June 05, 2009

Rap Recall Friday

Tough, tough week. I think this song encapsulates it pretty well.



"Me, Myself & I" - De La Soul

This is one of those videos that makes me miss the 90s a little bit--the peace signs, rappers in glasses, the videos set in classrooms. I'm always amazed when I see these early rap videos--they're so clean. I was listening to NKOTB at the time, which was even cheesier and poptastic than this (rap was the 'bad kids' music), and De La Soul are so cute I wanna pinch their cheeks; it's hard to imagine this as the precursor to DMX.

Of note: 1) I have a little geek-crush on the skinny one with the Bobby Brown coif, 2) I had a similar haircut to the guy in yellow in my androgynous youth, and 3) YouTube also has a live performance of this song... on the Arsenio Hall Show. Awesome.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Flashback!!! I saw DLS in concert when I was in high school! Them, NWA, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick and LL Cool J. One of the best concerts I've ever been to. :o)
Coincidentally when I was in Spain a couple of years ago, I took a picture of a poster advertising a DLS concert b/c I was so amazed that they were still around!
Good times, good times. :oP
G

Sarah Beedoo said...

You were definitely one of the cool kids. I love hearing that bands are still alive and well in Europe; it's like peeking into heaven.