Thursday 3 November 2016

I Shouldn't Have Don It

Did the D in MC Ricky D stand for Donald?

It's a fair question because before Donald Trump was forcing himself on beauty pageant contestants, Slick Rick was writing explicit rap routines about Miss America winners. Somewhat of a precursor to Biggie's Dreams (Just Playin'), Rick & Doug's Vanessa Williams routine comes from the legendary live at Lincoln Projects 1984 performance which was one of those mythical live cassette tapes passed around New York in the 80's that you've probably heard bits of if anyone's ever hooked you up with any old Mr. Magic radio shows. It's neither big nor clever to write pervy fantasy raps about celebrity lasses, but like Too $hort said, it's a fact, there's no debatin' - that shit happened:

MC Ricky D & Doug E. Fresh - Vanessa Williams
(From live at Lincoln Projects, Harlem; 1984)

Cheers to Jack The Snipper for trimming this one down for me. Full live at Lincoln Projects 1984 performance here.


d said...

This is fucking my head up for a good few reasons. gonna hunt through this like a whosampled contributer

Man to think I thought the filthiest ppl back then not from oakland was Run DMC going "motherfucker". Still not fucking w Millie Jackson or Blowfly but man.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

You goin' to see him in Dublin then?

d said...

Yeh actually Im gonna sort tickets now. You gonna brave Rick w real instruments?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Can't miss Rick even if he is gonna be backed by Jools Holland's Boogie Woogie Orchestra.

L.A said...

Didn't realise Treat Em Like A Prostitute dated back that far!1

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

"Here's another oldie but goodie... hit it!"