no diggity blackstreet

the original wasn’t better - a mix of amazing covers

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High School Band AU: Ch. 9

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In your defense, you were really trying to pay attention. You really want to learn everything about Isaac Newton and the three laws of motion. Well, not everything, just… enough to pass the test tomorrow. You’re really trying, but the crumbled paper balls falling in your desk in the studying room aren’t letting you focus.

You didn’t unwrinkle any of them, if the sender notices you’re not having it, they’ll stop. Or that’s what you thought before the sixth or seventh little ball fell in your book. What the hell?

You look over your shoulder, there’s only one person sitting diagonally from your desk, but you can’t see who it is, because they are hiding their faces with a book. Well, trying, a few strands of hair at the top of their heads aren’t being covered. Red strands of hair.

So… Saeran or Saeyoung? Even though Saeran was becoming way less unbearable in the last few days - and it was about him, you’re pretty sure it has nothing to do with you trying to be more patient since he basically prevented a rape from happening with you – you two aren’t that close to the point of him trying to get your attention like this. Well, you’re not that close to Saeyoung either, you just forgot he doesn’t know that.

But it is Saeyoung, of course it’s him. And knowing the little you know about him, you better read one of these little balls or he won’t stop being a third wheel between you and Isaac Newton.

“Watchu reading?”  or… something like this, his handwriting can be a little hard to decode sometimes.

“Isaac Newton and the laws of motion.” You throw one of the balls behind you , nobody notices. Because, can you imagine, some people use the studying room to study.

“Spoiler alert: he dies in the end. Would there be more laws of motion if he hasn’t died? It’s open to interpretation.” You muffle a giggle and look at him, still using the book as a disguise.

“I know it’s u behind me and u r not really reading ‘Basic Principles of Genetics’”

“How dare u accusing me so unfairly? :O” did he really draw an emoji? Oh God…

“The book is upside down, Saeyoung.”

You look over your shoulder to see him turning the book to the right position and adjusting himself in his seat. Rolling your eyes lightly, you muffle another laugh.

“See? I’m learning EVERYTHING about Mendel and peas. In your face, MC!”

“Good, so go back to studying the peas and I’ll go back to Newton.”

You avoid looking behind you, you know it would just encourage him on keep exchanging notes. And though it’s fun, you really need to study right now!

And he apparently gets it, as the balls stop flying. You’re relieved! And… bored. Seriously, so bored… your eyelids are almost getting heavy. Where’s Saeyoung and the paper balls attack to keep you awake?

“Ok, tell me more about the peas.” You see him smirking when your paper plane lands on his desk.

“I know shit about the peas. Can I kidnap u in 15 minutes?”

“Such an improvement from when u used to kidnap me without asking me first.” Now he is the one holding his laugh, but he’s less discreet and some other students glare at him.

“I’ll be waiting for u next to the exit.” He lets the last note when passing next to your desk before leaving the room.

Well, you’ll apologize for ditching Isaac Newton. See, it’s not you, it’s him. It’s just not working and you think you should see other people. Saeyoung, in that case. He might be a handful sometimes, but he’s definitely not boring.

“I thought you wouldn’t come.”

“I really shouldn’t, to be honest. But this book is almost making me sleep. Especially now that you told me the end.” You stick your tongue out and he laughs softly. “So, where are we going, mr. kidnapper?”

“What kind of kidnapper would I be if I told you that? It’s a secret! Come on!”

You two take the bus. And you were worried about not having much to talk to him, but Saeyoung lets almost no blanks. He always has something to say about some place you’re passing by. And that is pretty comforting, actually.

“That’s our stop.”

“Usually it’s mine, indeed.” Yes, your uncle’s record store is just a few streets ahead. You noticed between all his blabbering that the way was being very familiar.

“Mine too.”

“Really? You live nearby?”

“No, I work nearby.”

“How come I never saw you before if we take the same bus?”

“Because you usually sit right there with your headphones and a resting bitch face that make people think you don’t want them sitting beside you.” Well, you really do use your phones and the… resting bitch face in order not to be bothered, especially by boys. But Saeyoung is a boy and he never bothered you. How long have you two been taking the same bus? How long has he been observing you? “And here we are.”

