Wednesday, March 25, 2009

treacherous three ..... yeah boy!

sounds like a good comic...but it's the name of a very early hip hop group.
one of their hits floated across my brain thru the ether of time this morning. it took about 15 minutes of searching on the internet and in the music service Rhapsody before i found it. digging thru mountains of songs with the lyrics rock the body, body rock, rock the body body...etc.
the name of the song actually turns out to be "rock the body"

old school rap sleuthing and determination helped me track down this gem of pioneering nyc hip hop.
the treacherous three were DJ Easy Lee, Kool Moe Dee, L.A. Sunshine, Special K, & Spoonie G (left in the late 70's). Kool Moe Dee went on to fame and rap history, most notably for his feud (on vinyl) with LL Cool J. Spawning the classic "how you like me now" hit single as well as the album with the same title.
i'm gonna rock my Kangol in honor of these vibes today.

while i'm on the subject of old school hip hop (i was in high school in the bronx during the early evolution of rap music), i gotta give shouts to my all time favorite homies of hip hop. These are da classics:
1. Big Daddy Kane
2. Eric B. & Rakim
3. Boogie Down Productions - KRS 1
4. Kool G Rap
5. Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five
6. Afrika BamBaaTaa
7. GangStarr
8. Public Enemy
9. Run-D.M.C.
10. Wu Tang Clan, Notorious BIG, Jay Z, Mobb Deep, Special Ed, NWA, Ice Cube, MC lyte, and and and....

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