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Remember K-Ci and Jojo's 'Ooh-Yeah?' (Feat. Cori Murray and Charli Penn of 'Yes, Girl')

Remember K-Ci and Jojo's 'Ooh-Yeah?' (Feat. Cori Murray and Charli Penn of 'Yes, Girl')

Back Issue - October 12, 2020 - 31:51

Red Rover Red Rover, Bring 'Yes, Girl' Right OverThis week, Josh and Tracy host a very special crossover episode. First, they talk all things Essence. From its legacy as a record of black existence to the recent round of layoffs, we're celebrating the work of black creatives, and pouring one out for the Yes, Girl pod. Then, they chop it up with Cori Murray and Charli Penn of 'Yes, Girl', talking music and the greatest ad libs of all time (and yes, they *do* sing K-Ci and Jojo).Additional Material By: Essence Communications, Bad Boy Records/Arista Records, Capitol Records, MCA, Paisley Park Records/Warner Bros. Records, Uptown Records/MCA Records, Nappy Boy/Konvict Music/Jive, Universal Motown, Top Dawg Entertainment/RCA, Quality Control/Capitol/Motown, Columbia Records, Philips, Island Records/4th & Broadway RecordsProduction Music courtesy of For transcriptions, please visit our website at

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Back Issue reminisces on moments in pop culture’s past that have shaped our present. Each episode brings personal reflection, incredible guests, and plenty of deep belly laughs. This season our co-pilot Tracy Clayton is taking a break, so Josh Gwynn has invited some very special guest co-hosts to share their perspective on some of the most formative stories in pop culture. We start out with not just another hair story but a conversation about the gendered politics of specific hairstyles as Josh sets out on a mission to get a silk press. We’ll also reflect on iconic award speeches, explore what our brains do on gossip, break down the backstories of Degrassi and Cheetah Girls, decide if Josh should become the next Black ex-pat, and discuss which multi-hyphenate performers are deserving of their flowers.