Saturday, March 11

Another World

It's a different world, for sure.... The other day, I heard a radio DJ ask his listeners a question that really sparked my imagination. This was the question: Which Hip-hop artist do you feel has the absolute worst endorsement package? You might think the clothes are wack. You might feel the product's too commercial. Or maybe you consider the corporate sponsor too low profile for that particular artist.

Lord, times sure have changed. I remember when endorsement packages were as foreign a concept to African American artists as the need for heat in hell. But that's hardly the case today.

Now here's where the concept got deep: I started imagining some of the old school artists who missed out on "endorsement opportunities." Wouldn't you have loved these lucrative mega-deals showcased by big-azz billboards in the 'hood?

Marvin Gay Don't just DO it. Let's get it ON!Let's Get It On with Viagra

Image Hosted by Make ya' wanna do right. Grits Make ya' wanna do wrong...

Diana Ross If there's a cure for this, I don't want it. Good morning, Heartache

Prince I'm Chiquita Banana and I'm here to say...Officer Friendly

Lip-syncing to Paula Abdul: "Girl you know it's true..." American idle Milli Vanilli

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul Well...?

A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste So Stay In School, Bitch! Rick James, bitch

George Clinton, Funkateer in Charge Are you hip to Easter Island? Space: The Final Frontier

Good morning, Heartache Good morning, Heartache. FTD

James Brown, Godfather of Soul Look like-a, like-a Sex Machine. Hair movin'. Groovin. Dark & Lovely

Clicks to Miles Davis catalog, but explore as you like


Blogger Naro% said...

Not The Grits!!!!!!!!!!
You crazy!

8:45 AM  
Blogger Viqi French said...

yup, the threat of hot grits has probably kept many marriages together. not that i would know personally. lol

2:21 PM  
Blogger Inside Man said...

Imagine the high note Al Green hit when he had them hot grits spladdered on him?

I would say 50 Cent has the worst endorsement package, they over do it when they try to promote how "thugged out" they want him to be. It's almost like a cartoon.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Viqi French said...

you are so right. Fiddy has gotten a bit cartoonish. in fact, i'll bet if he pitched Cartoon Network's Adult Swim for a 'Toon, it would be a HUGE hit! him in a series is the next logical step from The Boondocks.

6:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James Brown shoulda been stripped of his title as Godfather of Soul for taking that damn mug shot. LOL He Dark & Lovely, all right.

9:01 AM  
Anonymous blktxgold said...

The Madea movie even has a grits scene in it. Brotha Al will never live that down. {tee-hee}

7:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to see these billboards in my hood, for real. They would give me a good laugh every morning! LOL

5:38 AM  
Blogger Viqi French said...

when you close your eyes tonight, dream it Dark & Lovely. :-)

8:12 AM  

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