Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Rap has certainly changed since I was a lad

5 comments:

paul said...

I dunno, Sun Ra and George Clinton certainly ploughed this furrow

Stef said...

now you mention it...

I probably wasn't listening close enough at the time

paul said...

...and Kurtis Blow`s Christmas Rappin' refers obliquely to the supernatural visit of (one of many of) Dawkins` nemesis.

paul said...

..and the great afika bambatta:

No matter how hard you try, you can't stop us now
No matter how hard you try, you can't stop us now

we're the renegades in this atomic age
this atomic age of renegades

we're the renegades in this atomic age
this atomic age of renegades

Since the Prehistoric ages and the days of ancient Greece
Right down through the Middle Ages
Planet earth kept going through changes
And then the renaissance came, the times continued to change
Nothing stayed the same, but there were always renegades
Like Chief Sitting Bull, Tom Paine
Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X
They were renegades of their time and age
The mighty Renegades

We're the renegades of funk
(funk!)
We're the renegades of funk
(funk!)

We're the renegades of funk
(funk!)
We're the renegades of funk
(funk!)

From a different solar system many many galaxies away
We are the force of another creation
A new musical revelation
And we're on this musical mission to help the others listen
And groove from land to land singin' electronic chants like
Zulu nation
Revelations
Destroy all nations(x6)


Now renegades are the people with their own philosophies
They change the course of history
Everyday people like you and me
We're the renegades, we're the people
With our own philosophies
We change the course of history
Everyday people like you and me
C'mon!

Anon said...

Optimism

We change the course of history
Everyday people like you and me
C'mon!

- Aangirfan