This has to be the most random of all the nostalgia rap shows this summerand its a summer that has seen more than a few walks down hip-hop's memory lane. Skee-Lo is best remembered for his 1995 pop-rap classic I Wish, and the Forrest Gump-referencing video that was all over MTV back before the network switched to its all-insufferable-rich-kids-all-the-time format. Seriously, Forrest Gump and videos on MTV. If that's not enough to make a cranky Gen X'er misty-eyed, we don't what is. Honestly though, we still wish he was a little bit taller, we wish he was still a baller, and we wish he had a rabbit in a hat and bat and six-four Impala. Wait a second, a rabbit in a hat and bat? That makes no sense. No wonder Skee-Lo got overshadowed by Coolio. Also of note, Skee-Lo will be playing in Tullahoma tomorrow night. Tullahoma. Just think about that.
Fri., Aug. 28, 8 p.m., 2009