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Monday, 3 December 2018

Monday's Long Song

I said a hip hop
Hippie to the hippie
The hip, hip a hop, and you don't stop, a rock it out
Bubba to the bang bang boogie, boobie to the boogie
To the rhythm of the boogie the beat

This song which  I have posted before was scheduled to appear a few weeks ago but was put on hold as some new charity shop acquisitions got an airing.

My copy of this classic from 1979 is taken from a compilation The Message: Roots of Rap.
From a time before the misogyny and the violence kicked in and  the days before your Gansta rappers and your Tupac. No guns stuck down your underpants here.
Indeed, I would go as far as arguing that this, Grandmaster Flash, Wordy Rappinghood and the Beastie Boys are maybe all you need

I've no doubt SWC and some others may take issue with that pronouncement!


  1. You can't mention hip hop without mentioning the mighty Public Enemy boyeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  2. I'm not sure I'd altogether go along with your final argument, but this is indeed a 100% classic.