Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Before Lady Gaga There Was Grandmaster Melle Mel

Two movies helped shape me more than most growing up and made me want to move to New York City when I was a kid from Iowa: WhildStyle and Beat Street.

Both are packed with many of the same things I still love to this day: graffiti art, breakdancing, and rap.

Here's one of the classic raps from Beat Street. Besides seeing how NYC was a wasteland only 25 years ago, it is hilarious to see the outfits. Lady Gaga has nothing on these guys....


3 comments:

Orion said...

I'm not sure how I feel about you using my inspiration to malign Ms. GaGa, but yes this is third on my list of Beat Street songs, number 2 is the Santa Claus rap...

Unity Stoakes said...

Big O! I kid the GaGa. I kid. She can hip it up with the best of 'em. I too am a fan of the Santa Claus Rap and pretty much the whole album.

Anonymous said...

Funny you posted "Before Lady Gaga There Was Grandmaster Melle Mel"as they are now in the news about a childrens book (The Portal In The Park) & 2 new songs they did together.