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Need "safe for work" old school hip hop/rap

ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
edited February 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm building a playlist for a high school class while we study graffiti art. I want some old school jams playing in the class, but I need to make sure that each song lyrically is clean enough to play in the classroom.

Suggest away, and if possible copy and paste the lyrics into a spoiler tag for me.

thanks.

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  • skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Anything by Will Smith?

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Rappers Delight
    Jump on it
    MC Hammer anything

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  • MoSiAcMoSiAc Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    skeldare wrote: »
    Anything by Will Smith?

    Anything except track 10 from this album

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homebase_%28album%29



    Otherwise yeah Will Smith is really clean.

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  • Niceguy MyeyeNiceguy Myeye Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Run DMC: My Addidas Tricky king of rock
    World Class Wreckin Cru: Surgery


    Depending on how electro you want it.
    Afrikaa Bambata: Planet Rock
    Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five: Scorpio

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  • WildEEPWildEEP Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Original Oldschool.

    It's like a jungle sometimes. It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under

    Grandmaster Flash
    The Message

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
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    Tone Loc - Wild Thing

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  • Niceguy MyeyeNiceguy Myeye Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Coolio: Fantastic Voyage

    The REALLY old stuff is mostly safe for work.

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    WildEEP wrote: »
    Original Oldschool.

    It's like a jungle sometimes. It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under

    Grandmaster Flash
    The Message

    The Message is great, but it definitely skirts SFW/Highschool.

    There was an album put out years ago called The Showdown, it was supposed to be like a "rap battle" between Sugarhill Gang and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. It has a pretty decent selection of the main tracks from both groups, and Ice T and Chuck D provide some commentary in between tracks. If you can find the actual CD the liner notes are pretty awesome, they've got a lot of information as to the history of both groups, as well as the tensions between them. Amazon has it for $9.

    Fantastic Voyage is also awesome.

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  • FallingmanFallingman Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Check out Jurassic 5. Some songs aren't 100% clean, but as far as god hip hop without all the rubbish - they're pretty good.

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  • Jason00Jason00 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    De La Soul -- not only the best rap group ever, but their early albums are clean

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  • FiggyFiggy Fighter of the night man Champion of the sunRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
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  • LawndartLawndart Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Some of these recommendations may not work. For example, "Rappers Delight" has the line "bust her out with my super-sperm" (which may not be in the edited down, shorter version), and "Fight The Power" has the lines "Elvis was a hero to most but he never meant shit to me / Straight up racist the sucker was simple and plain / Motherfuck him and John Wayne."

    Other suggestions:

    Kurtis Blow - "The Breaks"
    Will Smith (or, for the old school, DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince) - "Parents Just Don't Understand"
    Eric B & Rakim - "Paid In Full"
    Biz Markie - "Just A Friend"
    Boogie Down Productions - "Stop The Violence" (may be a bit too political, depending on your school)

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  • NotYouNotYou Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    the song "white lines" is awesome and has an anti drug message. forgot the artist. Also the song Tennesee

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  • ShogunShogun Hair long; money long; me and broke wizards we don't get along Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Ultramagnetic MCs album Critical Beatdown is great golden era hip hop with little to no cursing.

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  • ElinElin Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpYeekQkAdc

    Depending on how sensitive your school is to semi religious reference, there is "Father, father, we need help from above" a few times but absolutely no cursing and a great message.

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  • ScalfinScalfin __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2010
    Rap is a Man's Soul

    I'd post the more traditional version, but that video gained the fan nickname "row, row, fight the penis" for a reason.

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  • Niceguy MyeyeNiceguy Myeye Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Lawndart wrote: »
    "Fight The Power" has the lines "Elvis was a hero to most but he never meant shit to me / Straight up racist the sucker was simple and plain / Motherfuck him and John Wayne."

    Oops, sorry, I forgot about those parts.

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  • eternalbleternalbl Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Jason00 wrote: »
    De La Soul -- not only the best rap group ever, but their early albums are clean

    Yeah De La is probably my favourite rap group tied with Tribe called quest.

