Before there was hip hop there was rap. Before there was rap there was Frankie Smith and the Double Dutch Bus!

This is what passed for street when I was a kid.  Supposedly this is really Frankie Smith.  I have no way of knowing for sure.  I do know all you need to listen is some funky bus fare!

Hip Hop Violin Friday

I find myself drawn to musicians who break the rules.  For instances, when you can take a violin and make it a hip hop instrument, you are extremely talented.  Paul Dateh is just such a musician.  I found this clip on Youtube, and it’s mesmerizing.   The DJ he’s performing with is inka one, and he’s pretty fascinating to watch.  I honestly didn’t think spinning records took that much talent until I watched this clip.  Happy Friday!