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

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    1.  Ron G sampled it for the Shake Your Rump megamix, but I can’t find it hosted anywhere on the internet, somehow.

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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?

    1. The person in question was sufficiently abusive that he now sleeps with the fishes.

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