"...between rap and hip hop? It's simple. It's like sayin' you love somebody and bein' in love with somebody. Rap is only a word."
Trying to be creative, and through the course of various convos & emails, the idea hit me...
"Tell'em about the first cuts you remember."
Doug E. Fresh - "The Show"
The where & when?
Christmas @ my paternal grandparents' house, roughly 1980 something.
Because we literally played the shit out of it back to back to back to...well you get the point, in typical little kid fashion. See, my grandad owned a lil juke joint & my uncle DJ'ed. So, he would always make us kids tapes of the latest songs. And hearing this joint blare from the opening horns & announcer-style intro...as kids, we were hooked. Now, of course, we all know about Slick Rick's wordplay and story telling abilities. But back then, it was all about his ability to be funny...and Dougie's ability to beatbox like nobody's business.
Eric B. & Rakim - "My Melody"
I remember riding bikes with a few friends and we were headed to a new park. And these dudes set up some of those huge Peavey speakers with Paid In Full to be heard from two streets away. It was some old Pied Piper shit because all you had to do was follow The God MC's voice and you were there. But, when we got there, for me it was like time & everything else froze or zoned itself out...with the combination of Rakim's firm voice and Eric B's scratches, no other sounds or sights even registered really. I recollect standing there listening just in awe...
"Just when you think you know hip hop it surprises you and reminds you why you fell in love with it in the first place."
And it's funny how things connect, because as I was coming up with thoughts and memories, Buxone125 sent me this link that was relevant to today's post. I remember in late 80's, my cousin Big David from Chi came down to the country to visit. On that Friday when they came, he kept buggin the shit out of my Uncle Buddy to take him to the tape store to cop some goddamn tape. My dude got that tape and didn't share it with nobody...son put on his Walkman and was straight noddin to the beat on our grandma's living room couch for like four or five hours straight. Yo! MTV Raps was still in it's infancy and I went home that night to catch the second or third episode...and I recognized the group and the video they were premering immediately....it was what Dave had been rockin to all that day.
What was it?
"So you're a philosopher?"
BDP - "My Philosophy"
And respect due to Buxonefor shootin in this clip.
Last episode of YO! MTV Raps Freestyle (Video)
There's always more...trading my MC Shan tape for the school janitor's, Scottie Mac, Whodini tape in second grade...dubbing the first Fat Boys tape...hearing "Son Of Byford" and my sister and I creating our own version...listening to Yo! Bumrush The Show for the first time after church one Sunday...when N.W.A. & Eazy-E were all they were playing at the first "real" parties we went to...all of it has made me hip-hop for life no matter how I grow, change or my life progresses.
So I asked Dally to hit me off with some true old-school, early, rollerskating on Saturday's, the park on Sunday's type classics. As usual, he never fails. So check out the Stray Shots & enjoy.
"...to hip hop. I loved you, I still do...and I always will."
Edit - Click your happy ass over to The Land Of C for a dose of
• Peanut Butter Wolf - My Vinyl Weighs A Ton
• Foreign Legion - Kidnapper Van: Beats To Rock While Bike Stealin'
• Hard As Hell - The Best Of Hardcore Rap
• Bangers & Mash (A Collection Of UK HipHop Classics - From The Old To The New)
...and just way more that could ever be listed.
And if you want some movies to entertain you while you enjoy the MLK holiday, visit e-junkie.net. I'm dl'ing The Ringer now.
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• Mob Style - Game Of Death or any other album
• Animal Pharm - Pharmaceuticals
• DJ Ayres and JD - Houston for Dummies + Houston Rocks It [Bomus CD mixed
By DJ Eleven]
• Any older Poor Righteous Teachers albums
• Mission: - One
• Burt Bacharach Album w/ Dre production
Keep checking in because we'll be continually updating this section with some newer mixtapes that have dropped and other contributions.
