Monday, August 11, 2008

mixtape monday

let's go back to when hip hop meant something.

it had a message

it made you move

it was pure hip hop...not rap.

this one was inspired by -Q. and Dessex

Salt and Pepa

Public Enemy
Fight the Power

Eric B and Rakim
Know the Ledge

Kurtis Blow
If I Ruled the World

Boogie Down Productions
My Philosophy


Kandi Black said...

I'm firrrsssttt!!!! HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!

Kandi Black said...

Ok,now that that's over...i am not familiar with any of these songs...that is a shame aint it? i need to step my rap game mind is too clouded with lil waynes, souljah boys, and so on and so

Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

Hey Brother!

TRAMP!! What you call me? Salt n Pepa was happening back then......Have you seen their reality show.....Salt is seasoned...and Pepa is still

Eb the Celeb said...

whhaaaaaattt... we doing music now..

mixtape mondays?


i.can't.complain. said...

what if i told u i have never heard any of these songs....

at least not that i know of


happy monday, big bro.


PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

awwwwwwwwww sna! got me doing the wop all early in the morn!! salt-n-pepa....just shut yo mouth!!

Keith said...

Fight the Power was my mantra!!! That was my joint in that summer of
1989! That brings back good memories.

And Salt n Pepa -Tramp!!!! Aww man,remember when girls used to do the wop?

Those were some good times!

12kyle said...

@ kandi black
Consider this a required college course...Hip Hop 101. Class is in session. Wayne and nem are rappers...not hip hop. LoL

@ Keisha the Kitten
I've seen their show. They still got it!

@ eb the celeb
Yeah! A lil muzik to get ya body movin'

@ -1-
you know that i'ma school the people. just make sho that your #2 pencil is sharpened. lol

I still remember when I recorded this video...on VHS!!!!

@ Keith
Mannnnn, Fight the Power was my theme song that year!!!

You gotta do the wop off this song!!!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I used to love Salt n Pepa. Both of my older sisters used to play them all the time!

laughing808 said...

I was a serious Kurtis Blow fan.....and If I ruled was one of my all time favorites.....thanks for the balst from the past.....oh how I miss that music

Brad said...

Man, growing up in the 5 boroughs when hip hop kicked off in the late 70's was amazing. We all thought it was a passing thing in the beginning. Then when Run DMC broke open the radio and video rotation it seemed like it was for real. For about 4 years from like 82 to 86....Run DMC OWNED hip hop. LL was hot but he didn't own it. MC Shan, T-la Rock, Spoony G was all there but Run DMC was the shyt.

That strangle hold wasn't broken until Eric B and Rakim and P.E and Dougie and Slick kicked in then Kane and Biz. Then BDP and EPMD. Great memories man.

ShellyShell said...

OMG! I'm listening to the noon mix and Curtis Blow is on now "Up in the Bronx where the people are fresh" Ok sorry. YOU know how I feel about hip hop!!

LIZ CITY said...


Ms. Jones said...

Man, Salt n Peppa use to be IT!!! I miss pure hip hop :(

-Q. said...

'Check'n out you suckas and you dont know how I did it'

BDP crew was hella thick back in the gap. I remember my uncle who was up in them streetz got me a BDP hat.. Was that DJ Red Alert in the vid?

damn kyle you hittin the youngstas wit a chicken wing wit these songs..

Theres alot of history in all this music to me. Hip hop was coming of age and i was kid sopping it all up.
I had the privaledge of knowing Kurtis blow, and LL , and Run DMC, the likes of Mic Geronimo, Nas as a kid. All of them had ties to Hollis Queens where i was raised. I remember a free concernt in 84 i think every Queens act came out to IS 72 and ripped it down, back when ll and my uncle lifted weights- he used to drive the only red Def Jam Jeep Wrangler.. I think he lived on 192nd Street in. Mic Gernonimo "My shit is real" filmed on my block on 201 n Hollis. Right down the street on 111th ave, Nas dated a girl across the street from us forgot her name but one of Mr Rogers daughters. He used to Drive a Lex LS400- the lex bubble lol, ( the car I dreamed of and bought one of my own)..
That Erik B joint was filmed (in part) on my BF's (bestfreinds's) roof and building on the corner of 128th St n St Nick Terrace ( I was on 125 and St Nick - member puff wit dat), Eb know where thats at lol.. they filmed the whole movie Juice (-1- thats the queue.. oh and check out Do The Right Thing too) up in that whole are. I moved to harlem when i was 12.. You took me back wit theses.. You took me back fam, 'preciate that..

Stew said...

i wish i was alive back then so that i could have more of an appreciation for that music

Opinionated Diva said...

Awww young cutie you!

Tramp was the sizzzzong...and the video just made it better. Of course I had that haircut. lol...pissed my mother off! lol

I still listen to all of these!

CapCity said...

luvn IT! but, er, ummm where's my girl MC LYTE? LOL!

dessex said...

Internet dap lol

Man People slept on on SNP Tramp...One of their best. However, my first introudction to them was "Everybody Get Up" (that will probably go over a lot of people's head)

That Rakim joint is crazy

And Can't forget about Public Enemy "Fight The Power" one of Hip-Hop's most important songs. Ever..."It Takes A Nation of Million To Hold Us Back" is my fav PE album. Don't get me started...Show Em Whatcha Got...Louder Than a Bomb..and Mind Terrorist...all dope.

Great Post! of Course

Gangstarr Girl said...

