L’Trimm : He’s A Mutt and Cars That Go Boom
taken from the album Grab It! on Hot Productions (1988)
Black Eyed Peas : My Humps
taken from the album Monkey Business on A&M (2005)
It was the year that Bush Numero Uno took office. Some of you wanted to be Axl Rose and others (who shall remain nameless) wanted to be George Michael. Personally, I wanted to be a member in the female rap group, L’Trimm.
Bunny B. and Lady Tigra who comprised the kiddie-pop duo, scored a moderate hit with the song, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Cars That Go Boom.Ã¢â‚¬Â Sound familiar? ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a good chance though that you missed the less familiar, but far more infectious, Ã¢â‚¬Å“HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a Mutt.Ã¢â‚¬Â This sassy moral tale Ã¢â‚¬â€œ layered with the occasional dog bark Ã¢â‚¬â€œ playfully rehashes close encounters with the promiscuous kind (not our growing mixed-race population as the songÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s title might have you believe).
While LÃ¢â‚¬â„¢TrimmÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s brand of silly-girl-booty-bass was scoffed at by serious rap fans, the group easily struck a chord with post-feminist elementary school girls (and some boys) such as myself. What LÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Trimm may have lacked in lyricism, musicality, or even fashion sensibility, they made up for with their ingenuity for unadulterated fun.
Clearly no match for the lyrically ferocious Salt-N-Pepa or Queen Latifah, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no surprise these ladies endured a rather short career. But not to worry folks, LÃ¢â‚¬â„¢TrimmÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s legacy continues to live on in such recent jewels like the Black Eyed PeaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“My HumpsÃ¢â‚¬Â, not to mention the entire Fanny Pack catalog.
Christine, who self-admittedly canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t match a beat, goes by the name of DJ RHAP.