Monday, October 22, 2007

Hip to the Hop 3.0

As usual, I'm bouncing to work in my hoopty while bumping some old-school rap on the XM (Channel 65 - The Rhyme) and I get sent back through time. Suddenly it's 1984. I'm 10 years old and still living in Texas. Some friends and I are at Jackson Street Park listening to rap songs on a large boom-box. The kids with the boom-box are older and go to the local public school, so I don't really know them. They start break dancing to "Jam-On-It" by Newcleus and my whole world goes nutz! Not only are they doing hella cool moves, (including the 'pull your ragdoll body up by an imaginary hook on the back of your neck) but this song raps about Superman! SUPERMAN! Now, the big blue boy scout is probably the only thing in the cosmoverse that I get more worked up about than zombies and robots. If it weren't for the fact that Dekx doesn't particularly care one way or another about Superman, this site would have been "supermanloveszombieslovesrobots". Eh. Maybe Dekx is right, it'd be too long.
Anyway, Superman may lose his rap battle against Cozmo-D and his funky fresh crew, but I was so excited to hear Superman mentioned that I swore I'd never forget this song. I probably haven't heard "Jam-On-It" since then and always kinda wondered if I had really heard it, or was just confusing my memories of a different song with my dreams of writing my own rap songs about the man of Steel. And I pretty much forgot about it.
Now, another little part of my life is complete and can get a smiley face sticker. The olde tyme breaks dancing is super awesome too. Maybe there'll be a reunion tour and you can catch Newcleus live at the carnival in some local casino parking-lot.

But the awesome doesn't exactly end there. After a nice little Slick Rick joint, they played "White Lines" by Grandmaster Flash and Mele Mell!! Mell is hella ready to RUMBLE!
Which made me want to skip work to go back home and watch... Shaun.
I'll be perfectly honest with you. As much as I like Duran Duran, I never liked their cover of this song. The original just nailed it the first time and there's never really been a need to remake this classic jam.
See y'all honkies later.

DJ Mothy-Bot

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