samedi 9 juin 2007

BLONDIE "Rapture"

"Rapture" was number five in the UK singles chart and number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It was the first Hip-Hop song to ever reach number one in the world, and although it never made the top spot in the UK, is still a famous song to this day, and one of Blondie's most well known.
"Rapture" wasn't the first song involving rap to be successful; the Sugarhill Gang's 1979 hit "Rapper's Delight" reached the top 40 on the U.S. Hot 100 chart, and Kurtis Blow's track "The Breaks" was the first certified gold rap single in 1980. The lyrics of "Rapture" were tame, even playfully nonsensical, including the names of hip-hop pioneers Fab 5 Freddy and Grandmaster Flash (Freddy and graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat made cameo appearances in the music video, one of the first broadcast on MTV). For a large segment of the population, it served as an introduction to the burgeoning hip-hop genre. This was arguably the first instance of a radio-friendly mainstream white pop act branching out into hip-hop (although Queen, and the Rolling Stones, amongst others, also put out hip-hop-influenced material during this time period).

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1 commentaire:

Hatch a dit…

Cool thanks for this classic track! I'd never heard this one before the Krs-One track.