Monday, August 22, 2011

Before They Were Rap Stars

Here's a second volume of Before They Were Stars, this time putting the spotlight on the first-ever (and sometimes highly-unlikely) recordings from future hip-hop stars: A pre-annoying Black-Eyed Peas! A pre-rap Beastie Boys sounding like The Germs! Ice Cube sounding like The Beastie Boys! Chuck D sounding like Kurtis Blow! RZA and GZA from Wu Tang sounding like Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince!

Before They Were Rap Stars

1 Beastie Boys - Beas
tie Boys [1982]
2 Ice-T - The Colde
st Rap [1982]
3 Spectrum City [aka Public Enemy] - Check Out The Radio [1984]
4 World Class Wreckin' Crew [w/Dr Dre] - Surgery [1985]
5 The C.I.A. [w/Ice Cube] - My Posse [1987]
6 Onyx - Ah And We Do It Like This [1990]
7 Prince Rakeem [aka RZA] - Ooh We Love You Rakeem [1991]
8 The Genius [aka GZA] - Those Were the Days [1991]
9 A.T.B.A.N. Klann [aka BlackEyed Peas] - Puddles Of H2O [1992]

1 comment:

Mike Gregoire said...

Here's something a bit nitpicky, but it's actually just "C.I.A." not "The C.I.A.".

That A.T.B.A.N. Klann is a good find. I've been looking for that.