Night Owl Chat – Classic Hip Hop Edition

So, I grew up in NYC in the late 70s / early 80s, when rap was roaring out of the hood to take the US by storm. And this is the music I grew up on. So, a bit of old school to carry you through the night.

The one and only Afrika Bambaataa – “Planet Rock”

Run-DMC – “It’s Like That”

Grandmaster Flash – “The Message”

Kurtis Blow – “The Breaks”

Grand Master Melle Mel – “White Lines”

And just to break the male dominance, Roxanne Shante – “Roxanne’s Revenge”

This is your old school night owl open thread.

174 Responses to “Night Owl Chat – Classic Hip Hop Edition”

  1. 1 COS
    May 10, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Hello LL.

  2. May 10, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Almost first! Nice selection LL

  3. 10 africa
    May 10, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Nice!! Thanks, LL

  4. 15 desertflower
    May 10, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Following up on those Reagan years and foreign policy…it ain’t pretty.


  5. 16 GGail
    May 10, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Sounds like it’s gonna be a rapping good time tonight. Thanks LL and Chipsticks – a team effort πŸ™‚

  6. 17 africa
    May 10, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    In the age of Obama journalism dies a thousand deaths every day.

  7. 27 desertflower
    May 10, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Oh shit, Sen. McCain! Wonder if Mr Bengazi remembers this?


    • 28 nathkatun7
      May 11, 2013 at 1:03 am

      DF, You are such a TOD treasure! Thank you for always sharing very relevant and very valuable information that’s completely neglected by the sensationalist MSM.

  8. 29 africa
    May 10, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    So I decide to check Maddow out tonight. She starts off good talking about GOP crazy talk about impeaching PBO since 2009. Then she gets to IRS story and muck it up.

  9. 33 vitaminlover
    May 10, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Fun music. I love music! I love dancing. I do Zumba!

  10. May 10, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Scout’s honor, I JUST logged on to see how the previous thread was going and if it was time to post this. And not gimlets tonight: Manhattans! But the Blog Empress never sleeps!

  11. May 10, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    I can’t tell you all how much I loved putting this post together. It brings back such memories of basement parties in NY. And “It’s Like That” was the first record I bought, a 12 inch.

  12. 46 MightyPamela
    May 10, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Early wrap tonight, m’dears…. Who would think going grocery shopping could take all one has got?! Well, that about sums it up! Hugs all around, sweet dreams! A demain….

    • 47 jacquelineoboomer
      May 10, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      Elevate your feet and rest, honey bunch! Goodnight, MightyPamela!

      • 48 MightyPamela
        May 10, 2013 at 10:49 pm

        Kitty in ma lap, stretched out in bed, feet up, tired knee supported, AND, I am having a glass of red wine! Huh? Whaaaa??? Yes, indeedy, first sip since well, second sip, since the Inauguration! I’m sure it’s alright….. Good grief, I am effing tired…. Cannot tear myself away!

  13. 50 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 10, 2013 at 10:17 pm


    • May 11, 2013 at 12:05 am

      Love, love, love this! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      • 52 Gazelle
        May 11, 2013 at 12:33 am

        Dudette, thank you so much for this! It’s surely the best giggle. Now I’m going back to play it again! LOL! & πŸ™‚

        Bless you, I needed that today!

      • 54 nathkatun7
        May 11, 2013 at 1:15 am

        Thanks Alycee and Dudette for sharing this! Now I know why I love this place. So happy to se Dudette is back in form spreading some love, fun and happiness. Any way, Dudette, I hope you are completely healed.

  14. 56 Jovie
    May 10, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Lol !

  15. May 10, 2013 at 10:30 pm

  16. May 10, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Shouldn’t amk be home by now? Did he make a fool of himself in the duty free?

  17. 67 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 10, 2013 at 10:42 pm

  18. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    May 10, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Kind of nice to hear from another generation … this is the website of Arnold and Maria’s daughter Katherine Schwarzenegger. Seems like cooking guides, Mother’s Day gift ideas, and the like. Anyway, good for her!


  19. May 10, 2013 at 10:44 pm

  20. 76 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 10, 2013 at 10:47 pm

  21. May 10, 2013 at 10:47 pm


    time to prepare some dinner ….

    #TrustBarack He’s Earned It

  22. 84 Jovie
    May 10, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    I wanted to watch Joy Reed on bill Maher show.
    And glen fucking Greenwald is on there sticking up for Foxx news and the RNC on Benghazi,
    Did you see that?

