'90s Hip-Hop Jam of the Week: P.M. Dawn, "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss"

May 9, 2008 at 10:28 am

A friend texted me the other night and said she heard a hip-hop song that sampled Spandau Ballet's sappy New Romantic hit "True." I texted back: "PM Dawn" -- but she said it wasn't it. I never did find out exactly what tune she meant (I suspect it was Soul:ID's "True") , but a little Google-fu tells me that Nelly also sampled the song, on "N Dey Say." In honor of Nelly week on the blog, I figure I'd make P.M. Dawn's 1991 #1 hit "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" our jam of the week.

P.M. Dawn is a duo of brothers from Jersey City who are still together and touring -- although its last scheduled date was a gig with Boyz II Men in Youngstown, Ohio, last December. A new album is rumored to be in the works. But the following song is by far their most well-known tune.

P.M. Dawn, "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss":