Hip-Hop is Rock 'n' Roll. Rock 'n' Roll is Hip-Hop.
Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime
The Clash - Rock the Casbah
The Police - Roxanne
The Police - Message in a Bottle
AC/DC - Back in Black
Graham Nash - Chicago
The Who - Eminence Front
Little Boy Blues - Dream Weaver/Seed of Love
Eric Clapton - I Shot the Sheriff
The Stooges - Dirt
Steely Dan - Peg
Blood, Sweat & Tears - 40,000 Headmen
Hall & Oates - Method of Modern Love
Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
Biochemical Slang wants you to know that DONNY HATHAWAY had it right when he said, "EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING."
We here at Biochemical Slang are often misconstrued as conspiracy theorists. Don't get it twisted. It's hard out there for a truth seeker. We made a prediction after the induction of Grandmaster Flash into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame: With rap music sales in a record slump, did the TI's decide to let a rap group into the hall of fame to boost rap's credibility as an artform?
Eff the critics. Hip-hop doesn't need approval from anyone, outside the FANS of the music.
Quadruple eff the TI's. After counting the final votes, it turns out that Grandmaster Flash was beaten by the British group The Dave Clark Five.
It turns out that Rolling Stone publisher and chairman of the Rock 'n' Roll Foundation, Jann Wenner, decided to ignore the actual votes and help the TI's with their dwindling investments in
Quintuple eff the TI's. Hip-hop didn't need an induction to be rock 'n' roll. Hip-hop IS rock 'n' roll. Hip-hop didn't need an induction to be considered an artform. Hip-hop didn't need anybody's sympathy. Talib Kweli had this to say to Jann Wenner:
Hip-hop is big business like Con Edison or Medicine
But f**k it, they gonna let us in, or else we rush the door
I got to many reasons, save your 'whys' and 'what fors.'