Why? Because I can.

Besides, how can you hate on J.J. Fad (Just Jammin’ Fresh And Def)? They’re aDORable. The first female rap group to be nominated for a Grammy, even. And can you believe they were produced by N.W.A.’s Dr. Dre (yes, that Dre – forgot about him, did you?), Eazy E and DJ Yella? Dre had a soft spot for fluff, also producing Michel’le (“No More Lies!” – your nose is growin’, Pinnocho!) during this period.

“Supersonic” is total fun, a pioneering single in what I call “big booty bass babygirl rap”, a tradition carried on today by groups like Fannypack and the über-raunchy Gravy Train!!!!(“four exclamation points, hooker”). The follow-up, “Way Out”, is more of the same, and isn’t the hook stolen from an old Jetsons’ cartoon?

I want to hear this pumpin’ from every car and iPod earbud this weekend, people. And can anyone do the really fast part from memory besides my buddy Roy?

“Supersonic” peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100, #22 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Chart and at #10 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play Chart in 1988.
“Way Out” peaked at #61 on the Hot 100 and at #51 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Chart in 1988.

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John C. Hughes began his Lost in the ’80s blog in 2005 and is now proud to be a member of the Popdose family, where he’s introduced LIT80s’s companions, the obviously named Lost in the ’70s and Lost in the ’90s, alongside the slightly more originally named Why You Should Like…

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