Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Back in the Day #1 - Funky 4+1 - That's The Joint

This is the first of a new series of posts concentrating on gems from the vaults of Rap. The concept is simple so I wont insult you by making too much of an explanation. Along side the MP3 of the original track I may also post remixes, music that has been influenced by the original and sampled material.


It is fitting that Funky 4+1 get the first post in the series - they were also the first rap group from the Bronx to get a recording deal and they were the first rap group to perform live on TV (in 1981 on a broadcasting of SNL hosted by homegirl Debbie Harry). Speaking of homegirls and firsts, Sha Rock was one of the first females to be in a rap group.

In 1980 they released what is still probably their best known track 'That's the Joint' on none other than Sylvia Robinsons 'Sugarhill Records'. The record sampled 'Rescue Me' by A Taste of Honey and has since been sampled by the likes of the Beastie Boys (twice) and De La Soul: Pos Rhymes whilst Maseo samples "Run me a score from the Funky Four Plus One More//(It's the joint!)//Rewind that back".


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU
THANK YOU
THANK YOU
THANK YOU
THANK YOU

FOR POSTING FUNKY 4 + 1

MIKE IN VA.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

zone3 said...

dope keep posting with this theme

got any CASTLE D
B - BOY RECORDS JEMS?

cold crush?