woensdag 11 februari 2009

Fab Five Freddy

Recognize the man? Maybe a bit older, but no less fab. He appeared to be a walking encyclopedia on the origins of hip hop, and, to my surprise, also on the early days of dance music. Great guy. Wise man. From IMDB: Is mentioned in the 1980 Blondie song "Rapture" and appears in the video of the song, which synthesizes disco with the then-emerging rap music and hip-hop. A pioneer of rap, Fab 5 Freddie met Deborah Harry and other members of Blondie at a club and they became friends. When Freddy suggested that Harry write a song about the rap scene, she did. The result is the rap that is the second half of "Rapture," which begins "Fab Five Freddie told me everybody's high."

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