Roots of Rap

Roots of Rap

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September 6, 2020

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Sir Lord Comic is one of the original Jamaican deejays. He started out as a legs man: a dancer. It was Count Machuki that inspired him to be...

August 9, 2020

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Have You Ever Seen The Blues by Yaphet Kotto is a spoken-word single released in 1968 for Hugh Masakela’s Chisa  Records. Yaphet Frederick ...

July 27, 2020

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Smoke My Pipe (The Sign Ain't Right) is a great wacky funky tale of abuse by A. J. Rowe. He recorded it in 1971 and it was issued on C...

July 13, 2020

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What Happened To Me is a Christian psychedelic blues rap from 1971. An unusual combination by one of the first evangelistic rock bands cal...

June 20, 2020

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St. Louis Breakdown can be found on Oliver's 1972 debut album Main Man that was released on Abet. It is a heavy funk rap that featur...

June 11, 2020

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Beat The Knees is a funky rap song by Ray Jones. It was released in 1976 on Jones' record label Wee-Too! Ray Jones Jones a sailor from ...

May 30, 2020

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A Town Called No-Where was recorded at DB Sound Studios in Silver Spring, Maryland. It was released on the album Your Funny Moods by DC Int...

May 22, 2020

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We Rap More Mellow by The Younger Generation was  recorded in October of 1979 at Delta Studios in New York City and released on Brass Reco...

May 21, 2020

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Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope was a politically charged musical about life for African-Americans in their communities. The musica...

May 13, 2020

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Heh Heh (Chuckle) Good Morning Sunshine is a track by Melvin Van Peebles. It featured on the 1971 album and in the musical Ain't Suppo...