What Hip Hop Used to Be

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Let’s flash back for a moment here. There are many things I remember about my childhood. I remember having to be in by the time the street lights came on, playing with Barbie dolls for HOURS and falling in love with all types of music.When I was growing up, hip hop was pretty new. It was also rooted in fun. There’s a little bit of that left these days. A little. I guess. I don’t listen to much of it now. I know enough to know that it’s not what it used to be. Many of the artists on the radio I wouldn’t be cool with my kids going to see in concert. That wasn’t so much the case when I was little. So much so that my first concert was, you guessed it, a hip hop show.

Forget Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, I went to see the Fat Boys!!!

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Tell me you remember them? They were all kinds of awesome! I remember them being a huge deal – no pun intended. There were in movies like Krush Groove and Disorderlies. I was a little girl but I remember being obsessed with these movies. I watched them over and over and over. I also remember having a crush on one the Fat Boys. I loved some Prince Markie Dee. I remember going to their concert with my cousins. I think the Fat Boys shared the stage that night with Run-DMC and some other acts. For real, old school.

Thinking about that concert has me thinking about how long its been since I’ve been to a concert. I need to change that! What was your first concert?

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13 Responses to What Hip Hop Used to Be
  1. Jenni
    August 8, 2013 | 6:31 am

    Yes, I remember the Fat Boys!
    My first concert was R. Kelly and LL Cool J. We had awesome seats. I remember R Kelly had a bed on the stage at some point and a hole in his wife beater! LOL

  2. Tamara
    August 8, 2013 | 8:09 am

    Yes, I loved the Fat Boys! They had that “Wipeout” song, right? I loved the hip hop of the 90’s. I honestly don’t know what it’s like these days just because I don’t listen to the radio (on my walkman) anymore much.

  3. Darcy
    August 8, 2013 | 8:19 am

    It would have been awesome to see Run DMC live. I remember hip hop being more fun and playful when I was little too.

    My first concert was Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots. I didn’t get to go to a “real” concert until I was in college. πŸ™‚

  4. Krissy
    August 8, 2013 | 11:55 am

    Prince Markie D was SOOO cute! I had a crush on him too

  5. Kita
    August 8, 2013 | 12:59 pm

    Rap is not the same as it was it has changed. My mom didn’t allow me to listen to rap so the first rapper I heard was LL he was so fine to me back then

  6. LaShawn
    August 8, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    Rap is NOT the same. I still remember the first hip hop song I ever REALLY listedned to: Ladi Dadi by Click Rick and Dougie Fresh. I was in Sidney Buffalo’s basement at a slumber party and I was hooked! Still my favoirte hip hop song of all time.
    My first ever concert however was Michael Jackson’s Vistory tour in the summer of 84. It set the standard for all concerts since. πŸ™‚

  7. Aracely
    August 8, 2013 | 2:15 pm

    Oh those were the good ole days! I didn’t get a chance to see them in person though. My first concert wasn’t til much later it was Mary J. Blige and Jodeci during their first albums. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a hip hop concert, I’d love to see Jay Z and Justin Timberlake. My big kids are going to check it out!

  8. Mo
    August 8, 2013 | 9:32 pm

    LOL. I had a crush on Prince Markie Dee too!! πŸ™‚ I think my first concert was The Boys. One of my younger sisters had a crush on Hassan I think his name was, and cried when he pulled a girl on the stage to sing to her. She really thought he was her boyfriend. Fun times.


  9. Mrs. Pancakes
    August 10, 2013 | 12:18 pm

    Rap back in the day was so much more fun!!! I miss good music period!

  10. miss donna
    August 10, 2013 | 3:35 pm

    not only did i listen to them, but i was the girl walking around trying to make the Fat Boys beat-box noise! my first concert was Michael Jackson – – i remember like it was yeaterday.

  11. pattisj
    August 11, 2013 | 5:26 pm

    My first concert was Seals & Croft. Hip Hop was big in my daughter’s teen years.

  12. Tanya
    August 19, 2013 | 7:31 pm

    I remember the fat boys. I used to beat box. LOL. New Edition in Allendale. Uncle Layfayette took Erica and I and boy did we have fun…….

  13. Trap Beats
    September 23, 2014 | 7:02 pm

    Quality stuff, OP – very refreshing to see, especially among low quaility content being posted online these days. You have just gained a lifetime fan!

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