Thread: Rapping, old school 70's style

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    • 6 years 2 months ago
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    When I was growing up "to rap" had different meanings depending on where and when you were living.

    This post concerns mid-Atlantic or east coast styling as defined by DJ's from some of my favorite radio stations from 1970 to 1972.

    Rapping back then refereed to romantic singing or "pillow-talk". My friends called it, "baby I want you" music. A good example is the group "The Main Ingredient".

    Listen to lead singer Cuba Gooding, Sr. on this song from 1972.
    This is old school rap or "baby I want you" like I used to hear when I was a kid.

    The Main Ingredient - "You've Got To Take It"

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    • 6 years 2 months ago
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    That's Cuba Gooding Jr's father.
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    • 6 years 2 months ago
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    They had rap in those days?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

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    • 6 years 2 months ago
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    YEP! And I was so jealous, I wanted to sing like Cuba.

    A lot of the guys I knew in school wanted to sing like Cuba, lol.

    The Main Ingredient's biggest hit was "Everybody Plays the Fool", but the song I like was a song they did just for fun and laughs:

    Main Ingredient - Just Don't Want To Be Lonely

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