Forgot About Friday/Snow

By Patrick DeMarco

Oh, the ’90s. 

Ask anyone whose lived through the decade (which is basically everyone that reads Philly Mixtape..and by the way, thank you..celebrating two years of entertainment truth this week, kids!), and they’ll tell you that it’s those three little words right there perfectly sum up the one time Monica Lewinsky owned decade. 

And for all of the millennials out there who’ve wondered why us older kids are a touch more bat shit cray and woke, you can blame it all on Milli Vanilli’s rain and everything else that came out of the decade. One of those fabulous elements being today’s Forgot About Friday subject, Canadian rapper Snow and his former “Informer” bad self which took over the Billboard charts and our ’93 lives like a, um, blizzard.

Of course, this was also the year that Rupaul’s “Supermodel” took over our runway lives, so you know that when Snow told us he was going to “licky boom boom down,” we were there and ready to werk all parts of whatever the fuck that means. While the rapper indeed went down as one of the biggest one hit wonders of all time, there was still enough interest in his debut set, 12 Inches of Snow (yay, puns!) to push it past the platinum mark in sales, and being as a fact that truly no one can serve up another Snow song without looking it up (#weekendchallenge), you get the idea of just how big “Informer” was in our everyday lives. 

However, since this is Snow were talking about here, there’s always a forecast calling for a bit of drama, and that seemed to be the case during the rapper’s heyday. As if his DJ companion, Marvin Prince, quitting mid tour in 1994 wasn’t enough, later that same year, the dearly departed and legendary Prince was a bit peeved at Snow after failing to submit his name/symbol to a handful of tracks beyond the solo “Runway.” And while there was supposed to be a court case and all the legal works involved, Prince left it up to his mother and her friend in the law business, in which documents somehow “disappeared” and the case never made it to the court room. 

But judging how Prince’s career was around decades before and after the year long reign of Snow, it just goes to show how you should always let the family handle your business or no more licky boom boom downs for you, boo. 

Seriously, does anyone know what the fuck that means? Even Suri’s stumped, but then again…oh, the ’90s. Which is why we could dive a bit further into all of Snow’s late ’90s/early ’00s werk, but really, what’s the point? Seeing as how every ’90s kid out there pressed play on “Informer” before getting down to all of these words, it seems as if that Forgot About Friday point has been made and then some. 

Beat drop. Happy weekend. 

And seriously….thank you like Alanis to all of those who support Philly Mixtape. While many have tried to block the truth (namely one person in Philly whose name shall not be revealed until the Mixtape Memoirs are on the New York Times bestseller list), and there’s even one fine “business” on Instagram whose taken the name for their very own, but since shade and imitation are the best form of flattery….it truly says that there can only be one original Philly Mixtape..and it’s right here and all because of you out there who, like, really care and stuff. 

And of course…as you will see a bit later down the 2017 road…this all couldn’t be done without a little Britney. 

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