Mid-Week 80's: Rap Style

People who only love old-school hip-hop, by and large, don't know what they're talking about. As if music couldn't be fun or interesting today. But this video gives you an idea of what they're talking about- no one in this video is taking themselves seriously, not even the 19 (!!) year old Jay-Z. People are having fun! And not sexy fun. The fun that comes from telling a story.

A novelty track in the style of the Fresh Prince, "Hawaiian Sophie" owns a clever little beat that shows going electric doesn't have to mean going aggressive. It'd be nice if there were more songs like this.

1 comment:

  1. Ah yes, the mythical video that would provide Nas with a hefty aresenal of Ether 11 years later.