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Ronnie
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I am listening to Run DMC's "You Talk Too Much"...haha I love this song, but haven't heard it in a long time. The radio station here is doing an old school rap jam tonight.

I have always liked my boys..the beastie boys and some NWA songs of the past, although I am not in to gangsta rap.

What are some other good old school rap songs of the 80s?
I like the rap songs used in Breakin movies, and Disorderlies with The Fat Boys.


Another one I heard tonight on the radio, is a song called "Friends." I don't know who sings it, but that is a cool song. And I recognized the tune that was sampled and used from this song, in Nas's "If I Ruled The World" feat. Lauren Hill of the Fugees.
Who sings that?

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2 LIVE CREW! HA HA HA!! Funny!
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Cool topic Ronnie.
As you know I recently started collecting vintage boomboxes.. and what does one have to play on these? Old school rap of course! [Smile]
I absolutely love all of the older hip hop stuff while on the other hand I don't like newer artists like Eminem, Snoopy Dog and so on. There are exceptions like for instance Puff Daddy's Come With Me. [Cool] Though I'm not sure if that's considered rap?

Anyway..
My favorites among the older rappers would be: Afrika Bambaata, Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Schooly-D, Run-DMC and the earlier stuff from the Beastie Boys.
Actually I just finished making some compilation TAPES to play on these ghetto blasters.
They aren't ALL rap songs. Some are instrumental and some are just songs I like from popular breakdance movies like Beat Street, Breakin', and Wild Style.
These are a few that I personally like very much..

Raising Hell - Run DMC
Clear – Cybotron
Don't Believe The Hype – Public Enemy
Brass Monkey – Beastie Boys
Bass Line – Mantronix
White Lines – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Frantic Situation – Afrika Bambaata & Soulsonic Force
Reckless – Chris (The Glove) Taylor & Ice-T (although I'm normally not a big fan of Ice-T, this is my favorite rap song of all time)
Smurf – Tyrone Brunson
99 ½ – Carol Lynn Townes
Planet Rock – Afrika Bambaata & Soulsonic Force
Give Me Tonight - Shannon
My Adidas - Run DMC

Actually, as for Public Enemy, make that the whole album.

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The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn - Beastie Boys
Run’s House — Run DMC
6 ‘n the Mornin’— Ice-T
Raw — Big Daddy Kane
The Show — Doug E. Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew Featuring Slick Rick
Strictly Business - EPMD

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Also, I know that Rapper's Delight is so way overplayed, but I thought The Sugar Hill Gang rocked that song out and helped make rap main stream.

I used to play it over and over as a kid trying to learn all the words to it.

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i've always been a fan of TOO SHORT, who started in the 80s, but is known more in the 90s and today.
i am going to a concert in 2 weeks, a freestyle explosion show, and sugar hill gang will be there.
shannon's give me tonight was always an awesome song, as i have recently put it on a mixed cd that i play constantly.

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Ronnie, I had a Life Is Too $hort tape back in the late 80's.

Eight years on the mike and i'm not jokin'
Sir too short comin' straight from Oakland
California, home of the rock
Eight woofers in the trunk, beatin' down the block
Short dog, i'm that rappin' man
I said it before and i 'll say it again

Life is too short
Too short
Life is too short

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cool, valley. i remember being in the 6th grade and taking a trip to flagstaff, az with some of my classmates and our teacher let us listen to the entire SHORT DOG'S IN THE HOUSE tape. (mr. bowman took a liking to the song, "the ghetto." [Big Grin] )

i am not a puff daddy/p diddy fan but i do like the song TKO mentioned, but i think it's called SENORITA...(come with me).

i actually like east coast rap, like wu-tang & bone thugs n harmony. i will listen to almost everything those 2 groups put out.

i was checking out some ice-t songs earlier and ya reckless is cool, but i also like the song he did for the movie "new jack city" (90s, i know), called "new jack hustler." it's a funky tune.

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I've been listening to C & C Music Factory, do they count?
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I enjoy Public Enemy. Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos is probably my favorite song.
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Do they consider MC Hammer old school? I did like a couple of his bits.
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I liked early Beastie Boys (I still love them now), Run DMC, Young MC and Tone Loc. The last two were pretty main stream, late 80's but I love "Wild Thing", "Funky Cold Medina" and "Bust a Move".
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I like old-school rap music (I wrote the page on "Krush Groove") but I'm not a full-on rap music fan.

I'm white and I consider most white people who listen to rap music to be...well, white. (I would use a more vulgarian term, but I'm learned my lessons regarding those).

I think that most of us who post on this board are white people, so ipso facto, we have no rhythm or soul. When we're in public and we dance and sing to any type of rap music (old or new), we all look stupid, foolish...and white.

Don't worry...I consider myself these things as well.

