Let's hear 'em.
Sir Mix A Lot.
Baby Got Back........and so does your avatar.
The one, the only, Rapper's Delight. There is no other choice for old school rap.
"Name Your Top 5 Favorite Old-School Rap Songs or Artists (1992 or Earlier)"
92' or earlier must have been before the rappers were touting "Kill Whitey".
none, they all suck. Hated it in high school and 25 years later still can't stand that shit
EazyE - Boyz in da hood.
Run DMC -- King of Rock
Ice-T -- OG (the whole album)
Fat Boys -- Fat Boys
Sugar Hill Gang
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
De La Soul
+1 on the Sugarhill Gang
Yet another 1988 calssic!
Srt8 outta compton
Going back to cali
Back to the hotel
Midnight-time for a homicide
Im going to have to go with Marky Mark and the funky bunch who can forget the line COME ON COME ON FEEL IT FEEL IT!
It's all about the Cypress Hill.
1. I Ain't Goin' Out Like That
2. Hits from the Bong
3. How I Could Just Kill a Man
4. Hand on the Pump
5. Cock the Hammer
All of these tracks are pre-'92.
Posse on Broadway
Doug E. Fresh
Sugar Hill Gang
Slick Rick the rula no song will beat "Women lose weight"
Public Enemy (any)
Ice-T (Ice was all about the boo-tay)
Slick Rick (a childrens story)
Anything by P.E. I'm a big P.E. fan!
Rap sucks shit!
Nice and Smooth
Big Daddy Kane
Eric B & Rakim
in no particular order
I just realized I have nothing from either of these. Time to correct that. Here I come, K-Lite.
Eric B and Rakim, represent!!
2Live Crew w/ Luke Skywalker (forgot how he spelled it before George Lucas got all candyass on him)
Public Enemy - Welcome to the Terrordome (saw 'em live with Anthrax and Primus back in 1991).
Erik B and Rakim - Paid in Full.
Run DMC - Run's House or King of Rock
The DOC - The Formula or anything from his only album before the car wreck.
NWA - Dopeman
Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Slick Rick + Doug E Fresh
De La Soul
Tribe Called Quest
Almost all rap on the radio today SUCKS BALLS!
All the classic rock stations have become garage band stations.
Why don't they play the good stuff anymore?
Special K-I got it Made
Public Enemy-Terminator X
Kool G Rap and DJ Polo-Road to the Riches
Digital Underground-Humpty Dance
Urban Dance Squad-Deeper Shade of Soul
Somebody likes NY rap.
Little-Known Historical Tidbit:
Rap has been around for considerably longer than most folks acknowledge – for most of the 20th century, in fact. The key factor in its current popularity occured in the early 80's, when it was "discovered" by the popular media. Prior to that, it was only heard at sports events, where it was commonly referred to as a "cheer":
Hey, hey, whaddaya say
Take dat bitch de udderway
Hit 'em high, hit 'em low
Hit 'em in da tootsie roll
Dat's allright, dat's ok
We gon' waste ya anyway
My favorite C"RAP" artist are ones who died or are going to soon!
My hooptie rollin', tailpipe draggin'
Heat don't work an' my girl keeps naggin'
Six-nine Buick, deuce keeps rollin'
One hubcap 'cause three got stolen
Bumper shook loose, chrome keeps scrapin'
Mis-matched tires, and my white walls flakin'
Hit mickey-d's, Maharaji starts to bug
He ate a quarter-pounder, threw the pickles on my rug
Runnin', movin' tabs expired
Girlies tryin' to dis 'n say my car looks tired
Hit my brakes, out slid skittles
Tinted back window with a bubble in the middle
Who's car is it? Posse won't say
We all play it off when you look our way
Rollin' four deep, tires smoke up the block
Gotta roll this bucket, 'cause my Benz is in the shop
My hooptie - my hooptie
Four door nightmare, trunk locks' stuck
Big dice on the mirror, grill like a truck
Lifters tickin', accelerator's stickin'
Somethin' on my left front wheel keeps clickin'
Picked up the girlies, now we're eight deep
Cars barely movin', but now we got heat
Made a left turn as I watched in fright
My ex-girlfriend shot out my headlight
She was standin', in the road, so I smashed her toes
Mashed my pedal, boom, down she goes
Law ain't lyin', long hairs flyin'
We flipped the skeez off, dumb girl starts cryin'
Baby called the cops, now I'm gettin' nervous
The cops see a beeper and the suckers might serve us
Hit a side street and what did we find?
Some young punk, droppin' me a flip off sign
Put the deuce in reverse, and started to curse
Another sucker on the south side about to get hurt
Homey got scared, so I got on
Yeah my group got paid, but my groups still strong
Posse moved north, headin for the CD
Ridin' real fast so the cops don't see me
Mis-matched tires got my boys uptight
Two Vogues on the left, Uniroyal on the right
Hooptie bouncin', runnin' on leaded
This is what I sport when you call me big-headed
I pot-hole crusher, red light rusher
Musher of a brother 'cause I'm plowin' over suckers
In a hooptie
It's a three-ton monster, econo-box stomper
Snatch your girly, if you don't I'll romp 'er
Dinosaur rush, lookin' like Shaft
Some get bold, but some get smashed
Cops say the car smokes, but I won't listen
It's a six-nine deuce, so the hell with emissions
Rollin' in Tacoma, I could get burned
(Sound of automatic gunfire) Betta make a u-turn
Spotted this freak with immense posterior
Tryin' to roll smooth through the Hilltop area
Brother start lettin' off, kickin' that racket
Thinkin' I'm a rock star, slingin' them packets
I ain't wit' dat, so I smooth eject
Hit I-5 with the dope cassette
Playin' that tough crew hardcore dope
The tape deck broke
Damn what's next, brothers in Goretex
Tryin' to find a spot where we could hunt for sex
Found a little club called the N-C-O
Military, competition. You know.