    Will Smith - Summertime, totally classic track
    Intro/chorus: *sung*

    Summer, summer, summertime
    Time to sit back and unwind

    Verse one: fresh prince

    Here it is the groove slightly transformed
    Just a bit of a break from the norm
    Just a little somethin� to break the monotony
    Of all that hardcore dance that has gotten to be
    A little bit out of control it�s cool to dance
    But what about the groove that soothes that moves romance
    Give me a soft subtle mix
    And if ain�t broke then don�t try to fix it
    And think of the summers of the past
    Adjust the base and let the alpine blast
    Pop in my cd and let me run a rhyme
    And put your car on cruise and lay back cause this is summertime

    Chorus

    Verse two: fresh prince

    School is out and it�s a sort of a buzz
    A back then I didn�t really know what it was
    But now I see what have of this
    The way that people respond to summer madness
    The weather is hot and girls are dressing less
    And checking out the fellas to tell �em who�s best
    Riding around in your jeep or your benzos
    Or in your nissan stting on lorenzos
    Back in philly we be ou in the park
    A place called the plateau is where everybody goes
    Guys out hunting and girls doing likewise
    Honking at the honey in front of you with the light eyes
    She turn around to see what you beeping at
    It�s like the summers a natural afradesiac
    And with a pen and pad I compose this rhyme
    To hit you and get you equipped for the summer time

    Chorus

    Verse three: fresh prince

    It�s late in the day and I ain�t been on the court yet
    Hustle to the mall to get me a short set
    Yeah I got on sneaks but I need a new pair
    Cause basketball courts in the summer got girls there
    The temperature�s about 88
    Hop in the water plug just for old times sake
    Break to ya crib change your clothes once more
    Cause you�re invited to a barbeque that�s starting at 4
    Sitting with your friends cause y�all remincise
    About the days growing up and the first person you kiss
    And as I think back makes me wonder how
    The smell from a grill could spark up nostalgia
    All the kids playing out front
    Little boys messin round with the girls playing double-dutch
    While the dj�s spinning a tune as the old folks dance at your family
    Reunion
    Then six o�clock rolls around
    You just finished wiping your car down
    It�s time to cruise so you head to the summertime hangout
    It looks like a car show
    Everybody come lookin real fine
    Fresh from the barber shop or fly from the beauty salon
    Every moment frontin and maxin
    Chillin in the car they spent all day waxin
    Leanin to the side but you can�t spead through
    Two miles an hour so everybody sees you
    There�s an air of love and of happiness
    And this is the fresh prince�s new defintion of summer madness

    Chorus

    Any reason you couldn't use more recent stuff?

    Lupe Fiasco or DL incognito would give you some good stuff to work with, I'd bet.

    Edit: Oh yeah, and Mos Def. Earlier the better is the consensus on his albums I think, although there's some good tracks on all of them.

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    De La Soul and Tribe. Jurassic Five is more contemporary but a lot of their stuff has the same kind of feel.

    There are plenty of songs by more famous artists that are "work safe," you'd just have to be selective rather than putting on a whole album.

    What words are you trying to make sure aren't included? Just profanity and slurs, or are you worried about violence/sex/drugs related themes, too?

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  • MetroidZoidMetroidZoid Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8yANE8xms0

    It does fit the parameters ...

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  • HKPacman420HKPacman420 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Big Daddy Kane - Ain't No Half Steppin'.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfjF4yr8GVA

    lyrics:
    Ah Yeah
    I’m with this
    I’m just gonna sit here laid back to this nice mellow beat, you know
    And drop some smooth lyrics
    Cause it’s ‘88
    Time to set it straight, knowwhatI’msaying
    And ain’t no half stepping
    Word
    I’m ready

