White Cover 2nd Edition Coming 01/30/2019

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A Bastard's Classical Hip-Hop Musings intro (Track #1 Buffalo Gals by Malcolm McLaren )

A Bastard's Classical Hip-Hop Musings intro (Track #1 Buffalo Gals by Malcolm McLaren )

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Track#01 Intro (Buffalo Gals Malcolm McLaren )

Often when I am listening to classical Hip-Hop ( 1970's to 1990), yes I am dubbing the early years of hip-hop as classical music that gave birth to rhyme schemes, sampling due to out of necessity,  and good fun. I end up taking notes and gravitating to a line or two and having talked to myself on the social commentary or the sometimes the lack of social commentary. My website promotes my book, supports indie writers and books by me reviewing them and discovering some great storytelling. Classical hip-hop has some great storytelling, I won't sit in judgment on the lack of celebrating what came before us, or make youtube videos I prefer to express myself in words and in this blog (musings).

So when  I am listening to a song, and I am a collector of music; unfortunately, I have moved to just owning digital files and signed up for streaming service ( I am buying a CD player and getting my cd collection back this month)I am also writing reviews. Writing outlines for my book series and reflections for my therapist to read,  I realized a lot of the classical hip-hop music was my solace during some tough times growing up and okay times in my life. Classical Hip-Hop is an art form, sometimes simple expression of life and words that are needed to let people know your anger and rage.

Allow me to share my thoughts on classic hip-hop tracks I find interesting, and sometimes tie it to Life of a Bastard and other tales of coming of age.

Post track “Buffalo Gals” by Malcolm Mclaren, I was living in Brooklyn near New Lots Ave, when I heard this on Kiss FM.  The Scratching  and mixing of vocals aged well, not so much for the album “Duck Rock” it’s out there but have a listen.  

Buffalo Gals by Malcolm Mclaren 4 Stars out of 5  

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