Great in the original version as well as the then-super innovative Coldcut 1988 remix:
I was always mouthing along to the lyrics —
Thinking of a master plan
Cause ain't nothin but sweat inside my hands
So I dig into my pocket, all my money's spent
So I dig deeper, still comin up with lint..
But then came this bit:
A pen and a paper
a stereo, a tape of
me and Eric B and
a nice big
plate of fish
which is my favorite dish
Man, it took me years to figure out that's what he said, that last bit (cause there was no Google yet). "Fish, which is my favourite dish," seriously?
Tue 10 Nov, 2020 09:28 pm
Underrated — Schoolly D
Gucci Time (1987)
Tue 10 Nov, 2020 09:51 pm
I got my first real taste of hip-hop when I heard Public Enemy's Bring The Noise. Like, I'd heard Sugarhill Gang on the radio and stuff .. but that PE track brought it home.
You know, through your whole teenage years there are like four or five songs that completely change the way you listen to music and what you like? Bring The Noise was one of those for me. Just this massive... sound!
Public Enemy - Bring The Noise (1987)
So then I went out and I got the Rebel Without a Pause 12" and later their It Takes a Nation of Millions album too, and played them countless times..
Public Enemy — Rebel Without a Pause (1988)
Meanwhile, I was doing shifts in the school canteen and playing tapes there, and this black kid from another class got me a couple tapes. I remember one had Lakim Shabazz on them, whom I'd never heard of, but it still sounds pretty dope
Lakim Shabazz - Black Is Back (1988)
Tue 10 Nov, 2020 09:56 pm
The second hip-hop track that fell into that category of four or five songs that change everything, for me, was...
N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton (1988)
I'd gotten used to the political preaching and agitating of PE and KRS-One and so on, but NWA was just something different altogether. The sound more stripped down and raw, the lyrics more aggressive, the experience real.
So I got into gangsta rap for a good while, until it was all just rappers getting rich and boasting of the bitches by their kidney-shaped pools, and I kinda lost interest.
Tue 10 Nov, 2020 10:06 pm
On a more playful note, did nobody post this oldie classic yet?
Doug E Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew — The Show (1985)