    Rappers stepping to me they want to get some
    But I’m the Kane, so yo, you know the outcome
    Another victory
    They can’t get with me
    So pick a BC date cause you’re history
    I’m the authentic poet to get lyrical
    For you to beat me, it’s gonna take a miracle
    And, stepping to me, yo that’s the wrong move
    So what you on, Hobbs, dope or dog food?
    Competition I just devour
    Like a pitbull against a Chihuahua
    Cause when it comes to being dope, hot damn
    I got it good, now let me tell you who I am
    The B-I-G D-A-double D-Y K-A-N-E
    Dramatic, Asiatic, not like many
    I’m different, so don’t compare me to another
    Cause they can’t hang, word to the mother
    At least not with the principal in this pedigree
    So when I roll on you rappers, you better be
    Ready to die because you’re petty
    You’re just a butter knife, I’m a machete
    That’s made by Ginzu, wait until when you
    Try to front, so I can chop into
    Your body, just because you try to be basing
    Friday the 13th, I’mma play Jason
    No type of joke, gag, game, puzzle or riddle
    The name is Big Daddy, yes Big not little
    So define it
    Here’s your walking papers, sign it
    And take a walk
    As the Kane start to talk, cause...


    Ain’t no half-steppin’
    I’m the Big Daddy Kane
    (3 times)

    My rhymes are so dope and
    The rappers be hoping
    To sound like me, so soon I’ll have to open
    A school of MCing, for those who want to be in
    My field in court
    Then again on second thought
    To have MC’s coming out sounding so similar
    It’s quite confusing for you to remember
    The originator, and boy do I hate a
    Perpetrator, but I’m much greater
    The best oh yes I guess suggest the rest should fess
    Don’t mess or test your highness
    Unless you just address with best finesse
    And bless the paragraph I manifest
    Rap prime minister, some say sinister
    Non-stopping the groove, until when it’s the
    Climax, and I max, relax and chill
    Have a break from a take of me acting ill
    Brain cells are lit, ideas start to hit
    Next the formation of words that fit
    At the table I sit, making it legit
    And when my pen hits the paper, ahh shit!
    I stop and stand strong over MC’s
    And devour with the power of Hercules
    Or Samson, but I go further the length
    Cause you could scalp my cameo and I’ll still have strength
    And no, that’s not a myth, and if you try to riff
    Or get with, the man with the given gift of gab
    Your vocab, I’ll only ignore
    Be sleeping on your rhymes till I start to snore
    You can’t awake me, or even make me
    Fear you, son, cause you can’t do me none
    So, think about it if you’re trying to go
    When you want to step to me, I think you should know that...


    Ain’t no half-steppin’
    I’m the Big Daddy Kane
    (3 times)

    I appear right here and scare and dare
    A mere musketeer that would dare to compare
    Put him in the rear, back there where he can’t see clear
    Get a beer, idea or near stare, yeah
    So on to be want to be competition
    Trying to step to me--must be on a mission
    Up on the stage is where I’mma get you at
    You think I’m losing?
    Psst, picture that...


    Ain’t no half-steppin’
    (3 times)
    Mister Cee, step to me...

    The name is Big Daddy, you know, as in your father
    So when you hear a def rhyme, believe that I’m the author
    I grab the mic and make MC’s evaporate
    The party people say, damn...that rapper’s great
    The creator conductor of poetry
    Et cetera, et cetera, it ain’t easy being me
    I speak clearly so you can understand
    Put words together like letter, man
    Now that’s dictation, proceeding to my innovation
    Not like the other MC’s, who are an imitation
    Or an animation, a cartoon to me
    But when I’m finished, I’m sure that you are soon to see
    Reality, my secret technique
    Because I always speak with mentality
    I put my title in your face, dare you to base
    And if you try and come get it, yo I’mma show you who’s with it
    So if you know like I know, instead of messing around
    Play like Roy Rogers and slooow doown
    Just give yourself a break, or someone else will take
    Your title, namely me, cause I’m homicidal
    That means murder, cause I’m about to hurt a-
    Nother MC, that try to get with me
    I’ll just break him and bake him and rake him
    and take him and mold him and make him
    Hold up the peace sign...
    Assalam Walaikum!

