Influence Behind The Album Pt 3
When it comes to hip hop there is an absolute abundance of rappers who have inspired me to want to write lyrics. I wasn't really that kid who had an ear for an underground classic so aside from the hip hop that found itself on to commercial radio I found stuff through Yo MTV Raps and tracks that had found themselves adopted by the dance scene.
I have no real idea why certain tracks had been widely accepted, but they were often dropped in a set and the crowd would go fucking nuts. If you have never heard Young MC's Know How being transformed by the uplifting piano of JJ Tribute then I doubt I could ever recreate the moment, maybe you just had to be there. A lot has moved on since then and it has dated to be honest.
Below are just a few tracks that stood out at that time and got me hooked -