Posts Tagged ‘ 80s Hip Hop ’

Podcast: Hilltop Hustlers

In this episode of the EHH Podcast I briefly discuss the Hilltop Hustlers … The Philly collective of Steady B, Cool C, Tat Money … for a second Three Times Dope; there’s even a Youngsters reference! 80s and 90s Hip Hop at it’s Philly Finest! Listen, Comment, Share … Tweet to me @TweetRhymesLife #EHHHilltop

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Podcast: Kool G Rap

In this episode of the EHH Podcast I will be discussing Kool G Rap, The Kool Genius of Rap, one of the most prolific members of the Legendary Juice Crew, I’m going to talk the songs, the lyricism, the albums, the impact … memories of hearing the music; and of course, who had the better…

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Top 25 Female Emcees of Hip Hop (1983 – 1993)

Counting down the top 25 female emcees of the Diamond and Golden Era … that’s 1983 – 1993, so there wont be any Lil Kim or Mia x, or Lady of rage here. These are the pioneers and I wanted to shine a light on women and their lyrical contributions to Hip Hop, I tried…

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15 Greatest 12″ singles in Hip Hop

Diamond and Golden Era was the focus here (1983 – 1993), the only other criteria was the single had to have another/different song on the other side (We’re talking vinyl here) There are tons of dope singles in Hip Hop history so I tried to go with two sided releases where both songs were dope…

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Record and Response: The Show

In 1985 Doug E Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew dropped the Hip Hop Classic “The Show” (In my opinion the greatest 12″ Single in Hip Hop History) The Show http://eclectikrelaxation.com/Music/TheShow.mp3 The song was an immediate hit, from the Inspector Gadget theme sample to the drum programing, and the voice sample “is it real” in…

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EHH Review: UTFO

In 1985 UTFO Dropped their first and self titled album coming off the strength of the 1984 single “Hangin Out” b/w the smash “Roxanne Roxanne” Flanked by Full Force, Kangol Kid, Doctor Ice, The Educated Rapper, and Mix Master Ice mixed Rhymes, Harmony, and scratches to produce a very solid and underrated LP This was…

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Podcast – Questions with Spinderella (@Spindeezy)

Look who’s back on the show! The First lady of the backspin … Grammy Award Winner, DJ Spinderella!!! Spin was kind enough to come thru and answer a ton of random questions, everything from: Salt N Pepa’s Hot Cool & Vicious Martin Old School Candy Dances Cartoons What Emcee did she almost work with? A…

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Top 10 Female Hip Hop Groups

Women were a huge part of Hip Hop, back in the day they were seen as equals, on par with their male peers and less as objects or needing a male artist to introduce them to the world. All female Hip Hop groups were popular for a minute in the 80s and early 90s, so…

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King Sun – (Bronx #19)

“So if you are such a scholar, why can’t you make a dollar You oughta make plans with the funeral parlor Dig the grave deeper, meet the grim reaper Sign on the line and resign, it’s cheaper For you to fade away, but it’s okay For you to come and see me rock at the…

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Podcast: The Juice Crew

This episode is all about The Legendary Juice Crew! Ranked Number 1 on our Greatest Hip Hop Crews of all time list, my guest @12Kyle and I discuss: The Core Members (Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Roxanne Shante, Biz Markie,MC Shan, Craig G, Tragedy, Masta Ace, Marley Marl, Mr. Magic) The Inpact on Hip…

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Top 10 Hip Hop Skits

The Hip Hop Skit seems like they’ve been around on albums forever, but really they popped up in 1989 with De La Soul’s classic 3Feet High and Rising when they gave use the De La Game show … This was played throughout the album which made it even more innovative, let alone the questions: How…

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Top 50 Hip Hop Albums of the 80′s (24 – 1)

The continuation of the countdown of the Top 50 Hip Hop albums of the 80s Here are Numbers 50 – 25 I had my own list completed to put on the site, but much in the vein of the Groups list, I figured to add more intrigue to the rankings I’d employ a few other…

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Story Rhymes #47 Hickeys Around My Neck – (Audio Two)

Counting down the 50 greatest Hip Hop story rhymes of the Golden and Silver era Song: Hickeys around my neck Album: What more can I say Year: 1988 Producer: Gizmo The story starts out with Milk D with hickeys around his neck which he hates, since felt good though he didn’t really give a heck…

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Top 50 Hip Hop Albums of the 80’s (50 – 25)

Another Hip Hop list similar to the 50 Greatest Hip Hop Groups of all time, this time we are counting down the 50 Greatest Hip Hop albums of the 80s. So these are Hip Hop Albums released from 1980 to 1989. I had my own list completed to put on the site, but much in…

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EPMD

EPMD Erick and Parish Makin’ Dollars From: Brentwood, NY Crew Affiliation: The Def Squad Debut Album: Strictly Business Best Song: Classic Singles: (7 Minimum for HOF Status) 1. You gots to Chill 2. Strictly Business 3. So wat cha sayin? 4. Get the Bozack 5. Please listen to my Demo 6. Crossover 7. Jane Comments…

