Dinosaur Boom Bap Rap Music Comeback…


The Damaja >>> 99.9% of crappers in the game

JERU killed Prospect Park like only one of Brooklyn’s favorite sons could. The Crooklyn Dodgers re-union in Prospect Park was a show for the ages. It reminded me that emcees >>> rappers. And every rapper is not an emcee. Being a good rapper or even a great rapper is Kool and the gang.

Being a great emcee…

Fucks with Buckshot Shorty if he is in your town.

Fucks with JERU the Damaja when his shows come around.

Even Chubb Rock murdered the microphone on his return home.

KRS-1 set the standard last year for Brooklyn emceeing when he did his show at the same bandshell in Prospect Park. Definitely go see him this summer at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. It is one of the times you will get to see exactly what Hip-Hop is borne of. The ceremony of communication within the community.

We still here.

They shut off our lights.

We still here.

They shut off the mics.

We still here.

They can’t take our rights.

You want to call this a culture? Then say that Hip-Hop is the culture of the celebration of life.

It’s unfortunate when the vehicle that so many can use to make a living is being driven by those who only wish to make a killing.
-Chuck D

Where do I start to talk about this show?

Oh yeah, <a href=”“>emcees > rappers.

We’ve covered these topics previously. Nothing has changed. Buckshot Shorty is an iconoclastic emcee. Black Moon singlehandedly pioneered backpack rap. How could you NOT fucks with them? Smif-N-Wessun. Heltah Skeltah. OGC. The list continues for the Duck Down label, but at the foundation is Black Moon. Buckshot and Evil Dee ripped shit like it was the Red Zone in 1992. Buckshot ran the stage like a track while he made sure that he still kept time with his verses. I forget sometimes how pivotal ‘Enta Da Stage’ was as a piece of music. Hip-Hop lives through independent artists that are creative with their content and presentation.

Kidz In The Hall should do well as Duck Down artists.

Jeru the Damaja rrrrrrripped up his set as well. Sonn had a plan and he executed it flawlessly. Freestyles can be loosely jointed rhyme verses that you have the cadences for counted already in your domepiece. Jeru gave up several freestyles along with his classics and never settled on the audience’s lack of ability to chant along with him. Jeru was ahead of his time in 1994. Nothing’s changed in 2008. The people still need to cram to understand.

Chubb Rock did his thing too. Chubb is so Hip-Hop. The party didn’t get started until Chubb Rock came onstage and nobody let him leave without the seminal fanboy love anthem ‘Treat ‘Em Right’.

I was up in the trees during Masta Ace. For Special Ed too. Special Ed might have been up the trees too, I don’t know. My biggest complaint was the fact that the soundmen has the monitors tuned so low with almost no bass. Real live Hip-Hop needs bass like Flavor Flav needs base.

O.C. was there. Yes, he did ‘Time’s Up’. Please do the knowledge on this song.

Somebody count the polysyllabic words.

o.c. o.c.

You lack the minerals and vitamins irons and the niacin
Fuck who that I offend rappers sit back I’m bout to begin
bout foul talk you sqwak never even walked the walk
More less destined to get tested never been arrested
My album will manifest many things that I saw did or heard about
or told first hand never word of mouth
What’s in the future for the fusion in the changer?
Rappers are in danger who will use wits to be a remainder
When the missile is aimed, to blow you out of the frame
Some will keep their limbs and, some will be maimed
The same suckers with the gab about, killer instincts
but turned bitch and knowin damn well they lack
In this division the conniseur, crackin your head with a 4 by 4
Realize sucka, I be the comin like Noah
Always sendin you down, perpetratin facadin what you consider
a image, to me this is, just a scrimmage
I’m feel I’m stone, not cause I bop or wear my cap cocked
The more emotion I put into it, the harder I rock
Those who pose lyrical but really ain’t true I feel,

“Their time’s limited, hard rocks too”

o.c. o.c. o.c.

