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Fri Jun 9, 2017, 03:34 PM

First Rap song?



"Give Peace A Chance"

Two, one two three four
Ev'rybody's talking about
Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, Tagism
This-ism, that-ism, is-m, is-m, is-m.

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

C'mon
Ev'rybody's talking about Ministers,
Sinisters, Banisters and canisters
Bishops and Fishops and Rabbis and Pop eyes,
And bye bye, bye byes.

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Let me tell you now
Ev'rybody's talking about
Revolution, evolution, masturbation,
Flagellation, regulation, integrations,
Meditations, United Nations,
Congratulations.

Ev'rybody's talking about
John and Yoko, Timmy Leary, Rosemary,
Tommy Smothers, Bobby Dylan, Tommy Cooper,
Derek Taylor, Norman Mailer,
Alan Ginsberg, Hare Krishna,
Hare, Hare Krishna

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance




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Reply First Rap song? (Original post)
LakeArenal Jun 2017 OP
unblock Jun 2017 #1
LakeArenal Jun 2017 #4
Brother Buzz Jun 2017 #10
kentuck Jun 2017 #12
LisaM Jun 2017 #2
LakeArenal Jun 2017 #5
LisaM Jun 2017 #8
Chipper Chat Jun 2017 #3
LakeArenal Jun 2017 #6
Cal Carpenter Jun 2017 #7
anneboleyn Jun 2017 #11
Heartstrings Jun 2017 #9
Solly Mack Jun 2017 #13
workinclasszero Jun 2017 #14
LakeArenal Jun 2017 #15
workinclasszero Jun 2017 #17
ornotna Jun 2017 #16
LakeArenal Jun 2017 #19
Leith Jun 2017 #18

Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 03:43 PM

1. this one's 4 years earlier:



Johnny's in the basement
Mixing up the medicine
I'm on the pavement
Thinking about the government
The man in the trench coat
Badge out, laid off
Says he's got a bad cough
Wants to get it paid off
Look out kid
It's somethin' you did
God knows when
But you're doing it again
You better duck down the alley way
Lookin' for a new friend
A man in the coonskin cap, in the pig pen
Wants eleven dollar bills, you only got ten
Maggie comes fleet foot
Face full of black soot
Talkin' that the heat put
Plants in the bed but
The phone's tapped anyway
Maggie says that many say
They must bust in early May
Orders from the D.A. Look out kid
Don't matter what you did
Walk on your tip toes
Don't tie no bows
Better stay away from those
That carry around a fire hose
Keep a clean nose
Watch the plain clothes
You don't need a weather man
To know which way the wind blows
Oh, get sick, get well
Hang around a ink well
Hang bail, hard to tell
If anything is goin' to sell
Try hard, get barred
Get back, write braille
Get jailed, jump bail
Join the army, if you fail
Look out kid
You're gonna get hit
But losers, cheaters
Six-time users
Hang around the theaters
Girl by the whirlpool
Lookin' for a new fool
Don't follow leaders, watch the parkin' meters
Oh, get born, keep warm
Short pants, romance
Learn to dance, get dressed, get blessed
Try to be a success
Please her, please him, buy gifts
Don't steal, don't lift
Twenty years of schoolin'
And they put you on the day shift
Look out kid
They keep it all hid
Better jump down a manhole
Light yourself a candle
Don't wear sandals
Try to avoid the scandals
Don't want to be a bum
You better chew gum
The pump don't work
'Cause the vandals took the handles

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 04:23 PM

4. !! ++

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 05:04 PM

10. But it took Weird Al Yankovic to unlock the inner meaning of what Bob was really saying

Pure genius



"Bob"

I, man, am regal - a German am I
Never odd or even
If I had a hi-fi
Madam, I'm Adam
Too hot to hoot
No lemons, no melon
Too bad I hid a boot
Lisa Bonet ate no basil
Warsaw was raw
Was it a car or a cat I saw?

Rise to vote, sir
Do geese see god?
"Do nine men interpret?" "Nine men," I nod
Rats live on no evil star
Won't lovers revolt now?
Race fast, safe car
Pa's a sap
Ma is as selfless as I am
May a moody baby doom a yam?

Ah, Satan sees Natasha
No devil lived on
Lonely Tylenol
Not a banana baton
No "x" in "Nixon"
O, stone, be not so
O Geronimo, no minor ego
"Naomi," I moan
"A Toyota's a Toyota"
A dog, a panic in a pagoda

Oh no! Don Ho!
Nurse, I spy gypsies - run!
Senile felines
Now I see bees I won
UFO tofu
We panic in a pew
Oozy rat in a sanitary zoo
God! A red nugget! A fat egg under a dog!
Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 07:37 PM

12. +100

Yep!

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 03:44 PM

2. No, I think it's this one! (1962)

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Response to LisaM (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 04:25 PM

5. Whadya talk, Whadya talk, Whadya talk....

I think I just heard that in a current rap song... !!

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 04:37 PM

8. They did a semi-rap version of it on an awards show a few years back.

It was pretty fun.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 03:50 PM

3. Geographical Fugue - 1958

It's a choral music piece by Ernest Toch. Music majors may know it. s

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 04:26 PM

6. Sorry I don't. But I will check Youtube..

Thanks

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 04:29 PM

7. No. Not rap.

I'm not gonna get into a lecture on race and appropriation but rap is a certain thing, and the examples on this thread aren't it.

If you want to stretch and go back for early examples, start here:

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Response to Cal Carpenter (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 07:16 PM

11. MTE. I also thought of the first song there and isn't "Rapper's Delight" usually said to be the

"First" rap song even though there are other recorded songs that had words spoken over a beat prior to 1979? I know The Sugarhill Gang is very important b/c of their huge influence; also I was thinking that many critics/scholars designate that one as the "first" since it was the first song fully conceptualized as a rap song?

Thank you for posting this YouTube video.

Nile Rodgers once said that song (since it features a sample of the awesome bass line from Chic's "Good Times" earned him more royalties than any other piece he worked on (and Nile produced albums by Bowie and Madonna and many, many, many others!)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapper%27s_Delight

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 04:51 PM

9. Rec and kick

To each his own....

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 07:40 PM

13. No

Just no.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 07:40 PM

14. Blondie did a great early rap song called Rapture

 


Official video of Blondie performing Rapture from the album Autoamerican.
Debuting in 1981, the music video was the first rap video ever broadcast on MTV. It took place in the East Village section of Manhattan

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 08:24 PM

15. She's still awesome!

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #15)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 10:35 PM

17. Yes she is

 

She was a real pioneer in music.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 10:19 PM

16. It goes back further than that

Here Comes The Judge - Pigmeat Markham



Roots of recorded Rap 1920-1979:- Part 1

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Response to ornotna (Reply #16)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 11:23 PM

19. I definitely remember Here Come The Judge. Thanks for the reminder.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 10:51 PM

18. In a Marx Brothers Movie

there was a song in it that sounded like early rap. That was in the 1930s - 1940s.

Sorry, no video clip. I think it was in "The Big Store," but I'm not sure.

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