Friday 9 May 2014

Reasons why I love YouTube # 56

Because I've just noticed someone has uploaded the full video for Egyptian Lover's Freak-A-Holic! T'was the 3:12 single edit that'd been hanging out on the 'Tube for the previous 6 years, so the 4:33 album version's video turning up on there in all its uncut glory with over a minute's worth of extra footage is our generation's equivalent of that time them Israeli fellas discovered the dead sea scrolls in a cave:

Egyptian Lover - Freak-A-Holic
(From One Track Mind album; 1986)

Egyptian Lover's Moroccan cab driver working in Paris swag is still unrivaled, as are the crotch-grindin' skillz of the video freak who looks like a young Vanessa Del Rio with a Diana Ross perm. Until the day I find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, the Freak-A-Holic video is officially 8th wonder of the world status.

Bonus generic list beats: the best rap/rap-related songs with a variation of the word Freak in their title.

1. Egyptian Lover - Freak-A-Holic (1986)
2. Special Ed - Freaky Flow (DJ Premier remix) (1996)
3. Sexual Harassment - I Need A Freak (1982)
4. Too $hort - Freaky Tales (1987)
5. Digital Underground - Freaks Of The Industry (1990)
6. Lil' Vicious ft. Doug E. Fresh - Freaks (1994)
7. Speaker Knockerz - Freak Hoe (2013)
8. Missy Elliot - Get Ur Freak On (2001)
9. Jodeci ft. Raekwon & Ghostface - Freek'n You remix (1996)
10. Lil' Boosie - Freak A Leek freestyle (2004)
11. Nicki Minaj & Lil' Kim ft. Gucci Mane - Freaky Gurl remix (2008)
12. Black Sheep ft. Chi Ali - Freak Y'All (1994)
13. Whodini - Freaks Come Out At Night (1984)
14. New Boyz - FM$ (Freak My $hit) (2012)


Bob said...

Too Short's version of "I Need A Freak" too.

Anonymous said...

"Freak" by Wayne and Nicki

Grand Pube said...

Digital Underground "Freaks of the industry:"

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Fuck, how did I forget Freaks Of The Industry? Definitely top 5.

hotbox said...

freak out - e.s.p.
freak out - nikki d
freak the funk - stezo

Zetray said...

DJ Shadow - 3 Freaks ft. Keak Da Sneak & Turf Talk

Best Shadow track ever

Fred said...

Dru Down - Freaks Come Out feat Luniz & LV should be in the top 5 if you ask me, I love that "smooth and relaxed, enjoying the fresh breeze of the evening while cruising through the city streets around dusk" type of vibe.

Also it's a Dru Down song.