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April 28, 2007 6:56 PM   Subscribe

Hip hop history— It's the Rub! Along with a handful of other shows, Brooklyn hip hop lovers The Rub compile a history of hip hop. Eleven parts through 1989.
posted by klangklangston (14 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
This is good.

For some more fun, take yourself back to 1986 and Mr. Magic's Rap Attack on WBLS.
posted by caddis at 7:20 PM on April 28, 2007

Now I don't have to scream "I can't find the hip hop I need" at the top of my lungs. Thank you, klangklangston.
posted by clockwork at 7:37 PM on April 28, 2007

Nice post. I finally picked up a copy of James Chang's Can't Stop Won't Stop recently, which I would recommend to anyone needing a social overview of the Bronx in the 70s or LA in the late 80s/early 90s (the 15th anniversary of the riots is tomorrow, April 29th, by the way), but mainly what it reminded me is that I love the music that I started with from the early 80s. Kurtis Blow, Afrika Baambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, Funky 4 + 1... that music always makes me happy.
posted by sleepy pete at 8:03 PM on April 28, 2007

Great post. My boyfriend <3 you.
posted by sunshinesky at 8:52 PM on April 28, 2007

Not to be outdone by DJ Jaguar Skills' 1979-2006: A Hip-Hop Odyssey (800 Tracks in 48 Minutes) megamix.
posted by basicchannel at 8:58 PM on April 28, 2007

Damn....how did I miss this before?? Thanks klangklangston!
posted by vacapinta at 9:33 PM on April 28, 2007

Thanks for reminding me that Hip-Hop was once once vibrant and innovative.
posted by tighttrousers at 10:39 PM on April 28, 2007

tighttrousers: Really? None of these are vibrant and innovative: Edan, Dälek, J Dilla, Ghostface Killah, El-P, Clipse, Prefuse 73, RJD2, The Streets, Kanye West, the whole of the Anticon crew, Danger Mouse..?

That's just off the top of my head...
posted by basicchannel at 11:28 PM on April 28, 2007

Don't forget Kweli.
posted by Tlogmer at 11:35 PM on April 28, 2007

Many thanks!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:28 AM on April 29, 2007

basicchannel, some people just need to make sure that you know that they know that they think they actually know something. It's OK, don't let it bother you.
posted by sleepy pete at 12:44 AM on April 29, 2007

Well, c'mon, everybody knows that tight trousers and hiphop just don't go together! When was the last time you saw a hiphop artist in tight trousers, fer chrissakes?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:01 AM on April 29, 2007

This has been a good week on MeFi for the sort of music I like.

Thanks all.
posted by davehat at 2:54 AM on April 29, 2007

1989? I was there... but nevermind that.
posted by willep at 4:37 PM on May 20, 2007

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