very old school rap?

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  1. Derek S

    Derek S Stunt Coordinator

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    can anyone name me some of the old school rap groups. i am looking to find some old stuff on cd ie grandmaster flash, utfo, roxanne, dougie fresh. specifically i am looking fot the name of the rap group that is playing in the movie Beat Street when the two sons are sleeping in the bedroom and the mom turns the music way up, then off.

    any names would be helpful, any obscure early groups.

    thanks a bunch

    Derek
     
  2. Jeff Keene

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    Nevermind, you had UTFO already. :b
     
  3. Zen Butler

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    Well old school 90's I'd say

    The Jungle Brothers-Done by the forces of Nature

    Brand Nubian

    P.M Dawn,

    they were all doing something a bit different 89-92 ish.

    but to go way back... (80's)

    you must start at these, alot of these cats have best of stuff and you can build from there:

    Whodini

    Kurtis Blow

    Biz Markie- (underrated)

    Rakim- ahead of his time, insane cuts: Paid in Full, Microphone Fiend.

    back even further...(70's)

    Gil Scott Heron- "the Revolution will not be televised" or if you prefer "the very best of Gil Scott Heron" is a nice mix,(just don't expect any beat box, this is real music, poetically laced with Heron's lyrics)
     
  4. Mark Lee

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    Don't forget about Afrika Bambaataa, The Sugarhill Gang, Kool DJ Herc, the Fat Boys, Newcleus (remember "Jam On It"?).
     
  5. JasonK

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    Some other stuff,

    Ultramagnetic MC's: Critical Beatdown

    Digable Planets: Reachin'...

    Dr. Dre: The Chronic (Dre and Snoops best work, by far)

    A Tribe Called Quest: The Low End Theory -or-

    Midnight Marauders
     
  6. Mark Lee

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    The Chronic is certainly a good album, but can it by any stretch of the imagination be considered "old school"?? Even N.W.A. would be a reach....
     
  7. JasonK

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    Mark, point taken.

    The Chronic certainly can not be considered old school. The only reason I threw it on the list is because that album is the pinnacle of Death Row records, and really led to a lot of the 'G-Funk' rap that populated the 90's and today.

    The other reason I had it on the list was because since Dre and Snoop have done so many other albums, many of which are pretty awful, that I think sometimes the importance of The Chronic gets overlooked.

    Hard to believe it came out 10 years ago already.

    Jason
     
  8. Derek S

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    Jam On It, that is definitly the right era i am looking for, what a great tune. i am looking for early 80's stuff.

    thanks for the help folks,

    Peace

    D
     
  9. Andy Hardin

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    I've been listening to some Old School stuff myself lately, be sure to check out:

    Slick Rick

    Kazaa/Grokster has some GREAT Old School Rap megamixes

    Kool Moe Dee

    LL Cool J - Radio

    Blankin' on some other stuff, but try the megamixes!
     
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    While it actually fairly new, you may also like Jurassic 5, they have a very old school sound. 4 mc's and 2 dj's. I just got their album "Quality Control" a couple days ago and love it. It's great, refreshing, back to the roots style rap.
     
  11. JasonK

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    I'll second the Jurassic 5 recommendation. Quality Control is a fantastic CD. Their DJ, Cut Chemist has done quite a bit of side-projects that are good, too. Product Placement, a collaboration with DJ Shadow, comes to mind.

    Blackalicious also has a very good old-school sound, and they just released a new one last week. And it also features a Cut Chemist track!

    -Jason

    (Sorry for taking the thread off-topic.)
     

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