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Rappers' Delights (1979 - 1992)


It was my Junior year in high school, I think. Turning the radio dial, this song came on and it made me do a double take. I heard that bass line before. I recognized it immediately. It was from Good Times, the Chic song. Instead of the girls cooing on top of it there were these guys speaking rhythmically, a chant but they were telling a tale as well. And then …..

Nothing. For years.

Needless to say, I had a little catching up to do. This is a diary of those explorations before I lost interest.

I realize the cover is somewhat apocryphal but it has the grit the playlist needs.

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