Before Wahlburgers. Before "Ted" and "Ted 2" and "Transformers" and "Boogie Nights." Even before his stint as a Calvin Klein underwear model, Mark Wahlbergwas called Marky Mark, and he was a one-hit-wonder hip-hop star.
These were simpler times. "Seinfeld" premiered on NBC. Jon Hamm rocked a bowl haircut. The Super Nintendo was released.
This week, it seemed, albeit briefly, that we might return to those times again.
During an appearance with his daughter on "The Dan Patrick Show" Wednesday, Marky Mark was asked to rap for the first time in, well, a really long time
"Dad, I want to hear you rap right now," his 13-year-old daughter Ella said on the show.
"I'm your 45-year-old father and I got to rap/and if you keep misbehaving I'm-a give your behind a slap," Wahlberg rapped.
Ella immediately regretted her decision, giving her dad the "cut off" sign, waving her hand across her throat, just one verse in. But he continued.
"It's called a spanking/later on in life you're gonna thank me/'Cause all the advice that I'm giving you is good for you/and if not, your butt and behind is gonna be black and blue," the greatest lyricist ever spit to his daughter.
Looks like his hip-hop career won't be resurrected, after all.