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  • HKPacman420HKPacman420 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Maestro Fresh Wes - Let Your Backbone Slide

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzull7scV2Y

    lyrics:
    Intro:

    This is a throw-down, a show-down
    hell no, I can't slow down
    It's gonna go

    Verse One:

    This jam is amplified, so just glide, and let your backbone slide
    you listen to every word I say
    I every verb you heard I play snaps your vertabre
    you try to cover, a hover me, a roast, a fake, a flag, then I run a post
    toast, I'm the most
    d-e-f's how it goes
    no x's or o's or tic-tac-toes
    LTD knows, this ain't a game, I'm on a mission
    call me a hip-hop, tip-tac-tition
    I rap just like a slab of clay that's shapeless
    I know glass is tasteless
    I unviverse without light is lightless
    that's why I always take time to right this
    I mold it in my hands before I start chiselin
    could be a rain, a brainstorm, or drizzlin
    sun could be shining, sun could be showerin
    prabtismic's verb, and I'm powerin, flowerin
    my lyrics are awesome
    tunin' from human, bloomin' a blossom
    blowing away blockades and barracades
    make ya black and blue from the blast and the blaze
    it's a bloodsport, bloods builds up back
    I make your vision go blue while your brain goes black into oblivion
    beats from box to box to bates
    rocks from blocks and blocks
    let your backbone slide

    Verse Two:

    just let it slide, y'all I don't give a damn
    if ya backbone quiver
    man oh man, why'd ya swiver
    wind some twine your spine while your slither
    it's contagious, an epidemic
    you try to lift, you're cool, but it feel again
    or a scholar, sold like a
    but like I said before, I'm not American
    it's who you are, not the way you went
    we all originate from the same descent
    I make alot of cents/sense, and pence
    gold (gold), murr and frankencense
    when I'm in France they blow me francs
    frank, with your swiss account is the way I bank-pank
    at home, I make bills a brown from my sound
    in the states green like the grass in the ground
    when I'm in England, they pass me pounds now
    I collect cash in every town, so I slide (slide)
    but nowadays, I'm trapped
    (why's that?)
    so many suckers on my sac-ro-illeac
    it's like a rap-sack, backpack
    (wic-wic-whack)
    give me some slack jack
    rap is like a jungle
    where rhyme for rhyme is like a vine to vine
    swung line to line of mine
    I'm collossal, you'se a mosquito
    I'ma play Tarzan, you play Cheetah
    cheeta, biter, love to forge
    better yet, I'll call you Kurious George
    cause curiosty cold killed the cat
    can't hide so blind to the side
    let your backbone slide

    Verse Three:

    the keyword is synchronism
    yo, check out my homeboy dance to the rythym
    and hey, this hey, oh, this hey
    I'm coming double-f
    fortissamo, f-f for funkey fresh
    my DJ is LTD, mellow-flex
    you listen to the poetry
    vocabularly golden, beats from my rollin
    stone cold lyrics from the microphone I'm holdin
    words I rip, egos I strip
    I make sucker cruise kick, kick band I flick
    I get busy, they're dizzy, they start to collide
    they should've stepped of, I let it slide
    but now they got brasen, dry like a raisin
    I glaze like a vase, I smash you like daze
    until they realize, they shouldn't have ripped
    cause they deny y'all, not be told
    this is a throwdown, I'm conducting it
    it's like a highrise, I'm constructing it
    was once thoughts, pen, and paper
    now it's a tower, a soul, a skyscraper
    it's getting out of hand after I aided a monster
    my musical mono-louge makes you wanna
    move with the maestro
    you feel high so a set, the blend, a presendo is nice yo
    I'm the guy, the rhythm is a ride
    to the fresh side, let your backbone slide

    this is a throwdown


    ---

    A lot of good stuff has been mentioned so far (A Tribe Called Quest,Mos Def,Boogie Down Productions [moar liek KRS-One m i rite?],Eric B. & Rakim,De La Soul)

    but seriously, Will Smith? MC Hammer? :S

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  • BeckBeck Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Cool Kids would be awesome.

    Gold and a Pager
    [Chorus]
    With a little bit of gold and a pager [repeated]

    Cool Kids
    Cool Kids
    Yup!
    Uh...