Speakin in tongues, about what you did but you never done it
Admit you bit it cause the next man gained platinum behind it
I find it ironic, so I researched and analyzed
Most write about stuff they fantasized
I’m fed up with the bull, on this focus of weed and clips
and glocks gettin cocked, and wax not bein flipped
It’s the same old same old just strain it from the anal
The contact, is not com-pexed or vexed
So why you puhsin it? Why you lyin for? I know where you live
I know your folks, you was a sucka as a kid
Your persona’s drama, that you acquired in high school in actin class
Your whole aura is plexi-glass
What’s-her-face told me you shot this kid last week in the park
That’s a lie, you was in church with your moms
See I know yo, slow your roll, give a good to go
Guys be lackin in this thing called rappin just for dough
Of course we gotta pay rent, so money connects, but uhh
I’d rather be broke and have a whole lot of respect
It’s the principal of it, I get a rush when I bust
some dope lines oral, that maybe somebody’ll quote
That’s what I consider real, in this field of music
Instead of puttin brain cells to work they abuse it
Non-conceptual, non-exceptional
Everybody’s either crime-related or sexual
I’m here to make a difference, besides all the riffin
The traps are not stickin, rappers stop flippin
For those who pose lyrical but really ain’t true I feel

“Their time’s limited, hard rocks too”

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    • Deez Nutz

      You are not worthy of a blog…go bury yourself…Your type of hip hop is dead…was never alive and never will be…i would rather here Shawty Lo than this holier than though bullshyt…atleast L-O has some entertainment value…”Big up to all my haterzzz”

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    • MOE


  • compton77

    Damn, Jeru, Black Moon & OC all in a row on my Classics playlist on my ipod. Only listening to it on Saturday on the tube. I’m 30 now and still love hip hop but when those tracks were coming out, along with Mass Appeal, we would sit and analyse the lyrics. Hard pushed to do that now..

  • Timbo

    Nice drop. Fans of old-man rap might want to check out that Craig G and Marley Marl joint from a month or so back – ‘Operation Take Back Hip-Hop’. It’s not exceptional but a lot of it really refreshing.

    Craig G is proof of Guru’s view that as well as lyrics it’s the voice that makes an emcee. Think about any truly great emcee and I bet a lot of the appeal is in the strength of their voice. Shit, even having a soft-ass voice can make an emcee – why d’you think Snoop blew up like he did in 93? No one else sounded like that.

  • 239allday

    I never considered any of the boot camp clik back pack rap because I actually like to listen to them. I fucks wit sean price off rip. I dont really know too much about jeru the damaga, but I’ve seen some of them gritty like mid 90′s videos on MTV jams.

  • Worley

    Jeru is one of the illest. That Wrath of the Math album was way ahead of its time. Same with The Sun Rises in the East.

  • cold war kid

    Co sign on that OC…That “You lack the minerals and vitamins/iron and the niacin” is definetely one of the top 5 opening bars in rap history

  • EReal

    Duckdown for life.

  • http://jasongchu.blogspot.com Grand Master


    2 days ago, I bumped The Formula on the way home from work (to be honest… i didn’t really feel it. But maybe that was just the mood that day, usually I ride with Buck [||]. Ruck/Rock/Tek/Steele done been spoiling me.)

    yesterday, I was kicking that eMC joint “The Show” in and out of work. If you havent picked it up yet, you need to go holler (internets or old-school physical disc style). Shits is the best description of what it means to be living the rap life – the real travlin’ man life – i ever heard.

    you know i got an old soul… at least old ears ha

  • Pierzy

    Hell yeah! Some of the best that ever did it and are still doing it… Chuck D? KRS? O.C.? Co-Sign me up. I’m all in with those types of emcees…

  • henry

    Masta Ace is overlooked to many times

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  • henry

    The more emotion I put into it, the harder I rock

    AZ Sampled that i think, on the format?

    See this is why you cant make top 20 verses or songs because to many people havent been heard. Song at the end is ill

  • Rob the Music Ed

    “Black Moon singlehandedly pioneered backpack rap.”
    I don’t know I’ve always thought of Grand Puba as the first backpacker…

    Regardless I’m heated I missed this one. I still remember where I was the first time i heard “Time’s Up” gives me chills mannnn!

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      knapsack on my back. that’s just the flavor, hun.

  • Mitch

    Thanks for the post. It brings back memories.

  • Trickdd

    this shit is garbage, what the fuck how come you just wont post a n artical about lil wayne. Nobodys better then him tight now i dont wanna hear dudes rap about their hadrd life and rhyme skills. I wanna hear about cars jewls and hoes nigga. cause i be riding getting money all day in the fla, and nobody know what its like to be a real nigga who will cap a nigga on sight, fuck them bubble gum raps/ its all about dj unk wayne and sloulja boy bitch. out with the old and in with the new.

