Wednesday, September 29, 2010

2Pac--"Old School"

"What more can I say..." This is the perfect song for those who find themselves reminiscing about the foundation of hip-hop, the "old" New York, and/or Pac at his finest. Though 2Pac is infamously known for igniting what would become the East and West Coast hip-hop beef, "Old School" truly demonstrates his love for the East coast, especially New York, its people and culture.  Listen in as 2Pac passionately rhymes and reflects back on historic times in New York history. "Old School" is one of my favorite 2Pac songs; he talks about New York as if he were a kid in a candy store--skelly, stick ball, and italian ices. A true classic!

2Pac (center) with Busta Rhymes (left) and Treach (right) 

Excerpt for the Wannabe Expert
Remember poppin and lockin to Kurtis Blow, the name belts
And Scott LaRock the Super Hoe back in Latin Quarters
When Slick Rick was spittin La-Di-Da-Di
Gamin the hoochies at the neighborhood block parties, I remem-ber
breakdancin to Melle Mel
Jekyll and Hyde, LL when he Rocks the Bells
Forget the TV, about to hit the streets and do graffiti
Be careful don't let the transit cops see me
It ain't nuttin like the old school!

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