Aw man this post took me back! Seeing Salt N Pepa made me sad though. They were so fly and set the bar for where female rappers should be but nope. Our lady emcees these days are too busy going to jail. =0(

ms.uncensored said...

that just went over my head. before my time. but hey. i can still appreciate good music.

happy monday!

Kieya said...

i like fight the power
cuz it had to have been featured in damn near every Spike Lee joint & classic 80s movie that came out during that time. lol

Smarty Jones said...

OMG!!! Kyle! Not the S-N-P!!!
"You are what you are, I am what I am, it just so happens that most men are tramps!"
That used to be my joint. I was little but I used to jam when this video came on. And that summer, everybody was wearing white shorts.
Awww man, I love when women used to tell dudes where to go when they pressed sex. Somewhere along the line, the femcees became over sexed. I think we need a throwback.

Smarty Jones said...

BTW, I'm going to start an old-school hip hop and R&B show in a couple of weeks on A&T's radio station 90.1, WNAA. I'll keep you posted!

~Ms. Moore~ said...

K12 I'm always happy when anyone mentions my soul mate CHUCK D!!! But when you mention him and Salt-n-Peppa at the same time it makes me think of:
"Do you hear the music pumpin hard like I wish you would!!! Now PUSH IT!!! PUSH IT REAL GOOD!!!!!!!!!!
K12 don't cause this OLD LADY to get all excited at work---LOL

Anonymous said...

BDP all day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

Public Enemy's Fight The Power always makes me want to throw a fist in the air and dance like Rosie Perez did in the Do The Right Thing intro.

The Dreamy One said...

okay the only one i was feeling was Tupac


Sexxy Luv said...

taking out my #2 pencil and my note pad cause i only knew of 2 of the selections. :(

The F$%K it List said...

OOHHH Salt and Pepper This is still m y favorite song ever. Makes me take off the big girl shoes and whop. LOL

Dione said...

Wow. Music must be on the mind! Those were some classics but I loved Fight the Power. All I can remember is that Rosie chick dancing off that song on the movie Do the right thing! Haaaa!

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

Eric b was the truth

12kyle said...

I had a thang for those ladies!

@ laughing808
No problem!! I wonder what ole Kurtis Blow is doing right now???

@ brad
School em, son!!! Those were the days. I remember the first time that I heard Rakim. He had sounded like no other mc that I had ever heard before. That was like in 86

@ ShellyShell
I hear you! You're like the hip hop diva!


@ Ms. Jones
S&P can still rap betta than a lotta dudes out here right now. I feel u. I miss it, too

@ -Q.
Yessir! Man, I wanted a BDP hat, too!

That was Kool DJ Red Alert

Mannnnn, you were fortunate to know some major players in the rap game. Your roots run very deep, bruh

@ Stew
This was some great music, man. Its timeless

@ OD
I thought that hairstyle was sooooo fly. I remember when all of the girls used to rock it

@ Cap
I'll have some Lyte for ya next time

@ dessex
That PE cd is one of the greatest of allllllll time. I still bump it.

She Watch Channel Zero
Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
Don't Believe the Hype

I could go on and on!! Haaaa

@ Gangstarr Girl
I agree with you totally. Salt and Pepa proved that they could hold their own with the fellas. And you had to respect that.

12kyle said...

@ ms.uncensored
Haaaaa! Yes! This is good music

@ Kieya
That song was soooo powerful!! It represented a strong movement that was going on at the time.

@ Smarty Jones
We definitely need a throwback. S-N-P were sexy but never slutty. These females nowadays wanna be slutty. We definitely have to go back to how it used to be.

Word? Lemme know about the show. I'll tune in. Even if its an Aggie station. Haaaa

@ Ms Moore
Don't get too worked up! I knew you'd like that PE

@ Ieisha
You betta believe it!

@ Beautifully.Conjured.Up
Rosie was dancin' her azz off!!!

@ Dreamy
That was Rakim...not Tupac. Haaaaa

@ Sexxy Luv
I gotcha. Just make sure that you're ready to learn

@ The F$%K it List
They were in the game for a lonnnng time. The first females to go platinum in hip hop

@ Dione
Music is definitely on my mind. Fight the Power was the song that would get me pumped up for school every day.

@ Torrance
Yessir! I hated to see him break up with Rakim

-Q. said...

What brad know about Spoony G..
Aint heard that since i was runnin round the house in them bunny suit PJ's ( wit the feet in em - slide on the carpet, shock the shit out of you then bust your ass in em million times a day) GOOD TIMES...

B said...

Dang I remember that Kuris Blow. But that's 'bout all I know because I'm kinda young! LOL!

Smarty Jones said...

You aight down there brotha? Ain't heard from you all day!

Rich said...

Man, The Planet got too many young bucks running around -- they don't know about PE! They ought to be sent back to grade school. No wonder they think this rap crap that's on the radio is music. Wayne and N'em would have got their behinds tossed to them back in the 80's trying to sell this crap they pushing.

Elvis was a hero to most but he never meant...he was straight racist, the sucker was simple and plain...him and John Wayne!! Now that's hip hop.

12kyle said...

@ -Q.
Brad is old...skool. lol

Seriously, he's from Southside Jamacia

@ B
Stick with me! You'll learn more about these hip hop greats

@ Smarty Jones
Thanks for hollerinatchaboi! I'm good. I just took a playa holiday today. Felt strange not to blog.

@ Rich
LMAO!!!! Man, you had me rollin over here!!!