behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: July 27, 1984 - “Purple Rain” opens in US movie theaters. It is the feature film debut of music icon Prince, co-starring Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Jerome Benton, Olga Karlatos, and Clarence Williams III. The film directed by Albert Magnoli, and produced by Robert Cavallo, Stephen Fargnoli, and Joseph Ruffalo (Prince’s management team), is the semi autobiographical account of music stars’ rise to fame. Prince will develop ideas for the story prior to and during the “1999 Triple Threat” Tour”. He will eventually enlist the help of veteran television and film writer William Blinn (“Eight Is Enough”, “Roots”) and director Magnoli to craft the final script. Filmed on a budget of only $7 million, it will be shot on location in Minneapolis and Los Angeles, CA between November 1983 - January 1984. Opening on over 900 screens across the US, the film will top the weekend box office taking in $7,766,201 (knocking “Ghostbusters” from the #1 spot), going on to gross more than $68 million domestically during its original theatrical run (more than $80 million currently). The films’ soundtrack will win Prince an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score in 1985.

Cree Summer - Curious White Boy

Lyrics:

Politically Erect
Romanticizing ‘bout ancestral innocense
Concience easin’ curiousity pleasin’
Slum teasin’

Rude apparatus, crude ego food
Ain’t no aphro nor halo
Can pick that cotton out your concience

Inside the petting zoo (Was it good for you?)
Can’t hide me in dark, ripe and sinuous places
Curious is the luxury (to be wrong)
White, wrong, still belong
All my jungle’d come out

Curious white boy
When am I gonna meet
Your mamma?
(Met yo’ daddy already)

Curious white boy
When am I gonna meet
Your mamma?
(Met yo’ daddy already)

Another housekeeper fantasy
Aphro-dite
Topical odd remedy for your hangover from history

I know your daddy and your brother too well
And his friends made me swear I wouldn’t tell

Inside the petting zoo (Was it good for you?)
Can’t hide me in dark, ripe and sinuous place
Curious is the luxury (to be wrong)
White, wrong, still belong
All my jungle’d come out

Curious white boy
When am I gonna meet
Your mamma?
(Met yo’ daddy already)

Curious white boy
When am I gonna meet
Your mamma?
(Met yo’ daddy already)

What you so mad about
Always gotta scream and shout
Find a different point it out
Spread your legs and shut your mouth
My virginity hanging from your family tree

Why you so angry?
They just crowned mammie Miss America

Curious white boy
When am I gonna meet
Your mamma?
(Met yo’ daddy already)

Curious white boy
When am I gonna meet
Your mamma?
(Met yo’ daddy already)

Cree Summer - Revelation Sunshine 

blockstaff:

Nikki Lynette – “My Reputation”

[Verse 1][Verse 1]
You can’t please everybody none of the time
If they wanna judge its their problem not mine
When all your money comes and goes they’ll say their goodbyes
They’ll love you and they’ll leave u after sucking you dry
That’s right. Hey, I’m opinionated
Got heavy thoughts so my words are weighted
My words don’t wait for no approval rate
So I speak my mind & they love to hate it
Man, you could be living in wealth
A billion records sold 40 plaques on the shelf
They’d still say you ain’t as great as somebody else
So if you wanna feel the love u gotta do it yourself
I don’t wanna fight a war I didn’t sign up for
Scared to hold somebody hand cuz they might call me a whore
When I’m in a fashion show soon as I walk out my door
I learned to talk less, my middle finger says more, so No
I don’t care, what fo? Everything they think of me I thought it before
And then I said it wasn’t so, I ain’t gonna play the role dont like it
On your mark then
Ready Set… GO!

[Hook]
There ain’t no point in trying, you can’t please everyone
If they wanna hate then let them have their fun
They’ll love you and they’ll leave you just as fast as they come
So why should I care about
My reputation? (4x)
So why should I care about my reputation?

[Verse 2]
Ummm…so what you’re telling me is. I should care you disagree with the way that I live
Hang my head in shame, maybe go and repent
Say a couple hail marries, & start over again
Instead of a homegirl I wish I was a homie
If I was a homie I could say that you dont know me approaching me so boldy
I feel that you have wronged me
Then I’d grab my manhood & tell you to blow me
That’s right, I’m a bit precocious
A little intellectual, a lot of ferocious
I’ll hurt your feelings, Let it be stated
You don’t believe me, go ask every dude I ever dated
Look what you created, Now I’m feeling jaded
Shoulda ate your words before the beef got plated
Shoulda took yo statement back before you ever made it
Let’s finish where we started, instant replay it

[Hook]
You can’t please everybody none of the time
If they wanna judge it’s their problem not mine
When all your money comes and goes they’ll say their goodbyes
They’ll love you and they’ll leave you after sucking you dry
There ain’t no point in trying, you can’t please everyone
If they wanna hate me then let them have their fun
They’ll love you and they’ll leave you just as fast as they come
So why should I care about my reputation?
You can’t please everybody none of the time
If they wanna judge its their problem not mine
When all your money comes and goes they’ll say their goodbyes
They’ll love you and they’ll leave u after sucking you dry
That’s right. Hey, I’m opinionated
Got heavy thoughts so my words are weighted
My words don’t wait for no approval rate
So I speak my mind & they love to hate it
Man, you could be living in wealth
A billion records sold 40 plaques on the shelf
They’d still say you ain’t as great as somebody else
So if you wanna feel the love u gotta do it yourself
I don’t wanna fight a war I didn’t sign up for
Scared to hold somebody hand cuz they might call me a whore
When I’m in a fashion show soon as I walk out my door
I learned to talk less, my middle finger says more, so No
I don’t care, what fo? Everything they think of me I thought it before
And then I said it wasn’t so, I ain’t gonna play the role dont like it
On your mark then
Ready Set… GO!

[Hook]
There ain’t no point in trying, you can’t please everyone
If they wanna hate then let them have their fun
They’ll love you and they’ll leave you just as fast as they come
So why should I care about
My reputation? (4x)
So why should I care about my reputation?

[Verse 2]
Ummm…so what you’re telling me is. I should care you disagree with the way that I live
Hang my head in shame, maybe go and repent
Say a couple hail marries, & start over again
Instead of a homegirl I wish I was a homie
If I was a homie I could say that you dont know me approaching me so boldy
I feel that you have wronged me
Then I’d grab my manhood & tell you to blow me
That’s right, I’m a bit precocious
A little intellectual, a lot of ferocious
I’ll hurt your feelings, Let it be stated
You don’t believe me, go ask every dude I ever dated
Look what you created, Now I’m feeling jaded
Shoulda ate your words before the beef got plated
Shoulda took yo statement back before you ever made it
Let’s finish where we started, instant replay it

[Hook]
You can’t please everybody none of the time
If they wanna judge it’s their problem not mine
When all your money comes and goes they’ll say their goodbyes
They’ll love you and they’ll leave you after sucking you dry
There ain’t no point in trying, you can’t please everyone
If they wanna hate me then let them have their fun
They’ll love you and they’ll leave you just as fast as they come
So why should I care about my reputation?

VV Brown - Video Killed the Radio Star (Bonus Track)

moheetoe:

VV Brown-Video killed the radio star


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