#ThrowbackThursday: Two Moments That Made Me Nostalgic for the 90s.
Who doesn't love a good #ThrowbackThursday post, amirite? If you're into that sort of thing, prepare to get yo' life!
Pretty much every adult around my age (32) watched and fondly remembers The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air! Like, I don't know if we can even be friends if you don't understand my undying love for that show! Obviously, Will Smith was the main character, but the ensemble cast was strong in its own right. In particular, Alfonso Ribiero, who played "Carlton", Will's straight-laced cousin, was unforgettable. And everybody did--or attempted to do--his signature dance. The show may have ended almost 20 years ago, but it turns out, there's still a rather large audience who adores Alfonso Ribiero and The Carlton. If the video below doesn't make you smile, I don't know what will.
*sings* It's not unusual to be loved by anyone...
As someone who came of age in the 1990s, I have a tremendous amount of love for the music that came out of that era. All of it encompasses the soundtrack of my journey from girlhood to adolescence to young adulthood, and most of it sounds as good today as it did back then. Like most young black girls, I loved me some Brandy (still do, to be completely honest)! The first time I saw the video for "I Wanna Be Down", it became an instant favorite. When it hit the airwaves in my town, I was glued to my radio with my finger on the "Record" and "Play" buttons (pre-iTunes and before I got my CD player!), waiting to record the song on my cassette tape. Then, when the remix hit, I about lost my freakin' mind! My mama didn't let me listen to a lot of rap, but she gave this song a pass, and I'll be forever grateful to her for that. Seeing all these beautiful women sharing their gifts with each other without competition meant--and still means--so, so much.
I didn't watch the Hip-Hop Awards, but when I heard via For Harriet Brandy, MC Lyte, Yo-Yo, and Queen Latifah reunited for this remix, I couldn't click this link fast enough. It's been a minute since we've seen 'em, but this performance feels like they never left the spotlight.
Are you a child of the 90s like me? What are some of your favorite moments from that decade? Leave me a comment below! :)