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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#IfHipHopNeverExisted

I think that the impact that Hip Hop Culture has had on the world is severely underrated … started to think about what would normal everyday life would be like if Hip Hop never existed …I’m sure I’ll come up with tons of things, feel free to comment and add on If hip Hop never…

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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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Run-DMC

Run DMC The Kings from Queens From: Hollis Queens Crew Affiliation: None Debut Album: Run-D.M.C Best Song: Classic Singles: (7 Minimum for HOF Status) 1. Hard Times 2. It’s Like that 3. Peter Piper 4. My Adidas 5. Walk this way 6. Run’s House 7. King of Rock Comments The Kings from Queens are arguably…

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12″ Single: “Bass Game” – Finesse and Synquis

Bass game is a single from finesse and synquis From the uptown is kicking it lp It was our intro to the duo It’s a hilarious story with synquis encountering a gigalo who’s gear and hair style was less than desirable Bass game is basically a guy running game and fast talking trying to wrap…

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A Reason Hip Hop is dead

The REAL reason Hip Hop is dead Okay, you want me to tell you?…promise not to tell anyone else, this is just between me and you okay? k. Well. The REAL reason Hip Hop is dead is real simple. Remember when “The Golden age” of Hip Hop was pumpin? The 80’s…in to the 90’s? The…

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EDP05 – Spinsanity! (Podcast)

The newest edition of the eclectik discussion podcast is here! This week we welcome a very special guest to the show Hip Hop icon and pioneer … DJ Spinderella! (Yes … Push it, Spinderella cut it up one time … not a fella but a girl DJ, Shake your thang video Spinderella!!) LOL Join us…

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The Skinny Boys

Skinny Boys Members: Shockin Shawn, Superman Jay, Human Jock Box Years: 1985 – 1990 Debut Album: Weightless The most famous (Only that I knew of) emcees from Connecticut, dropped their self-titled track “Skinny Boys” in 19885 along with another song “Awesome” Their debut album “Weightless” featured underground classics “Weightless”, “Rip the cut”, and “Feed us…

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B – Girl Stance : BackSpinnin’

Continuing on my randomness concerning Femcees and Females in Hip Hop I will continue to say the biggest selling female rap release of all time would be Foxy Brown and Lil Kim: “Thelma and Louise” Nas co-writes with Fox … Jay Co-writes with Kim EVERY Producer will want to do a track… Guest stars would…

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#hiphopunansweredquestions

On Twitter the other day (@TweetRhymesLife) I started typing about some things in Hip Hop song lyrics and videos that struck me as odd, and I figured I’d compile them and share with my “Hip Hop Unanswered Questions” Topic Feel free to add on in the comments and or Twitter #hiphopunasweredquestions But BIG, Why would…

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EDP03 – Spotlight: illmatic (Podcast)

EDP03 – Spotlight: illmatic This episode of the eclectik discussion podcast spotlights the 1994 debut album from Nas “illmatic” arguably the greatest Hip Hop Album of the 90s (Not really cuz if I said it it’s true lol)I’ll be joined by Crecks (@Lyric2Go) and we will be discussing the album from beginning to end, as…

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Top 20 Hip Hop Crews (20 – 11)

In Hip Hop other than having talent be it emceeing, beatboxing, DJing, or Breaking; you had to have a crew … a posse, as Hip Hop Music started to take over more and more artists had crews, crews of all kinds and fans would identify with them and treat them almost as sports teams, I…

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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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B – Girl Stance : Deadly Venoms

We all know that I love and adore women … and I love Hip Hop …so of course I love female emcees so allow me to wax randomly about them… Roxanne Shante is my favorite femcee of all time … part of the reason I love Hip Hop so much, she killed it with Roxanne’s…

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Rakim

Rakim The God Emcee Hip Hop Hall of Fame for: Emcee Influential contributor/ambassador From: Long Island Crew Affiliation: None Debut Album: Paid in Full (1987) Best Song: “I aint no joke” Classic Singles: (7 Minimum for HOF Status) I aint no joke My Melody Microphone Fiend Paid in full Eric B for President Mahogany Move…

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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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Hall of Fame Criteria

  On this site you will see emcees and other artists inducted into The (Encyclopedia Hip Hop) Hip Hop Hall of Fame where I’d like to spotlight and give recognition to the greatest and legends in the industry that made Hip Hop what it is Instead of waiting until they pass away or get sick…

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Definition of a “Classic”

Five Mics, XXL, 1 Scale, 10 Scale … what is a classic? A ton of Hip Hop sites, publications, critics, and fans all have their idea of what “classic” is. Some judge off of what they listened to when they grew up Some listen for beats Some listen for lyricism Some look at the impact…

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Welcome to encyclopedia Hip Hop

Despite the name, this site is not intended to be the end all be all definitive site for all things hip hop, but more of an detailed account of the Golden Era of Hip Hop as I saw it (1983 – 1993) With some commentary, memories, reviews and paying homage to those that created the…

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