Daily Archives: September 7, 2014

Throwback: Nolan Thomas-Yo’ Little Brother


Nolan Thomas was a Latin Freestyle artist who had a moment of classic ’80’s catchy but cheesy pop with the single “‘Yo Little Brother.” The song was an innocuous counterpoint to Nancy Reagan’s Just Say No anti-drug campaign and a reiteration of the pro light-skin pop formula. Thomas was a dark-haired Latino who has his hair dyed blond and the vocals punched in from African-American studio singer Elan Lanier. The Sleppin & Teeman-directed video was popular for the colorful cardboard set and the Vid Kids who were mini versions of ’80’s pop icons like Cyndi Lauper and Prince.


Media Questions Of The Week

The Godfather

What aspects of James Brown’s life will be addressed in the Alex Gibney-directed documentary, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown?


How long will the new sitcom Black-ish starring Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne and Tracy Ellis Ross run?

Why did CeeLo Green make disparaging comments about rape on Twitter after pleading no-contest to charges that he gave a woman the drug ecstasy?