Queen Latifah Has Exciting News For ‘Living Single’ Fans

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Queen Latifah recently shared some good news for everyone who appreciated that “90’s kinda world.”

The award-winning actress revealed on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live Thursday that a reboot of her hit ’90s Fox sitcom Living Single is in the works. She told host Andy Cohen and a fan who inquired about a possible reboot: “Funny you should ask. We’re actually working on it. It’s not there yet, but hopefully we can get it happening.”

According to PEOPLE, Latifah is set to produce the revival and plans to reunite with all the original stars of the cast. No word on when or where we can catch the Living Single redo, but the Queen did say, “It depends, we’re still figuring that all out.”  

Looks like Full House and That’s So Raven aren’t the only remakes taking over 2017. Stay tuned.

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Johnny Gill On How Ralph Tresvant Felt About Him Joining New Edition [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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While Johnny Gill was chatting with Ed Lover in the studio, he explained the circumstances behind his joining New Edition. He explains how the he ended up getting offered the fifth and final slot in the popular R&B group in 1987, and why he felt hesitant to join the group at first.

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Plus, Johnny also clears up the common misconception that lead singer Ralph Tresvant didn’t approve of him joining the group. Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive interview from the “Ed Lover Show.

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Kameelah Williams Reveals What Finally Broke Up 702 [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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Kameelah Williams looks back on her experience in the 90s R&B group 702, and explains what she realized they could have done better. She talks about working with Missy Elliott, and the tragic passing that struck one of the group’s members. She explains why, despite the fact that 702 was successful and producing hits on the charts, they never lasted past their three albums.

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She breaks down all of the facets that made up the reason for the group’s disbanding. Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive interview from the “Ed Lover Show.”

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Kameelah Williams On The Cause Of Animosity In 90s Girl Group 702 [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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Singer Kameelah Williams, also known as Meelah, is best known for being the lead singer of the 90s R&B trio, 702. But the trio wasn’t always a trio. As Kameelah tells Ed Lover & Monie Love, her addition to the group certainly shook things up for the girls, and may have caused some of the problems that eventually lead to their split.

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She talks about the very beginning; how she became the third member of the group after they had already put out a single, and why a fourth was never re-added. Click on the audio player to hear more of this exclusive interview in this clip from the “Ed Lover Show.”

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RL From R&B Group NEXT Reveals The Songs You Didn’t Know He Wrote [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

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RL from the R&B group Next hung out in the studio with Ed Lover & Monie Love! He talks about how the music industry behind the scenes has changed since he started in it 20 years ago, and how it has affected his love of music. He discusses his strategy with releasing new music, and his philosophy about creating it. “Music is timeless if you really put yourself behind it,” he says.

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He also reveals the legendary musician he is related to, and a little piece of music history that his mother is connect to. Plus, talks about the long list of popular R&B songs penned by him- who knew?! Check out the exclusive video above for the whole conversation in this interview on the Ed Lover Show.

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35 Unforgettably Dope Things Only 90s Kids Fully Understand

35 Unforgettably Dope Things Only 90s Kids Fully Understand

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35. Listening to the radio all day long just to record your favorite song on a cassette tape

34. When the screen name you wanted for your AOL Instant Messenger was already taken

33. The way that Mufasa died…and til this day we still won’t forgive Scar

32. Missing Will Smith all the time, because you know the “Prince of Bel-Air” was always on your record list

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31. Finding out that Chuckie’s mom from Rugrats was dead, thanks to “The Rugrats Movie”…we were left so distraught

30. Getting the original walkman was one of the best days of your life back then

29. Our version of SNL was “All That”

28. Regretting ever asking for your Furby because it just would not stop talking

23 Pop Culture Gems That Are The Same Age As Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic”

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Today marks 23 years since the release of Dr. Dre‘s album The Chronic. 

Since then, Dre has seen much success in music, movies, and major business moves. But none of that would have happened if it wasn’t for the monumental debut album he put out on his own label, Death Row. In the two decades since, a lot has changed – but many have remained the same.

Take a stroll down memory lane and check out a list of the most popular things from 1992.