He stops in front of a store. A little bigger than the record store you work, the glass window and the light tones of yellow and white in the front gives even more depth illusion, but it’s an old building, for sure. And judging from the movie posters in the window, it looks old on purpose. It’s a video rental store.

You heard about this place before, actually. You passed by in your way to the record store and couldn’t help but thinking there is another shop lost in time very close to yours. You would imagine if the people who worked here were aware that the owner looks for nostalgia rather than profit, or would they really hope having a lot of customers.

“You’re not the only one in the band dealing with obsolete medias, MC.” Ah, so Saeyoung knows, just like you. “Come in.”

“Wait, it’s closed. Won’t your boss get mad?”

“It’s fine. He gave me those keys so I can come whenever I want. He doesn’t want to lose his only employee, after all.”

“And what do you do here?”

“Look at all these movies! What do you think I do?” you look around, yes, there are a lot of movies… how many of them did he watch? “I mean, I watch them, but there is another thing, come with me.”

He guides you to the back of the store, where the poster of a semi-naked lady is doing the shush gesture in a sexy way, and the warning “Do not enter if you’re under 18 years old.

“Come in, MC.”

“Ugh, the sign…”

“It’s a sign, not a cop. Come in.” he grabs your hand and brings you inside.

You look around and most of the movies are piled in the corner. Oh, thank God, you were so sure it was going to be walls stuffed by VHSs and DVDs covers of women being filled in holes you’re not sure they should be filled… instead, there is a pair of DJ pickups, a sewing machine, two mannequins, and records. Lots of records.

“Recognize some of them?”

“You got them at my uncle’s store?”

“Most of them I bought online. I must say the hip-hop’s selection at your uncle’s store is not that vast. I even wrote a note and put it in the suggestions box you have there.”

“My uncle neverreads it, sorry. So… you’ve been there before I joined the band?”

He smiles while turning on his equipment. “I was looking for Tupak and you told me there wasn’t much hip-hop, but I could look it up.”

“Then you asked me for help, but I didn’t know where the hip-hop albums were, because… it was my first day.” He nods, putting his headphones. “Why didn’t you tell me before?”

“We’re not that close.” Oh, so he knows that. “And I don’t want you to think I’m a yandere stalker or something like this.”

“Well, this room is very yandere-ish. The mannequins, the pink light, I mean… I think the phantom of the opera would have something like this if he lived in the90s.” he laughs loudly.

“You know what’s funnier than your joke? Saeran said exactly the same thing.”

“He did?”

“Yes, you two have a very similar sense of humor. Too bad you don’t really like each other, you would have fun together.”

“I… I don’t really hate your brother, Saeyoung.”

“I know, and he probably doesn’t hate you either. He’s just… he doesn’t know how to express his feelings too well, I… think he meant something completely different when you told us that Rika wanted to kiss you.” And you know that by now. You could tell him you do, but… you don’t really want to remember that night…

“Gosh, when you put it like that, it makes me feel really ridiculous for even considering that.”

“It’s not ridiculous. Maybe you and Rika has that… hot rivalry tension like Crystal Connors and Nomi Malone in Showgirls, you know?”

“I can’t believe you’re saying something in my life resembles such an awful movie, Saeyoung.”

“Hey! It’s a great movie! Great quotes, great dancing moves, great, uhm… breasts.”

“Of course you liked the boobs.” Even under the pink light, you can see him blushing. “But it has a pretty cool sex in the pool scene… I guess.”

“MC, you’re 15! You can’t watch things like that, young lady!” and you know he’s teasing, since he basically dragged you to the porn section of the store.

“Tell that to my uncle. I swear he has no idea how to deal with a teenage girl.”

“Especially one like you, I suppose.”

“What is that suppose to mean?”

“I mean, you’re very… well, you’re very unique, MC. You know a lot about culture from past decades, and… you’re a salty little smug, and… stupid people can’t really hold a conversation with you for too long.”

“You know you could easily be describing yourself right now too, right?” another blush under the pink light, from both of you now. “So, uhm… the pickups, huh? So vintage, do you remix?”

“I try, but it isn’t as easy as doing in the computer. Here, listen to this.” He hands you one of his headphones, and you immediately shake your head according to the rhythm.

“Public Enemy.”


“That’s so cool, Saeyoung.”

