Main | Wednesday, August 26, 2009

80's Flashback

Man Parrish, Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop), 1982. What many consider to be the single most influential hip-hop/electro track ever was created created by an openly gay guy. (I'd also put Soulsonic Force's Planet Rock and Hashim's Al-Naafiysh on that short list.) This clip is very, very silly and one might guess shared a make-up artist with the folks who made Liquid Sky. Still, the music is as fresh as it was 27 years ago and I often hear it on the radio and at clubs today. (And yes, I do the barking portion if I'm in my cups.) Man Parrish still spins in NYC clubs and can be heard at the LGBT Center's Furball events.

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