Movie songs, what a theme. There are a bunch of choices out there, and a few that jump out at me.

The first is Public Enemy - Fight the Power, from the movie Do The Right Thing. Talk about a song and movie that are a perfect fit. The movie was a socially conscious thought provoker during a socially conscious era for Black America. Public Enemy provided the soundtrack for this movie and that era in a lot of ways.

I miss those pre-Gangsta Rap days when most rap music had a message of positivity or empowerment, or were just plain old good time party grooves. But let me off my soapbox. Here's the video.

Hey, but we're not always so serious right? I'm Gonna Get You Sucka is a classic movie that practically every Black person in America knows by heart, and nobody else seems to know anything about. Conversely, Fishbone is one of the funkiest bands in the world, inheritor of the P-Funk tradition, but not many Black folks know about them.

So here's a twofer. First - Fishbone performing Fly Guy from the movie I'm Gonna Get You Sucka. Second is the clip from the movie of the scene where this song is played. That's the band standing outside the jailhouse doors as Fly Guy emerges in his platform heels with fish bowls inside. Hilarious.

That's it for this week, and don't forget to check out the rest of the Old School Friday Participants.

Electronic Village - Chatting Over Cocktails - Ms Grapevine - Quick - Marcus LANGFORD - Cassandra - Danielle-Lisa C -Chocl8t - DP - Kreative Talk -MarvalusOne - Regina - LaShonda -AJ - Sharon - Invisible Woman - Believer 1964 -Dee - SJP - sHaE-sHaE - Songs In the Key of Life - Shawn - Hagar’s Daughter - freshandfab

  1. iriegal May 9, 2008 at 11:03 AM  

    ha ha, the last video was hilarious, I remember that one. You did like me and went old school (70's style). Great choices this week.

  2. MsMarvalus May 9, 2008 at 11:53 AM  

    Excellent choices!

  3. Hagar's Daughter May 9, 2008 at 4:07 PM  

    Great OSF choices. If we could turn back the hands of hip hop time.

  4. Regina May 9, 2008 at 6:28 PM  

    That last video was hilarious and the best part of that entire sorry movie! Nice picks! Happy OSF!

  5. Villager May 10, 2008 at 8:15 AM  

    Happy OSF! Oddly enough, I don't think that I've ever seen the entire movie, I'm Gonna Get You Sucka in my life. So, I'm glad to see the two videos you shared.

    On the other hand, I truly enjoy listening to Fight The Power. In fact, it is on my I-Pod Shuffle right now...

    peace, Villager

  6. Marcus LANGFORD May 10, 2008 at 4:35 PM  

    Freakin' 'Public Enemy'! That song/video is a banger! In 'Do Tha Right Thing', Rosie Perez was dancing EXtra hard to this song at the beginning of the movie. LOL!

    :::Marcus LANGFORD:::

  7. ShAĆ© - ShAĆ© May 11, 2008 at 1:01 PM  

    PE was the business! Good choice. :o)

  8. DP May 13, 2008 at 7:57 PM  

    Y'all know I'm way off track, just getting around to thanking everybody for coming through on OSF, But thanks for coming through! I apologize for the group acknowledgment, and for not making it to everybody's site this week, but I'll get it together by this Friday! Maybe Villager will have rented and watched I'm Gonna Git You Sucka allthe way through by then.

    See you soon.

  9. MrsGrapevine May 15, 2008 at 10:19 AM  

    Do The Right Thing is one of my favorite movies, I have the whole thing memorized.

  10. DP May 16, 2008 at 1:22 PM  

    Ms.G; and I thought I was late on the OSF! I understand things happen, and our condolences to your family.