1. The Mighty Ducks movie hit theaters.

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2. Michael Jordan won his second championship in a row with the Chicago Bulls.

3. Mary J. Blige released What’s the 411?

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4. The Washington Redskins won the Super Bowl.

5. Home Alone 2 was released.

6. The first season of the The Real World aired.

7. Mobster John Gotti was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.

8. Kris Kross released their smash hit “Jump.”

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9. Bill Clinton won the presidency.

10. A Few Good Men was released.

11. Sir Mix A Lot’s “Baby Got Back” rose up the charts.

12. Michael Jackson’s “Black Or White” was #1 on the Billboard charts.

13. Ice Cube’s “It Was A Good Day” came out.

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14. Every kid begged for a Rockin’ Robot cassette player.

15. The first Mortal Kombat video game was released.

16. The Malcolm X movie hit theaters.

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17. The Rodney King video surfaced, igniting the L.A. Riots.

18. TLC’s “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg” was all over the radio.

19. The Air Jordan 7 hit stores.

20. White Men Can’t Jump was in theaters.

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21. The first season of Melrose Place aired on TV.

22. Nick News debuted.

23. The Aladdin movie came out.

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To check out some dope facts about Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, watch this supercut from Boom 94.5.

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Nickelodeon Might Be Bringing Us A 90’s-Themed Channel Full Of Your Favorite Shows

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If you recall earlier this month, we reported the rumors that were surfacing about Nickelodeon rebooting some of our favorite 90’s shows.

It looks like the rumors about plans with our favorite classic shows from the network might be true, but the reboot part is still up in the air. Now, a new rumor has surfaced that might be even better than we could have imagined.

According to reports, Nickelodeon does seem to be planning something, and it could involve launching a completely new channel filled with our favorite shows called The Splat.

On top of the reports and buzz, a Youtube channel for the alleged channel has just released a promo video, which plays some of the old Nickelodeon jingles over clips of the classic 90’s shows.

TeenNick already shows throwback shows during the evening times on weekdays, but it looks like they may give us a 24-hour channel to go along with it.

We’ll have to wait and see if the rumors are true, but fingers crossed that we can watch Hey Arnold!, Clarissa Explains It All, and Rugrats all day long.

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Das EFX and Lords Of The Underground Says ‘90s Beef Was Caused by the Media

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Back in the ‘90s, a beef between hip hop groups Das EFX and the Lords Of The Underground seemed to have no tangible beginnings.

In their decade, they shared similar styles, causing music fans to believe that tensions were rising between two the camps.

A true understanding of their rivalry remained a mystery as neither groups really spoke about the beef publicly. Until now.

A new published interview with AllHipHop, gives hip hop fans a look at the Das EFX vs Lords Of The Underground beef as both groups open up about what really happened.

We never had no beef with Das [EFX],” DoItAll from Lords Of The Underground says during the conversation, which took place at 24 Hours of Peace, a community event in the Lords’ hometown of Newark, NJ. “The beef was perpetrated by the media, for me, for Lords Of The Underground. When you are a teenager, you feed into it… Since we were all in the public eye, we all fed into it. But I can say this, once we met up, we realized it wasn’t no beef because we were similar groups. They were from the sewer, we were from the underground. And then you had video directors that we didn’t know, kind of making videos seem alike, not the same but similar. So it was all of that stuff that as grown men we would never let happen. We [are] just happy to be rhyming and be on television and be on records and that was from DoItAll, from Lords’ point of view until I met the guys, you know what I mean? And then I realized that these muthaf****s are cool as hell. Now we on tour together touring the world still.

Das EFX member Krazy Drayz says that the whole situation was a huge misconception.

We was checking for everything moving,” Krazy Drayz says. “We was checking them. But if you really listen like we was listening, they wasn’t really doing what we was doing. They stood on their own but like dude said, the world just blew it up. They made it seem like it couldn’t be two other emcees. Like, we didn’t own the underground, you digging? What is was, was just more misconception that anything.

