23 December 2004, mid-morning

Matt mentions Shima’s hourglass figure, and my mind is reminded of Shoop by Salt-N-Pepa.

Felt it in my hips so I dipped back to my bag of tricks
Then I flipped for a tip, make me wanna do tricks for him

I’m not quite sure why. I guess it’s the “hips” in the lyrics. Very Necessary is a great album. I bought it used from a CD shop in downtown Toronto sometime in the late 90s, many years after it had come out. I was still in high school. I don’t remember why my friends and I were downtown, only that it was the summer. Very Necessary is a classic Hip Hop album. Salt-N-Pepa probably don’t get the respect they deserve. Pepa rhyming about how she can rap in PG in Break of Dawn is excellent. You should check this album out.



  1. hey… i actually remember “shoop”
    ... “shoop shoop beh doop!”

    come to think of it, we keep criticizing the young-uns for their sexually explicit lyrics and dress, but when we were tweens…. we had foxy brown, and songs like this one too…

    .. and we turned out okay… (well most of us)...

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