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So How Did You Get Into Hip Hop?

Sketchstep

TRIBE Member
In an attempt to inject some life into this room, tell me how'd you get into hip hop? As for myself, I bascially got into hip hop as a matter of circumstance (I guess you would call it that). My family had just immigrated to Canada in the 80's and we started off living in a poor neighbourhood. Most of my neighbours were black and they introduced me to rap and artists like Micheal Jackson (I know he's not a rap artist, but he was ill back in the day) LL Cool J, RUN DMC, and The Fat Boys. And the rest was history, we eventually moved out of the ghetto, but hip hop had a profound effect on my musical tastes. I mean I eventually came to appreciate other forms of music, but hip hop has always been so appealing to me. Since then I've listened to everything from De La Soul to Ice Cube to The Leaders Of The New School to Biggie Smalls. Despite my long history with hip hop, in now way do I consider myself a historian of hip hop I'm just a fan and lover of great music.

Easy

Dave
 

smile

TRIBE Member
my best friend let me borrow a cassette copy of RUN DMC - RAISIN HELL.

let's just say that the tape never made it back to him. i listened to that tape until i wore it out.
 

OhNo!

TRIBE Member
Ok,Ok I'll take it back to 1984.when my best friend at the time played me 'The Message',I've been hooked ever since.
 

smile

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by OhNo!
Ok,Ok I'll take it back to 1984.when my best friend at the time played me 'The Message',I've been hooked ever since.
"me and melle mel used to smoke crack on the corner in BK yo...we was BOYS yo...big up mel! whitby represent!"
 

OhNo!

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by smile
my best friend let me borrow a cassette copy of RUN DMC - RAISIN HELL.

let's just say that the tape never made it back to him. i listened to that tape until i wore it out.

yo,yo really I never heard of this Lp yo,I just read it was dope in the source,xxl,rappages or whatver wack mag im reading at the moment.i really got into rap when I first got the Kish lp,yeah scrill nigga,shizzle,fizzle...ah fuck it time to go but a new Avirex jacket and kick it at the food court.
 

smile

TRIBE Member
you're talking to ME about "kicking it in the food court"?

dude, you're FROM WHITBY!

nuff said.
 

smile

TRIBE Member
yeah it's a bit hard when i live in whistler.

keep going down there to look for me though.
 

smile

TRIBE Member
ha

nice comeback....did you get that one from your homie choclair? i heard you guys buy glasses at the same store, that means you guys are like brothers, right?
 

OhNo!

TRIBE Member
OK,ok I'll be on the next flight.you probably live in Toronto but your just too much of a punk bitch to come in front of your computer screen.
 

smile

TRIBE Member
nope, i live in whistler for real.

and like i said in another thread, if you want to come here and get your punk ass beat down, feel free.
 

Stormshadow

TRIBE Member
ha^...that was supposed to be in the best album of the year thread.

So I guess I gotta answer now.

Like many others, it was RUN DMC for me.
I remember hearing some of their earlier stuff, but the track that caught me was "Mary, Mary".
I think I was seven or eight years old.
 

vveerrgg

TRIBE Promoter
PE was it for me.... at the time they had music I'd never heard before...

but whenever i'd go snowboarding it was all about pumpin up the DeLa'z and all things from the 45King cru.
 
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