The Best of Kurtis Blow
Mantronix The Album (1985)
LL Cool J - Radio (1985)
Just Ice - Back To The Old School (1986) PW is dallypersonal
Ice T - Rhyme Pays (1987) PW is dally
BDP - Criminal Minded (1987) PW is hiphopfoundry
Public Enemy -Yo! Bum Rush the Show (1987)
T La Rock - Lyrical King (1987) PW is chucknorris
Biz Markie - Goin' Off (1988)
Boogie Down Productions - By Any Means Neccessary (1988)
Ultramagnetic MC's - Critical Beatdown (1988)
Marley Marl - In Control, Vol. 1 (1988)
MC Lyte - Lyte AS A Rock (1988)
Big Daddy Kane - Long Live The Kane (1988)
EPMD - Strickly Business (1988) PW is dally
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Road To The Riches (1989)
Lord Finesse - Return of the Funky Man
Leaders of the New School - Future Without A Past
Emanon - The Waiting Room Props to Dzame
Suga Free - Street Gospel Props to DENEIRE
Bow Wow - Wanted
U.M.C.'s - Fruits Of Nature
Scarface - Mr. Scarface Is Back
Smoothe the Hustler - Once Upon a Time in America
John Mayer - Room For Squares Props to My Muse
John Mayer - Heavier Things
Schooly D - Greatest Hits PW is balls and my word. Props to Trav over at Balls and My Word
Just Ice - Kool & Deadly (1988) PW is balls and my word. Props to over Wayne at WayneAndWax
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full
Bun B - Trill (Swisha House Remix album)
And that dude Buxone125 really dropped some heat...
Various Artists - Quannum Spectrum
I Self Divine - Self Destruction
Freestyle Fellowship - Toe Jam (EP)
VA - Fantastik 4our-4ourty 4our Freestyle
El-P - El-P Meets the Mole & El-P - Sunrise Over Brooklyn (2 Albums)
Fatlip - The Loneliest Punk
Aesop Rock - Daylight EP
Daedelus - Impending Doom/Just Briefly (EP w/ MF Doom)
C-Rayz Walz - We Live-Black Samurai EP
Awol One & Daddy Kev - Slanguage
ATU - South Central Thynk Taynk
Adeem and Shalem - Transitions
People Under The Stairs - American Men Vol. 1
Sunset Leagues (Disflex6) - GUTS III
Hangar 18 - The Multi-Platinum Debut Album
Qwel & Maker - The Harvest
Cage & Friends - Childs Play Bootleg
RA The Rugged Man - American Lowlife
Mr. Lif - Enters the Colossus
Candy's .22 - Livin' La Vida Boo Hoo
Various Artists - Ropeladder 12
Insight - Targeting Zones & Insight - The Blast Radius (2 Albums)
Sabac - Sabacolypse - A Change Gon' Come
Soul Position - 8 Million Stories
Thirsten Howl III - The Best Of (1996-2006)
Pharcyde - The Peacock Series: Vol. 1
(rename to .rar)
The High & Mighty - 12th Man
Atmosphere - New, Unreleased & B-Sides
Atmosphere - New, Unreleased & B-Sides Vol. 1
Atmosphere - New, Unreleased & B-Sides Vol. 2
(rename to .rar)
Atmosphere - New, Unreleased & B-Sides Vol. 3
(rename to .rar)
Various - We Came from Beyond (LA underground + more)
Black Love Crew / Droop Capone
Pumpkinhead - Beautiful Mind
Talib Kweli - Kweli Confidential (Mixtape)
Lexicon - Youth Is Yours
Various - Army Of The Pharaohs Mixtape
Vordul - Pure Sickness
MF Doom Vs. Inhumanz - Supervillains
Soul Plasma - The Soul Affect
Sole - Selling Live Water
Saafir - One Of The Hardest
Jay-Z - Fade To Black (by Mark Ronson)
Props to Donpoppa for coding the links that Buxone125 provided
Posted by Gotty™ at 1/14/2006 12:57:00 AM