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Entries from August 2010

Vintage Video: Joe Bataan “Rap-O Clap-O”

September 12th, 2007 · 2 Comments

“A hip, hop, hip hip hop to the hip hip hop and you don’t stop”: Any rappin’ fool can recognize instantly these inimitable initial verbal cues to what would become arguably the biggest music style in the world. But what if those lyrics started out “We got a new thing out, gonna make ya shout/ […]

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Vintage Video: Pink Floyd “See Emily Play”

September 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Apropos of the mono/stereo remaster of Pink Floyd’s classic debut Piper at the Gates of Dawn released by Capitol last week, here’s a promotional video of the Pink Floyd (”the” preceded the band’s name back in their UFO Club days) and its Piper-era single “See Emily Play.” Whatever your take on the arena-rock monster that […]

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Vintage Video: KMD “Who Me?”

September 7th, 2007 · No Comments

With all this talk about MF Doom and just who is under that mask, we thought it might be appropriate to pull another character out of MF’s closet for today’s Vintage Video post. In the late-’80s/ early-’90s Doom was Zev Luv X and led a New York group called KMD, which included Zev, his brother […]

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Vintage Video: Mtume “Juicy Fruit”

September 6th, 2007 · No Comments

Realizing that Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit is the most titillating of the chewing gums was Mtume’s greatest lyrical conceit; the accompanying video for the song “Juicy Fruit” is dripping with sex and hair grease. I imagine it being a primary inspiration for the Soul Glo faux-mercial from Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America, or maybe a few […]

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Vintage Video: Yellowman “Party”

September 5th, 2007 · No Comments

This one probably isn’t fair. I love Yellowman, he’s one of my all-time favorite dancehall toasters (the Look How Me Sexy compilation is highly recommended for neophytes). There’s plenty of other more representative videos of Mr. Yellowman out there, but “Party Party” occupies that class of incredibly dated, low-budget cheese that I’m obsessed with almost […]

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