Funny. This song is as relevant today as it was in 1988. People still get on rappers about sampling music, and “Talkin all that Jazz” was Stetsasonic’s defense of the hip hop explaining that they were using existing beats to create a new art form. One of my sisters brought up this Brooklyn native, self proclaimed hip hop band earlier this week, and I knew that they’d be my pick for this week’s Throwback Friday post. Looking back over their music repertoire, they were loaded with hits, and it made choosing a particular song to represent them even more challenging. “Sally,” “A.F.R.I.C.A.,” and “Freedom or Death” are just a few that come to mind.
Remember that eensie weensie stretch when rap was simply fun? No virtually naked girls and glorified thug life. DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince and Biz Markie are the first two groups/artists that come to mind.