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.
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