“Come On, Bounceee…”
This week has been fairly decent musically...but for my listening pleasure, I ended up backtracking to this old Doo-Wop tape & lettin it play the background repeatedly every time I sat down to work @ the cpu or doing various things around the house.
Finding a full tracklisting was a challenge. But the songs & head-noddin tempo created by the Bouncemaster took me back to walkin around campus, Aiwa
ear muffs headphones on, hat low, two blunts gone & in the zone.
- The numero uno thing...hearing The Bounce Squad. Snagglepuss, Unique...aww man. This crew of MCs that never really materialized into anything more than the warm-up for the first 5 mins of Doo-Wop tapes but they used to dumb out. They epitomized bars that were punchline after punchline after punchline over the hottest jacked beats of whenever the tape was released.
-The songs & artists featured are a full blast of one hit wonders, milk carton suspects & songs that set the bar. King Jus anyone? Shyhiem...Akinyele...Lady Of Rage? True enough, they're VH1 "Where Are They Now" material. But then, they were actively puttin out good material.
-Hearing Jeru lead off the tape let's you know that this was a different time & place in hip-hop when lyricism was @ it's popularity peak & highly marketable (remember the time?).
-36 Chambers...Wu followed by Doo-Wop shoutin "new Nas!!!" and it be "It Ain't Hard To Tell"...THEN hearing Dogg Pound & Ice Cube tracks...all of this was before the B.I.G. vs. Pac, bi-coastalism took over.
-Instead of LL, I think Heavy D should be the 90's "lover" still makin music. Word up. Peaceful Journey and that blue cassette were solid. In fact, Heav always did it proper with his albums.
Sisters With Voices.
New jack swing + hip-hop swagger+females. Jea!
-Doo-Wop droppin a track by a then wet-behind the ears "Urrsherr" Raymond. I think it put me in the frame of mind to respect that shorty has really put in work to achieve the success & longevity that he has.
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