“Thank you! My stuff in the laptop are better, to be honest.” He grabs his laptop in his backpack and sits on the floor, you lean your hands on your kness and bend down when he connets the headphones in the laptop. “See? I asked Yoosung to play the piano for me and I basically recreated the base in No Diggity by Blackstreet.”

“And the waves here are you singing?”

“Yeah. It’s me trying to… rap, actually.”

“Oh my God! Let me hear this!” you press the play before he can protest.

“It’s going down fade to Blackstreet. The homeys got abby collab creations, funk like acne.
No doubt I put it down never slouch, as long as my credit could vouch, a dog couldn’t catch me straight out. Tell me who could stop with Dre makin’ moves. Attracting honeys like a magnet. Giving them ig-asms with my mellow accent. Still moving his flavor with the homeys Blackstreet & Teddy: the original rump shakers”

And you could laugh and make fun of him, but all you do is:

“Shorty get down, good Lord. Baby got ‘em open all over town. Strickly biz she don’t play around, cover much grounds. Got game by the pound, gettin paid is her forte. Each and every day true player way”

He joins you in singing: “I can’t get her outta my mind.I think about the girl all the time”

And he moves to the second part of the song: “She’s got class and style. Street knowledge, by the pound. Baby never act wild, very low key on the profile. Catching villians is a no, let me tell you how it goes. Curve’s the word, spin’s the verb. Lovers it curves so freak what you heard.”He’s… he’s looking straight at you, like… he’s singing to you, like he means it.

Who knew he actually knows how to sing? You remember Saeran teasing him for not playing any instrument, but the thing is he doesn’t even need it. Look at what he has here, he sews the outfits for the band, reproduces beats for famous songs in modern and traditional equipment, he… knew you almost since your first day in this town. And yes, you weren’t close, and that’s a shame.

“So, uhm… pretty lame, huh?” he asks, taking you aback.

“Well, I don’t know if it is ‘ig-asms’ material… yet.” He laughs, and you chuckle from his laugh.

It’s just in that moment you realize how close you are, you can almost fell his breathing against your nose, his… exhilarating breathing, actually. Your eyes lock with his, and you’re so glad those guys couldn’t do anything to you at that party, because, if they did… this wouldn’t be your first kiss…

And it isn’t, because Saeyoung lowers his head and looks back at the computer.

“Don’t let yourself be carried by where we are, MC.”


“You’re sorry, I know.” Oh… not really what you were going to say. “Don’t worry. I… I won’t tell anybody about this.”

“Saeyoung, I…”

“It’s fine, MC, really. Oh, it’s late, I… should walk you home, you have a physics test tomorrow, right?” what is he doing? Why isn’t even looking at you?

Of course he’s embarrassed, you would be too if someone tried to kiss you and you didn’t really want to, but… if he says it’s fine, why doesn’t he even act like it’s fine? Again, why doesn’t he even look at you? Like you’re not worthy of it?

“I can go home by myself.”

“Are you sure? It’s getting dark and…”

“I can take the bus, I’ve done this before a lot of times, you know?” he does.

“MC, you don’t…”

“Goodbye, Saeyoung.” You gather your stuff on the floor and walk out of there.

What happened? You could swear he wanted this to happen as much as you did, it’s like… it’s almost like… he was waiting for you to make a move just so he could push you away, why?

You were so close to him, but, then again… you and him weren’t really close.And he knows that.

Chapter 8 | Chapter 10  


Fairly Local (intro)




Message Man/Polarize (mashup)


House Of Gold/We Don’t Believe What’s On TV 

Screen/The Judge (mashup)

Lane Boy

Ode To Sleep

Addict With A Pen

Cancer (cover)

Josh’s drum battle with himself

Holding On To You

Cover: Tubthumping by Chumbawamba 

Cover: No Diggity by Blackstreet 

Cover: Where Is The Love? by The Black Eyed Peas ft. Justin Timberlake

Cover: Jump Around by House of Pain


Stressed Out

Guns For Hands





Tear In My Heart 

Car Radio



(i swear to god if ya’ll say “regional at best is dead” or “self-titled is dead” im going to s c r e a m)

                         ♫ old r&b/rap songs that remind me of BTS ♫

              these are r&b gold that make me think of these 7 idiots. 

