Class 14 B: Big Daddy Kane, Daddy Show,MC Shan Introduction Was a member of the juice crew (its original name: )LL Cool J wore tracksuit, tango hat was lightskin, tall: MC Shan looked similar to himPhoto to the right: there is a symbol in this photo is significantTommy boy records was coming up at this time He is from the queens area MC Shan meeting Marley Marl 1983: got his big break because he was caught trying to steal a car, little did he know that the person who he was stealing from Marley marl who was his cousin and Marley was in charge of the juice crewFluke of nature but they hooked upMC Shan took advantage of opportunity to become a member of Juice crew/all start member He was originally a roddie for juice crew, shadow writer, and worked with the crew before putting out his own stuff in 1986At this point in time hh is buzzing, one reason why record is interesting: lyrically he sets out a challenge to another mc; calls them out: do you want to battleSong: Beat Biter *TBeat biter/topic of lyrics: someone who steals samples, loops, beatsIn this song he called out ll cool j in a mc battle but he did not respond Reason why ll did not respond: he was a corporate artist: followed Motowns way: no talking about politics, race Beat biter had 2 great songs on it similar to Run DMC format of releasing records MC Shans other song that took more of a prime concern: The Bridge Reason whyThis song is one of the 2 reasons why krs one had a career, because pf mc shans work, Krs one is an opporutntist, everything is a money opportunity, likes idea ofVery ambitious person and skilled writerOne day shan put out a song and it irritated krs one who was unsigned and homelessThe bridge is important because it intridoced territorial battling: it was the first, not just battle lyrics that we have seen beforeThere is controversy of record because of what it stands for and saysCame out in 1986, ppl didn’t know you can make money from territoal battling: battling from one area on vinylIt pissed of BDP crew, anyone form Bronx, BrooklynPeople heard shan make false claims, sounded smooths, mlyrics made ppl listen, was respectable artist, no album out yet it was a 12” single#1 battling songs of early stage of hh Song: The bridge*TWhat is he saying: ppl in 1986 thought he was proclaiming that hh started in Queens
This is the first time that this is “in your face”Started territorial battling, played over on radio great for shans careerArtist seeked inspiration from this songThis is the song that krs-one heard and gave him insp to start his careerImportance: territotal battling, inspirationalHe never actually claimed that it hh started from queens but boosted queens area, give queens credit Lyrics: monument tin your face: clue in the photo, the queens bridgeHook: why don’t you wise up…: krs-one responds to this verse and raps it in the same way
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- Winter '11
- Hip hop music, krS, Boogie Down Productions, KRS-One, Marley Marl