One great benefit of this recurring post is that it forces vanillahead and I to seriously think about what artists, what songs, what eras of hip hop we want to discuss each week. I’ve learned a great deal about hip hop through research, especially relating to the origins. This week’s post is dedicated to Kool Moe Dee, who attributed to the development of battle rap and the movement of hip hop away from party rap.

The following vids should be watched in order. The first vid is a great short documentary about the famous battle between Kool Moe Dee and Busy Bee. The second video is the actual audio recording of the freestyle in full, while the third vid is of Kool Moe Dee’s I Go to Work.

Check it out.

Battle Documentary

Kool Moe Dee vs. Busy Bee Starski

Kool Moe Dee – I go to work