Yesterday, I taught a spin class at Revolve. The theme I chose was 90’s hip hop. (Peep the 2pac inspired bandana tie. Yes, I am that cool.) The class was invigorating, nostalgic, and fun. People were either smiling or singing along. But when I played, “What’s My Name” by DMX, the mood changed. People got amped, dare I say, angry. My students always work hard but what I saw during the DMX song was on a whole other level. They went hard as a mofo! It’s amazing what the sound of a man barking can do to a person.

Want to know what I played? Of course you do. It felt good to go back.

I am going to teach another class with the same theme. (There’s too much good stuff in that era.) What song would you want to hear?

Categories: FitnessMusic


Angel · 08/29/2012 at 4:29 pm

@Emily. It was fun. I must be slow because I’ve never heard of Notorious Thugs. Googling now…

Emily · 08/22/2012 at 9:55 am

This was so much fun! Can’t wait for the next!
I think you could do a whole class dedicated to Biggie or at least throw in Notorious Thugs.
DMX and Salt n Pepa are always encouraged in my book :).

Angel · 08/18/2012 at 7:56 pm

@Jabari. I like a challenge. I’m gonna try to make Manilow work. 🙂

Angel · 08/18/2012 at 7:56 pm

@Pamela. DMX won everyone over. I almost threw up during that track. I was going too hard. I had to calm myself.

Angel · 08/18/2012 at 7:55 pm

@Pamela, You named good ones. LL is coming. I’ll have to put my chapstick on though.

Angel · 08/18/2012 at 7:54 pm

@Boneza. Yes, you were dancing. How could I forget Big Pun?!? It’s on.

Angel · 08/18/2012 at 7:54 pm

@Nidhal, Oooh, you tryna get me in trouble!

nidhal · 08/18/2012 at 7:16 pm

N2Deep “Back to the Hotel”
Paperboy “Ditty”
Tupac “How Do You Want it”

Boneza H. · 08/15/2012 at 10:31 am

That class was amazing and fun…I about fell off my bike a few times trying to spin, dance, AND sing all those songs! 🙂
Definitely some Missy, TLC, De-lite, Big Pun, the possibilities are endless!

Pamela · 08/13/2012 at 10:21 pm

Salt and Peppa- push it!
Naughty by nature-opp (maybe too much?!)
Nas/Lauren Hill-if I ruled the world
More Fugees/Lauren Hill
LL Cool J
Run Dmc/ Aerosmith – walk this way! Classic

Ok that’s it for now!

Pamela · 08/13/2012 at 10:11 pm

The class was insane! The songlist was dope (taking it back to the 90’s)! I was one of the students who got amped when the DMX song was on! The class went wild! Thanks for the fun Angel. I don’t when I worked so hard!! Can’t wait for the next class! Suggest: definitely. Born Thugs& Harmony! And the DMX song again!! I’ll think of some more!!

Jabari · 08/12/2012 at 1:08 pm

I wish there was better music at the spin classes I use to attend. One lady actually had a Berry Manilow song in there!

Angel · 08/11/2012 at 5:04 pm

@Ween. You beast-ed class last night. Thanks for the suggestions. Trust me, they were all on my list but I only had an hour. I’m going to do the class again and your faves will show up. Love.

Ween · 08/11/2012 at 2:02 pm

It did feel good to go back…it got real in there for a little bit. Future personal suggestions: TLC, Missy, Bone Thugs, Craig Mack, Dre – I could go on and on 🙂

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