Shauna and I set out on this adventure. She won this opportunity on 98.7 Kiss FM. We are both fans of old school hip-hop. Growing up, I was definitely exposed to hip-hop and grew an appreciation for it. I'm a mid-80s baby but you could have swore I lived the whole decade. The event was held at SOBs in New York City.
When we arrived, there were some familiar faces in the building. As we went to check our coats in, we ran into Full Force member Paul Anthony and greeted us with a hug. I nearly became struck but I shook it off. I was trying be cool and blend in like everyone else. My first time really being exposed to Full Force was in the "House Party" films. They were known as the bullies that tormented Kid 'N Play. I truly loved them even though they were the bad boys.
As we went back upstairs it was about time for the screening to begin. The show "Unsung" reminds me of VH1's "Behind the Music" as it scans the career and lives of artists. I truly enjoyed it, because it showed many aspects of their lives that I never knew. It really opened my eyes to the kind of people they were and what they have become. I don't want to say to much about the show because the show airs Monday on TV One. All I'm saying is that you all need to view it, because it is an inspirational aspect in it that will bring a tear to your eye.
After the screening, there were performances by Full Force, Force MDs, Chubb Rock, Kangol Kid from UTFO (Untouchable Force Organization) and Allure. They sung hit songs and had the audience on their feet, especially me. A part I loved was the Full Force and Force MDs paid tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. Force MDs member Jessie D. dresses and performs as Michael Jackson and he is phenomenal.
I was so happy and honored to meet members of Full Force, Bow-Legged Lou and Paul Anthony. They were so humble and genuine guys. I met female R&B group Allure, who covered Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam's hit "All Cried Out." I was also honored to meet Jessie Daniels of Force MD's and I showed him an MJ move or two that I can do. He was majorly impressed and he took my card. Then I also honored to meet Kangol Kid from UTFO. He was such a sweetheart. I had such an amazing time and do recommend you all watch the episode of "Unsung" with Full Force January 30th.
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