Well, I feel another bout of nostalgia coming on thanks to Brad’s comments here, and after doing some research on my past, I found this gem by Newcleus from deep in the depths of the early 80s. A band known for the first “wikki-wikki song” well before Wikipedia. I freely admit this song remains one of my favorite songs of all time, what a narrative, what a concept…ahh, the beginning of rap was a beautiful thing. And according to Newcleus’s Wikipedia article this early rap song is bonafide historic:
Their follow-up single “Jam-On It” has become their most famous single, ushering in a new sound altogether for hip hop: from the conga rock of the old school to a more programmed sound. This song was ahead of its time in production techniques and general atmosphere.