Friday, December 16, 2005

Is it me, or has the hiphop music made for real dancing vanished from today's sound? What happened to artists like Chubb Rock, Heavy D, M.C. Hammer and Kid-N-Play that made songs just for bustin' a serious move? Hell, what happened to the songs that actually taught you how to do the dance of choice like "Pee-Wee's Dance" by Joeski Love, and "The Biz Dance" by Biz Markie? Remember when M.C. Hammer and 357 would have you bustin' a sweat trying perfect the moves from their videos? How about when you first saw Ozone poplockin' and Turbo dancing with the broom on the sidewallk in "Breakin?" When you witnessed the serious breakdance battle at the Roxy in the movie, "Beat Street!" Dancing was a big part of hiphop back in the day, but part of the music has been lost! Today, a dance track is "Laffy-Taffy" I guess, which doesn't leave much to imagination! It's actually pretty sad! Being a good dancer back in the day had its benefits in the hood, at parties, and even with girls! The good dancers were well known, and respected when I was in school as well! Recording videos off of Video Jukebox and Rap City were essential to perfecting certain dances. I remember trying to find the perfect piece of cardboard or floor tiles to practice my backspin breakdance moves on. With this post, I wanted to take it back to those days of hiphop, when I really danced! I dug in my crates to pull out a few of my favorite hiphop tracks that I liked dancing to back in day. Don't get me wrong, I can still bust a move today, if you paid me enough?? I am calling this mix, "HipHop Dance Mixx Vol. 1" and it will downloadable for a limited time!

Here is the tracklist:

1) Super Lover Cee and Cassanova Rude - Girls, I Got Em' Locked
2) Kid-N-Play - Gittin' Funky
3) Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock - It Takes Two
4) Big Daddy Kane - Warm It Up Kane
5) Little Shawn - Who's That Girl
6) De La Soul - Me, Myself & I
7) Joeski Love - Pee-Wee's Dance
8) Special Ed - I Got It Made

Download "HipHop Dance Mixx Vol. 1"


ROBOGriff said...

No link to download. Dang! I was ready to take it back to the old school. It Takes Two was my fav song to dance to.

SoundNexx said...

Robogriff: My bad playboy, I got a little busy! The link is up now, so check it out! Thanks for stopping by!

harmeone said...

If I was dj'n I would play what I've discovered to be universal crowd movers:

Alice I want you just for me RMX- Full Force

Slow Down - Brand Nubian

Ownlee U - Kwame

Kiss Me (and I'll kiss you back)
Digital Underground

The Show - Dougie Fresh / Slick Rick

Honey said...

Don't forget that the ladies could bust a move too. Yep, I was doing my thing back in the day. I'm challenging you right here, right now. I'll go get the cardboard, you just make sure you got 9-1-1 on speed dial for me, LOL.

Great mix. I see you are doing your thing over here. I'm proud of you!

SoundNexx said...

Harmone - I feel you on your track selection! I forgot all about that Full Force cut!:) Kwame definitely had cuts that moved the crowd 2! One of my favs was, "The Rhythm!" This mix was only part one of the old school that we will explore!

SoundNexx said...

Honey - My back starts hurting just thinking about breakdancing! I can still bust a mean "Smurf" on you though, so be!
Oh yeah, I can still do the Wave too, just as a backup! :)

Glad you liked the mix!

P.S. - I'm trying to get on a radio station like you when I grow