Today in 2007, the world was introduced to a recording artist named Kisean Paul Anderson, better known as Sean Kingston. The then-17-year-old released his debut single, “Beautiful Girls,” and the kids — myself included — ate it up. As it turns 15 years old today, the song also becomes TBT-eligible around these parts.

Co-written by the singer, J.R. Rotem and Peter Harrison, ”Beautiful Girls” is a doo-wop/reggae blend based on a sample of Ben E. King’s “Stand by Me.” Its music video plays on the doo-wop feel, flashing back and forth between the ‘50s and 2000s. The video also includes a prominent appearance by Lil Mama that I didn’t notice until today. In my defense, she was unknown at the time — her debut single, “Lip Gloss,” dropped a few weeks after “Beautiful Girls” and became a hit later that summer. She would end up being featured on one of the three ”Beautiful Girls” remixes.

With “Beautiful Girls,” Sean Kingston joined an elite club of artists who topped the Billboard Hot 100 with their debut single. He also became the first artist born in the ‘90s to top chart. The song would also reach No. 1 in the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and Australia.

British prosecutors have charged Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault against three men. He has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.

Most of the alleged incidents took place in London between March 2005 and August 2008, while one of them took place in western England in April 2013. According to the Associated Press, the alleged victims are now in their 30s and 40s.

These charges were announced just as the actor was testifying in court today in New York City as part of an ongoing civil suit filed by actor Anthony Rapp, who accuses Spacey of making sexual advances to him when he was just 14 years old.

Gunna has pled not guilty to the RICO charge filed two weeks ago. The judge has denied his request for a bond due to concerns about possible “danger to witnesses and other folks tied to this,” but may consider bond for good cause at a later date. The rapper (born Sergio Kitchens) has his next court date scheduled for January 9, 2023.

Young Thug (born Jeffery Williams), who was indicted alongside Gunna, also had his bond request denied just days after he was arrested, but his attorney is pushing for emergency bond due to “inhumane” and “dungeon-like” conditions.

In a new interview with the NY Post, Isaiah Lee — the man who attacked Dave Chappelle onstage a few weeks ago — says he tackled the comedian because he was triggered by his jokes about the LGBTQ community, pedophilia, and homelessness.

The 23-year-old, who identifies as bisexual and was once homeless, says he “wanted him [Dave Chappelle] to know what he said was triggering.” He adds, “I wanted him to know that next time, he should consider first running his material by people it could affect.” He says his was moved to tackle the Chappelle when another performer in the show’s lineup made a joke about pedophilia, which reminded him about the molestation he experienced as a 17-year-old while under the care of the Department of Children and Family Services in Los Angeles.

Isaiah Lee — who is also a rapper and goes by the stage name NoName_Trapper — says he never meant to hurt Dave Chappelle. 🤔

In related news, the headlines has gotten Isaiah Lee in more legal trouble. A former roommate — who identified him after the Chappelle incident — says he stabbed him at a transitional housing facility in December, which has led to an attempted murder charge. Lee has pled not guilty.

We didn’t get any TBT selection last week, so we get two this week. Isn’t that lovely?

In April of ‘92, Mariah Carey released “Make It Happen” as the third single from her sophomore set, Emotions. The song is a gospel yet dance track about having faith in one’s dreams. Released less than two years into her now-iconic career, the song begins with MC looking back at how drastically her life had changed in just three years.

Written and produced by the singer herself along with David Cole and Robert Clivillés of C+C Music Factory — the former of whom inspired the writing of “One Sweet Day” — “Make It Happen” samples Alicia Myers’ gospel-disco classic, “I Want to Thank You.” The song would go onto peak at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Mariah Carey’s second single to not top the chart and her very first to peak outside of the top two.

In May of 2004, Mason Betha released “Welcome Back” after a five-year break from the music industry. Based on a sample of the Welcome Back, Kotter, the song was supposed to be a reintroduction of sorts and also a reminder of how popular Mase was in the late ‘90s.

Unfortunately for Mase, the game didn’t quite welcome him back with open arms. Hip-hop had produced a handful of megastars — Nelly, Eminem, 50 Cent — in the years since he left the business to pursue “a calling from God,” and by 2004, the genre was making a shift away from the styles that made Mase such a huge star.

“Welcome Back” only managed to peak at No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Twenty-eight members and associates of Young Slime Life (YSL), a gang that reportedly claims affiliation with the national Bloods gang, have been indicted on 56 charges that include racketeering, murder, armed robbery, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Young Thug (born Jeffery Williams), who was arrested on Monday, was initially charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and participating in criminal street gang activity. However, following a raid of his home, he is now facing seven additional charges: Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; possession of a Schedule III, Iv Or V controlled substance with intent to distribute; possession of firearm during commission of a felony; possession of a sawed-off shotgun, sawed-off rifle, machine mun, dangerous weapon, or silencer; and three separate charges of unlawful conduct for person employed by/associated with criminal street gang to conduct/participate in criminal activity.

Gunna (born Sergio Kitchens), on the other hand, was only indicted on the RICO charge. He turned himself in yesterday.

Two of the other 26 indictees, Christian Eppinger and Antonio Sumlim, allegedly “worked to get permission” from Young Thug to make a second murder attempt on currently incarcerated rapper, YFN Lucci (who is facing murder and RICO charges of his own).

Are you crazy? You was married?

We don’t talk enough about how amazing Wyclef Jean is, and a lot of that has to do with the fact that he was in a group with one Lauryn Hill. As members of The Fugees (along with Pras), they ruled the world with their second and final album, The Score, and in many ways, Ms. Hill was the biggest beneficiary of that commercial success. Sister Act 2 (co-starring Lauryn Hill) went from from a panned, failed, forgotten sequel to a cult classic following the success of The Score, and two years later, she released a solo album that sold over 15 million copies and won five Grammys, including one for Album of the Year.

Wyclef scored a few hits in the decade-and-a-half after The Score, but the fact of the matter is that so many of his singles were basically overlooked, especially in the United States, where he is credited with only one top 10 hit as a lead act.

One of the hidden gems in Wyclef’s solo discography is “It Doesn’t Matter” (featuring The Rock & Melky Sedeck). Released as the lead single from his second solo album, The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book, the song is a jazzy club banger — yes, a jazzy club banger — centered around The Rock’s popular catch phrase and based on a sample of Slick Rick’s ‘88 classic, “Mona Lisa,” and “This Is Ska” by Bad Manners.

Even though it was a top 10 hit in Canada and a top five hit in the UK, “It Doesn’t Matter” failed to chart in the US. How embarrassing for American music audiences of the year 2000. Click play.

And it did not end well for his attacker.

During a performance last night at the Hollywood Bowl, DaveChappelle was tackled by a man. The attacker is said to have run backstage as the comedian’s security got in formation — backstage, he was stomped like grapes at a winery.

Dave Chappelle later returned to stage to joke about the incident, saying that he had to stomp the man. He also thanked Jamie Foxx and Busta Rhymes for making their feet useful. Former BET exec Stephen Hill is also seen onstage, and while its not clear if he took part in the stomping, his facial expression tells a story.

Chris Rock, who performed earlier in the evening, came onstage to ask if that was Will Smith.

The man who attacked Dave Chapelle has been identified as 23-year-old Isaiah Lee. He was rushed to the hospital looking like a pretzel and is now in police custody on a $30,000. According to the LAPD, he was armed with a replica gun equipped with an ejectable blade and has now been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon.

Isaiah Lee is also a rapper. He has a song that appears to be named after the comedian, except it’s misspelt as “Dave Chappell.” We listened so you don’t have to. It’s trash.

His rap name is NONAME_TRAPPER.