rappers delight club: when we were kids.
RAPPERS DELIGHT CLUB became an internet sensation a year ago on the space, with the support of popular mp3 blogs such as said the gramophone & gorilla vs. bear. On a basic level, it's a bunch of children from Maryland rapping, but when you listen a bit more...you realize the complex concept that it's a-mazing.
Strangely, no one has picked up on the latest two-part jam by Rappers Delight Club, "When We Were Kids". This time, the kids are rapping over the instrumental track of Jens Lekman's "A Sweet Summer's Night on Hammer Hill". Part of the chorus is taken from Ahmad's 1994 jam "Back In The Day".
What I love most about Rappers Delight Club is the sincerity. All of these rhymes are written by the kids...and the majority of them are about doing things that kids do-- playing soccer and video games, eating chicken nuggets, going shopping, frolicking on the playground, and so forth. Sure, there'd be obvious humor in kids rapping about typical elements of hip-hop culture, but that wouldn't be able to touch the amount of cuteness here. "I eat other rappers like chicken nuggets." You literally can't touch that cuteness, and if you try to...I will arrest you.
Former fans of Rappers Delight Club will be glad to hear the return of Mina, a favorite from "Hum" and "First Ladies' Anthem". Her new verse is just as classic: "Yo my name is a Mina, Mina, Mina, Mina. I'm lucky that I don't have to work. I like to play soccer, laugh like a hyena, and you know I'm not a jerk. I don't have a locker cause I'm not in middle school, and I'm not cruel, but I rule fool."
Long story short: I can only hope that these kids are the future of hip-hop. It will ease my mind, especially since I assume these kids are the future of reggaeton.
d/l: RAPPERS DELIGHT CLUB- When We Were Kids (Part One) (YSI)
d/l: RAPPERS DELIGHT CLUB- When We Were Kids (Part Two) (YSI)
(children rapping over Jens Lekman song)
- space it - hype it -
d/l: JENS LEKMAN- A Sweet Summer's Night on Hammerhill (YSI)
(Jens Lekman song children rap over)
- buy it - site it - space it - hype it - wik it -
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