Brain Rot: Hip Hop Family Tree, Soul Train and more...

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        1.  whoops, sorry Mr. Terhune.  I loaded this page before I went to work, didn’t refresh to see you mentioned Tackhead until after I posted.  annnnnd Disqus isn’t giving me an edit button now because it is a failure of a code.  awesome.

    1. I was more into them when they had Muzz, though.  Wimbish was in a group called Tackhead inbetween, IIRC

  1. I read that first panel… then I reread it and sounded it out… and I thought, “Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb, Dum Ditty Dum Ditty Dum Dum Dum”

      1.  over this Big Beat drum.  drum-ditty-drum-ditty-ditty-drum-drum!

        i feel i must state this explicitly, what with the fucked-up state of hip hop these days:  “Here We Go” is JMJ looping two copies of the Big Beat live, there are no wack Sugarhill-esque backing bands *nor* samplers employed in the above recording.

        1.  Yeah, man. I like how you can hear Billy Squier chime in a little bit, here and there, because JMJ would hesitate a second too long. It adds to the rawness.

          1. raw like sushi.  hard to say if it was intentional or not, though.  i mean, it *can* be done intentionally, but it’s kinda one of those “only the DJ knows for sure” things.  personally, I like to loop that way, but it sounds the same if you just don’t cross the fader in time.  either way, the rawness.

            was searching around for the SNL footage of them doing Its Tricky, where you can actually watch Jay doing this (actually, a more difficult re-sequencing of the notes type of loop) with The Knack’s “My Sharona” via an overhead camera, but it ain’t on Hulu anymore, and none of my other searches came up with it, either.  jeez, internet; wtf?

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