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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

MONIE LOVE: MONIE IN THE MIDDLE (1990)

Mitcham's Ricky Walters, (better known as Slick Rick) wasn't the only British export to the US hip-hop scene back in the day. Monie Love made a big impact on these shores as the 80s merged into the 90s, exploding with a handful of slammers such as 'I Can Do This', 'Grandpa's Party (a tribute to Afrikaa Bambaataa), 'It's A Shame', and this little pop-friendly gem, before crossing the pond to try for fame and fortune in The Rotten Apple. Despite being briefly adopted as part of the Native Tongues movement alongside De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, The Jungle Brothers and Queen Latifah - and becoming a radio DJ on NYC's Hot 97 - her career sadly nosedived. So here's a throwback to happier days. Great song, great video, great times.

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