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The Case for Bob Dylan as the First Ever Rapper

Whenever the history of hip hop and rap is talked about one song is specifically brought up, SugarHill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight”. The iconic trio released this track in 1979 and collectively America responded with a “WHAT IS THIS?!” Quickly thereafter, it took America by storm, made  it to #3 on the UK charts and even debuted #1 on the Dutch top 40 (apparently the Dutch love good hip hop).  548 more words


Neil Young (Almost) Ruined My Life, Part Two: Getting Blown Away

Despite my extreme shyness around girls, it took me until my junior year to pull a classic adolescent move: using a song to try to communicate tortured emotions… 1,830 more words

Ice-T Announces Star Studded 2016 'Art of Rap' Tour

By Amanda Wicks

Ice-T is expanding the hip-hop festival he put together in 2015 to celebrate all eras of the musical genre, and taking that show on the road. 181 more words


Modern Romance: Adventures In Clubland (Cherry Pop)

Modern Romance
Adventures In Clubland
Cherry Pop

British pop band Modern Romance formed out of the ashes of first generation punk band Leyton Buzzards, a group led by… 648 more words

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On 90s music.

“Were you like, happy all the time yet super-lame in the 90s, Miss?”
“Not all the time, but a lot of the time, sure.”
“Happy or lame?” 24 more words


My Four Favourite Oldschool Rap Songs

1. The Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight (1979)

2. Grandmaster Flash – The Message (1982)

3. Biz Markie – Just A Friend (1989)

4. Beastie Boys – So What Cha Want (1992)