I ain't really fazed, 'cause I pop much game
Rolled up tough, 'cause I got much fame
"How ya doin' baby, my name is Mixalot"
"Mixalot got a Benz boy, quit smokin' that rock"
Ooooh, I got dissed. But it ain't no thing
Runnin' that game with the home made slang
Baby got ished, Bremelo gip.
Keep laughin' at the car and you might get clipped
By a hooptie
Runnin' outta gas, stuck in traffic
Far left lane, throwin' up much static
Input, output, carbeurator fulla soot
"Whatcha want me to do Mix?"
Push freak, push
Sputter, sputter rollin' over gutters
Cars dip low with hard core brothers
Tank on E, pulled into Arco
Cops on tip for Columbian cargo
We fit a stereotype, that's what he said
Big long car, four big black heads
Cops keep jockin', grabbin' like 'gators
'Bout stereotypes, I'm lookin' nuthin' like Noriega
Cop took my wallet, looked at my license
His partner said "Damn, they all look like Tyson"
Yes, I'm legit, so they gotta let me go
This bucket ain't rollin' in snow
It's my hooptie
What the fuck is this "rap" thing y'all are talking about. It sure ain't nothing like "Rock And Roll" so it must be some other kind of stuff. I've heard some and I'd classify it as manic-depressant KISS with a hangover.
Perhaps its a new form of entertainment which we can call "Urban-whining with nauseating Bass-distortion and threats against police which never pan out because you always end up busted you loser".
He is the schnitzel.
Sir Mix a Lot
ETA: Realized my Sir-mix-a-lot collection dissappeared.....time to fire up the donkey
"Rapture" by Blondie. This is the song that started it all.
Everything he did prior, and after 92.
No particular order....off the top of my head
The Message (Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five)
Making Cash Money (Busy B)
R.A.W. (Big Daddy Kane)
Sucker MC (RUNDMC)
Paid In Full (RAKIM & Eric B)
Dont Sweat The Technique (RAKIM & Eric B)
Cause Im Housin' (EPMD)
Product of The Environment (3rdBASS)
White Lines (Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five)
La Di Da Di (Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh)
They Want F/X's (Das FX)
The Ghetto (Rakim Eric B)
One For the Treble (Davy DMX)
The entire BRAND NUBIANS first album.
In my best hoody voice...."Yall can't front on New York rap classics!, Wooooorrrrrd UP!"
None, rap sucks and always will !
I can't believe he hasn't been mentioned...the Pimp of all Pimps:
I prefer the dead ones. They sound best to me.
It was always about Rock and Roll for us, and usually a little harder than that, but I did tolerate Tone Loc (however ya spell him) "Wild thang"...And some old beastie boys, but its hard to take AC/DC out of the deck, and put that crap in.
My list of 5 best 80's rap songs, in no particular order
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five: "The Message"
Grandmaster Melle Mel: "White Lines"
Sugarhill Gang: "Rapper's Delight"
Newcleus: "Jam On It" (remember break dancers?)
Rock Master Scott and The Dynamic Three: "The Roof Is On Fire"
(yeah.. the one that goes "... we don't need no water let the M***** F***** Burn!"
Can you tell I'm getting ready for my 20th High School reunion this fall?
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock were pretty darned good too: "It takes two to make a thing go right..."
However, I don't really consider that "mellow" shit rap. It's falls more in line with hip-hop, whatever.
I hope that whenever I get as old as some of you guys, I'm not so sour to new sounds. I don't condone any of the messages that most rappers put out...but many rappers are pretty intelligent into how the world operates from a common sense perspective. MUCH MORE than most of my WHITE friends who were raised in their "perfect" little world. Not that all whites are that way, I'm not generalizing...shit, I fall into the white male trap every time I fawkin try to get a high paying job. Ok...back to the point (sorry for the tangent)...listen to some Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, etc...if you can get past all of the BASS, then there are some pretty good stories being told. I dare say, usually much more creative than most Country music. However, Rock'n'Roll will always be better than rap, IMHO....but that doesn't mean that ALL RAP SUCKS. Open up your eyes guys...you're so uptight about the gansta driving by bumpin' some tunes that you haven't let yourself experience the new world.
I just remembered another old skool rap group....NEMESIS. Great BASS tunes back in the day. Can't remember if they are pre-1992 though, either way, they're old compared to now.
I think NEMESIS is from Dallas....
My hatred of rap has nothing to do with any "messages" or whatever. If I want a message, I'll read a book or something. I don't pay any attention to lyrics in music. I simply hate the way it sounds. I hate disco music too, but after not being subjected to it for about 15 years, all the while having to tolerate rap, I decided that disco was at least "music".
Don't take it so hard that lots of people can't stand rap. Lots of people can't stand the music I like, but I couldn't care less!