Posted tagged ‘nostalgia’

Bullshit Happened Back In Our Day Too

July 9, 2012

I recently saw this posted on Facebook.

 

This young cutie, Akira, posted it.

Understandably, the photo pissed her off.

It’s amazing how nostalgia alters the past. As for the photo referencing NWA, I shall take you back to the days when Dr. Dre and DJ Yella were in The World Class Wrecking Crew.  This was before NWA.  Do these two look like “real niggas”?   They look more like Ready for the World than gangstas.

When it came to rappers wearing perms, East Coast idiots would have you believing it’s a West Coast creation.

Yet, when it comes to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, this isn’t the image I remember.

 

I remember the image of dudes rocking jheri curls and straightened hair.

 

Lo and behold, when it comes to dissing bling-bling, some folks forgot about the thick gold chain.

 

It isn’t as if I’m out to start a generation conflict, I am out to show how “Back in the Day” gets twisted. As for past pics of artists, what we see is what was going on during that time period. World Class Wrecking Crew were basically dressing like the typical R and B group from the 80s. Actually, the pic I showed almost happens during the same time of Grandmaster Flash’s second pic I posted.

Do the pics take anything away from the artists real talent? No, they don’t.  Still, when folks use “Back in the Day”, they need to tell the whole story.

I’m picking on hip hop. Let’s pick at rock one time before we go.

When it comes to Pantera, this is the image rock folks remember.

Yet, I wonder how many wanna remember them when they had the pretty boy, hair metal look.