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20-12-07, 10:58 PM #46
kwimbie SSDB Member *****
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sorry came in towards the end of the thread. the statement got me thinking about the old skool days and couldn't resist. definitely a good discussion though.

20-12-07, 11:16 PM #47
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I think you have to look at the music in two ways - what was the impact it had on you then and what is the impact it has on you now.

Sure, I liked a lot of the stuff from the early '80's that's been mentioned, but I find if I listen to it now it's just corny. Whodini, Fat Boys - can't even listen without laughing.

But later on in the decade, you have the second, third and fourth PE albums that not only blew my mind then, they blow my mind now. Never mind the first 3 Ice-T albums, Straight Outta Compton, Paul's Boutique, BDP's second album, Big Daddy Kane's first album - those aren't just great rap albums, they're great albums period and if you look at any Top 100 list, a lot of them make it on there.

So yeah, that early stuff was fresh because it was so new, but the later stuff was simply amazing.

And anyone heard No More Rock N Roll or Put Your Filas On lately? Listening to satellite radio I've heard both recently and laughed my ass off. Long Live Schooly D!

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21-12-07, 08:58 AM #48
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Trouble is with the later 80's hip hop.. there was all the commerical stuff i.e. Fresh Prince.. Whistle.. etc.. Confused

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21-12-07, 02:08 PM #49
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nout wrong with fressh prince and jazzy jeff.

repunzal,repunzal let down ya hair so i can climb up and get into ya underwear.

21-12-07, 02:11 PM #50
Lorrie Uncomfortably Energetic ******
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word! don't forget, their first album came out on an indie label, when prince was only 16 and that's the stuff he was rhyming about. it's not like he was all hard and then changed up the style to gain popularity. He didn't turn to pop, pop turned to him.

saw them open for RUN DMC just before they got big - they were great.

Now, what ever happened to Ready Rock C?

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21-12-07, 03:14 PM #51
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plus jazzy had mad skillz on the tables but never really got a chance to show them off except in "brand new funk". i've seen him dj and he can really cut it up.

21-12-07, 03:32 PM #52
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i love to rock the beat with my hand

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21-12-07, 04:53 PM #53
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in the early days i heard fp and jj do a live gig on the radio. fu--in` fantastic... and the same, i saw jazzy jeff at the jazz cafe 2 years ago. a true scratch professor, and his new album `return of the magnificent` kicks ass. go buy it.Very Happy

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21-12-07, 05:20 PM #54
kwimbie SSDB Member *****
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definitely going to pick it up.

07-01-08, 12:37 PM #55
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olstar Wrote:The first Adidas trainers were hand produced by Adolf (Adi) and Rudolph Dassler in 1920 under the Dassler name at home on the kitchen table. In 1928 the trainers appeared in the Olympic Games in Amsterdam. By 1956, at the Melbourne Olympics, the Adidas brand was being promoted.

This was the first sports sponsorship. By 1961 Adidas had branched out from trainers into footballs and clothing. At the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, 80% of all athletes sported footwear with the familiar Adidas 3 stripes.

The Adidas trefoil logo was introduced in 1972. This represents the continental plates coming together in the spirit of the Olympics. In the same year, the German national football team won the European Championships wearing Adidas boots.

The new three strip Adidas Equipment logo was introduced in 1996.

ADIDAS SUPERSTAR were at one time hard to get hold of even if you were a professional US basketball star. Today this is hard to believe, as the signature shell toe of the adidas superstar has now become firmly established as one of the great classics, popular around the World, and available in hundreds of colourways.

any old adverts or picture of the early one available?

23-01-08, 05:47 PM #56
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It's all about '86. Run-D.M.C. gave us their breakthrough album, Raising Hell. Raising Hell trumped standing perceptions of commercial viability for hip hop groups, achieved triple-platinum status and received critical attention from people that had previously ignored hip hop as an urban fad that would soon disappear from the mainstream consciousness.

23-01-08, 06:25 PM #57
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According to 'Pitch Invasion' by Barbara Smit (cracking read by the way), the guy credited with inventing the adidas Superstar basket ball shoe is a bloke called Chris Severn. Mr Dassler had the sneaker ready but it was Severn who added the now iconic rubber "shell toe", back in 1969. I know the 35th Anniversary was based on 1970, but that's what the book says.

Wonder if he's still alive? He certainly deserves to be honored/knighted/cannonised the whole kaboodle!! RazzRazzRazz

fc

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03-08-08, 06:15 PM #58
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im an old un here BUT arent fat laced superstars an icon of hiphop dress?i say yes yes and yes again...no doubt about it.along with kangols,cazelz etc.

03-08-08, 06:21 PM #59
mr.pure Cold Blooded Murderator. *******
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Eh ?
Who are you fella ?
How about you go introduce yourself ?!?



19-05-09, 05:01 AM #60
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(23-01-08, 06:25 PM)flyingcod Wrote:  According to 'Pitch Invasion' by Barbara Smit (cracking read by the way), the guy credited with inventing the adidas Superstar basket ball shoe is a bloke called Chris Severn. Mr Dassler had the sneaker ready but it was Severn who added the now iconic rubber "shell toe", back in 1969. I know the 35th Anniversary was based on 1970, but that's what the book says.

Wonder if he's still alive? He certainly deserves to be honored/knighted/cannonised the whole kaboodle!! RazzRazzRazz

fc

Indeed, Chris Severn is still alive and well. He is my father and was the designer of the Superstar, Pro-model, and Stan Smith shoes. He was also the Executive Director of Adidas USA in the mid 70's.






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