Happy Old School Friday! We were missing in action last week with the 4th of July holiday, but we are back. Today's theme is Old School Hip Hop, and having literally come of age in exact the same time frame as hip hop, there's a couple of ways I look at this.

First, if you consider the old school stuff to be the original hip hop from the late-70's and early-80's; groups like the Sugarhill Gang, etc. The other school of thought is that anything older than a X amount of years is automatically old school. Which direction to go?

How about both. For our first pick today, here are some of the pioneers of hip hop, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, with The Message. A message that sadly still applies as much today as it did back in the early eighties when this song came out.



And for our second pick, here's a rapper who was known for his rivalry with LL Cool J back in the day, and he was very popular in his own right then. I think LL ended up having the last laugh because he's basically still around and Kool Mo Dee has long faded from the scene. Here is Kool Mo Dee with Wild, Wild West.



Hope you enjoyed, and don't forget the rest of the Old School Friday crew.

Electronic Village - Chatting Over Cocktails - Ms Grapevine - Quick - Marcus LANGFORD - Cassandra - Danielle-Lisa C -Chocl8t - DP - Kreative Talk -MarvalusOne - Regina - LaShonda -AJ - Sharon - Invisible Woman - Believer 1964 -Dee - SJP - sHaE-sHaE - Songs In the Key of Life - Shawn - Hagar’s Daughter - freshandfab - Creole Pimp - Wonderland or Not

9 comments
  1. Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T July 11, 2008 at 10:57 AM  

    now thats classic

  2. Quick July 11, 2008 at 12:58 PM  

    "broken glass...everywhere" ...nice work!

  3. ShAĆ© - ShAĆ© July 11, 2008 at 1:47 PM  

    Isn't it sad that The Message hasn't been headed to this day? We shouldn't have people living in the same conditions as back then.

    I can't believe you posted The Wild Wild West. LMAO He better not be wearing those glasses still.

  4. MrsGrapevine July 11, 2008 at 2:54 PM  

    I can't leave this blog today. I will be here jamming all day because these are two of the best moments in hip-hop. I saw Kool Moe Dee in concert when I was on 5th grade. Hold on, I'm going to do the dance moves right quick.

    The message help start it all. This is when rapper and socio-politics went hand in hand.

    Great choices, I can't even stress how great.

  5. Regina July 11, 2008 at 5:22 PM  

    I love the Message! But I always hated Wild Wild West! But still two awesome picks!!
    Sadly enough "The Message" is still the case in some areas today... Sad.

    Have a great weekend!
    By the way I love the new header, I feel like I've been gone forever, so I'm gonna hang out for a while and catch up on my reading!!

  6. MsMarvalus July 11, 2008 at 5:53 PM  

    You better just stop!!!

    I am digging both of these...Kool Moe Dee had me jamming back in the day...

    Happy OSF!

  7. SjP July 11, 2008 at 9:52 PM  

    Don't push me cause I'm close to the edge...

    Yes! Yes! I remember this one well! And KMD! Guess, I know more about hip hop than I thought!

  8. Marcus LANGFORD July 14, 2008 at 4:16 AM  

    now these are some great picks. you got melle mel and you got mo dee! mo dee was a beast, especially when he put out "i got to work".

    :::Marcus LANGFORD:::

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