hoseok / into you - fabolous 

jungkook / grind with me - pretty ricky   (fucking fight me)

jimin / my boo - usher 

yoongi / always on time - ja rule 

namjoon /  no diggity - blackstreet  

seokjin /  dilemma - nelly  

taehyung / you - llyod 

once upon a time i was bored part 2

here is almost every song ed sheeran has covered xxx

all my life // nizlopi

be my husband // nina simone

blind faith // chase & status

coco // o.t. genasis

could just be the bassline // artful

chasing cars // snow patrol

dirrty // christina aguilera

do it like a dude // jessie j

dont think twice its alright // bob dylan

drunk in love // beyonce

empire state of mind // jay z & alicia keys

feeling good // michael buble

fuck you // cee-lo green

guiding light // foy vance

hallelujah // leonard cohen

heartbeats // the knife

heaven // emeli sande

hit me baby one more time // britney spears

i knew you were trouble // taylor swift

last ones standing // example

little things // one direction

make you feel my love // adele

masters of war // bob dylan

no church in the wild // jay z & kanye west

no diggity / thrift shop // blackstreet / macklemore & ryan lewis

parting glass

pony // ginuwine (bonus x)

royals // lorde

she looks so perfect // 5 seconds of summer

skinny love // bon iver

someone like you // adele

stay with me // sam smith

swim good // frank ocean

take me to church // hozier

traktor // wretch 32

trap queen // fetty wap

volcano // damien rice

way down in the hole // the blind boys of alabama

wayfaring stranger

we found love // rihanna ft. calvin harris 

who you are // jessie j

wild mountain thyme

wish you were here // pink floyd

wonderwall // oasis

if im missing anything, if you want something in better quality, or if there is something wrong in general, please send me an ask and ill fix it, enjoy xxx

Amanda’s 200 Follower 90′s Baby Challenge!

Here it is, guys! I reached 200 followers way sooner than I expected, so here we go! This is my first challenge and I’m super excited about it. As you’ve already seen in the title, this is a 90′s Baby Song-fic Challenge. No, you don’t have to be a 90′s Baby to participate! 

I’m a 90′s Baby, though and basically, I’m a firm believer that 90′s Music is some of the best music out there! There were so many genres getting a lot of attention at that time and I’ve always been a sucker for it.

So, without further ado, here we go!

Below the cut, there is a list of rules and 90′s songs (thanks @impalaimagining for the help!) from all different genres. If you choose a song, send me an ASK and let me know what song you’re choosing (and a second song choice, just in case yours is taken) and who you will be writing about.

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MUSIC TAG; tagged by @b90xng15 ^^

Rules: List 10 songs you are currently vibing and tag 10 people.

  1. Shadow - Daehyun
  2. Skydive (Japanese ver.) - B.A.P
  3. Black - Danger Mouse, Daniele Luppi
  4. Dirt Boys - KOHH
  5. Snow On The Sahara - Anggun
  6. Dirty Harry - Gorillaz 
  7. Sorry - Beyonce
  8. Despacito - Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee (and that’s it..)
  9. Feels - Kiiara 
  10. No Diggity - Blackstreet 

@zainbap @bangdaeforlife @aegyo-chan @bap-time @bestabsoluteshitposts  @kitty-dae @asvang @daeyeup @moonyeyedwalrus @stanbap

Like all tag-games and I, this is of course optional 🖤

Birthday Challenge!

As I’m turning 21 this July [!!]  I thought I’d host my very first song challenge to celebrate.

Originally posted by hey-ass-booty

 I’ve picked out 40 songs. 20 from the 90′s and 20 from the 00′s.

This challenge is open to everyone. Whatever floats your boat, you can write/make/edit it for this. 

NOTES TO FIC WRITERS- Reader inserts/OC’s/pairings/AU’s/RPF are all fine! NSFW/SFW/Angst/Fluff/Smut is all a-okay too. There’s no min or max word limit, write whatever inspires you! But if it’s longer than 500 words, pretty please add the keep reading link. 

  • Please send me an ASK with your chosen song that you want to use as inspiration. 
  • Tag my sideblog; @becs-bunker in your entries with #b21stchallenge  in the first 5 tags.
  • Entries due by the 23rd July [my bday!]

If you need an extension/need to drop out for reasons, please let me know. It’s totally okay and I’ll still love you, promise! <3

-song choices under the cut!

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