This One is About The Ladies

So it is so unbelievably hot out there right now. I’m not talking desert heat either. I’m talking about swamp heat. The kind of heat that makes you feel like you are wading through hot, wet jello.

Of course as a kid I ran around in this shit all day without a care in the world. And the soundtrack to my summer vacation was the music playing from the boomboxes in my neighborhood; the GAP Band, The Ohio Players, One Nation Under A Groove, Mothership Connection and old school rap music. All brought to you by Dr Jockenstein himself on the Z-100 (RIP).

My First Introduction to Sequence and The Funky 4 +1 More

This is before I discovered punk rock records, pot-smoking, booze-drinking, cigarettes and teen angst. All I cared about at age 11 was the females… Girls and funky old school music. Funky old school music and girls…..

This is before I discovered punk rock records, pot-smoking, booze-drinking, cigarettes and teen angst. All I cared about at age 11 was the females… Girls and funky old school music. Funky old school music and girls…..

Hmmmmmm…..How about a set of old school rap music featuring lady MCs?

Vicious Rap – Tanya “Sweet Tee” Winley (1980)
Lady B – To The Beat Y’All (1979)
Xanadu & Sweet Lady – Rocker’s Choice (1979)
The Sequence – Tear The Roof Off (1981)
Lady D – Lady D Rap (?)

and of course…

Funky Four Plus One More – Rappin’ and Rockin’ The House (1979)

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4 Responses to This One is About The Ladies

  1. Mark says:

    “Get up, get up, get up…

    Sit back down”

    -You gotta love The Sequence.

  2. Possum Jenkins says:

    Hey, I have a copy of this– I found one at a garage sale a few years ago along with a vinyl copy of Run DMC’s 1st LP, funny that you posted it. It’s sad how crappy and formulaic most rap and hip hop has become, almost like a parody of itself. PBS aired a great documentary in February about the sorry state of rap music that I would check out if you can. I don’t listen to much hip hop, but when I do my favorite is ’88 to ’94 stuff like Tribe, Black Sheep, Audio Two’s “Top Billin”, early EPMD, Jeru The Damaga, etc.

  3. Joe Stumble says:

    When I listen to rap, its from the 79-83 time period. There was some good shit in the eighties like Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, Doug E Fresh and of course EPMD but by and large, I stopped caring all that much around the time of Run DMC’s first LP which I think was 84?

    I have no idea what hip-hop is about today. I avoid that shit with a passion.

  4. MARCELO GUETOS DO BRASIL says:

    EU NEN SOU DOS EUA . MAS DE ONDE ESTO DA PARA SE NOTA QUE O RAP DOS ESTADOS UNIDOS ESTA DECAIDO.. EU NOTO QUE TEM ICE-CUBE QUE ESTA NA ATIVA LEVANDO O RAP BOM.
    RELMENTE OS ANOS 80 E 90 SÃO OS MELHORES ANOS DO RAP DE VOCES.
    EU NAVEGO NO BLOG EUA GANGSTA RAP E TEM MUITA COISA BOA MAS OS AMERICANOS OPITÃO POR EMINEN… EU LI UMA MATERIA QUE DIZIA QUE O EMINE ERA DA KKK, EU ACREDITO.
    I LOVE OLD SCHOOL RAP AQUI NO MEU BARRIO ELETRO FUNK, SOUL E GANGSTA RAP 90 TEM ESPAÇO NA MINHA QUADRA….. OBRIGADO

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