In 1993, the film “Judgment Night” was released. SPOILER ALERT: it is a film about the fear of losing white privilege through the characters portrayed by Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding Jr., Stephen Dorff, and Jeremy Piven.
Surprisingly, from the ashes of heightened mediocrity arose an amazing soundtrack, a collaboration of hip hop artists and their “rock” counterparts. Is there nothing a blend of black and white musicians in a corporate world can’t do?
When Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys first heard ‘Be My Baby’ his life was forever changed. Here’s his exact words.
“I was in my car with my girlfriend and we were driving around … When all of a sudden this guy Wink Martindale—a disc jockey—he goes, “All right! Here we go with ‘Be My Baby’ by the Ronettes.” It started playing … All of a sudden it got into this part—”be my, be my baby“—and I said “What is—what?! Whoa whoa!” I pulled over to the side of the street of the curb and went, “…My God! … Wait a minute! … No way!” I was flipping out. I really did flip out. Balls-out totally freaked out when I heard. … In a way it wasn’t like having your mind blown, it was like having your mind revamped. It’s like, once you’ve heard that record, you’re a fan forever.”
When I, Sungmokoo.com, first heard ‘Be My Baby’, my life was unchanged. In fact, all I wanted to do was add more stuff to it.