Welcome to Episode #13 of the 90s State of Mind podcast - a collaborative project between 4ever in Electric Dreams and Blue-in-Green:RADIO. This podcast series sees Imran (London, UK) and Rhonda (California, USA) delve into some of their favourite releases from the 90s and for this episode, the pair revisit Bobby Brown's, 'Bobby'.
Released 25th August 1992 through MCA Records, the album served as the third solo outing for the R&B vocalist following his departure from R&B collective New Edition. Bobby peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 Album Chart and spawned three major US Billboard Hot 100 singles; "Humpin' Around" (US #3), "Good Enough" (US #7), and "Get Away" (US #14). The album also reached number one on the Billboard R&B Albums chart, and reached the top 10 in Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden. Brown received his second Grammy Award nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 35th Grammy Awards for the single "Humpin' Around" and the album was certified double platinum by the RIAA.
Imran & Rhonda delve deep into this definitive 90s R&B album looking at the project, the singles, the collaborators, the remixes and look at the album in the context of the New Jack Swing's twilight years.
Episode #53 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees the team delve back into the realms of current Star Wars releases through Disney+ looking at the current slew of shows in the works along with discussing season 1 of 'The Book of Bobba Fett'.
While the Star Wars Cinematic Universe is still trying to find their footing following the heavily derided outings of 'The Last Jedi' (2017) and 'The Rise of Skywalker' (2019), the Disney+ shows - spearheaded by the amazing Mandalorian - are mostly being well-received. Does the extended Star Wars universe actually have any direction or are they simply developing *new* stories in and around established characters and events?
C.E.N.K. is represented on this episode by Tee-J Sutherland, Dan Collacott and long-time friend and broadcasting companion, Denis-Jose Francois.
Episode #52 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees the team - this week comprising of Tee-J Sutherland and Imran Mirza - delve into an extended breakdown about the state of wrestling today.
Kicking things off with discussion about the much-maligned Royal Rumble 2022, conversation veers towards the overall perception of WWE today in contrast to the continual rise of AEW. Throughout the episode, the question about what wrestling fans want from their product today serves as a key factor and how does a company find that balance between catering to different demographics while still putting in-ring competition at the forefront of its product?
The 4Ever team...
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