Friday, October 29, 2004

something funky and haunted

To close out Halloween week, some awesome vocoder breakdance action from Whodini.

Coming out of the fertile early-'80s New York rap scene, Whodini were one of the first rap groups to add a straight R&B twist to their music, thus laying the groundwork for the new jack swing movement. The group consisted of rappers Jalil Hutchins and John "Ecstasy" Fletcher, adding legendary DJ Drew "Grandmaster Dee" Carter, known for being able to scratch records with nearly every part of his body, in 1986. Whodini made its name with good-humored songs like "Magic's Wand" (the first rap song to feature an accompanying video), "The Haunted House of Rock" (a rewrite of "Monster Mash"), and "Freaks Come Out at Night," and their live shows were the first rap concerts to feature official dancers (U.T.F.O. members Doctor Ice and Kangol Kid).

Whodini - Haunted House of Rock (Vocoder Version)


At 9:56 PM, Blogger R. Piggy said...

'No. Don't stop me. I must.' BOO WHODINI BOO, BOO WHODINI HISSSSS.

Sorry about that, I have a number of Whodini albums myself because they do indeed use vocoders. But I don't like them, though I may post ONE of their songs.

Thanks for the comment on The Alezby Inn, I hope you got the Robocop I just put up.



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