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Press Release: The I Love The 90s Millennium Show, hosted by Columbia’s Urban Music Association (CUMA), is an annual showcase where participants pay homage to music, fashion, film & TV, and dance from 1990-2005. This is a Columbia College Chicago event where the portion of the proceeds go towards the Kamoinge-Ferman Scholarship.

Last week, site affiliate and Chi-Town triple threat Jovan participated in a tribute to one of the most iconic singles in Hip-Hop history. She joined forces with her fellow students/alumni to bring to life the legendary “Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)” record originally performed by: Lil Kim, Da Brat, Missy Elliott, Left Eye (R.I.P), and Angie Martinez. The song was a part of the soundtrack to the hit Martin Lawrence film Nothing To Lose.

Jovan herself took on the role of Miss Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes. Her fellow co-stars included: Alexis Franklin as the Queen Bee Lil Kim, Vicki Street as radio diva Angie Martinez, Salyndrea Nashville as Da Brat, and Courtney Stocking as the one and only Missy “Misdemeanor’ Elliott. The ladies came with amazing energy and personalities as they rocked the stage in all white attire with a live band. Alexis owned her part right down to the blonde hair. And Jovan was getting it in too. She even had the little dance moves down from the music video (too awesome, lol). But all of these ladies definitely gave a refreshing life to the classic tune. Their timing couldn’t be better either. The original ‘all-star team’ is reuniting at this year’s Soul Train Awards to perform the hit much to the delight of 90’s Hip-Hop lovers everywhere. The awards air on the 30th of this month on BET. But if you don’t want to wait that long to travel down memory lane, you can catch the original official music video in all of it’s glory below.
**My Two Cents: I loved this so much. It was an awesome and nostalgic way to spend five minutes of my day. I am positive readers will agree. So press play and reminisce on a time period where female rappers were actually dope and Hip-Hop was booming. Major props to the ladies of Columbia College Chicago for their set. And much love to Jovan for sharing it with us here at The Illixer. -MinM