COVER STORY | DJ Cassidy has been celebrating our artists in a big way. During quarantine, he created a special series called Pass the Mic where he would have a group of artists come together, sing their hit song and, virtually “pass the mic” to the next artist. It was an amazing idea that has gained a lot of traction since. If you haven’t experienced it, you’re missing out. I remember when I first saw it, I was mesmerized. I couldn’t wait to see who was next on his lineup. Every artist he brought out was better than the last. It was just what we all needed during this time. On his latest installment of Pass the Mic, he brought out some of our favorite 90’s R&B singers, some of which we hadn’t seen in a while.
The show opened up with Ginuwine singing his classic hit “Pony”. It was so good to see him in this space doing what he does best, performing. From there the show just got better and better. There were appearances from Montell Jordan, Carl Thomas, Donell Jones, Gina Thompson, Dru Hill, Soul for Real, just to name a few. My question is how does he find all of these people? I was wondering where some of these artists were and out of the blue, they appeared on this show. It was the best thing since outside of being at an actual concert. The list was curated to perfection. It had a plethora of classic 90’s R&B songs sure to get you up and moving. I could not get enough. The highlight of the show for me was when Sisqó of Dru Hill did a one-handed cartwheel to open up his segment. First off, I want to know where did all of this energy come from? I didn’t know what was going on. All I saw was someone flipping on the screen then dancing. But when I recognized that it was Sisqó, it all made sense. Another artist I was excited to see was Gina Thompson. She came through with her classic hit “The Things You Do” feat. Missy Elliott. She looked and sounded amazing. Then when Missy popped on the screen with her iconic rap it just took the performance to another level. The show closed out with Wyclef Jean and he sang one of his biggest songs “Gone Till November”. Honestly, after such an incredible show the ending felt a bit lackluster for me. I believe it could have gone in a different direction. Nonetheless, it was great to see Wyclef Jean and know that he hadn’t lost his touch.
If you haven’t checked out the latest installment of Pass the Mic, you can check it out below. I promise you won’t be disappointed.Leave a comment