Daily Archives: September 7, 2014

Throwback: Nolan Thomas-Yo’ Little Brother

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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.

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Media Questions Of The Week

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

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

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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?

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