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    • eLi pOrTeR


      • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico


  • SLINGbladez

    Billy Sunday, I hope you see what dumb-ass idiots are posting shit on here and read what they’re saying like the person who dropped a line just above me????? It just reaffirms my beliefs of this culture. There are a hand full of people that know or even like this type of music…. I agree not every rapper can be an EMCEE. But, every rapper can be a lil wayne…..! Maybe it’s just easier to talk about lollipops and sipping lean and being totally stuck on yourself like flies on shit….

  • live from da 2 one 5

    That OC track is timeless, it still applies even today. Thats one of the things that hip hop is all about, dropping jewels that last a lifetime not this tv dinner garbage thats out now. Up and coming rappers and some of the current need to take note. -The strong rule the weak but the wise rule the strong.

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  • chad bro chill

    where can i pick up some of these emcee skills u speak of

  • http://clapcowards.wordpress.com Zilla Rocca

    Seen Buckshot a few weeks back here in Philly and honestly his show was ho-hum. But we just hosted Sean Price this past Friday and Ruck fucking handled BUSINESS–20+ songs during his set! From “La Fleuh” to “Peep My Words” to “P Body”….

    Thanks for actually writing about actual hip hop on a supposed “hip hop” website, Sunday.

    • EReal

      I love that song “P Body” he fuckin KILLS that shit.

      “You supposed to lie to the cops, tell the truth in the booth, instead you tell the truth to the cops and lie in the booth, fuckin backwards ass rappers get smacked with the gat happily boom bap bap my team back up your faculty, look, I fear no man but god, matter of fact duke I am the god, P BODY, 4 eyes, 2 arms, and 3 shotties, got shit on lock like Irv and Jean Gotti, a mean mami from puerto rico, who sell padico, and for the right price princess’ll pop atcha people, P BODY”

      Shit is so ill.

  • Jason Murk

    These niggas don’t represent the golden age of hip hop for me… they’re more like the “dark age.”

    While yall niggas were listening to this backpack shit, I was listening to 8ball and MJG, Geto Boys, Too Short, and UGK.

    I didn’t like any of the niggas you mentioned in your blog back then and I still don’t listen to em now.

  • rizzo

    I’m 34. All your favorite rappers are my age, even 50 give or take a year. What the fuck is old man rap. We have the golden era. When you are my age what will you have- Soulja Boy, Wayne. 20 years from now hiphop will only have beats cause nobody can rhyme any more.

  • Terrorricks

    For all you lil bitches talking smack…this is what Hip Hop is about…Rockin the MIC, not about rockin’ the clubs…Do your fucken homework YOUNGINs’

  • http://www.myspace.com/victoriousrecordsent Victor

    I like the flow, it was niiiiice. Wish I could have heard it.

  • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

    99.9% of these niggas ain’t shit

  • Maddolies


    Billy Ur Gay

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      whoa. way to miss the boat, holmes.

      jeru the damaja – “99.9%”

      one of my favorite “dinosaur boom bap” tracks.

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  • Maddolies

    But u agree Dat Billy Is On The Downlow?

    • Dickrider Hater

      I would agree that you should hop off sunday’s nuttsachs, dickrider.

      • Maddolies

        Says The Guy Sticking Up 4 His Boyfriend

  • Clever

    That was so Ill!, Now thats a Blueprint of Hip-Hop right there. I’m From Da South, thats what I consider True Hip-Hop. When OutKast, Goodie Mob, Scareface, UGK, Came out. I said Man! Their so Nice! O.C. a Legend, long as he has substance he’s still relevant. I think these young Poppers need to pick up a Book and go back to school, ( Before dropping out in the 9th grade ). I don’t see any of these Acts today having any Longivity. Examples ( Kid n Play, Vanilla Ice, M.C.Hammer, Need I say more. Nothing wrong with being popular, just its no substance in the content, no Vivid storytelling at all. Very few do this. Very Few, like me. Its Alive independently, but Mainstream , I don’t fuck wit it. I’ll Stick with the independent route, its more Creative Control. More Freedom, to Speak and voice my opinions on the problems of today.