Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Rappin' Reagan

Heh, heh. You know something? He DID say "Well" a lot! - Homer Simpson

Today's the anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth, and it got me to remembering. When he was running the show, rap was starting to make its inroads into society, but it was still seen as more of a novelty than anything else. And we all know how much a good novelty brings out the novelty songwriters. This resulted in a veritable plethora of Reagan imitators stuttering rhymes to a heavy beat. Let's watch a few of 'em, what do you say?

Then there's this one. "See the Light / Feel the Heat" was the first rap song where the entire vocal was sampled.

There's a 12-inch version on YouTube as well, but I think you've heard enough, don't you?

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