Saturday, February 16, 2008

History Lesson: Yo "Mama"

With RiRi's ecstatic "Don't Stop the Music" still boogying up the charts, I thought it was high time to give a little history lesson about one of the first artists to sample M-Jack's irresistible "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" "Mama-say mama-sah ma-ma-coo-sah" hook. It was none other than Boy George with his 1988 joint railing against a proposed British law banning the "promotion" of homosexuality: "No Clause 28." [For you impatient, Generation YouTube-ers, the sample comes in about 2:30 minutes into the song.]

"Don't Stop the Music (The Wideboys Club Mix)"
"Don't Stop the Music (Solitaire's More Drama Remix)"

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