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FlinterFile: Buckshot LeFonque- Another Day

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In 1997, the American group Buckshot LeFonque released one of their most successful singles. The band was found by Branford Marsalis, who played with artists like Miles Davis and Sting, and as a result of that, he wanted to play the styles of those artists in one. It ment a fusion of rock, pop, jazz, hip-hop and R&B (who could have thought these could be mixed?). The band was almost a complete orchestra, including some DJ’s. The song charted at number 5 in the Netherlands. Enjoy

Buckshot LeFonque- Another Day

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Song of the day: Bomfunk MC’s- Freestyler

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In 1999, the Bomfunk MC’s released their single Freestyler in their native country Finland. In 2000, the song was released internationally. It took dance, hip hop and drum & bass together in one song. Apart from the music, the song also references to songs, like Karma Cameleon and singers like Celine Dion. The song was number 1 in lots of countries, number 2 in the UK and number 47 in the US dance music chart. Enjoy

Bomfunk MC’s- Freestyler

Song of the day: Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five- The Message

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In 1982, Sugar Hill Records released a hip hop single with clear social criticism. Melle Mel actually did not want to record the song, since the group was used to making party rap songs, and not to critical songs. Luckily, they decided to record the song. It has been used in many songs as a sample, and even Genesis was influenced by it: the laugh in Mama was inspired by The Message. The song ended on number 8 in the UK chart and number 62 in the US (number 12 in the Hot Dance Club Play). Enjoy

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five- The Message

Song of the day: Run-DMC vs. Jason Nevins- It’s Like That

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Run-D.M.C.. One of those hip hop groups who started in the eighties and had some big successes. They had a single, their debute, with It’s Like That, a song that was no hit at all and is not remembered. In 1986, they took a song from Aerosmith, Walk This Way, to change it into something completely different. This was their first real success. And then it went up and down. Some songs charted, others didn’t, until 1998. Jason Nevins, a DJ, remixed their debute, It’s Like That. It was a huge success, scoring in some countries a number one hit. And today it’s the song of the day, so enjoy

Run-D.M.C. vs. Jason Nevins- It’s Like That