March is Women’s History Month so all of the O.S.A.M.s (Old School Atlanta Memories) I write in the coming weeks will focus on women. And history. Unsung women’s history. And music. In the A. There’s a lot of that, by the way.
I had all kinds of grand plans to talk old school this week about the party promotress with the PhD or the Grammy-winning grandson of the unsung civil rights foot soldier who largely credits her influence for his success. I’d been in it for the past few days as Goodie M.O.B. is my default ATL group of choice and we started the week slippin’ on Black Ice with the snow and all. Was maybe going to talk about how great it was to actually be able to play ‘Beautiful Skin’ in the car with my kid when it first came out.
Thought about doing a ‘Still Standing’ (G.M.) vs. ‘Still Standing’ (Monica) retrospective til I saw a poster touting Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopez’s latest offering (r.i.p. eternally).
All that other stuff suddenly got pushed back like Keri Hilson’s (much-anticipated) release date.
So, what’s your favorite O.S.A.M. moment involving an ATL female rapper? Seemed like a logical place to start. The answers I’ve gleaned so far range from “working as a P.A. on my first video – TLC’s ‘What About Your Friends’ to “watching the fight between Princess and Diamond at Soulja Boy’s party.” In the age of instant tweeting, old school can sometimes mean………last year?
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