Echoes Of The Bubblegum Age

Goddamn, I thought Lisa Lisa was so fine. Everyone loved Janet and Paula. Whatever. Lisa Lisa came to murder dem.

Black and Tan for the win. Of course I was so unschooled then, that I didn't realize she was Latin. Just thought she was another high yaller black chick.

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