. Phife “La Schmoove” (1992)

Babyface & Toni Braxton “Give U My Heart” (1992)

Mary J. Blige “You Don’t Have To Worry” (1993)

Too Short “I’m A Player” (1993)

Shai “Comforter” (1993)

Black Moon “How Many MC’s” (1993)

Doug E. Fresh feat. Lil’ Vicious “Freaks” (1993)

Heavy D & The Boyz “Nuttin’ But Love” (1994)

Zhane “Groove Thang” (1994)

Jeru The Damaja “My Mind Spray” (1994)

K-Ci “If You Think You’re Lonely Now” (1994)

Nine Inch Nails “Closer” (1994)

DJ Quik “Safe & Sound” (1995)

Raphael Saadiq “Ask of You” (1995)

Eightball & MJG “Space Age Pimpin'” (1995)

Groove Theory “Keep Tryin'” (1995)

Naughty By Nature “Craziest” (1995)

Keith Sweat feat. Kut Klose “Twisted” (1996)

The Roots “Clones” (1996)

Donnell Jones “Knocks Me Off My Feet” (1996)

Mack 10 “Hoo-Bangin'” (1996)

Isley Brothers feat. Angela Winbush & Lil’ Kim “Floatin’ On Your Love” (Bad Boy Remix) (1996)

Jon B. feat. 2Pac “Are U Still Down” (1997)

Nas “Escobar ’97” (1997)

Brian McKnight feat. Ma$e “You Should Be Mine” (1997)

Lost Boyz feat. Redman, Canibus, & A+ “Beasts From The East” (1997)

Missy Elliott feat. Da Brat “Sock It 2 Me” (1997)

Juvenile “Ha” (1998)

Total “Rain” (1998)

Christion feat. Jay-Z “Bring Back Your Love” (1998)

Jody Watley feat. Rakim “Off The Hook” (Remix) (1998)

Cam’ron feat. Noreaga “Glory” (1998)

Silkk The Shocker feat. Mystikal “It Ain’t My Fault II” (1999)

Jordan Knight “Give It 2 U” (1999)

The Beatnuts “Watch Out Now” (1999)

112 feat. Lil’ Zane “Anywhere” (1999)

Ruff Ryders “Ryde Or Die” (1999)


Macho Madness

In the ’80s, I’d seen wrestling a lot. Whenever in the company of my brother Kawann, my cousin Andre, or my friend Tony on a Saturday afternoon, it was a safe bet that WWF Superstars or NWA World Wide Wrestling were gonna end up on the TV. But it wasn’t until late-1987, after seeing WrestleMania III at Tony’s house, that I myself became a fan. While Hulk Hogan slamming Andre the Giant was a pretty big deal, there was another character I’d seen on that tape and instantly took to- “Macho Man” Randy Savage.
As a matter of fact, back when Hogan was THE top good guy, I was a bigger fan of Savage (and his manager/real life wife, the late Miss Elizabeth). When I found out that he won the WWF title at WrestleMania IV in ’88, I was so happy, I stopped being mad that my father didn’t let me get it on what I called “paper view”. Throughout that year, I was tuned in every week watching that shit faithfully, as Macho often teamed with Hulk against all the top villians. Even when Macho himself became a villain by turning on Hulk in ’89, I cheered for the bad guy. Hulkamania was all well and good, but it was all about Macho Madness for me.
I remained a Macho fan all the way up until ’93 or so, as I entered high school and became more interested in hip-hop and coochie than watching wrestling. By the time I got back into it in late-’97, Savage was still a top name (after moving to WCW in ’94), and I found myself watching him every week yet again. When he retired in 2000, it wasn’t much fanfare, and I didn’t even think much of it. Still, being the nostalgic that I am, I’ve spent a fair share of time over the last few years catching old wrestling interviews and matches on YouTube– including those of Savage. Two years ago, I even first-day-copped WWE’s Macho Madness: The Ultimate Collection DVD set, glad that despite the fact that Vince McMahon has constantly downplayed how relevant Savage was to the company’s product, he’d at least given him props with that release.
A lot of wrestlers I grew up watching have died, so it’s rarely ever a shock for me to see the news of yet another passing. But getting on FaceBook on Friday afternoon and seeing “RIP Macho Man Randy Savage” status updates, my first reaction was “NAH!” Surely enough, it was true that my favorite wrestler from my early days as a fan was gone. Ironically, this comes just months after seeing him for the first time in years, doing a promo for the WWE All-Stars video game. It appears that he was just beginning to get back on decent terms with McMahon, as evidenced by both his inclusion in the video game (his first on a WWF/E game since ’94), and finally getting his own WWE “Legends” action figure (an idea that’d been shot down by McMahon in previous years).
Whether it was as a good guy feuding with Jake “The Snake” Roberts, a bad guy that thought he was a king, or even the pitchman for snappin’ into a Slim Jim, Randy Savage entertained me weekly from the late-’80s into the ’90s. R.I.P. Macho Man.

The Hiatus


Yeah so… a nigga’s really been on some ol’ bare minimum, 15 pieces of flair shit lately, right?

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We’ll Be Right Back!


So yeeeeaaaaah, I’ma need a few days to fix some technical issues on this side. Things’ll probably be back to normal by the end of the week or the beginning of next week… either way, it def. won’t be for long, so stay tuned… I’ll Be Back.


DANJ! Loves The Wrasslin’


Aight, so… Ever since I started this site, I’ve known that the week after WrestleMania, I was gonna drop an entry about wrasslin’. So this shit here is like 10 months in the making. I haven’t mentioned it much on here thus far, but I’m a huge wrestling fan- been watchin’ since ’87, and still do. I’ve had a lot of interests in my years, but wrestling is only second to music as the one that’s kept my interest for the longest time. Wrote a blog about it, like to read it? Here it go:

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