Das EFX and Lords of the Underground’s interview can be seen below:

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’90s Hip-Hop Is The Breakout Character In “Fresh Off The Boat”

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A Chinese-American family moving from Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown to the Orlando suburbs to maintain a cowboy restaurant in 1995 sounds like a lot — and it is. But for the Huang family in ABC’s new sitcom Fresh Off the Boat, they seem to be trying to manage it all. Based off the memoir of the same name by restauranteur and chef Eddie Huang, FOTB follows character, Eddie (played by Hudson Yang), an 11-year-old rap fiend who’s trying to adjust to his new school.

He’s the black sheep of the family – and it’s apparent – but that seems to come with the territory in a family full of colorful characters. First there’s his strict, penny-pinching mother, Jessica (played by Constance Wu), his super positive and pleasing father, Louis (played by Randall Park), and his two perfect younger brothers, Evan and Emery (played by Ian Chen and Forrest Wheeler). The mirrors Chris Rock’s Everybody Hates Chris a bit. It’s got the narration and Eddie is desperately trying to fit into his new school. The major difference is that Eddie has a bit more attitude than Chris and doesn’t take no for an answer.

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But the show’s faceless character is hip-hop. Being that the show takes place in 1995, a golden year for the genre, songs like Notorious B.I.G.‘s “Big Poppa” and ODB‘s “Shimmy Simmy Ya” serve as Eddie’s big brother for him to look up to and emulate. The premiere episode starts with him decked out in chains and Shaq’s Orlando Magic garb to MC Breed and DF’s “No Future in Frontin” because he’s “fresh as hell” and wants to show he’s his own person.


Apart from Eddie, who uses his charm to get through things in his new neighborhood, is Jessica who really holds the family together. Jessica has to find the balance between being a mom new to the suburbs and still remaining true to her Chinese roots. In the second episodes, she thought school was too easy for her children because they got straight A’s on their report card, so she became their teacher for “Chinese Learning Center” after school to ensure her kids got real schoolwork.

FOTB is well done and worth watching. It gives another look at people of color on network television in a relatable way.

Fresh Off the Boat airs Tuesdays on ABC at 8 p.m.


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Five Signs You Were a Kid in the 90’s

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Remember what life was like growing up when there were no worries except making sure you got home before the street lights came on? Well, I created a list of topics for you to reminisce on your childhood memories. Consider the time when life’s most devastating problems consisted of teachers assigning homework on the weekends, and parents forcing you to wear clothes that your elementary style just couldn’t agree with.

Check the list below to find out if you were a true 90’s baby, growing up in an era when there was no such thing as smartphones.

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Toys: Growing up in the 90’s you begged your parents for things like the newest Gameboy Nintendo, Sega Genesis or maybe even a Giga Pet or a Furby; because your parents didn’t quite trust you with real pets in the house. Even if you were looking for entertainment in school, a piece of paper was used to determine your future car and spouse during a game of Mash.

 Movies:  Even if you had to sneak and watch movies when your parents weren’t home, some of these classic films should spark a memory or two. Rush hour, Juice, Space Jam, Menace to Society, Jumanji, Scary Movie, The Matrix, Austin Powers, Doctor Doolittle, Jurassic Park and Clueless left their mark during the 90’s.

Cartoons/TV Shows: This is by far my most favorite category to discuss with friends. Networks like Nickelodeon and Disney catered to children, so the list of shows can go on and on. Some of my favorites included Family Matters, Hey Arnold, Recess, Cousin Skeeter, Smart Guy, All That, Power Rangers and Double Dare 2000, when I thought the idea of green “slime” was fun.

Music: If you are a true 90’s music lover, you probably have Boom 107.9 programmed in the car. Of course some of these artists like Nas, Jay-Z, Missy Elliot and Ja Rule are more relevant than others; it’s okay to acknowledge your favorite throwback artist even if it included a track from Chingy or J kwon.

Clothing/Accessories: I had to throw this category in here so we can all laugh at the fashion trends we participated in. When polaroid’s were slowly fading away, people were caught wearing things like jellies, Sean John, Rocawear, butterfly clips, jerseys/jersey dresses, and Reeboks.

 

By: Jade Thompson