Wednesday 2 January 2019

Generic list post: 1989 was 30 years ago!

1989: the number, another summer, the sound of Funky Drummer & other James Brown breaks becoming less prevalent. 30 Legit Jams™ from the year of ya host's personal favorite James Bond movie.

Public Enemy - Fight The Power
LL Cool J - Big Ole Butt
3rd Bass - Monte Hall
Mac Dre - Young Black Brotha
Ultimate Force - I'm Not Playing
EPMD - Get The Bozack
Stezo - Girl Trouble
Nice & Smooth - Early To Rise
Ice-T - Lethal Weapon
Freddie Foxxx - The Master
Tuff Crew - Behold The Detonator
Beastie Boys - What Comes Around
Kool G. Rap & D.J Polo - Road To The Riches
Big Daddy Kane - Warm It Up Kane
Grandmaster Melle Mel - Free Style
Geto Boys - Gangster Of Love
Ultramagnetic MC's ft. Tim Dog - A Chorus Line
MC Lyte - Cha Cha Cha
Brand Nubian - Brand Nubian
N.W.A - A Bitch Iz A Bitch
The D.O.C - Portrait Of A Master Piece
De La Soul ft. Native Tongues - Buddy
Uptown - Dope On Plastic
Digital Underground - Humpty Dance
Special Ed - I Got It Made
The 45 King - The 900 Number
Lakim Shabazz - Your Arm's Too Short To Box With God
YZ - In Control Of Things
Tone Loc - Wild Thing
Schoolly D - Gangster Boogie

Previously: 1988 was 30 years ago!


Anonymous said...

Gettin philosophical like that Greek man Plato

Yohan said...

Strong start of the year!

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Honourable mention:

The New Style - Scuffin' Those Knees

(The New Style AKA Naughty By Nature before they changed their name.)

Anonymous said...

Naughty by Nature & Digital Underground are two underrated groups that I feel “Old Heads” never talk about on Twitter.

hotbox said...

nice to see someone up on melle mel freestyle. there should also be a queen latifah song in here. all hail the queen is a low key classic

also missing some new jack swing rap like pump it hottie or wild wild west

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Melle Mel's Free Style was the bizzirth of thizzatt stizzyle of rizzapping before E-40 or Snoop.

I'm not a fan of Moe Dee's solo shit. Favourite New Rap Swing song of '89 would be Heavy D's Let It Flow.

Anonymous said...

Robert Davi should have played more central villians.

Johnny Rap said...

Or was the bizzirth by Frankie Smiths' Double Dutch Buss? "dizzouble dizzutch"

and while we're at it the Johnny Rap presents The Martorialists 80's Rap Parts 1-3 are still up.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Sheeeeit, Frankie Smith was #actually The Vividest Author™?

hotbox said...

wild wild west was 32 years ago my mistake

was 1989 also the year hammer's goons sent mc serch on the lifetime path to thrice-weekly PTSD therapy sessions?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Not sure if that was '89 or '90. Maybe both the way Serch tells it 😃