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The action comedy is set in a Manhattan apartment building. After the two-legged residents head for work and school, their pets gather to start their day, which consists of hanging out, trading humiliating stories about their owners, and helping each other work up adorable looks that will lead to more snacks. The head hound is a quick-witted terrier rescue (Louis C.K.), whose position at the epicenter of his master’s universe is suddenly threatened when she comes home with Duke (Stonestreet), a sloppy mongrel with no polish. The two soon find themselves on the mean streets of New York, where they meet the adorable white bunny Snowball (Hart). It turns out that Snowball is the leader of an army of pets that were abandoned and are determined to get back at humanity and every owner-loving pet. The dogs must thwart this plot and make it back in time for dinner.

I Got A Man
  • I Got A Man
  • Positive K
  • The Skills Dat Pay Da Bills
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“I Got A Man” - Positive K

[Girl] I’m not one of those girls that go rippin around
I’m not a dog baby, so don’t play me like a clown
[Girl] I’ll admit, I like how you kick it
Now you’re talkin baby, dats da ticket
[Girl] Now don’t get excited and chuck your own in
[Girl] I already told ya, I got a man
What’s your man got to do with me?
[Girl] I got a man
I’m not tryin to hear that, see

Pretty sure I need to bring ‘rippin around’ and 'raggamuffin’ back into my vocabulary. 

Also, awesome still shots from the video:

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I Got a Man[1992] by Positive K

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Flashback Friday: Positive K “I Got a Man”

I think for most of my life I’ve vaguely wondered who was providing the female vocals in this song so I finally decided to look it up.

“I Got a Man” is a 1992 hip hop song by American rapper Positive K. It was released as the first single from his debut album The Skills Dat Pay Da Bills. Positive K provides not only the male vocals on the song but also the female vocals, raising the pitch of his voice with studio technology.

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How bout that?  I used to be upset that he didn’t credit the female rapper (still mad at LL for that mess on “Doin It”) but that mystery has been solved now.

I also learned in that little article that this song’s instrumental samples five different songs.  I know people like to side-eye excessive sampling (especially when Diddy built a whole career out of it) but you gotta admit it takes a certain amount of finesse to take elements from that many tracks and make something as seamlessly classic as this song.

Also: This used to be one of my karaoke staples back in college but I don’t know anyone in NYC who knows all the words.  If you do…let’s be friends, thanks.

     Adele’s younger sister just went off to college and, following in her older sister’s footsteps, joined a sorority. She’s the healthy, normal shaped one on the left, standing next to the thigh-gapped, mantis-armed anorexic on the right. Do you think any of the girls will address her eating disorder within the first quarter? Or will they let it go until the third quarter when they finally have to say something because either A.) she collapsed at the Beta Theta BBQ after one Jell-O shot or B) they’re tired of someone always stealing the box of Lucky Charms from the pantry.

      I’d love to do my college experience over again, only this time as an out and proud gay man.

      I fantasized what it’d be like to start a Kickstarter campaign that’d raise enough money for me to go back to college (UCLA, 4 yrs x $33,000 = a whopping 133 grand), only this time as an out and proud man, and I’d blog about the experience. It’d be the classic tale of old man trying to get a second chance at the one regret he had in life, one of those Jerri Blank “Though the faces have changed, the hassles are just the same” types of thing. I’d promise to post 5 days a week, at least a picture and story each day, and a vlog once a week. I’d start in the dorms, where my roommate Andy, a strict Christian Asian who knelt in bed each night to pray, ends up moving out because he was offended not by the rainbow flag hanging above my bed, but that I used his computer to look up gay porn while mine was in the shop getting repaired for viruses. His replacement, an Australian named Bryan, who loves being barefoot, never has bed sheets, and often wakes up with twigs in his hair, would encourage me to rush with him the following quarter. I’d join a frat, hoping to be the token gay, but find out that Levii (“It’s two i’s, not one”) was also vying for that title. We’d hate each other, as gays often do, but luckily for me, Levii disappears randomly after the Preference Party and is never seen again. Rumor has it someone cut the brake lines to his Fiat and he drove off a cliff in Malibu Canyon. I’d be head of the decorating committee, and eventually fall in love with Todd, the closeted social chair, who finally kisses me in the alley behind the Kappa Kappa Gamma house. We’d secretly date for a week, before he fucks Alvin, the captain of the rugby team. They immediately go public and become THE gay couple on campus. Jealous and bitter, I start dating one of the editors of the campus paper, whom I don’t even like, especially after he asked me what makes me happy and scoffed when I replied, "Seeing changing tables in men’s bathrooms.“ I date him anyways, but mostly so I can use him for his connections– he’s friends with guys at the media center who loan me the camera and boom mic so I can re-make Positive K’s ”I’ve Got A Man,“ an obvious attempt to make Todd jealousI replace the lead female with myself. In bright orange cut-offs, I sassily sing, "I got a question to ask you troop. Are you a chef, ‘cause you keep feedin’ me soup.” The video gains popularity thanks to a column in the paper, written by my so-called boyfriend, that questions white, gay males cultural appropriation of black women. Everyone ends up ditching me and as a way to start my sophomore year fresh, I switch my major from Comp. Lit. to Women’s Studies. 

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Positive K - I Got a Man

Produced by Shawn Thomas

From 1992’s The Skills Dat Pay Da Bills

I love the Taste of Honey sample in this and apparently Positive K does both the male and female vocals on this.