Godfather of Hip Hop

by Spoonie Gee

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    TracklistShow Credits
    1 Spoonin' Rap 6:43
    2 Love Rap 5:45
    3 The Big Beat 6:05
    4 Street Girl 7:37
    5 Get Off My Tip 4:55
    6 Yum Yum 4:38
    7 Take It Off 7:10
    8 That's My Style 5:03
    9 The Godfather 4:55
    10 Did You Come To Party 3:56
    11 Hit Man (Vocal) 4:38
    12 You's An Old Fool 5:47

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    A1 Take It Off (Remix)
    A2 The Godfather (Remix)
    A3 Spoonie Gee
    A4 She's My Girl
    A5 Yum Yum
    A6 Spoonin Rap (Live)
    B1 Hit Man
    B2 I'm All Shook Up
    B3 My Girl (Hey-Hey-Hey)
    B4 Did You Come To Party
    B5 Mighty Mike Tyson
    B6 That's My Style

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    "The Godfather" on both sides of the single. Rare original pressing from recently unearthed basement stock

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    A –Spoonie Gee Love Rap 5:45
    B –Spoonie Gee & Treacherous Three New Rap Language 8:00

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    A1 –Spoonie Gee Take It Off (12" Version)
    A2 –Spoonie Gee Take It Off (Album Version)
    B1 –Lakim Shabazz Black Is Back
    B2 –Lakim Shabazz Pure Righteousness

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    A1 Spoonin' Rap 3:35
    A2 Take It Off 6:52
    B1 Spoonin' Rap - The Chuck Nice Remix 3:00
    B2 Spoonin' Rap - The 45 King Remix; (When A Wise Man Speaks) 4:41

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  • TUF LP 5551 The Godfather of Rap EXTREMELY LIMITED QUANTITIES
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    Tracklist
    A1 Take It Off (Remix)
    A2 The Godfather (Remix)
    A3 Spoonie Gee
    A4 She's My Girl
    A5 Yum Yum
    B1 Hit Man
    B2 I'm All Shook Up
    B3 My Girl (Hey-Hey-Hey)
    B4 Did You Come To Party
    B5 Mighty Mike Tyson

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Spoonin' Rap 06:43
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Love Rap 05:42
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The Big Beat 06:05
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Street Girl 07:37
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Yum Yum 04:46
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Take It Off 07:11
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Hit Man 04:34
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about

Spoonie is so unreconstructed he talks the same old shit without even pretending he made it up--a little romantic vulnerability (not much) is as venturesome as he gets thematically. His rhymes'll sneak up on you, though, and his groove is so old it's new. Surprising a Mike Tyson fan is such a counterpuncher; Lee Dorsey as JB, he doesn't float like a butterfly--more like a waterbug on a shore current. Marley Marl is his match, deploying riff and dub and dissonance with a laggardly subtlety that'll pass hotbloods right by. So let me put it this way--Spoonie probably thinks Bob Marley stole his handle from Marl, and he's still the first rapper to come by his reggae naturally. B+-Robert Christgau

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released January 26, 2017

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