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Story Rhymes #50 I Cram To Understand U – (MC Lyte)

Counting down the 50 greatest Hip Hop story rhymes of the Golden and Silver era Song: I cram to under stand you Album: Lyte as a rock Year: 1988 Producer: Audio Two The Story This is a Story about Lyte and a man named Sam she met at Empire, a disco in 1981 His brother…

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The Diss: How ya Like Me Now (Kool Moe Dee)

Kool Moe Dee rocked with The Treacherous Three and had a legendary battle with Busy Bee (If you’re here on this site, you already know this) In 1987 Kool Moe Dee dropped his “How ya like me now” album and if you looked REALLY Closely …if you were paying attention you’d see LL Cool J’s…

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Posse Cut – Uptown’s Kickin it

Uptown’s kickin it was one of the first posse cuts I had ever heard, this was 1987 and at first the video was the only way I could hear it; back in the days theyd release the video before the single it seems, anyway the song featured: Marley Marl Heavy D and The Boyz Finesse…

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Top 50 Hip Hop Groups of All Time (24 – 1)

Continuing on with the Top 50 Hip Hop Groups of all time, this is the final stretch … you’ve seen the bottom 25, and now it’s time to cap it off Again, there are some surprises as far as ranking, at least in my opinion … either way my personal ranking will be included so…

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5 of the earliest Hip Hop / R&B Collaborations

These days in music it seems that every track has some sort of singing and rhyming in it, whether it’s a collaboration of some sort or the artist is doing both the singing and the emceeing (for better or for worse) But where did it all begin? Soon there will be a new list where…

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Top 50 Hip Hop Groups of All Time (50 – 25)

This site will have a lot of lists; Top 10, Top 25, Top 50 etc. revolving around Hip Hop this particular list will be the Top 50 Hip Hop Groups of all time It was real easy for me to come up with a top 50, and I was tempted to do that and post…

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Record & Response: A Fly Girl

The Boogie Boys were a group out of Harlem that made their debut with “A Fly Girl” and “You aint fresh” in 1985 The Single “A Fly Girl” is a Hip Hop Staple that details the type of woman that was hot on the streets at the time … “You’re not the prettiest thing girl,…

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Top 10 Beat Box Artists

In the 80’s the DJ and the Beatbox were more important than the emcee in Hip Hop, the DJ has now turned into producers and “Mix Tape” crators and the Beatbox has all but been forgotten, I figured I’d make a post to spotlight 10 of the Greatest Beatbox artists in Hip Hop History Special…

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EHH Review: Paid In Full

Paid in full is arguably (and according to this site) The GREATEST Hip Hop Album ever created. Released in 1987 by Eric B. & Rakim during the “Golden Age” of Hip Hop helped change the game and ushered in a new way of rhyming, lyrical dexterity, delivery and subject matter The rhyme scheme and technique…

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LL Cool J

LL Cool J The Greatest of All Time Hip Hop Hall of Fame for: Emcee Influential contributor/ambassador From: Queens, NY Crew Affiliation: None Debut Album: Radio Best Song: “Bad” Classic Singles: (7 Minimum for HOF Status) Bad I Cant live without my radio Dangerous Jack the Ripper I Need Love Rock the Bells You’ll Rock…

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Big Daddy Kane

Big Daddy Kane King Asiatic Nobody’s Equal Hip Hop Hall of Fame for: Emcee Legendary Crew/Group From: Brooklyn, NY Crew Affiliation: The Juice Crew Debut Album: Long Live The Kane Best Song: “Aint No Half Stepping” Classic Singles: (7 Minimum for HOF Status) Aint no half stepping Raw Set it off Smooth Operator I get…

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KRS – ONE

KRS – ONE The Teacher Hip Hop Hall of Fame for: Emcee Crew Influential Contributor/Ambassador From: Bronx, NY Crew Affiliation: Boogie Down Productions Debut Album: Criminal Minded (1987) Best Song: “My Philosophy” Classic Singles: (7 Minimum for HOF Status) My Philosophy Criminal Minded The Bridge is over Remix for P is free Still No 1…

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Hip Hop Memories: Buying LL’s “Radio”

Way before the internet and knowing release dates I use to purchase music sight unseen mostly … not too much word of mouth because Hip Hop was still new so not too many people had reputations I remember using ever little bit of money I had on 2 things: Candy and Hip Hop If I…

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When I fell in love with Hip Hop

Anyone that knows me knows I love Hip Hop music … and I can talk it all day; ever since the movie “Brown Sugar” (one of my personal favorites) came out people ask “When did you fall in love with Hip Hop?” …I’ve never really answered that on my site I don’t think … so…

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The Hip Hop Eras

On this site I will commonly refer to eras of Hip Hop: Diamond, Gold/Golden age, and Silver. Everyone has their own idea and opinion in which the “Golden Era” of Hip Hop was (or is) and I am no different. Now it’s easy to lump what you consider the best years of the music all…

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