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The Only Entry in the Genre of Housewife Rap: General Hospi-Tale
Get ready to uncover a quirky musical collaboration that resulted in one of the quirkiest yet strangely captivating rap novelties ever recorded. Picture this: a local radio sensation teams up with the mastermind behind Blondie's iconic "Rapture" track. The result? An irresistibly entertaining rap parody named "General Hospi-Tale."
This whimsical tune emerged from the creative minds of the studio group "The Afternoon Delights" in the year 1981. The target of their lyrical antics? None other than the beloved ABC soap opera "General Hospital." Yep, you heard it right – a soap opera transformed into a rap sensation.
When this offbeat masterpiece hit the airwaves, it didn't just fizzle away. It managed to achieve a moderate degree of success, even hitting the number 23 spot on the R&B charts and settling at number 33 on the esteemed Billboard Hot 100 chart. But as with many things in life, the novelty gradually lost its shine. By the time the song was finally released as an EP, the initial buzz had cooled off, and the excitement had dimmed.
Interestingly enough, my hunch tells me that my mom was quite taken by this tune. Back in the vibrant days of the 1980s, she was an ardent follower of "General Hospital" before switching her allegiance to "All My Children." Ah, how television dramas could capture hearts in those times.
If you haven't had the pleasure of experiencing this auditory oddity, brace yourself for an unexpected delight. It's a musical trip down memory lane that encapsulates an era of creative experimentation. Whether you're revisiting it or discovering it for the first time, "General Hospi-Tale" is a true gem that captures the playful spirit of a bygone era.