Friday, December 16, 2005
HIPHOP BREAK DANCING?
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"