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Offline DarkAngelTopic starter

Who was the ....
« on: August 01, 2009, 11:42:31 PM »
First rapper that came out , White and Black Men??

I have this debate I say Beasty boys was one of the first but there are more

Who knows this answer??

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Re: Who was the ....
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2009, 12:12:05 AM »
I think Run DMC predate(s?) the Beastie Boys.  I always love showing their cover/collab of 'Walk This Way' to people that say they hate rap.  (Not that I like the 'gangsta' stuff, I just like messing with people's brains.)

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Re: Who was the ....
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2009, 12:40:59 AM »
Nice, Well that takes this debate to a end lol

Offline Mnemaxa

Re: Who was the ....
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2009, 03:34:10 AM »
You are incorrect. 

The first recoded use of rap material was by Blondie, in the song "Rapture".

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Re: Who was the ....
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2009, 03:54:48 AM »
Really .... MMM now I got to go find out

Offline GolGol

Re: Who was the ....
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2009, 10:58:57 AM »
Isn't "Grand master Flash and the Furious Five" the first?

Offline Will

Re: Who was the ....
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2009, 12:32:50 PM »
Rapture was released before Grandmaster Flash's first album, but it was more of a gimmick thing for Blondie anyway.

Offline Paradox

Re: Who was the ....
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2009, 01:23:58 PM »
The first rap group to ever make it onto the top 40 was the sugarhill gang with that "Rapper's Delight", and they've been around since '75.


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Re: Who was the ....
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2009, 01:32:21 PM »
I was pretty sure that Run DMC wasn't 'the first' (although it's hard to really define 'first' sometimes), but I was also pretty sure they predated the Beastie Boys.

It does pose an interesting question, though.  Rap undoubtedly owes quite a bit to the 'speak-singing' of the late 60's and early 70's.  Some of Zappa's stuff is more spoken rhyme than 'singing' (forgive me, the local Classic Rock station played something about Montana and dental floss last night.)  Dylan's even a little closer to speaking than singing.  Is there something that marks a composition as 'rap' that 'beat poetry' doesn't have?

Offline DarkAngelTopic starter

Re: Who was the ....
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2009, 07:23:36 AM »
Well you can say speak singing is came along way , Considering as time grew it changed...

Offline consortium11

Re: Who was the ....
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2009, 12:38:14 PM »
Griots predate everyone else mentioned by a few centuries and by all accounts what they did was rapping.