Monday, August 10, 2009

Old School Mondays:: Funky Hit Posting Edition

Well, I'm not going to write a ton for this one, but I think a plethora of quality songs will make up for that. Last week I finally got around to listening to Lyrics Born's new mixtape, which I'd been sent info on a while ago. LB made a video for what I guess can be considered the first single (if mixtapes have singles, although I think it will appear on his next album as well), Funky Hit Records, and if the staccato drum track on that one doesn't make you think of old school hip hop, well then I'm not sure what to tell you. Anyway, it got me thinking about other classic songs that start with "Funky", and so that is what I'm giving you today.

That seems like a pretty broad category, or at least one that would yield a lot of potential songs, but I struggled with it actually. In fact I almost forgot all about one of the best songs on the list below, Three Times Dope's uber-classic Funky Dividends. Anyway, it's been included, so crisis averted, and the rest of the list is pretty damn good I think.

Funky Lemonade has one of the best titles of the 90's, and must be the top in the most intriguing back-story category (Chi-Ali being 14 and in the Native Tongues, killing a guy in '99 over $300). The eternally underrated Lord Finesse with a funky take on the guitar lick that diggety-das would make a big splash with soon after, and LOTUG, who many feel were overrated and blessed with solid Marley production that brought them their 15 minutes back in the early 90's. To wrap things up, we have an eternal classic from the duo that may be only second to the legendary H&O; as far as the hill's love for musical duos goes: Nice & Smooth. Funky For You is awesomeness in melodic, old school hip hop form, we will accept no debate on this. It remains one of the only songs I've done an in-depth lyrical analysis for on the hill, and it only gets better with age.

So there you go, some funkiness for your Monday. Enjoy.








MP3:: Chi-Ali - Funky Lemonade







MP3:: Three Times Dope - Funky Dividends







MP3:: Lord Finesse - Funky Technician







MP3:: Lords Of The Underground - Funky Child







MP3:: Nice & Smooth - Funky For You

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