#65 on 100 Greatest Hip Hop Tracks of All Time-VH1
"New Rap Language"
A furious 8-minute showcase of the group's signature "speed rapping," the 1980 track's relentless flows instantly made every previously recorded rap on wax sound slow and clumsy by comparison. Featuring the on-record debut of future legend Kool Moe Dee and setting a precedent for the kind of rapid-fire delivery that the best rappers still aspire to today, "New Rap Language" actually managed to live up to its ambitious title. —Al Shipley, Complex, 20 Songs That Changed Rap Forever
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