Tuesday, June 24, 2008
3rd Bass: Pop Goes The Weasel
First of all apologies to BJ, Funnyman and anyone else who hate my music posts (or the music I post.) Having been inspired by Junlee's latest musical offering, (the very excellent Twista retro rap odyssey) I thought I'd hit my dwindling audience with a slice of early nineties NY hip hop.
3rd Bass were the first serious white rappers (although one third of the outfit was black!) on the rap scene. At the time, Kid Rock was unheard of outside Detroit, the Beastie Boys were considered something of a comedy/novelty act - although that changed with the release of the excellent "Paul's Boutique" - Vanilla Ice had rejected a recording offer from Public Enemy's Chuck D, in favour of becoming a cartoon pop star and Manchester's own MC Tunes was unheard of outside of the UK.
The above track is from the seminal "Derelicts Of Dialect" LP and features a very catchy slice of Peter Gabriel's "Sledge Hammer" as the hook. Seriously under-rated and sadly, largely forgotten, I loved these guys...
Hope you enjoy it.