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"20/20" Explains Rap in 1981

Posted by uptownkid 
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December 24, 2014 11:36AM


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Strap yourselves in, folks. In this 1981 segment from ABC's 20/20 called Rappin' to the Beat, anchors attempt to explain rap and hip-hop. A few things to watch for:

1. When the anchor explains that rap has "no melody." (!)

2. A 22-year-old Kurtis Blow performing live. (!!)

3. When the anchors refer to Double Dutch as "a street game" where "inner city youth" learn "rhyme-talk."

4. Obligatory breakdancing footage, complete with a New York City Transit Police offer explaining how he thought a breakdancing competition was a riot.

Okay, enough of the explanation. There's so much going on here. Just watch.






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December 24, 2014 04:48PM
Fantastic post. I'm listening...

I watched half of this, now I got something to watch when I need to get away from the inlaws, Thanks P!



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December 24, 2014 07:02PM
Come tomorrow, I'll be hiding in the bathroom, toking on a stealth vape, watching this video and avoiding my family



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Re: "20/20" Explains Rap in 1981
March 23, 2015 10:43PM
Great post..haha for them that had to be the most
awkward news reported story of all time!
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March 24, 2015 09:57AM
Hey, welcome back B!! double thumbs up



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