Re-Release Tuesdays “Do The Right Thing”

Some things you post…just because. We can’t leave out the “ginger” brothers in hip-hop.  Lol! I was never a big fan but he had some cools songs. He was a dope dancer too.  This week’s Re-Release is RedHead Kingpin’s “Do the Right Thing“.

“This carrot-topped B-boy scored numerous hits with his teen-geared raps, which were sometimes vulgar and sometimes amusing. “Pump It Hottee” was his finest moment, appearing on his 1989 debut for Virgin, Shade of Red. Two years later, The Album With No Name was released on Capitol, but he gained his last hit in 1992.” – Allmusic.com

Re-Release Tuesdays “Roxanne’s Revenge”

I posted this one for the hell of it. One part of the origins of the female emcee in Hip-Hop, and the queen of diss records.  The 80’s ya’ll! This week’s Re-Release is Roxanne Shante’ “Roxanne’s Revenge“.

Roxanne Shanté (born Lolita Gooden) was walking outside a New York housing project called Queensbridge when she heard three men talking about how the trio U.T.F.O. had canceled their appearance at a show they were promoting. Gooden offered to make a rap record that would get back at U.T.F.O., who’d previously recorded “Roxanne, Roxanne,” a song about a woman too stuck up to notice them. The three — Tyrone Williams, disc jockey Mister Magic, and producer Marley Marl — took her up on the idea, with Marl producing “Roxanne’s Revenge.” The song was confrontational, sneering, boastful, and even borderline obscene, and it spawned 102 additional answer records. Eventually U.T.F.O. threatened to sue Shanté for using their B-side as the musical foundation. She settled with them and recut the song with a different, though related, track. Shanté‘s fortunes were thin shortly after the heyday of “Roxanne, Roxanne,” though she did share a number one R&B and a Top Ten pop hit with Rick James in 1986, “Loosey’s Rap.”” – Allmusic.com