Monday, January 27, 2014

Boyz In The Hood

"Boyz In The Hood" was a drama movie released in the summer of 1991. It was John Singleton's first film and it depicted life in South Central Los Angeles at the time. Some of the stars in the movie included Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Larry Fishbone, and Angela Bassett. Interestingly, the movie depicts police brutality right before the LA riots broke out. The movie started a run of movies such as "Menace II Society" that depicted the  harsh realities of urban life in the early and mid nineties.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

On This Day In 1992

Under a great passing attack, the Washington Redskins, led by Mark Rypien, defeated the Buffalo Bills 37-24 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis Minnesota in Superbowl XXVI. This was the second of four consecutive back to back losses by the Buffalo Bills in the Superbowl. Mark Rypien went on to win Superbowl MVP honors.

Saturday, January 25, 2014


In the summer of 1991, the cable channel Nickelodeon began airing this animated television series in between the other animations "Doug" and "Ren and Stimpy". The show involved common life experiences that became adventures in the imaginations of the toddlers on the show. With the exception of taking a hiatus 1995 and 1997, the show lasted until 2004 and triggered several movies and endless merchandising. It was just another proof that animation for children can produce big revenue for cable TV.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Tim Berners-Lee, at that time a software engineer at CERN, documented what was to become the World Wide Web in late  1989. He formed this so that other scientists who participated in experiments in the CERN laboratory could communicate with each other. In the summer of 1991, the Web became a publicly available service on the Internet. However, not until 1995, did the Web grow to become a device used by the common public. Today almost 40% of the world uses the Internet.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Party Machine With Nia Pebbles

This was a short lived late night dance show in 1991 featuring Nia Pebbles as its host. The show's executive producer was Arsenio Hall and it was televised after his own program. It was one of many dance variety shows at this time, along with Club MTV and Soul Train to name a few. Now Arsenio is back, but unfortunately, Nia is not.

Friday, January 17, 2014


20 years ago today, a 6.7 earthquake shook Los Angeles. It's epicenter was at Northridge. Although, it had many fatalities and cost an estimated 20 billion dollars in damage, I must say that the city recovered well from such a large magnitude of a shake in such a highly dense populated area. The quake also resulted in some seismic safety measures which are still in effect today.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Firehouse was a metal rock band that had success with a string of hits in 1990 and 1991. Yes, at this time, glam rock still had not given way to Grunge. They were one of the last successful bands of the glam rock era and were critically acclaimed. Now go get your Aqua Net before you view this video.


Seinfeld was a sitcom that premiered in the summer of 1989. Created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, himself, it became one of the most successful comedy TV shows of all time. "A show about nothing" was based on the unexpected mishaps of Jerry's and his friends and aquaintances. Surprisingly, the final episode aired in the spring of 1997, while the show was ranked #1 in the Nielson Ratings

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

There Aint No Future In Yo Frontin'

MC Breed had this hit back in the day. With an incredible bass line, this tune will get you nostalgic…thinking about the days of high school when you could finally drive and played this song with high volume. Gangster rap had not become mainstream yet. You can guess that in the lyrics “I never got caught with a kilo and if you ever do, yo, you’ll never be with me, yo.”

Sunday, January 12, 2014

She's Homeless!

Crystal Waters had one of the biggest dance hits in 1991 with Gypsy Women. It was parodied on the popular show at the time In Living Color. Now everybody sing along "La La Dee La Do Dow".

Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, won their second of six NBA titles in the summer of 1991 by defeating the Portland Trailblazers in the finals. Michael Jordan won his second of six Finals MVP awards and was on his way to becoming the best basketball player of all time.

C + C Music Factory

With electrifying dance hits like "Gonna Make You Sweat", "Here We Go", and "Things That Make You Go Hmm", C and C Music Factory put their mark in music history in the early nineties. RIP David Cole.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Silence of the Lambs

Silence of the Lambs was one of the biggest movies of 1991. It won 5 Academy Awards as it blended aspects of psychiatry, horror, criminology, horror, and suspense. It was the fourth highest grossing movie of 1991, earning about 273 million dollars.

Beverly Hills 90210

Beverly Hills 90210 was a show about teenagers living in Beverly Hills. It grew in much popularity as it featured issues such as premarital sex and drug abuse. It made iconic stars out of Luke Perry and Shannen Daugherty. In it's testimony to being the show of the 90's it aired from 1990 to 2000.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Jesus Jones: Right Here Right Now

Jesus Jones had this hit in the spring/summer of 1991, inspired by the events that just took place in Europe such as the falling of the Berlin Wall and the fall of Communism

George H. W. Bush

George H. W. Bush's popularity greatly rose after the quick offensive victory against Iraq in "Desert Storm". However, by summer of 1991, the tide started turning as unemployment grew and he raised taxes to lower the budget deficit.