    Pedal down the foothills wheelies on the front (for real chuck?)
    Not for play homebro I made those in those
    I skate those in these
    I take dough and wear em like I made those even if I don't cuzzo
    I'll take those like that (Uh)
    Put em in my knapsack snap the top latch
    Fo' finger ring on my belt buckle strap
    Gotta hold up my jeans cause they fallin off my ass
    Then you gotta check these Nikes at the bottom of my pants
    Then you gotta check my hip cause my beepers on blast
    Just got it activated
    You ain' even gotta ask
    So if my phones off you can page my ass
    So I guess what is is I'm who I is
    N I'm well aware a gold ropes what I wear
    And they're big and they hang and they swang here to there
    And I'm here...

    [Chorus]
    With a little bit of gold and a pager [repeat]

    Who we are?
    Mikey Rocks
    I'm graduate of Cooley High
    The last day of school threw my hat in the air with a new pair of shoes with the gum sole
    Posed for the class picture
    And I flicked like a glass fixture
    When the tip of your finger hits the switch
    Soo...
    With a little bit uh Gold (gold)
    Motorola Pager
    Fresh haircut clean shave with the razor
    It's a sickness but god is my witness
    Blessed with this gift since the day before christmas
    I'm tryin
    I am
    Nice with the science on how to stay king of the jungle jus like lions
    I gotta stay humble and move jus like a bumble bee
    Can't let your ingrate struggle me (no)
    So please no stees bitin
    I'm just a teenager...

    [Chorus]
    With a little bit of gold and a pager [repeat and fade]

    An yeah definitely de la soul

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  • EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Elin wrote: »
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpYeekQkAdc

    Depending on how sensitive your school is to semi religious reference, there is "Father, father, we need help from above" a few times but absolutely no cursing and a great message.

    You don't understand the phrase "old school jams" do you? Silly goose. This is silly goose music. Only silly gooses listen to Black Eyed Peas.

    Anything by Digable Planets will work though. Positive and good!

    Maybe some KMD or 3rd Bass?

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  • eternalbleternalbl Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Esh wrote: »
    You don't understand the phrase "old school jams" do you? Silly goose. This is silly goose music. Only silly gooses listen to Black Eyed Peas.

    Anything by Digable Planets will work though. Positive and good!

    Maybe some KMD or 3rd Bass?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfjes6efcp0

    Black Eyed Peas have been around since the mid 90's and made some really decent stuff in their early years. It might even help to give the class an artist who is both big now and was around back then.

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    oh my god I forgot digable planets

    but I mean, they were sort of obscure and artsy even at the time, and might not really be what you want

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  • EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    eternalbl wrote: »
    Esh wrote: »
    You don't understand the phrase "old school jams" do you? Silly goose. This is silly goose music. Only silly gooses listen to Black Eyed Peas.

    Anything by Digable Planets will work though. Positive and good!

    Maybe some KMD or 3rd Bass?


    Black Eyed Peas have been around since the mid 90's and made some really decent stuff in their early years. It might even help to give the class an artist who is both big now and was around back then.

    1995 doesn't qualify as "old school". You're looking at about 92 and back to hit that qualification. The golden age of hip-hop and previous.

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  • eternalbleternalbl Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Esh wrote: »
    eternalbl wrote: »
    Esh wrote: »
    You don't understand the phrase "old school jams" do you? Silly goose. This is silly goose music. Only silly gooses listen to Black Eyed Peas.

    Anything by Digable Planets will work though. Positive and good!

    Maybe some KMD or 3rd Bass?


    Black Eyed Peas have been around since the mid 90's and made some really decent stuff in their early years. It might even help to give the class an artist who is both big now and was around back then.

    1995 doesn't qualify as "old school". You're looking at about 92 and back to hit that qualification. The golden age of hip-hop and previous.

    I'm not gonna get into a retarded argument with you about this. If you want to go with the definition of old school rap, you'd be looking as late as the mid 80's at the LATEST, and you're suggestions would even be exempt. But I took the OP to be looking for some solid hip hop with a good message that he can play while teaching about graffiti that'll just help make the class more fun, in which case he can decide for himself what he'd like.

