What would Halloween be without some rap music? Well, pretty much Halloween as usual. Just in case you need to add the street to your trick or treat, I bring you two Halloween-ish hip hop songs: Whodini’s “Haunted House of Rock” and Fresh Prince’s “Nightmare on My Street”.
Earlier this week I got to spend some time at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. It was my first time go and the place was absolutely filled with historic artifacts. I could have spent a day or two there, but sadly only had a few hours in which to see what I could see. I took lots and lots of pictures and will share some of them with you all over the next week or two.
In one of the side areas was a small tribute to 80s rap, filled with iconic items from that era. Here are three items that belonged to Run DMC.
That’s DMC’s Adidas, glasses, and a giant gold chain belonging to DJ Jam Master Jay.
“Got black, got white, white with black stripes, the ones I like to wear when I rock THE MIC.”
What happens when a local radio talent and the producer of Blondie’s “Rapture” get together? One of the most embarrassingly amazing novelty rap songs ever recorded. “General Hospi-Tale”. The song, a rap parody about the ABC soap “General Hospital”, was released by the studio group “The Afternoon Delights” in 1981. The song enjoyed moderate success on the radio. It peaked at number 23 on the R&B charts and number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but by the time they finally released the song as an EP, the novelty had worn off and it fizzled.
I am pretty sure my Mom liked this song. She was a big fan of GH back in the 1980s, before she switch to AmC. If you have not heard this before you are in for a real treat:
Thanks you!! so much thatnolenguy for uploading this scan of a 1990 TV Guide glossary of rap terms. This stuff is stupid, fly and def all at once. It makes me wonder if I can still find a copy of that rap dictionary they are talking about. I would be livin large if I had that.
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