“After livin’ on the streets alone
Some years went by, I signed myself into a group home
I used to watch the show “I Dream of Jeannie”
And dreamt about “When will I be large like Whodini?”
But I was messin’ with graffiti on the subway “-KRS -“Outta Here”
When I was younger, I always wondered why KRS-One was listening to Whodini before he went bombing. Whodini dressed a little weird for me. This was back in 1994 when Tommy Hil and Timberlands were the uniform, so I wasn’t feeling the 80’s costumes. We were bumping Stretch & Bobbie before getting busy. Then I looked a little deeper at Whodini’s influence, Whether it was “One Love” that Nas lifted some from for his classic song, or even more recently “Friends” that Doom jacked, its evident these cats were huge when all of our icons were impressionable. Throw in “I’m a Ho”, “Big Mouth”, and of course “the Freaks Come Out At Night” which the video up top is from and it becomes really clear why a young KRS would daydream about being them. And you know its history when we are talking about a young KRS. Aight 80’s Babies?
The legendary group will be at Club Ice this Sunday, September 23. Tickets available at Talibs, Big Daddys, Money Mikes and Louies.