The Tom Tom Fantasy
Mariah Carey’s career - just shy of the 30-year mark - is a formidable force and one that still caps the Billboard charts. The recent release (Dec. 1) of her 15th studio album, Caution, acquired her eighth No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (trailing only Mary J. Blige and Aretha Franklin, both with 10 chart-topping sets; and The Temptations leading with 16 No. 1s.)
The mighty Mariah Carey proves that the power of a pop star knows no bounds. Before Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “Crazy in Love” 2003 collab, there was Mariah Carey and ODB’s 1996 smash hit, ‘Fantasy’. The New York Times calls it, “Mariah revolutionizing the blend between high-octane pop and hip-hop/rap.” This statement is spot on, with over 50 collaborations with rappers over her career and beyond. Join hosts, Joe and Toby as they revel in the crazy vocal acrobatics of “Fantasy” and the 1980’s new wave tune that inspired the 1995 mega hit.
What we geek out over in this episode: Andre "Dr. Jeckyll" Harrell and Alonzo "Mr. Hyde" Brown - “The Champagne Of Rap,” “It's Nasty” (Genius of Love) by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five (1981), Mark Morrison, Burger King’s Return of The Mac N' Cheetos, Hanson, Erykah Badu, and a colorful analyzation of ODB(isms).
Bonus Material: Yo Gabba Gabba!