The Write Profile wrote:
Jumper K wrote:Working on mine. Not past 1986 yet.
I'd be interested in what a pre-"Golden Age" list would look like, from this distance (and bearing in mind I wasn't really around to experience it in "real time), it did seem to develop in the 1980s at such a rate of pace that's almost frightening. Much like rock music in the 1960s, really. Indeed, an album like Edan's Beauty & the Beat
makes the link between the two genres and eras explicit.
Lots of DJ Kool Herc-tapes, Kurtis Blow, the early Sugar Hill Gang, Spoonie Gee, Koel Moe Dee, Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, RUN DMC, Roxanne Shante and LL Cool J....there was a lot of groundbreaking stuff at the time which was met partly with a bit of muffled laughter (hairstyles, the addiction to loud colored sportsgear and such) and respect from kids who saw something really 'street' happening. Yo MTV Raps was definitely hip.