Ego Trip's Rap Singles 1981

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"The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel" seems the obvious choice here, must have been wild hearing that in 1981

"That's the Joint" a great jam too

T Ski Valley dropping some serious knowledge on "Never Let Go"

Hey, well it's T-Ski Valley and I want you to know
That prices are high, wherever you go
The price of food is at its all time high
I like to travel, can't afford to fly
You get up early and lose some sleep
To get to work, you can't get a seat
The busses are crowded and the trains are packed
The Guardian Angels are trying to fight back
Things are hard and I want you to know
But just hang on and never let go

and at least two tracks sample Genius of Love, dope, Rapture also a good showcase for the xover of disco/(post)punk/rap (Magnificent Seven could have been on as well)

I have a weak spot for Apache (JUMP ON IT)

corrs unplugged, Monday, 1 August 2022 13:48 (four months ago) link

First look, Funky 4 +1, but of course "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel" is all-time. Trouble Funk is always a sentimental favorite, and they and Lovebug Starski have more good things to come. I'm also a fan of "Apache" in literally any context.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 1 August 2022 13:58 (four months ago) link

“that’s the joint” is one of the best songs ever, any genre

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Monday, 1 August 2022 14:33 (four months ago) link

I've always enjoyed this video of some kid jamming along to 'That's The Joint' on a cheap bass that's almost the height of him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlIMAPJmlek

MaresNest, Monday, 1 August 2022 14:34 (four months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOfYjKI2ytw
Universal Two - Dancing Heart

Nabozo, Monday, 1 August 2022 15:04 (four months ago) link

I used to have a comp with Positive Life on it, absolutely loved it. Shame it’s not on streaming.

a hoy hoy, Monday, 1 August 2022 19:57 (four months ago) link

I used to have a comp with Positive Life on it, absolutely loved it. Shame it’s not on streaming.

a hoy hoy, Monday, 1 August 2022 19:57 (four months ago) link

xp love that bass cover!

corrs unplugged, Tuesday, 2 August 2022 10:46 (four months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 8 August 2022 00:01 (four months ago) link

I really don’t see what people find so amazing about “That’s the Joint”. I mean, the song’s great and all, but so are a lot of other songs on this list. Voting “Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel”.

Mr. Snrub, Monday, 8 August 2022 01:33 (four months ago) link

where it all started for me

https://i.discogs.com/8rpg3cfIUHS78afysKDC03ji3XD3TbGytib-49f4zbE/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:570/w:570/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTE4NDQz/MS0xNTIzODA3OTEy/LTM1MjEuanBlZw.jpeg

so, it's a tie between Jazzy Sensation + Genius Rap

meisenfek, Monday, 8 August 2022 20:59 (four months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 00:01 (three months ago) link

37. Sugarhill Gang: "Apache" (Sugarhill) 1
good work, singular voter

fair winner, great song, rather unanimous

corrs unplugged, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 07:59 (three months ago) link

and the beat goes on Ego Trip's Rap Singles 1982

corrs unplugged, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 09:11 (three months ago) link

Obviously "Ant Rap" and "Der Kommissar" were too good for the list. Of the two my vote would have gone to both of them. Adam Ant pioneered a hip-hop / world beat crossover approach that could so easily have been an alternative future for hip-hop and Falco of course invented gangster rap.

Ashley Pomeroy, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 18:34 (three months ago) link


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