Brain Rot: Hip Hop Family Tree, Rap Music Reaches Outside of New York

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8 Responses to “Brain Rot: Hip Hop Family Tree, Rap Music Reaches Outside of New York”

  1. ocker3 says:

    I am continuing to enjoy these lessons in music history

  2. I haven’t heard Funk You Up since the Eighth Grade dance.  I had no idea it was part of hip-hop, as at that time I had no concept that there was such a genre.  I suppose at the time I must have thought of it as a stripped down and edgy form of disco. I suppose that was an accurate assessment. The earliest hip-hop still sounds pretty close to its disco roots.

    BTW,  Cracked has and article in which they say the “chicken verse” from Rapper’s Delight is among the worst of hip-hop lyrics. I could not disagree more.

  3. fbxl5 says:

    Is Billy Paul and Mrs. Jones in any of these stories, the chi-lites, Al Green………………………anybody?

  4. noah django says:

    Mods:  I’m still here.  What’d I do?  Point out that none of those groups had anything to do with hip-hop?  Did I dis the guy hard and I just don’t remember?  I’ll apologize.  Seriously, if I crossed the line I’ll make it right.  It’s hard to remember when my comments get erased.

    fbxl5:  was I that harsh?  I didn’t mean to be–sorry, dude.

    EDIT: forgot to mention: it was ME who flagged the last post, because I was trying to figure out what was going on. Please tell me a flag is not just an auto-delete?

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