This is that real deal raw isht! its totally street poetry. everyone can relate to this, right? back in the day we were all about these guys and really tried hard to emulate the look and feel of this group. i mean whenever real hip hop heads gather to discuss the great movers and shakers in hip hop, PM Dawn always comes up and the way KRS unfairly persecuted them claiming that they were one of the core causes of the downfall of the street poetry that we knew and loved was completely ridiculous and he shouldve gone to prison and been ashamed of himself!
PM Dawn -Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
yea! now thats hip hop!
while very catchy and very popular, this song is, was, and forever will be considered weak. the production on this song was so overpowering that no one noticed. but this song by itself heralded the end of the dominance of (what is now known as) underground hip hop. historically speaking, pop-hop arrived during the stop the violence movement, just as hip hop would begin to wage a war with gangster rap. while it was clear what hip hop was opposed to, it was unclear who was in what genre, and without true public support due to confusion, the war would only end when the vulgar and under-skilled gangster rap genre would come together with the socially unconcerned pop-hop and unite to become one horrible super genre and assume the position of hip hop, forcing real hip hop back into the underground.
many compare PM Dawn to Arrested Development. those who do that never listened to the words and are invariably ridiculous.