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  • HKPacman420HKPacman420 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I'm not too sure about KMD or 3rd Bass. Rapping about constipated monkeys, and one of the first appearances by Nas proclaiming how he's 'wavin' automatic guns at nuns'.


    And "Old School" technically means Grandmaster Flash,Sugarhill Gang type stuff. Golden Age refers from about '86 to '95, but really, there is still *very* good hip-hop coming out these days.... You just won't hear it on major radio stations or see music videos for it.

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  • Andrew_JayAndrew_Jay Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Dream Warriors (from 1991):

    My Definition Of A Boombastic Jazz Style

    (you might also recognise this as the theme to Austin Powers)

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  • EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I'm not too sure about KMD or 3rd Bass. Rapping about constipated monkeys, and one of the first appearances by Nas proclaiming how he's 'wavin' automatic guns at nuns'.


    And "Old School" technically means Grandmaster Flash,Sugarhill Gang type stuff. Golden Age refers from about '86 to '95, but really, there is still *very* good hip-hop coming out these days.... You just won't hear it on major radio stations or see music videos for it.

    Oh, they're certainly not high art, but fun in a much better way than say...Will Smith.

    And there's nothing like seeing Henry Rollins dressed up like Vanilla Ice.

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  • CorvusCorvus . VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    WildEEP wrote: »
    Original Oldschool.

    It's like a jungle sometimes. It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under

    Grandmaster Flash
    The Message


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4o8TeqKhgY

    That was my first thought as well, but yeah, language is probably not appropriate, especially the use of "fag"

    How about,

    Erik B & Rakim:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPfIIn5V_LQ
    I was a fiend before I became a teen
    I melted microphone instead of cones of ice cream
    Music orientated so when hip-hop was originated
    Fitted like pieces of puzzles, complicated
    ’cause I grabbed the mic and try to say, yes y’all!
    They tried to take it, and say that I’m too small
    Cool, ’cause I don’t get upset
    I kick a hole in the speaker, pull the plug, then I jet
    Back to the lab ...without a mic to grab
    So then I add all the rhymes I had
    One after the other one, then I make another one
    To dis the opposite then ask if the brother’s done
    I get a craving like I fiend for nicotine
    But I don’t need a cigarette, know what I mean?
    I’m raging, ripping up the stage and
    Don’t it sound amazing ’cause every rhyme is made and
    Thought of, cuz it’s sort of...an addiction,
    Magnatized by the mixing
    Vocals, vocabulary, your verses, you’re stuck in
    The mic is a drano, volcanoes erupting,
    Rhymes overflowing, gradually growing
    Everything is written in the cold, so it can coin-
    Cide, my thoughts to guide,
    48 tracks to slide
    The invincible, microphone fiend rakim
    Spread the word, ’cause I’m in
    E-f-f-e-c-t
    A smooth operator operating correctly,
    But back to the problem, I gotta habit,
    You can’t solve it, silly rabbit
    The prescription is a hypertone that’s thorough when
    I fiend for a microphone like herion
    Soon as the bass kicks, I need a fix
    Gimme a stage and a mic and a mix
    And I’ll put you in a mood or is it a state of
    Unawareness? beware, it’s the reanamator!
    A menace to a microphone, a lethal weapon
    An assasinator, if the people ain’t stepping
    You see a part of me that you never seen
    When I’m fiending for a microphone, I’m the microphone fiend...

    (verse 2:)
    After 12, I’m worse that a gremlin
    Feed me hip-hop and I start trembling
    The thrill of suspense is intense, your horrified
    But this ain’t the cinemas of tales from the darkside,
    By any means neccesary, this is what has to be done
    Make way ’cause here I come....
    My dj cuts material....
    Grand imperial.
    It’s a must that I bust any mic you’re hand to me,
    It’s inherited, it’s runs in the family
    I wrote the rhyme that broke the bull’s back,
    If that don’t slow ’em up, I carry a full pack.
    Now I don’t want to have to let off, you should of kept off
    You didn’t keep the stage warm, step off!
    Ladies and gentleman, you’re about to see
    A pasttime hobby about to be
    Take it to the maximum, I can’t relax see, i’m
    Hype as a hyperchrondriac ’cause the rap be one-
    Hell of a antidote, something you can’t smoke
    More than dope, you’re trying to move away but you can’t, you’re broke
    More than cracked up, you should have backed up
    For those who act up need to be more than smacked up
    Any entertainer, I got a torture chamber
    One on one and I’m the remainder!
    So close your eyes and hold your breath,
    And I’m a hit’cha wit the blow of death
    Before you go, you’ll remember you seen
    The fiend of a microphone, I’m the microphone fiend

    The microphone fiend...

