Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America!

Thank goodness for Centric, the latest experiment in television programming for colored people, and the foresight they had for reviving classic episodes of Soul Train. We don’t get the station in our home, but at my parents’ house (6 blocks away), it stays on. Something about those episodes, no matter what has transpired in my day, has the power to uplift my mood.

Maybe it’s nostalgia, remembering Soul Train on a Saturday morning, followed by G.L.O.W. ($10 to the first person who can tell me what that acronym stands for). I distinctly remember sitting in front of the television with a bowl of Captain Crunch or Fruity Pebbles completely hypnotized by Soul Train. I wanted to be every girl on there, and wanted to dance with every guy.  I would create my own Soul Train Scramble Board on the refrigerator with my magnetic alphabet. And of course, my bowl of cereal was finished, and I was out of my seat for that Soul Train Line.

On this Friday, I’d like to share a few classic dance clips from the show – no special performances or guests – but just a glimpse at the folks who got almost every Saturday of my childhood off to a good start. And as always we want to wish love, peace, and soul to Don Cornelius for being the ultimate black entrepreneur. Enjoy!

(This last one is oh so 80’s)

Music Heads! It’s the Reality Show of Your Dreams!

If you’re like me, you’re tired of music-themed reality shows full of up and coming artists competing for their 15 minutes offame, and if you’re giving time to television, you want it to be worth your while.

Enter in Master of the Mix Ultimate DJ Competition, premiering on November 3rd on Centric TV. If you don’t have Centric as part of your cable line-up MOTM will also air on BET at  midnight on Saturdays. (Tell your Centric-having homies to not ruin it for you.) Judged by hip–hop icons Just Blaze and Kid Capri, the show boasts the following DJ line-up: DJ Mars, DJ Rap, DJ Revolution, DJ Scratch, Jazzy Joyce, Rich Medina, and Vikter Duplaix. This is definitely a show for the heads so be sure to tune in!

Master of the Mix. 8 Episodes. 7 DJ’s. 1 Master

Premieres November 3rd at 10:30 PM on Centric and on November 6th at 12 AM on BET