  23. 89 jacquelineoboomer
    May 10, 2013 at 11:05 pm

  24. 91 MightyPamela
    May 10, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Red Wine – 1. MightyPamela – 0. I am down for the count! This time for sure! Goodnight! πŸ™‚

  25. May 10, 2013 at 11:22 pm

  26. May 10, 2013 at 11:28 pm

  27. 94 Jovie
    May 10, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    So, On the Bill maher show, we found out that Glen Greenwald loves guns and hates government intrusion, he loves Freedom, hates the Military, blames the US for the problems in the Middke east, even though those problems were there 1700 years before America created, he blames The government for Benghazi not the Terrorists.

    This is pretty substantive evidence that he is a Tea Bagger.

    And that ain’t all he said, it was jaw dropping.

  28. May 10, 2013 at 11:34 pm

  29. 99 Nena20409
    May 10, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Sugar Hill….

  30. 105 WilTal
    May 11, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Hello everyone,

    Chips, a β€œgazillion” (I love it when you use this word) thanks to you for this wonderful place where all things are positive about our beloved President. A trillion thanks to LL, UT, LP, Amk, and a billion thanks to your regulars for all that you contribute every day! Chips, what a close-knit cyber family you have. I am truly honored to lurk here every day. Although, lately I’ve been behind and don’t like it when work gets in the way of my lurking.

    LL, you took me way back – Party over here! Like you, I also grew up in NY (Brooklyn) during the 70s and 80s. Wow, this old school edition certainly brought back lots of memories of the disco days. Partying hardy in mid-town Manhattan at Leviticus, Justine’s, and LeJordan (to name a few). What a carefree time that was. Thank you very much.

    P.S. Have to say, I loved me some Houdini β€œThe Freaks Come Out At Night”

  31. May 11, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Rob Base — Babeeeeeee!!

  32. 111 purpleshoesla
    May 11, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Dayum LL! BRING IT!! πŸ™‚ Wow, now this brings back some memories. Roxanne was my gurrrl! Shakin’ my head over here, but in a good way. Dayum! πŸ™‚

  33. 114 amk for obama
    May 11, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Halloa tod’ers. Back home just now.

    I see that lotsa amk bashing has been going on a la kenyan muslin style. And in my absence too. COWARDS.

    No, LL. I didn’t make a fool of myself in duty free since I stayed clear of all the friggin’ reds this time.

    Stuck to time tested buying of an 18 year old scotch and a bacardi rum. Ha.

    • May 11, 2013 at 12:55 am

      I’m on my 3rd and final Manhattan right now. Bourbon, sweet vermouth, and a dash of bitters. Yum.

      • 116 amk for obama
        May 11, 2013 at 1:02 am

        Enjoy your M. I am gonna hit the sack. 15 frigging hours in an aluminum can is too much for an aging dude.

    • 117 purpleshoesla
      May 11, 2013 at 1:05 am

      Amk, now you know that I would NEVAH EVAH engage in such heinous activities behind your back… only to your face. Tee Hee! πŸ™‚ Seriously, glad your travels brought you home safely. No matter what peeps may say ’bout chu while you are gone, you are always missed here when you are not letting everyone know what’s up on your side of the globe. πŸ™‚

    • May 11, 2013 at 1:13 am

      Welcome Back Other Blog Tyrant!
      I think I was absent for at least part of your absence, so as for the bashing going on, let’s just say “My Name is Bennett and I Ain’t In It” πŸ™‚

    • 119 theo67
      May 11, 2013 at 1:18 am

      Glad to see you’re back in one piece, amk! We had tons of fun bashing you in your absence – cowardly, or not… πŸ˜‰

    • 120 Gazelle
      May 11, 2013 at 1:37 am

      Hi AMK! Don’t mind ’em! Go ahead and buy your thing! Bashing? Ummm, I think if there’s any bashing of AMK, it’s all love, wishing that if you’re out there lurking you’ll be driven to defending yourself! Hah! It’s that TOD love thingy! πŸ™‚

  34. 121 Gazelle
    May 11, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Hello TODers, I have so much catching up to do! I need two of me, one to take care of everyday business, the other to engage @ TOD! Since I’m one, I’ll just have to lurk for now, but just wanted to say how much I appreciate TODers. This keeps me & helps me laugh at the nonsense of our disinformed MSM.

    Tally, thanks so much for that breakdown on ACA tweets. Awesomeness!