    Or, Paid in Full, the seven minute remix.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1Jm_O2HtdI&feature=PlayList&p=9289C4839C3DA78A&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=30
    Thinkin of a master plan
    Cuz ain't nuthin but sweat inside my hand
    So I dig into my pocket, all my money is spent
    So I dig deeper but still comin up with lint
    So I start my mission- leave my residence
    Thinkin how could I get some dead presidents
    I need money, I used to be a stick-up kid
    So I think of all the devious things I did
    I used to roll up, this is a hold up, ain't nuthin funny
    Stop smiling, be still, don't nuthin move but the money
    But now I learned to earn cos I'm righteous
    I feel great! so maybe I might just
    Search for a 9 to 5, if I strive
    Then maybe I'll stay alive
    So I walk up the street whistlin this
    Feelin out of place cos, man, do I miss
    A pen and a paper, a stereo, a tape of
    Me and Eric B, and a nice big plate of
    Fish, which is my favorite dish
    But without no money it's still a wish
    Cos I don't like to dream about gettin paid
    So I dig into the books of the rhymes that I made
    To now test to see if I got pull
    Hit the studio, cos I'm paid in full

    For 80's Rapping Cowboy action, Kool Moe Dee has you covered.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK8XAFm7cYw

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  • HKPacman420HKPacman420 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Esh wrote: »
    I'm not too sure about KMD or 3rd Bass. Rapping about constipated monkeys, and one of the first appearances by Nas proclaiming how he's 'wavin' automatic guns at nuns'.


    And "Old School" technically means Grandmaster Flash,Sugarhill Gang type stuff. Golden Age refers from about '86 to '95, but really, there is still *very* good hip-hop coming out these days.... You just won't hear it on major radio stations or see music videos for it.

    Oh, they're certainly not high art, but fun in a much better way than say...Will Smith.

    And there's nothing like seeing Henry Rollins dressed up like Vanilla Ice.


    Oh they were dope for sure (They launched MF Doom & MC Serch's careers respectively), I'm just not too sure what the OP is looking for (no profanity? no sexual innuendos? etc.)

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  • EeveelutionEeveelution Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    You should be able to get away with anything that Says Radio Edit.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    No one mentioned Vanilla Ice? For shame, for shame.

    bowen on
    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
  • EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    bowen wrote: »
    No one mentioned Vanilla Ice? For shame, for shame.

    You're joking, right? o_O

    Esh on
  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Esh wrote: »
    bowen wrote: »
    No one mentioned Vanilla Ice? For shame, for shame.

    You're joking, right? o_O

    Am I?
    Yes I am. But imagine the surprise of everyone else.

    bowen on
    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
  • OchoOcho Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Let's see...

    EPMD - You Gots to Chill
    LL Cool J - I can't live without my Radio
    Biz Markie - Nobody beats the Biz (The Vapors is also nice, but drops an N-bomb or two as I recall)
    MC Lyte - Cha Cha Cha

    Pretty much all Run DMC. The mid to late 80's have a ton to draw from.

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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I wanted to give an early 90s/late 80s vibe in the class, and get a couple of laughs out of the kids as the demographic of the school I'm at leaves me with a bunch of kids big into modern rap, lil wayne and stuff.

    so the playlist I started using today had a lot of will smith, some fat boys, a couple of tribe called quest songs, some grandmaster flash, sugar hill gang, etc.

    feel free to keep suggesting, I'll keep adding stuff to the playlist.

    in fact, if there's any song at all by Slick Rick that's vulgarity-free, I'd be all over that, but I don't think there is.. ha

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