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Song of the day: Al Jarreau- Roof Garden


Actually, there is a little argument going on between my father and me. He says that this probably was one of the first rap-records, which became a hit. I definitely disagree with him, because it’s not rapping, but singing in a special way. Of course it’s very difficult to do this, but to me, it’s not really rapping. I stay with the belief that there were other records which were hits, but were rap-records. I almost know for sure that Rapper’s Delight was the first record. It definitely was earlier, because that was 1979 and Roof Garden is 1982! Anyone knows a rap-record (and it has to be a hit!) before Rapper’s Delight??? Leave a comment! And for the moment, enjoy

Al Jarreau- Roof Garden


Song of the day: The Sugarhill Gang- Rapper’s Delight


I must admit: I’ve commited a serious crime. A very big one. I have not featured this song earlier, and that’s a shame for me, since I’m a huge fan of the song and especially the long version. In the last weeks, I’ve practised on this song, since I want to learn to rap the complete version. It’s difficult to do, but the first part is conquered! I can do the first lines, till “I am wonder Mike and I would like to say hello”. Enjoy

The Sugarhill Gang- Rapper’s Delight

Song of the day: Las Ketchup- The Ketchup Song (Asereje)

las ketchup ketchup song

Let’s talk about the Sugarhill Gang with their big disco hit Rapper’s Delight. And now you think: Chris has definitely lost his mind. But no. I have not lost my mind. I just want to talk about a few lines in this song:

I said a hip, hop, the hippie
to the hip-hip-hop, a you don’t stop
the rock it to the bang bang boogie say up jumped the boogie
to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat
Those lyrics have to do with the song of the day. These are the famous words in the chorus of the Ketchup Song. The chorus is the Spanish translation of those lines above, making it:
Aserejé ja de jé de jebe
tu de jebere sebiunouva
majabi an de bugui
an de buididipí
So now you know how they invented these stick-to-mind lyrics. But where did they get their name from?
Easy! Their father had the nickname “El Tomato”. The tomato. And what can you make with tomatoes? Yes, ketchup! So…
Las Ketchup- The Ketchup Song