Sincerely,

John Kilduff

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Oh man...my head won't let me remember this song...they did it on I Love the 80's...it might have been Grandmaster Flash...it was one of the first Rap songs out there...all I can remember of it right at this minute...is they said something about eating potato salad in it...maybe that is enough for someone to remember it.


I love:
It Takes Two- Rob Base
It takes two to make a thing go right
It takes two to make it outta sight
Hit it!

I wanna rock right now
I'm Rob Base and I came to get down
I'm not internationally known
But I'm known to rock the microphone
Because I get stoopid, I mean outrageous
Stay away from me if you're contagious
'Cause I'm a winner, sure not a loser
To be an M.C. is what I choose 'a
Ladies love me, girls adore me
I mean even the ones who never saw me
Like the way that I rhyme at a show
The reason why, man, I don't know
So let's go, 'cause

It takes two to make a thing go right
It takes two to make it outta sight
(repeat)
Hit it!

My name is Rob, I gotta real funky concept
Listen up, 'cause I'm gonna keep you in step
I got an idea
That I wanna share
You don't like it? So what, I don't care
I'm number one, the uno, I like comp
Bring all the suckers 'cause all them I'll stomp
Bold and black but I won't protect
All of my followers 'cause all I want is respect
I'm not a doctor, put them in rapture
A slick brother that can easy outfox ya
Cause I'm Rob, the last name Base, yeah
And on the mike, I'm known to be the freshest
So let's start, it shouldn't be too hard
I'm not a sucker so I don't need a bodyguard
I won't fess, wear a bulletproof vest
Don't smoke buddha, can't stand sess, yes

It takes two to make a thing go right
It takes two to make it outta sight
(repeat)
Hit it!

I am only putting the beginning lyrics...seeing what they said about the Big Mac.

and I love this song:

Back to Life -Soul to Soul
Back to life, back to reality ( x3)
Back to the here and now yeah
Show me how, decide what you want from me
Tell me may be
I could be there for you
However do you want me,
However do you need me
How, however do you want me,
However do you need me.

Back to life, back to the present time,
Back from a fantasy
Yeah, tell me now, take the iniative
I'll leave it in your hands until you're ready oh
However do you want me,
However do you need me
How, however do you want me
However do you need me,
However do you want me
However do you need me
How, however do you want me
However do you need me (x5)
I live at the top of the block,
No more room for trouble or fuss
Need a change, a positive change look
Look it's me writing on the wall
However do you want
However do you

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I danced a many a nights in the 80's to that Rob Base "It Takes Two" song. Wow I miss that summer!
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quote:
Originally posted by Stitchgroover:
I've been listening to C & C Music Factory, do they count?

my god i remember having that cassette too. and i don't think they were rap, but more pop. i even saw them in concert with gerardo (that guy that sang "rico suave", who played the hispanic jock in 'can't buy me love.'

didn't one of the guys from c & c die? and didn't the girl in the group not even really sing at all? i had heard that wasn't her real voice and that she was just there to dance and lip sync to their songs?

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Ronnie that is totally hilarous, I saw the exact same concert with C & C Music Factory and Ricky "Can't Buy Me Love" Gerardo. They played at Kings Island in the 80's. It was actually a great concert, everyone was dancing in the aisles.

Rico Suave

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Here We Go, Here We Go Now...Let's Rock & Roll [Wink]
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Devolution here,

We are including Soul to Soul in old school rap now??? Dance music maybe but old school rap, no. Tony Tone Toni had a rap part in "It Feels good" but that is by no way a rap song.

We are DEVO

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NWA also had their moments.

And although it's not truly rap, I enjoyed some of the New Jack Swing movement. "Poison" especially.

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I know Soul to Soul...isn't Old School Rap...but I don't know what they are categorized as either...so I threw them in here, cause I like them. [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

Back to Life...Back to reality....

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What about the Fat Boys? Gotta go with the 80s Beasties. They are now way too political and religious for me now. Brass Monkey practically got me thru middle school...
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do none of you, know who sings, FRIENDS???
it goes..

"FRIENDS...how many of us have them.."

something like that.

i agree, motz, that beasties have gone a bit political. i have their latest cd and most of the songs are about bashing the president. it's a bit annoying.

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HELLO....Everybody!!!


"LIKE TOTALLY COOL" Topic RONNIE [Cool] [Cool]


I remember that song "FRIENDS" it was by a Rap Group Trio called...... WHODINI they also had another song intitled "Freaks Come Out At Night"

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I really cant stand to listen to Old Skool Rap anymore...But here are a few i remember "Breakin" to...Oh-YES!!! I was a Break Dancing Machine Standing In My B-Boy Stance!!!!!


Roxanne,Roxanne U.T.F.O.

Sally That Girl Gucci Crew

Shake It MC SHY D

Run-D.M.C. Peter Piper

South Bronx KRS-1

Brooklyn Queens 3RD BASS

DJ MAGIC MIKE

Rodney O & Joe Cooley

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