Thursday, 5 November 2015

Just sayin', bruv # 11

3 rap bloggers walk into a bar... you'd have thought 1 of them would have seen it but they were all too busy deconstructin' Drake on Twitter every frigging day to concentrate on what was goin' on in front of their noses.

I have but a solitary hot take for you this bonfire night but plz believe it's that Dario's Inferno-level heat: never trust anyone who didn't discover rap music via some kind of novelty record as a kid because they always have the most basic taste in rap as an adult. The first rap song ya host ever heard was performed by a rodent puppet from an '80s British TV show and yet I still have a far better grasp on the nuts 'n' bolts of rap history from 1979 - 2015 than any of these self-proclaimed REAL HIP HOP experts whose own introductions came via The Message or Public Enemy or Straight Outta Compton or the Native Tongues or Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) or 2Pac & Biggie.

15 comments:

skerbz said...

my first introduction was via "christian rap," then onto actual mixtapes from mick boogie (peter bjorn & john + rap mashed one) and wale (lol).

books and blogposts later + avoiding being "a blogger" and things are great.

hotbox said...

1st time I heard "rap" was in New Edition's Cool It Now. Didn't know this was rapping at the time, but the 2 8-bar verses were my favorite parts of the song. I used to do all the Ralph Tresvant hand gestures setting off 30+ year of rap hands.

also up for consideration is MJ's thriller where in the record's lyric page it states "vincent price's rap" but that wasn't rhythmic and probably doesn't count

Si Mane Price said...

Ultimate props go to the first person who admits the song that introduced them to rap was To Be or Not to Be (The Hitler Rap by Mel Brooks.

Andrew Barber said...

so true....

mine was "Nightmare On My Street" -- 1988

Noble Locks said...

Realest post, son

step one said...

mine was the Coldcut remix of Paid In Full, and it was the samples that did it for me so I guess that was something a novelty record. At 9 years old I was going to be more impressed with weird voices and scratching that Rakim's flow. I was a bit pissed off when I bought the album and it had the original versions of the title track and I Know You Got Soul.

Si Mane Price said...

+ the unlistenable Eric B scratch tracks.

d said...

my earliest rap memory is singing along to Boom Shake The Room in the playground. Will Smith is v unacknowledged. Id say he put a heap of ppl in the 80s and 90s onto rap, Drew included.

I even like (then and now) Wiggy Wiggy Wild Wild West tbh

d said...

stall no, possibly Kriss Kross-Jump. or even Jump Around cos it was in Mrs Doubtfire but I refuse to accept some green beer drinking wrongun set me on the path

lar said...

Rappin' Duke. Still got it.

Si Mane Price said...

Will's Wild Wild West >>>>>>>> Kool More Dee's original.

kprice45 said...

my introduction to rap was 'Woo Hah' that and the remix with ODB

David said...

mine was prob the rap verse on the C+C Music Factory joint? i dont remember tbh

Si Mane Price said...

Freedom Williams >>>>>>>> Chief Keef

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