I physically become ill and violent when I hear some kid listening to a song from the 70’s say out loud “Hey, these guys stole this from Snoop Dogg!” We have all of this technology and ability to search centuries of information, but the youth can’t be bothered to learn about where music came from? Ugh.
So here is a small list of the original songs made popular by rap.
James Brown’s The Payback
En Vogue – Never Gonna Get It, LL Cool J – Boomin System
0:48 second mark
George Clinton’s Atomic Dog
Snoop Dogg – Snoop Dogg
Melvin Bliss’s Synthetic Substitution
Method Man – You’re All That I Need, Naughty By Nature – O.P.P.
Lyn Collin’s Think
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock – It Takes Two”, the creator of the ever present “Yeah, Woo!”
1:25 mark if you are impatient
The Honey Drippers’ Impeach The President
LL Cool J – Around the Way Girl, Meredith Brooks – I’m A Bitch, Janet Jackson – That’s The Way Love Goes
Sly and the Family Stone’s Sing A Simple Song
Digital Underground – The Humpty Dance
James Brown’s Funky Drummer
Dr. Dre – Let Me Ride