John Lee Hooker “I Get Money” Freestyle

A video mashup of this John Lee Hooker over this 50 Cent video (with Howlin Wolf on the intro in lieu of Funkmaster Flex). Probably makes more sense if you’ve already watched the 50 video.

I picked these out only because I thought the music would mix well, but the contrast also makes me ponder how Black music’s relationship with money has changed between then and now…

  • http://myspace.com/xplicitlc xplicitlc

    ummm k?

  • these posts are racist

    Wow, that was pretty deep. Good work, seriously.

  • Eman

    Really good man just wish it was longer!

  • http://soynacho.blogspot.com Nacho

    wow that was dope!!!!
    that shit is better than de 50 song, man!

  • Incilin

    ummm. whas the point of this?? after a series of brillant posts, this one stikes me as odd. please dont make this a habit.

  • Eman

    Incilin Says:

    July 18th, 2007 at 2:35 pm
    ummm. whas the point of this?? after a series of brillant posts, this one stikes me as odd. please dont make this a habit.

    you must have alot of money

  • tj

    thats tight

  • Around and Around

    That was really good, shows how it was and how it is….one’s real, and one’s entertainment.

    Made me think of the Roots video with the caption under everthing cliche, the cars, diamonds, etc. ha

  • N.O. 4 life

    one’s real…one’s entertainment ^^^^
    ——————-
    true

  • rec

    makes you wish more people kept it real…

    good post.

  • Purple Hulk

    ANOTHER POINTLESS BLOG

  • http://myspace.com/xplicitlc xplicitlc

    your other post were good
    good try though i like the beggining though
    and ummmm their both real not one entertainment and one real

  • VLsteve

    this song dint make half as much sense second time round

  • killafam

    more bullshit

  • dick donidi

    i encourage you to push, video dj art raising questions is a good look.

    I think when you replace the grown-ass men and women with teens, not to mention socio-economic status, in the audience/listener side of the equation, it’s easy to write outlandish music that touches people on a level that resonates with our fantasy to hit the lottery and transcend working life. Selling a song about how rich the music seller has always flabbergasted me. I know ‘the rich get richer’… is contributing to a known millionaire’s wealth some folks only brush with fame and luxury?

  • HIJOKKA

    I love the creative side to this. REMEMBER, all american music goes back to the BLUES.

  • Hip Hop since 79′

    Jay,

    I am a huge Howlin’ Wolf And John Lee Hooker fan; when he passed the fellas and I, had one bourban, one scotch and one beer.
    This is a little late, but I really enjoyed this blog. I sometimes ponder the same issue… however I prefere having brothers and sisters wealthy over broke. Muddy Waters, had a hit album out around the same time he was driver for the head of the record label.

    peace

  • pace

    Incilin obviously never heard of John Lee Hooker. Please refrain from commenting on things you aren’t familiar with. Idiot.