Mu On Mo #24 – Transmit By Wordsmith



With a certain chance of us all dying a horrible death some time during this apocalyptic year, it’s better to focus elsewhere.

& to soothe the soul, what’s better than a few tunes ?

Here’s some Music On Monday…



Hello & welcome to the 2nd part of this Rap themed Mu On Mo.

If last week’s song Rapper’s Delight was (arguably) the popular but “funny” start of Rap, today’s example shows the change the genre underwent.

A significant change even as Rap’s 2nd incarnation emerged.



Because like with any art form, one can do a light fluffy piece & one can also do something more meaningful.

No longer (just) a novelty type of feel-good party music with “nonsense” lyrics, Rap now conveyed the truth about daily life.

An ugly, sad & hard truth which way too many had to endure back then in the early 80s, like for example in the song that got the following comment on YouTube…





“Best hiphop song of all time. Great in the early 80’s, still great today. Don’t need curse words or auto-tune to make a great song, it’s enough if you have something to say. Something other than how much money you got, how many bitches you got and what car you drive. “






Stuff like that is precisely why I’m not really looking forward to delving into later examples of Rap.

But… that’s a headache for next week & beyond.

Enjoy this week’s classic which 30 years later is still very much relevant…













From the (still) early days of Rap, that was Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five – The Message.

See you dawgs another time for mo’ Music On Monday ?

…that’s if we’re still around.


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