i had a lot of great music to select from this week and i was up late last night and i screwed up i added the vintage leaders of the new school - PTA video and i forgot i was actually going to add something from the westside from the vintage days. i dont think i did anything old school from the west side since day 1 and Del - Wrong Place. so that means today theres two.... again.
the first track i put up as i mentioned before is leaders of the new school. for those who dont know, leaders of the new school (alias: LONS) gave us a very successful young man, and made him an icon in the rowdy hip hop industry. one known for transcending his fanbase between underground and mainstream both often and easily. this kids name was Busta Rhymes. this was his first group fresh out of high school and there was no way they could contain Busta Rhymes. he was flamboyant and skilled and greedily stole the show. the group fought about it on television in front of the nation and shortly after, broke up. if youre interested, theres still one or two of them running around making underground hits.
Leaders Of the New School - PTA
now as for the rightful champion of vintage week. the one that i actually intended to be here. we take it to the west side, sortly after the gangster rap explosion. i often hail this guy as the west coast version of LL Cool J. he was a talented lyricist, perhaps the most talented to ever grace the west before Crooked I and Ras Kass. he is a credited with a huge portion of the lyrics from NWA as well as most of the original The Chronic album. he was one of the Goats until his throat got messed up in a car accident due to drunk driving. im talking about The D.O.C. (props if you can tell me what DOC stands for).
The D.O.C. - Funky Enough
this song was an enormous hit. it rocked everyone like "what the @%#$ is going on!?" if you dont remember it, you probably werent born yet.