Thursday, 18 July 2013

The Only Rapper I Ever Had Any Time For...

Generally speaking, I don't like rap music; so much of it seems to be about things I either have no interest in or consider to be morally repugnant and degenerate. However, I am not close-minded and there is no reason for there not to be exceptions.

This is the cover to the vinyl single that I bought sometime in the late '90s in an obscure second-hand record store on the same day that I bought Frank Zappa's "You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore" (Volume 1 - also vinyl). The name of the store was - funnily enough - "Hot Rats", and I remember the street name too, though the store will have been long gone years ago. At the time I bought it I already had Public Enemy's album "It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back", but I remember saying to the store clerk that even if I hadn't already known Chuck D, I'd have bought this single anyway on the strength of the artwork alone. It just immediately appealed to me. 


Yes, the only rapper I ever had any time for and yet he apparently went with the victim crowd over the Zimmerman acquittal. What a shame.

1 comment:

  1. I think you would enjoy Wu Tang Clan. The lyrics are intelligent, iconoclastic, and linguistically creative.


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