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Whodini

Coming out of the fertile early-'80s New York rap scene, Whodini were one of the first rap groups to add a straight R&B twist to their music, thus laying the groundwork for the new jack swing movement. The group consisted of rappers Jalil Hutchins and John "Ecstasy" Fletcher, adding legendary DJ Drew "Grandmaster Dee" Carter, known for being able to scratch records with nearly every part of his body, in 1986. Whodini made its name with good-humored songs like "Magic's Wand" (the first rap song to feature an accompanying video), "The Haunted House of Rock" (a rewrite of "Monster Mash"), and "Freaks Come Out at Night," and their live shows were the first rap concerts to feature official dancers (U.T.F.O. members Doctor Ice and Kangol Kid). Following 1987's Open Sesame, Whodini went on hiatus due to problems with their record company, as well as to concentrate on new families. The group attempted a comeback in 1991 with Bag-a-Trix without much success, despite receiving their due as rap innovators. Five years later, Whodini returned with their sixth album, appropriately titled Six. The album disappeared shortly after its release. ~ Steve Huey
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Track List: Funky Beat: The Best Of Whodini

1. Magic's Wand

2. Haunted House Of Rock

3. Five Minutes Of Funk

4. Freaks Come Out At Night

5. Big Mouth

6. Escape (I Need A Break)

7. Friends

8. Funky Beat

9. One Love

10. I'm A Ho

12. Rock You Again (Again & Again)

14. Keep Running Back

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Track List: Greatest Hits

1. Funky Beat

2. One Love

3. Friends

4. Haunted House Of Rock

6. Freaks Come Out At Night

7. Five Minutes Of Funk

8. I'm A Ho

9. Tricky Trick

10. Big Mouth

12. In The Beginning

13. Magic's Wand

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tleehiggins
So little drama so much fun. Make me miss that era.
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Love Whodini! Old school rap forever
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Socialist democrats, Leftists, Liberals, communists and Islamists are not friends to freedom loving citizens. Believe that.
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there will never be music like this ever again
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❤❤❤❤❤
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Mine......fi v e minutes of funk....and friends lol or maybe one love
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My favorite whodini jam was haunted house of rock BOOM their it is
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#Salute to these Legends.... Music still DOPE, Relevancy is Real!!!!!!
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Most Definitely A Classic!!!!! !
Still Fresh*
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HUT, HUT , HUT , HUT ..... The FREAKS Come out at NIIIGHT !!! xo
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We are Whodini!
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Old School but Fresh...
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Whodunit
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Real s**t
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This is the s**t an t h e song it very much true!
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This is real rap music this bull sh** that's out now is not rap music
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Five Minutes Of Funk...my all time favorite song by Whodini
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They need to be added to next year's lineup for Miami Funk Fest
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Hut hut hut hut!!!!!!!
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Old school noting but fresh
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Now that's real rap music
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christinasol a c h e
Best music. Whodini nice
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Good to be able to listen to the way we did it back in the days
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Saw them at Freshfest... . . g o o s e b u m p s . Lmao.
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Real rap with a great beat. Got all their old school. This was real rap, today's is just drama
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Love it a step back in my youth.
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1 Love.
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Magicians of rap whodini
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We're are the hoties
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Extra,extra, r e a d all about it?.whodini drops another one.
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rntonp
THIS VERSION SOUNDS LIKE CRAP! ORIGINAL IS MUCH BETTER.
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Can't touch the 80s new generation
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I'm deaf - funky beat- three of us and all good looking- real rap. Intelligent, intellectual l y and smart- today so call rap/ hip hop -lacks all three. HELP, HELP, call 911.
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LA estamto re
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5 minutes of funk this aint no junk
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I grew up on them along time again.
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I grew up on them lol
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Seen them concert in 86
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dam i miss my music got on pandora baby jamm on it
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KINGS
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relzto
Real lyricests! Yeah yeah
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Remember the good ole days!! When breakdancing was in!!
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These are the ones we call friends
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80 Jam Real Rap!!!!
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Whodini jams u no.....west up
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Great group
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I remember selling 5 dollar cassette dubs of this record in 6th grade... Damn I'm old
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karl_elliott 4 1
Never enough credit, Whodini changed the rap game. 5 minutes of Funk...one of the beat jams ever!!
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Inovators of rap back in the day. Who would think to rap for 5 minutes!!! Plus FUNK!!!
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Classic jam! I play this in my DJ sets all the time. Peace to the Old school hip hop heads.
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