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Subject: Hip hop was so much better in the 80s

Written By: belmont22 on 01/12/13 at 5:51 pm

I really dislike most hip hop made after gangsta rap broke out in 1992. Rap was just so much more fun in the 80s. Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Neneh Cherry, Tone Loc, even the Fat Boys.

The beats were catchier I guess and the music and rhymes were easier to latch on to. I find hip hop from the past 20 years for the most part is either too violent and misogynistic or it tries too hard to be intellectual.

Oddly my favorite rap that's more modern is crunk. I think crunk had a lot of the fun of old school hip hop, after all it is a descendant of the 80s Miami Bass scene.

What were some of your favorite 80s rap songs?

Subject: Re: Hip hop was so much better in the 80s

Written By: moycon on 01/13/13 at 8:04 pm

Some of my favorite rap songs from the 80's

All You Can Eat - Fat Boys
Big Mouth - Houdini
You Talk Too Much - Run DMC
Radio - LL Cool J
The Show - Dougie Fresh

One rap song from the 80's that I've never been able to identify (I do have a crappy copy on tape I taped off the radio in the 80's somewhere) borrowed parts of the lyrics from "The Show". It had about 4 or 5 young kids taking turns rapping, and in between it would have that same "Six minutes, Six minutes, Six Minute (Insert name of kid) you're on" refrain "The Show" had. One girls rap I can recall parts of pretty well. "I am Shy Love the girl devastator and on the microphone ain't no one greater", and "Across the Pacific, I keep it specific and other MC you cannot deal with it, because I'm not edible, but incredible, all of my rhymes are arranged alphabetical, in order to make simple to find em, and if they are taped all you do is rewind them"

There was also a kid who I think was called Money Lover and he rapped VERY fast. Anyways, have no clue who sand it or what the song was called, I did hear someone playing it on the radio here in Atlanta about 12 years ago, but didn't catch the name. Any clue what it is?

Subject: Re: Hip hop was so much better in the 80s

Written By: Howard on 01/14/13 at 6:31 am

You  also got to remember The Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Flash, Kurtis Blow and The Funky 4+1.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rwpBYQn3S8

Subject: Re: Hip hop was so much better in the 80s

Written By: Emman on 01/14/13 at 3:08 pm


I really dislike most hip hop made after gangsta rap broke out in 1992. Rap was just so much more fun in the 80s. Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Neneh Cherry, Tone Loc, even the Fat Boys.

The beats were catchier I guess and the music and rhymes were easier to latch on to. I find hip hop from the past 20 years for the most part is either too violent and misogynistic or it tries too hard to be intellectual.

Oddly my favorite rap that's more modern is crunk. I think crunk had a lot of the fun of old school hip hop, after all it is a descendant of the 80s Miami Bass scene.

What were some of your favorite 80s rap songs?


My favorite era in hip-hop would be the period from about '01-'03, mainly because of The Neptunes and Timbaland's productions.

Subject: Re: Hip hop was so much better in the 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/14/13 at 4:43 pm

The Sugar Hill Gang: Rapper's Delight
Grandmaster Flash and the Furrious Four: The Message
Beastie Boys: Fight For Your Right To Party
Public Enemy: Don't Believe The Hype

Subject: Re: Hip hop was so much better in the 80s

Written By: Howard on 01/15/13 at 7:17 am


The Sugar Hill Gang: Rapper's Delight
Grandmaster Flash and the Furrious Four: The Message
Beastie Boys: Fight For Your Right To Party
Public Enemy: Don't Believe The Hype


and how about RUN DMC and Funky 4+1?

Subject: Re: Hip hop was so much better in the 80s

Written By: Howard on 01/15/13 at 7:19 am

Hip Hop back in the early 80's wasn't about drugs,violence,pimping and hoes, it was all about having fun,rapping on the streets and just enjoying yourself with friends while doing beatboxing and breakdancing.

Subject: Re: Hip hop was so much better in the 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/15/13 at 11:53 pm


and how about RUN DMC and Funky 4+1?


I never heard of Funky 4+1.

RUN DMC and Jam Master Jay.  :)

Subject: Re: Hip hop was so much better in the 80s

Written By: Howard on 01/16/13 at 6:49 am


I never heard of Funky 4+1.

RUN DMC and Jam Master Jay.  :)


The Funky 4 +1 had a couple of hits during the early 80's with songs like:

Rappin & Rocking The House" (1979)
"That's The Joint" (1980)
"Do You Want to Rock (Before I Let Go) (1982)
"Feel It" (The Mexican) (1983)


But their biggest hit was in 1980:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVxk9PW62Vk

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