Friday, July 17, 2009

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

This week's vid comes from that piece of sexual chocolate otherwise known as LL Cool J.

"Around the Way Girl," the first single from 1990's Mama Said Knock You Out, has long been overlooked in favor of this album's title track, older stuff like "Going Back to Cali" and "I Need Love" (barf), and even newer tunes like "Doin' It." But it's still my favorite LL tune. I think it was the first rap song that I was ever able to rap along with, word for muthahumpin' word. And I think Cool James gave me my first case of jungle fever...unless I count Michael Jackson. But I won't, because I'm not sure that crush really applies.

6 comments:

Knot said...

Never heard it but I liked it, especially the message.

Gwen said...

Oh.My.Gawd. I was so in l<3v with him. First semester, freshman year of college, I played that damn "I Need Love" over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over. On a turntable, no less.

I didn't know it then, but yes, baby it was jungle fever.

I'd still do 'im.

Thanks dredging that one up for me. I love this.

Word Ver: nughts. Nuts, indeed, Word Ver.

Doc said...

I have to agree with LL's sentiment. I don't think any guy wants the plastic Barbie doll girl. She needs to have depth and feeling, not just measurements. She needs to be "real".

Thank you for confirming that I made the right choice in a mate, and thanks to Cool J for putting it in music.

Doc

words...words...words... said...

Nobody ever seems to mention LL when they talk about the best rappers. But he was one of the best. Maybe they don't like that his music is actually musical.

For my money, "Mama Said Knock You Out" is the best rap song ever.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Ooooooh girl....

Jungle fever is HOT! LL is sooo COOL!

Tootsie said...

I wanna eat you like a cookie when I watch you walk.....my kind of guy!

 

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