The other day I got on my high horse and started ranting about them “youngins” again. What a shame it must be that these young bucks could listen to the radio and not know who SWV was. These same kids who disrespected Missy Elliot when she attempted a comeback last year would never know about the greatness that was “Weak” and “Rain” in the 90s.
I wondered aloud, “kids today probably hear this and think this is a new group.” I was fully dismayed.
Just yesterday, I got on my high horse again and wondered if these youngins knew that K. Michelle’s “Kim K” was sampling one of the greatest songs of all time…something, something, don’t leave me girl, please stay with me tonight.
Or so I thought.
When I visited whosampled.com to figure out the name of that damn song K. Michelle sampled the website fed me a Debarge song called “A Dream.” WTF?!
I listened to “A Dream” and was dismayed. This wasn’t the song I was looking for. This was the song before the song I was looking for. I didn’t know that Blackstreet’s “Don’t Leave Me” was just a sample of DeBarge’s original song. Add to this the fact that I didn’t realize that El DeBarge was one man and DeBarge was a whole family, and you’ll understand why I’m suddenly feeling pretty low.
I’ve taken such joy on looking down on those ignorant young folk that I couldn’t see the truth. I am the young and ignorant masses. I have much to learn, grasshopper.