    Goota crash, back to my Metro DC soon! πŸ™‚

    In case I’m not able to post a comment before Sunday, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all Mons, but most especially to all TOD Moms! XOXOX TOD Moms!

    • 131 purpleshoesla
      May 11, 2013 at 1:19 am

      CLASSIC!!! Queen Latifah and Monie Love! πŸ™‚ LOVE. IT. πŸ™‚ Glad to see ya back up in these parts Dudette! πŸ™‚

  35. May 11, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Ok all, I’m off to snuggle up. Don’t let amk drink all of his scotch before Rise & Shine.

    • May 11, 2013 at 1:10 am

      Hey can have it all as far as I’m concerned. I’m a fruity drink girl. No hard stuff for me.
      Good night and thanks for another terrific thread!

  36. May 11, 2013 at 1:27 am

    Okay now something from this century — Go ahead, bob you head. You know you want to! πŸ™‚

  37. 135 cman
    May 11, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Memories!!!! Anytime this came up in the club people (including me lost it. Like left all sense you should be ashamed nuts.)

  38. 138 Gazelle
    May 11, 2013 at 1:49 am

    Just a thought, but a serious question. Can the Exec Branch sue the Legislative Branch for dereliction of duty? Congress has held up so much plus appointments to crucial jobs, plus, plus. If they can be sued, to what court? Can We The People sue them for same? If not, why not? Surely We The People can’t be left with just the 2-4 year voting cycle.

    • 139 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      May 11, 2013 at 2:16 am

      Great minds… I’ve been trying to figure out how to sue the rethugs for being in ontempt of the Constitution…

    • 140 theo67
      May 11, 2013 at 2:38 am

      I was wondering the same thing. Surely, if a law is the law of the land, then Congress is obligated to enable the law, isn’t it? Since Boehner and friends have dipped into public funds to support DOMA because they say they must uphold the laws, despite the discriminatory nature, then what is their argument for not supporting ACA with tax dollars? There must be a case here.

      • 141 nathkatun7
        May 11, 2013 at 3:41 am

        “Since Boehner and friends have dipped into public funds to support DOMA because they say they must uphold the laws, despite the discriminatory nature, then what is their argument for not supporting ACA with tax dollars? There must be a case here.”

        Unfortunately, under Article I (and especially Section 8) of the U.S. Constitution, Congress has the sole power over the purse. In other words, Congress decides how to raise revenues and and how to spend those revenues. Given this Constitutional reality, I don’t know who would have legal standing to bring a case against Congress for not funding the implementation of ACA. That’s not to say that a bright and creative lawyer can’t find a way to sue Congress on behalf of a citizen who may have been denied medical care in violation of ACA.

        • 142 theo67
          May 12, 2013 at 12:27 am

          Thanks for the explanation. Since Congress is supposed to work for the people, there must be some recourse?

    • 143 nathkatun7
      May 11, 2013 at 3:23 am

      Gazelle, now I am not a lawyer so take what I say with a grain of salt. I am, however a student of history. Sadly, the “Executive Branch” (meaning the President) cannot sue the “Legislative Branch” (Congress) for obstructing legislations and for holding up Presidential appointments. The only recourse to make Congress behave is if “We The People” rise up and demand action through mass demonstrations. Failing that, our recourse is to mobilize to vote the obstructionist rascals out of office in 2014 and 2016. This is why it’s absolutely important to realize that all elections have consequences.

  39. May 11, 2013 at 2:10 am

    RIP Mac Daddy Chris

  40. 152 cman
    May 11, 2013 at 2:29 am

    I’ll slow it down a bit. Jammin and burning the midnight oil. Though oil is over due for change. πŸ˜€

  41. 157 cman
    May 11, 2013 at 2:38 am

    Ready for the “running man!”

  42. 162 purpleshoesla
    May 11, 2013 at 3:11 am

    Wait now… we need a little Young MC, non? πŸ˜†

  43. May 11, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Tee-hee! πŸ™‚

  44. May 11, 2013 at 3:30 am

    Atlanta’s Own — OutKast!!

  45. May 11, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Alright — I’m fading kids! Can’t leave without playing the anthem though…

  46. May 11, 2013 at 3:43 am

    Happy Mother’s Day! Love you Family! πŸ™‚

  47. 171 Jovie
    May 11, 2013 at 7:00 am

  48. 172 Jovie
    May 11, 2013 at 7:07 am

    On NASA tv now…

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