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Old School Rap

Discussion in 'Movies, Music & Television' started by Yeshuasdaughter, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. Yeshuasdaughter

    Yeshuasdaughter Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Post your favorite songs (preferably the clean version) from the 80s and 90s. Please no on screen nudity or drug use.
     
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    Yeshuasdaughter Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    As someone who's lived in Sec 8 downtown, I can relate. lol

     
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    Nervous Rex High-functioning autistic V.I.P Member

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    I really liked the old school rap songs. They had clever turns of phrases and told a story. Since the 90's, rap has turned violent and vulgar, and they've lost the cleverness (my opinion only).

    Here's a few of the oldies that I liked:

    Pump up the volume, by M|A|R|R|S


    Jam on it, by Newcleus


    The Beastie Boys had a ton that I liked. Here's just one - Paul Revere


    Not sure if this counts as rap, but I like the fast-paced, smoothly-flowing lyrics:
    West End Girls, by Pet Shop Boys


    I don't go for country music, but I have to admit that they have the wittiest lyrics of any genre. I'm all about the words - tell me a story, give me something to think about, don't take the obvious rhyme but surprise me - I think that's why my favorite band is Barenaked Ladies.
     
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  4. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    Run DMC, Walk this Way, they are with another group with this song. Gotta love Beastie Boys, also West End Girls.
     
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    Nervous Rex High-functioning autistic V.I.P Member

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    Here's a fun reference:

    In West End Girls (1984), the Pet Shop Boys say:
    You think you're mad, too unstable
    Kicking in chairs and knocking down tables


    In Something You'll Never Find (2006), Barenaked Ladies says:
    You're looking for something that's not even there
    You're knocking down tables, you're kicking in chairs


    Clearly a reference to West End Girls. I like finding Easter eggs like that.
     
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