Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Drew's running a series of hip hop tracks from 1988, over at Across The Kitchen Table. By brilliant coincidence I heard both Express Yourself and Straight Outta Compton last night (at our local pub, not a hip hop hotspot it has to be said. And don't tut, it was a school night, I only had two pints). I was never particularly an NWA fan back in the day, but both songs sounded- clears throat- totally fresh and dope; Express Yourself especially with its lyrics about enslavement and censorship, and that Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band sample. Incredibly, no swearing either.