Saturday, October 13, 2007

Personally, I have owned all kinds of watches throughout my short life, but one of my favorites over all is definitely the Swatch Watch! Those watches just had FLAVOR written all over them. Each watch was a unique blend of crazy colors, designs and style. The best part about them was the fact that they were very reasonably priced, so a child could actually purchase one of them with their birthday or paper route money. Plus, they had a bunch of inexpensive accessories that you could by to make this fly time piece even flyer! I owned 3 of them myself, and each one of them played a special part of my gear game back then. These Swiss watches were made from some durable azz plastic too, because I remember mine getting ran over by a car and it still worked afterwards. Timex who? It was scratched to hell, but I still sported it with confidence. You couldn't tell me nothing! Bring the Swatch Watches back dammit!!

Just like the Swatch Watch is a slice of hip-hop history, so is this mixx that I posted for you today! Truthfully speaking, these songs are 18 reasons why I originally became a huge fan of hip-hop music. I remember hearing most of these joints being played on the late night mix shows that would air on Friday and Saturday nights. I still remember the late nights where me and my trusty JVC Boobox double-cassette recorder would be trying to capture each hip-hop mixshow moment on a 90 minute Memorex cassette tape. That cassette would stay in my Sony Walkman until the following weekend when I was back at it again. Now, I share some of those retro joints with you good folks. I call this joint the "Rap Attack: Swatch Watch" mixx, and if this one doesn't take back down memory lane you were probably never there in the first place...


01^Man Parrish - Boogie Down Bronx
02^Dana Dane - Nightmares
03^Doug E. Fresh ft. Ricky D - La-Di-Da-Di
04^Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Girls of The World Ain't Nothin But Trouble
05^Just-Ice - Cold Gettin' Dumb
06^Roxanne Shante' - Go On Girl
07^J.J. Fad - Supersonic
08^Jazzy Joyce & Sweet Tee - It's My Beat
09^Queen Latifah - Wrath of My Madness
10^Isis - Rebel Soul
11^MC Lyte - 10% Dis
12^Antoinette - Watch The Gangstress
13^K-9 Posse - Ain't Nothing To It
14^Nice & Smooth - Funky For You
15^Cash Money & Marvelous Marv - Ugly People Be Quiet
16^Heavy D - The Overweight Lover's In The House
17^Three Times Dope - Funky Dividends
18^Biz Markie - Vapors (Remix)


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for bringing back the good memories of this time, it's were hip hop was born right here.