Saturday 17 January 2015

Generic list post: back to the essence edition

Esteemed hip hop journalist Dart Adams is right - rap music has been corrupted by cheap gimmicks, by fecklessness, and by dancing youngsters with daft voices and silly clothes. Let's take it back to the '80s when rap music was pure, when rappers rhymed about important issues, and when people never danced or wore ski goggles or used funny noises on their records:

Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin' (1979)
Jimmy Spicer - Adventure Of Super Rhyme (1980)
Cold Crush Brothers - Punk Rock Rap (1982)
Busy Bee - Making Cash Money (1982)
Disco Four - Country Rock And Rap (1982)
Malcolm McLaren & World's Famous Supreme Team - Buffalo Gals (1982)
Whodini - Magic's Wand (1982)
Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force - Renegades Of Funk (1983)
Jonzun Crew - Space Cowboy (1983)
The Rock Steady Crew - Uprock (1984)
Herbie Hancock ft. Grand Mixer D.ST - Rockit (1983)
Newcleus - Jam On It (1984)
World's Famous Supreme Team - Hey DJ (1984)
Fat Boys - Stick 'Em (1984)
Doug E. Fresh ft. MC Ricky D - The Show (1985)
Bad Boys ft. K-Love - Inspector Gadget (1985)
Beastie Boys - She's On It (1985)
World Class Wreckin' Crew - Juice (1985)
Uncle Jamm's Army - What's Your Sign? (1985)
Puffy Dee - Joe Blow (1985)
Dr Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde - Yellow Panties (1985)
Schoolly D - I Don't Like Rock "N" Roll (1985)
Joeski Love - Pee-Wee's Dance (1986)
Whistle - (Nothing Serious) Just Buggin' (1986)
Love Bug Starski - Amityville (House On The Hill) (1986)
Egyptian Lover - Freak-A-Holic (1986)
Roxanne Shanté ft. Biz Markie - The Def Fresh Crew (1986)
Run D.M.C. & Aerosmith - Walk This Way (1986)
The 2 Live Crew - We Want Some Pussy (1986)
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble (1986)
The Showboys - Drag Rap (1986)
Kid 'n Play - Last Night (1987)
Salt-N-Pepa - Push It (1987)
Boogie Down Productions - Super Hoe (1987)
Audio Two - Top Billin' (1987)
Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud - Do The James (1987)
Jungle Brothers - Jimbrowski (1987)
LL Cool J - Go Cut Creator Go (1987)
Heavy D & The Boyz - The Overweight Lover's In The House (1987)
Biz Markie - Pickin' Boogers (1988)
Public Enemy - Cold Lampin' With Flavor (1988)
Tone Loc - Wild Thing (1988)
Slick Rick - Indian Girl (An Adult Story) (1988)
Ice-T - Girls L.G.B.N.A.F. (1988)
EPMD - The Steve Martin (1988)
MC EZ & Troop - Get Retarded (1988)
Kwamé - The Man We All Know And Love (1989)
Special Ed - Hoedown (1989)
Nice & Smooth - Funky For You (1989)
Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo - Cars (1989)
Stezo - To The Max (1989)

Live Drumming With The Country Boy by T La Rock isn't on YouTube? This can't be life.


Rob said...

Dart Adams?


McKay McKay said...

Is Dart Adams Big Ghostfase?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

No idea.

Wait, they both like Termanology and I can't imagine there are more than 3 Termanology fans on the entire planet so it's highly possible.

d said...


Nah Big Ghostface is supposedly secrete saltine. Is he even still going?

Man I wish I still had the mp3s of Dart Adams attempt at a rap career. The accompanying explanation for why he never got signed one of the most defensive moments in rap internet history

yeldarb said...

add "triple threat" by z-3 mc's

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Do tell, Donal.

Good call, Bradley. The O.G Oh Mummy theme rap song.

Anonymous said...

i heard that Big Ghost is really Australian but i can't confirm whether this is true or not

step one said...

File this alongside that weird Erykah Badu rant about uptempo rap songs with keyboards & synths.

Also, is it fair to say that non US rap writers >>>> US rap writers

Vinnie Pazz And Jop said...

Comprehensively sonned.

Good work, sir.

d said...

I think the blogs been deleted. iirc it was brief but was the brunt end of the gangsta rap boardroom conspiracy.

Anonymous said...

The 80s...when beatboxing wasn't shit.