Video: 20/20 Special on Hip-Hop from 1981

“Not everybody can sing, but anybody can rap…”

*Slow, standing clap* to YN for digging this shit up. WOW. I was like 4 years old when this originally aired.

The illest thing about this, and what the 90’s babies should take special note of, is the tentative tone of the piece. Back then, most people who weren’t completely immersed in rap music, and even some who were, had no idea if this shit would last. It was looked at as a fad, a trend, something that would be replaced with something else within a couple of years. Fast forward nearly 30 years, and Angie Martinez is a guest at the White House (no Eazy-E), and we’re arguing about the authenticity of a former correction officer’s sunglasses.

I guess what I’m trying to say is, don’t take shit for granted. Part 2 after the jump.



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35 Responses to “Video: 20/20 Special on Hip-Hop from 1981”

  1. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    *takes Tupac’s GOATNESS for Granted*

    *needs posthumus albums to confirm GOAT status*

  2. Jakk Crakker Says:

    Hey der niggers hoo wanna baddel?

    Yu niggers sukk at battling

    Jakk Crakker on da farm/yeh im bout to take awf/shotgun on da showlder knock a niggers head awf/ raise da white hand cawl me Mr. jakk adawlf/

  3. AmpGeez a.k.a. Pimpin Don't Fail Me Now Says:

    “The illest thing about this, and what the 90’s babies should take special note of, is the tentative tone of the piece. Back then, most people who weren’t completely immersed in rap music, and even some who were, had no idea if this shit would last. It was looked at as a fad, a trend, something that would be replaced with something else within a couple of years. Fast forward nearly 30 years, and Angie Martinez is a guest at the White House (no Eazy-E), and we’re arguing about the authenticity of a former correction officer’s sunglasses.

    I guess what I’m trying to say is, don’t take shit for granted.”

    Don’t really follow what you’re talking about, but I’m sure your intentions were good.

  4. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    this post>>>>>>

    *daps esk*

  5. Joe 88 Says:

    *Slow, standing clap* to YN for digging this shit up. WOW. I was like 4 years old when this originally aired.

    4 in 81? This nigga like 84 years old, I see why he still rocks nautica

    *looks around*

    *start sweating*

    Eskay isnt around is he? Nope? Alright cool, ole old ass nicca

  6. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    I thought Premier was from Texas

  7. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    wooooow. yung talco was 5. my cousins from ny used to look just like these kids in the vid. dopeness.

  8. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    4 in 81? This nigga like 84 years old, I see why he still rocks nautica

    ^^

    the kay slay of blogging.

  9. Big_seth Says:

    Joe 88 Says:
    4 in 81? This nigga like 84 years old, I see why he still rocks nautica
    ^^

    LMAO @ this math.

  10. D. Billz Says:

    # Joe 88 Says:
    May 15th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    On the East Coast, that’s general slang for narcs. Back in the day, B’more used to call ‘em the knockers.

    ^ definitely homo and bubby

    *Angry stare*

    *giggles a lil bit*

    Knockers does sound suspect, but ninjas will say anything except police when them boys is coming, you’ll hear a ninja say “1 time” or “5-0″ like it’s still 1992 when it involves there freedom, lol

    ^Heen line! Furthermore, “jump-out boyz” >>>

    I mean, isn’t that what they do? Investigate, post up… next thing you know a Crown Vic slams on the brakes in front of you and your crew… and then they all jump out in unison. Niggas be on their Ghostface shit… “Run”.

    I think up north niggas call ’em TNT. Don’t know if they still due. I laugh at that though because that acronym stands for their schedule, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sheeeeeit… jump-out boyz down here are sporadic as hell. Niggas will catch you on a Saturday walkin’ outta Sunny’s with a chicken box and half-n-half in your hand. Knock all that shit on the ground. Lol

  11. Joe 88 Says:

    ***WARNING: THE WIRE SPOILER***

    Nah, fool LOL. Brother Mouzone murked that fool

    ^I Ci I said, I never seen the 2nd season, so what did stringer do to make that brother wanna murk him?

    And please no one talk about the 5th season, I still haven’t seen it yet (pause)

  12. pecachon Says:

    look at those tight pants you homo baggy pant hating thugs

  13. D. Billz Says:

    81, my year of birth.

    81 >

  14. Joe 88 Says:

    >>>jump-out boyz down here are sporadic as hell. Niggas will catch you on a Saturday walkin’ outta Sunny’s with a chicken box and half-n-half in your hand. Knock all that shit on the ground. Lol

    *Blogs from the back of a knocker car, while handcuffed*

  15. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    sleep’s girl was born in 93.

  16. Jimmy Valentime Says:

    aww fuck it …i am geeked about this any way ,,,,

    DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock

    DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock hosted by Danny Castro of Lyricist Lounge
    Tuesday, August 18, 2009
    From 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Red Hook Park & Rec Center
    Concert

    Producer DJ Premier’s tracks, aggressive and raw, are instantly identifiable. Hailing from Brooklyn, DJ Premier, born Chris Martin, was known as Waxmaster C in his early days when he managed a record store. As for Pete Rock, the rapper/producer/DJ started to make his mark in 1991 with CL Smooth and their EP debut All Souled Out. He’s produced for artists like Edo G and Ghostface Killah, and released a solo album in 2008.

