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on Tommy Boy Presents: Hip Hop Essentials 1979-1991 Volume Five

Features of This Track

old school roots
club rap influences
east coast rap roots
funk influences
danceable beats
syncopated beats
funk beats
heavy backbeat
heavy use of guest rappers
group rap arrangements
clear pronunciation
backbeat handclaps
a tight kick sound
acoustic drum samples
an electric bass riff
a hand percussion layer
light percussion fills
prominent horns
a dry recording sound
an acousti-lectric sonority

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This is great but 'The Message' is definitely one of those tracks that never stops playing in my head
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cjdesen
They dont make em like this no more
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My s**t!!!! Gives me goose bumps
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One of the greatest hip hop songs ever!!!!
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Awwww what you say this was the cut use to lock that rug in the bar back in the day I was 19 Yesss Pandora doing a wonderful job playing mt old school jams thanks Pandora
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marty.8230
This was honey jam when he DJ back in the day RIP
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Um...Fat Joe?
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This new hip hop teaches our children the wrong thing!!!!
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This is the foundation of hip hop music this new hip hop needs to step up their game and lyrical content this new stuff is a disgrace to the art of rappin.
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This is the best rap song next to Rapper's Delight and 5 Minutes of Funk.
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THESE R STILL SOME STRAIGHT UP PARTY JAMZ!!!
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This is amazing.

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