When Hip Hop was first introduced to the mainstream does anyone remember how much fun we were having? Even before then? Why does it seem like everybody nowadays is posing all mean and serious? Have you ever notice on every Hip Hop magazine cover, whomever it features, rappers always have that police line-up look on their face? You can even hear it in their music. These so called rappers are always looking or sounding uncomfortable as if they have ran out of hemorrhoid cream!
If a DJ plays Rapper’s Delight by The Sugar Hill Gang, those who know of the song can recite every word to the song. Why? Because it was fun to say these lyrics! The same can be said for Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick‘s La Di Da Di, or Stick ‘Em by the Fat Boys. How ’bout Rock The Bells by LL Cool J? Most rap lyrics back then were fun to hear because it seemed that the performers had fun writing these rhymes and saying them.
There was a time when Hip Hop had quite a few what we call novelty acts, who created such a diverse balance that is missing today. Okay. Granted, it may sound corny to you, but think about this for a second. In my opinion, the reason why Eminem‘s alter ego Slim Shady was so successful is because He was having a ton of fun! What do you think made Will Smith, The Fresh Prince, so successful? I’ll give you one more example; Biz Markie! This rap artist to me displayed the most fun!
B-Boys and DJs are not exempt from this topic of fun. Who said that Hip Hop has to be sooo serious? I ask that because somehow the fun needs to be put back into the house! We need the fun the way it should be before the bank, that represents the bloodsucking corporate machine, sells it to someone else!
Oops! Am I too late on saying that?
DJ Kool featuring Doug E. Fresh and Biz Markie
performing Let Me Clear My Throat
DJ Jazzy Jeff, Will Smith The Fresh Prince, Biz Markie, and Slick Rick
performing So Fresh