Biography of The Funky 4+1. Based on interviews with the Funky 4 members and other Foundation era Mc’s, Dj’s and members of the Hip Hop community – conducted by JayQuan & Troy L. Smith. Narrated, produced and edited by JayQuan.
Growing up a hip hop head & Dj , I thought I knew a lot of the oldschool but your page sheds light on things I missed on. Big up , I just had to subscribe.
I feel sorry for the groups back then they opened the door they dont get enough credit recognition and money salute to the pioneers and legends
Amazing history… Jaquan, you killing it out here on this internet Hip-Hop shit. Kraze from Industry Muscle is a far 2nd place.
love these vids.thank you for keeping real hip hop alive.also showing the rawness,and for parents of hip hop.
Think About It… though it was Special Ed sampling Rakim but he was biting Double Trouble
I'm so glad the funky four is getting their props!
Loving this one thanks for sharing this one was telling my friends and family about this one been years so many people that they had the first female mc a game changer that made everyone pay attention to hip hop
You should do a lesson on stetsasonic
Bro thank you again so much for this lesson!The best Hip Hop group of all time… Especially Sha Rock, her voice is the Hip Hop Punk Rock.
DMC from Run DMC said that Sha-Rock was the first emcee that he ever heard use an echo chamber on a mix tape. He said that Sha-Rock had a huge influence on him and that you can hear the influence in songs like "together forever" and "run's house".
Can you do one on xclan and brother j
As far as Barz Go it was better then Rappers delight
"That's The Joint" is one of my favorite funky rap tracks of all time! It's the joint!
Do one on Heavy D.
I always wondered what just-ice was talking about.
Yo check this video out VERY RARE LIVE footage of Funky 4 plus 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw10bdA-HTQ
one of my favorite all time hip hop groups…i still got those 12'' records
Hip hop history 101
My 1st hip hop record was its the joint
I see it Michael grandmaster flash n raheem I watch it bae
From looking up the God rakim I found this site love old school hip-hop documentaries this fly as hell the foundation rocks
Thank you brother man for giving a lot of light to some of these crews and solo artist who don't get there just do.
amazing video hip hop really use to be so dope and positive back in the day unlike today's so called rap music that do nothing but degrade themselves and black people 24/7 and constantly disrespect the pioneers of hip hop. I can't stand today's so called hip hop at all is not even hip hop is pop even the beats of today's is very digital and artificial sounded it doesn't have the warmth and rawness like it had way back then everyone nowadays rely beats on a computer is sad.
Great info, Brother
I really liked your vid and must say I see Keith Keith from time to time I have him as a costumer on my NYC transit bus he looks the same and we Convo about his time and the hip hop industry I wish they can get together again to build new memories!
An awesome insight on this band I followed from the early 80s
Again, thanks for documenting the knowledge on these important artists. Any plan for the same treatment on the Cold Crush Brothers?
the brothers disco respect breakout I remember duel and me doing a pair of jeans for him
I enjoy your video
Love it! I know all of them, and the story is spot on. As a foot note, the only thing I would say is missing is Rodney's connection to then rapper Angie B (now R&B star Angie Stone). Angie and Rodney actually were married back then, and here married last name Stone comes from Rodney. I love the series, keep it coming! I'm a bit of a storyteller myself. Check out a piece a did for KRS ONE years ago for the release of his album Spiritual Minded. It documents the journey and growth from his first album Criminal Minded. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baIChSt0gAM
Great Video, JayQuan!
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