While we're on the devilin' thread, let's make the quick case that chaboys Sacha, Elliott, the Chairman, Gabriel and Brent are a team up ≥ Allen Lowe. They take the slowed down nostalgia for coulottes and espadrilles in Nelson George*and remind us that just 'cause we didn't have the money to by the rekkids during the eight zero area code, or just 'cause we were pimpin the industry (but calling it indie) during the same, doesn't mean we can't listen to more now. How much of hip hop's first 10 years did Nelson miss? I am trying to visualize the circumference of how much he didn't see.
Keep up w/ it. It's a matter of staying close to the truth.
- "Rapping and Rocking the House," Funky Four Plus One
- "New Rap Language," Spoonie Gee and the Treacherous Three
- "Jazzy Sensation (Bronx Mix)," Afrika Bambaataa Jazzy 5
Yes, yes, y'all. It cant stop and it won't stop. So we'll come back to this, too.
* Let's just confess here and now that Nelson George plays the role of an easy target. I don't want to be a hater, tho. Think of him as the Smithsonian Collection of Classic HipHop. As iffing.