Thursday, March 06, 2008

Rap Songs for White People

My good friend Mike Saputo sent me this link to a very funny analysis of white people's Top 10 favorite rap songs.
I can really relate to this... not because I'm white, but because as an avid hip-hop fan since I was 11 or 12 years old (I'll date myself- that's 1982 or 1983 if you are counting), I've seen and paid attention to the whole gamut of white folks' reaction to it. It had (note had, because this is hardly as relevant these days) always amused me which rap songs the general, non-fan-of-the-whole-genre, public picked as their favorites. Especially back in high school, when I bought or got a dub of every (literally- every) rap album that was released, and people would say "oh, yeah, that's Paul, he likes rap music (insert the sound of some dumb-ass making a awful beat-boxing sound". Yes, yes I do like RAP MUSIC.

The list seems pretty good to me. I would add (for the older folks) Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5 "The Message" to the list of honorable mentions, as well as J.J. Fad's "Supersonic", Cypress Hill "Insane in the Brain", Luke "Doo-Doo Brown", and Hammer "Can't Touch This". I'll probably think of more later and update as well.
UPDATE: My additions for today are Run D.M.C. "It's Tricky"/"Walk This Way", Baha Men "Who Let the Dogs Out" and Eminem's "Lose Yourself".
DISCLAIMER: I don't support or subscribe to the stuff in the rest of the linked blog, I haven't even read the whole thing.

4 comments:

Brooksie said...

As a white girl, I agree with the top four, not the others, and I also thinks Cypress Hill should of made it as well as Beastie Boys, Run DMC, and a few others. Not all white people have shitty taste in RAP MUSIC, I grew up with Snoop, DRE, 2Pac, Ice Cube, Ren,Yella and Easy E. My skin color does not make my music.

enrique said...

HAHA i feel you... and im not even white!... and i really agre with brooksie's comment

Still Legal said...

Good list and additions...but you gotta throw in:

- "Fight For Your Right to Party"

and

- at least based on the reaction that white kids who hated hip-hop had in my middle school, "Scenario"

and

- based on my DJ experience, "the birthday song by fiddy cent," as drunk white girls love to call it.

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Kristin said...

Hey Paul, you gotta throw some Dre, Pac, Biggie and Snoop in there as well....

I also fall under the category of "white folk"....and I by far, do not have shitty taste in rap...so, i feel ya...fo sho