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.

13 comments:

gnome said...

Oh my... I guess I'll stick to punk dear Father. After al, the Guns of Brixton do have sort of a rap-beat going on at times...

NebachadnezzaR said...

Interesting stuff, although at first glance I thought for a second that you were talking about another weasel (Da Weasel, lol).

Sonny Boy said...

Yeah! Kick it! Another great post!
You started with dance then went to rock and finally rap. May I suggest for a hybrid rock/rap combo you look to Walk This Way (Aerosmith with RunDMC?) Either way I'm loving your music posts (and the other ones too, of course :) ).

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fatherkrishna said...

Or even Radio Clash perhaps dear Gnome?

I've not forgotten Da Weasel Nebacha, I heard something on the radio that I thought you might like, but unfortunately I didn't catch who it was...

Sonnyboy! My heart soars every time you visit this little place! I think
we did post Walk This Way a while back,,,

fatherkrishna said...

Yep we did it back in March! But as you want it dear Sonnyboy, look out for it soon!

Junlee said...

Whoa! I've never heard of them, but I remember seeing the dude with the glasses on VH1 doing some rap shows.

I take it you were a fan of The Beastie Boys dear father?! :)

Mikey4u1984 said...

FK if I remember correctly you where quite into techno, try posting some videos or songs if you ever have a chance ;)

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gnome said...

Hmmm, yes, yes indeed!

FUNNYMAN said...

You don't have to apologize. It is your blog. You can do whatever the frak you want. As far as this blog post is concerned, I can't really comment on it.

DEITRIX said...

I'm going to drink some beer just for you this weekend, Father.

Well I gotta go get started I guess...

DEITRIX said...

Got a paint job done for ya!

Stop by my place this weekend and pick it up...

It's going to cost you a case of beer!! ;)