Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tune of the day (and rap lyric of the day) All Natural

Okay, enough fucking around!

This is quite simply one of the best hip-hop records of all time. It was massive for me when it came out and I still have a lot of affection for the legendary group and this legendary track. The Ramsey Lewis loop, used by many, is absolutely killer. And the lyrics are as good as it gets. I've included the samples of Ramsey Lewis and KRS One, plus the amazing "Julia" by the Beatles that Ramsey covered. Also, there's a short documentary on the amazingly under-rated Chicago crew All Natural referencing this tune. And it's on one of my favourite ever mixes right here here

"Now 50 years down the line, see I'll be chillin
like it ain't no thing, with little shorties on the swings
talkin bout, "My granddaddy had MAD flow
He got some old school, year two-thousand and ten tapes
when he was rockin the shows, and keepin it true
Takin out your granddaddy and his punk ass crew"
Your kid'll get mad, but Wilt didn't run
But what can you say, it's like father like son"

All Natural


Ramsey Lewis

The Beatles



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