Music Monday-The Shoop Edition

Music Monday really needed to make a re-appearnace this week. On Saturday, Ed gave me the best early birthday present and took me to The Freestyle Explosion Concert. He knew I would love the line-up of old school artists that reminded me of the bad ass I thought I was in high school. I put on my dark lipstick, hoop earrings and got ready to dance!


We danced down memory lane to Young MC and Rob Base. We were slightly disturbed by Tone Loc (can he please stop pretending that “Funky Cold Medina” is acceptable?!) but were extremely amused by the audience members who came on stage to dance “Wild Thing.” We sang along to Expose, The Jets and Jodi Watley.

I completely fan-girled out over Salt N Pepa! They were one of my favorite groups in high school. I loved the fact that they were female rappers talking about risqué topics that were previously unacceptable for women to talk, much less rap about!

For my theater class (which I took all four years of high school), we had a lip synching assignment. My group choose Salt N Pepa’s “Shoop” and made up a pretty funky dance to go along with it.

Ed & I rapped along because we still knew every word and danced to “Let’s Talk About Sex” and “Whatta Man.” We had a super fun time and realized some things from high school still have not changed.

cholas Tell us: what was your favorite song from high school?


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