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Thursday, April 03, 2008

kwame the rhythm

Kwame is another one of those artists that I fear will be forgotten when we write the history books. People will remember Queens for Nas, Mobb Deep, Screwball and other thuggish ruggish sh*t. But there was another swath of Queens rappers that are responsible for the economic prosperity that Hip-Hop enjoys.
These were middle class, happy go lucky artists that created Hip-Hop for the mass media generation. Essentially the Hurby Azor wing - Salt N Pepa, Kid N Play, Dana Dane and the man we all know and love, Kwame.

If you love Kanye’s metrosexual meets Foxfields meets Williamsburg fashion sense then you have Kwame and his Pocadelic adventures to thank. Kwame was rocking blazers, jeans, and pastels about 15 years before ‘Cam got the sh*t to pop,’

“The Rhythm” is still one of my favorite songs of all time. Too bad BIG ruined his career with that killer line on “Unbelievable” and Kwame dug the grave a little deeper with his anemic response.

Good to see that the brother has bounced back as a successful producer

2 Comments:

Anonymous Stephanie Elder said...

I always thought Kwame was from Philly. Love "The Rhythm" by the way. The track is ridiculous.

April 03, 2008 1:18 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Swift Chancellor, I dig your nick!

April 07, 2008 11:19 AM

 

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