Old School Mondays:: Kid N' Play Birthday Bonus Edition

Is it Monday? No, it is not. However, it is the birthday of Herohill charter member Shawn Lapaix, so I figured something should be posted to commemorate the occasion. Considering I prefer posting the old school hip hop jams and Shawn was a big fan of kick-step pioneers Kid N' Play, something from their cannon seemed appropriate.

As you can see below, I went with the theme for House Party II, Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody. An almost perfect example of popular hip hop in 1991. The uptempo, dancey R&B; beat, the new jackish keyboard solo, the raps about good times and actually dancing at the club instead of shooting it up - oh the nostalgia! If you check the video, there's even some electric slide-style hip hop line dancing, don't see that much anymore. I highly recommend checking out the video as it features a "mature" Kid N' Play with Kid rocking the curly braids instead of the famous HTF, and both Play and DJ Wiz are rocking 70's inspired floppy hats that might've been in fashion for about 10 minutes.

If you were in high school in 1991, both House Party II and this song bring back the fond memories. I suppose that's unless you were a metal-head or a mopey grunge kid, then this probably brings back fond memories of the hundreds of times you said "I hate rap!" or "It isn't music!". Good times indeed.

So happy birthday to the man known lovingly as "Lapaix", I hope you enjoy the song and video.

mp3:: Kid N' Play - Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody

video::


@ 10:14 PM, Anonymous kicked the following game:

I don't know which junior high-rap dance move was lamer, Shawn and I doing the Kid n Play Kick STep or Nadeau doing the Humpty Dance.

 

@ 8:40 AM, naedoo kicked the following game:

Well considering me + humpty dance never = wack, my vote would be for you guys doing the kick step.

 

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