Two classics from Slick Rick. “Hey Young World” is so legit. Glad he got that whole deportation thing cleared up.

“Children’s Story”

“Hey Young World”

I went to WFMU’s record fair today not knowing quite what to expect other than 10,000 square feet of vinyl and nerds. It was awesome, but overwhelming to say the least. My ultimate priority was to find some cool old school hip hop records, but in an environment that catered primarily to the rock crowd, this was more difficult than I would have imagined. I did score a copy of Hieroglyphics Third Eye Vision, which is worth it for “Miles to the Sun” alone. I also picked up Big Daddy Kane’s Long Live the Kane, a classic.

When Kane hit the scene in the late 80s, he was immediately recognized as an innovator, contributing to the popularity of faster rhymes and break beats as well as style trademarks like his high top fade and four finger rings. Dude was smooth. Check out a couple of dope tracks, including “Warm It Up Kane,” probably my favorite Kane song.

“Ain’t No Half Steppin”

“Warm It Up”

As promised last week, here are a few more Tupac and Biggie songs. I definitely think “Old School” incorporates the essence of this weekly post, and I just like “Juicy.

Anyway, enjoy the vids.

Tupac – Old School

Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy

Once again, Sunday is among us, and it’s time for the weekly spotlight. My counterpart is traveling for the next week, so I’ll be claiming full responsibility for the blog. If it sucks, then “ouch.”

Anyways, back to the topic at hand. I recently noticed that we haven’t given respect to one of the greatest duos: Erik B. and Rakim. If I ever need reminding of what hip hop was/is/should be, I flip on one of their songs. Apologies for not finding a legit music vid of “What’s on your mind;” it’s a great song to listen to on the subway. I think the second vid makes up for it.

Erik B. and Rakim – What’s on your mind

Erik B. and Rakim – Dont’ sweat the technique

It’s a lazy Sunday so check out some old school g-funk videos and chill…to the next episode.

Dr. Dre feat. Snoop – Nuthin’ But A G Thang:

Ice Cube – Today Was A Good Day:

Warren G – This DJ:

For our second edition of Old School Hip Hop Sundays, check out some classic Method Man videos:

“All I Need” ft. Mary J. Blige (one of my favorites):

“How High” ft. Redman:

And of course, “M.E.T.H.O.D. Man”:

I had some other things that I wanted to write about tonight, but now I’m too tired. Instead, here are some gratuitous old school hip hop videos. I think I might make this a Sunday night tradition. Could be fun…

Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation (filmed at Square Diner in Tribeca!):

Nas – It Ain’t Hard to Tell:

Souls of Mischief – 93 ’til Infinity: