By Ed Piskor at 8:51 am Tue, May 29, 2012
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The Sequence heavily inspired this Dr. Dre tune… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axZrElyTmU8
Ron G sampled it for the Shake Your Rump megamix, but I can’t find it hosted anywhere on the internet, somehow.
I am continuing to enjoy these lessons in music history
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.
Is Billy Paul and Mrs. Jones in any of these stories, the chi-lites, Al Green………………………anybody?
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?
The person in question was sufficiently abusive that he now sleeps with the fishes.
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