    THIS >>>>>>

  17. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    but anybody can rap…”

    ^

    no-sign.

  18. D. Billz Says:

    Don’t know if they still do*

    Fixed.

    Homonym fail

  19. Joe 88 Says:

    Mr. Papagiorgio Says:
    May 15th, 2009 at 1:47 pm
    sleep’s girl was born in 93.

    ^someone is going to jail, sleep about to be sleeping with them boys

  20. Joe 88 Says:

    File-sharing only makes big acts bigger, study shows

    ^Ayo!

  21. AmpGeez a.k.a. Pimpin Don't Fail Me Now Says:

    “jump-out boyz” >>>

    I mean, isn’t that what they do? Investigate, post up… next thing you know a Crown Vic slams on the brakes in front of you and your crew… and then they all jump out in unison. Niggas be on their Ghostface shit… “Run”.
    ===========================================
    Yup

    TNT was the Tactical Narcotics Taskforce, back when Crack had whole neighborhoods under siege.

    My fave name for the cops?

    Faggots.

  22. Jersey*made*me Says:

    I thougt I told yall

    80’s teens>>>>>>>>>>>>80’s babies

  23. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    TIJUANA – Four bodies were discovered in a van parked in a Tijuana neighborhood on Saturday. They include two men and one woman who were living in San Diego. Three were American citizens and one a Mexican citizen.

    The bodies were described as having been tortured; bludgeoned, beaten and with their skulls crushed. They were found wrapped in blankets early Saturday morning, according to a news release from the Tijuana State Attorney’s Office.

    According to Tijuana authorities, the bodies of Briana Hernandez Aguilera, 19; Carmen Jimena Ramos Chavez, 20; Oscar Jorge Garcia Cota, 23; and Luis Antonio Games Jr., 21; were discovered in a burgundy colored van in what has been described by the locals as a “very dangerous neighborhood.”

    The two male victims lived in the San Diego area, the two women lived in Chula Vista.

    Bernard Gonzales, a spokesman for the Chula Vista Police Department, says one of the victims tested positive for cocaine. He says one of the victims’ relatives told authorities they knew alleged drug traffickers.

    Abigail Lopez, who lives in the Valle Dorado area of Tijuana where the bodies were discovered, said death from drug dealing is a “normal occurence living here.”

    Lopez said she fears for her life. “That’s why we never go outside. We’re always inside our house, it is very dangerous.”

    San Diego 6 spoke with Mexican authorities who believe the victims may have been set-up. One of the victims allegedly received a letter from a woman in prison, directing them to a party in the neighborhood where they were found.

    The two men–Games and Garcia–were honored at memorial services at the Glen Abbey Mortuary in Bonita.

    Most family friends did not want to comment publicly, fearing retribution from Mexican drug cartels. One said, “you don’t want to mess with these people.”

    A source in the Baja California Attorney General’s Office says three of the victims had been strangled and one had suffered head wounds. A spokesman for the office said the four crossed the border frequently and had gone to Tijuana to party last weekend.

    ^^^^
    that dude worked for me like 2years ago.

  24. Big_seth Says:

    # kevfrescura de talco Says:
    May 15th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    but anybody can rap…”

    ^

    no-sign.
    ^^

    co-no-sign,

    but anybody will rap & thats the problem.

  25. D. Billz Says:

    My fave name for the cops?

    Faggots.

    ^That works. Lol

  26. ridalen Says:

    this post>>>>>>

    ^^

    i second this.

  27. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    Baja California officials said the four were U.S. citizens who crossed the border frequently and had gone to Tijuana to party last weekend.

    “We are presuming that these people had connections in Mexico and the United States with criminals,” Baja California Attorney General Rommell Moreno Manjarrez told the Union-Tribune.

    In addition to the letter, investigators were looking into bloodstains and an identification card belonging to one of the victims that was found in a house near where the bodies were discovered, the newspaper reported.

    At least one of the victims, Hernandez Aguilera, tested positive for cocaine in her system at the time of her death, Moreno Manjarrez told the Union- Tribune.

  28. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    that dude worked for me like 2years ago.

    ^^

    doin what?

  29. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    May 15th, 2009 at 1:47 pm
    sleep’s girl was born in 93.

    ^^^^^
    WAIT HOW OLD IS THAT(c)Kanye

  30. Mag Says:

    Being a Kid in the 80’s > Teenagers in 80’s

  31. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    May 15th, 2009 at 1:53 pm
    that dude worked for me like 2years ago.

    ^^

    doin what?

    ^^^^^^
    Sales ….lol

  32. Big_seth Says:

    that dude worked for me like 2years ago.
    ^^

    crazy. Them dudes aint nothin to fuck wit.

  33. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    *considers my g-code in Tijuana*

    *feels intrepidation*

    *puts the thought away*

  34. OriginaL Says:

    tijuana is crazy right now. cocaine is real big in san diego nowadays

  35. HaS Says:

    “Rap…let’s ordinary people express ideas they care about…to music you can dance to.”

    When is the last time your fav rapper expressed an idea?! LOL

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