TUESDAYS WITH HIP HOP | NY RAP

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it’s Tuesday somewhere. many places really, just not Shanghai. maybe Nigeria?

For real why does everyone everywhere rock NY hats? Even people from world cities like Tokyo, Paris, and Shanghai. I go to hat stores here and find seventy different NY caps but not a single Detroit one. Like, really bootleg NY caps with fur and sparkles.

Nigerian dude in Shanghai wearing an NY cap: “Hey bro how you doin?”

Me: “Good thanks. Where you from man?”

Nigerian dude in Shanghai wearing an NY cap: “Ghana, man. You ok man?”

This is when I walk away but think about asking “So, Yankees huh? Jeter’s from Kalamazoo.” But actually I don’t know shit about baseball so if dude challenges me about the World Series or something then I look like a cunt.

Actually a lot of Koreans wear Detroit hats but they don’t know what the D means. So I’m like “yo, Detroit!” and they’re like “yogi…an-yay…….yogi….” and shit gets awkward. Same thing happens all the time with Asians in Michigan State shirts. Even when I say in Mandarin “Hey I went to MSU too!” I get confused looks 70% of the time and I try to explain I’m an alumni and people just walk away like “这个老外说什么。。。”

But this even happened at a bar in fucking Oxford England. Saw a guy wearing a University of Michigan sweatshirt, so I walk up and tell him I’m from Michigan, and dude says “oh, I must have got this in 62′ when I was in Vegas. Have you been to Vegas? you gotta go.” Vegas.

Anyway, here’s some of my favorite NY rap, starting with this classic diss song that prompted an even harsher comeback from KRS-One on “The Bridge Is Over.” I’m not a huge fan of MC Shan’s rhymes on this, but the beat goes hard. Conversely, I hate “The Bridge Is Over” beat but KRS obviously rhymes better than MC Shan.

Marly Marl ft. MC Shan – The Bridge

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Illmatic, clearly one of the greatest rap albums ever. Hard to pick one track but I haven’t posted this one before.

Nas – Life’s a Bitch

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And this never, ever, ever gets old.

Cam’ron – Killa Cam

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