We'd go in and they would make us put tiles on the piano 'cause it was recorded right on the piano. Thirty years later, now that I understand -- it was catching fire. I remember coming back from the West Coast, 'cause we had the same lawyer at the time. The way of hanging is ontologically fixed. I got home, Code dubbed the tapes and he handed it out to everybody in the neighborhood.
I think Lady B was the first rapper from Philly to record. This site is here for informational purposes only. Earlier you were talking about not being litigious and not having that lawyer mentality. Weren't they the best when they were together? I want people to sit -- back in the day, people used to roll their weed up, used to get seeds in that shit. You just have to be patient.
His inspirations were Prince and pioneering Bronx rap crew Funky 4 + 1. So it didn't surprise me. You can do anything in the cartoon world. It was a bit frustrating because I knew I had something. Like how it is now. After a run of albums that included the half-gangsta, half-Afrocentric, Billy Paul-sampling 1989 Am I Black Enough for You? I made those records -- especially those first four records -- for the love of music and for the voice of my homies and my neighborhood. Like I seen these fucking sparkles and these sparks, and all this energy.
West Philly was the spawning ground for a whole new direction in rap music, in hip hop stylings. So what was the immediate reception to that record? Everything was like a booming nightmare. Again, that's something I learned from the '60s. He made a career out of it. It was fucking magic as hell, but nobody could see it.
I walked out the house, the whole neighborhood -- the whole Park Side -- was out playing that song. So I didn't really capitalize financially or become the face and the voice of it. If it's indie -- if the lawyers wanna go after they do, but I don't. When Eazy E put out his first album, he sent me a copy. Up the streets and back. Once I got the fuck in it was just a wrap. Or you should stop people from using it so they don't get paid.
That ruled hip-hop for about three years. I come from the whole gang mentality, even if it was like from the South, even if it was from the West Coast, even if it was from the U. I said, a nickel bag, is Ninety Nine. I went to her to see if she would play it, get the exposure. If they knew we were going to be somewhere the crowd was there-We went to block parties.
Earlier this year, Straight Outta Compton tinkered with and cemented gangsta rap's origin myths for a mass market: N. We did something, we partied hard. And the Yellow Pages had everything. Schoolly has been in that magic space , living and imagining the Gangsta face. I don't know if you've ever seen girls do double-dutch. That was the industry standard.
And the thing is -- the special thing is -- everything was recorded live. People put artists in a position not to think. Before I knew it I had broke down everything I learned my whole life. Messages aimed to detonate the membrane, schizoid lines edges by the mighty Cheebah. Write a song about Parkside. Young lady, don't be shady Come and take a ride in my Mercedes Up to downtown, all around the world I love to see young fly girl With their hair so long, skin so divine You listen to me to say this emcee rhyme Car and the Jane, was sitting in the tree F U C K I N and a G Emcee X6 On the corner, selling some weed And then came along, a sucker emcee Say, yo Holmes, what's up with that? He scratched on one of those old '70s Sylvania consoles.