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neon king kong standing on my back

April 28, 2009


...something something something, broke my sacroiliac.  Which means 'ass-bone'. Only time an MC's used proper medical terminology.  Kinda surprising since there's so many 'doctors' (Dre, Ice, Octagon, etc.). But I guess nothing rhymes with things like 'pancreas.'   Except...blancreas.

Really though, "The Message" is the well from where all conscious hip hop flows. 27 years later the beat is still tight. The lyrics drop some serious poetical gems. It's real art and therefore eternal.

The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five / Hard Times - Run-D.M.C., Vordul Mega, Onra, Baby Huey / In The Ghetto - Eric B. & Rakim / Ghetto Misfortune's Wealth - The 24 Carat Black / Dead Homiez - Ice Cube / I Been There - KRS-One / Streetlamp Confessions - WindNbreeze, Cryptic One & Alaska / Minimum Wage - Redshield / Rent Control - Super Chron Flight Brothers / A Tribute to Melle Mel - Breez Evahflowin / The Message - Nas / The Message (Remix Suite) - Roots Manuva, Cutting Edge, Ice Cube, Richie Rich, El-P, Mobb Deep, Willy Mason