WHAT’S UP WITH THEM HEAD TRIPS?

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Love Unlimited: If You Want Me, Say It
From Love Is Back (Epic, 1979). Also on The Best Of.

I was recently prepping a lecture on Asian Americans in hip-hop and in that course, found myself revisiting this song/video from L.A.’s Key Kool and DJ Rhettmatic.

It’s been years since I’ve listened to it but it was a favorite back of mine back in the ’90s. I didn’t sufficiently appreciate it at the time but Ras Kass was rather ahead of the curve with this track considering that, had Kanye flipped this in the early ’00s, it would have fit naturally at home. Made me go back to listen to the original, a song by Love Unlimited from their late ’70s career. A very sexy, seductive number that I’m now semi-obsessed with.

So might you.

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