GigNuts Top 5 non-US Old School Rap songs
Greetings Music Lovers,
I’ve decided to do something a little different here and post my Top 5 non-US Old School rap songs. Rap is not just a genre of music, but it is a way of life, not only in the US but across the globe. This list have been compiled by 100’s of surveys across the globe and we at Gignuts have narrowed it down to this final 5. Well, not really, its just my personal opinion, but that sounded good didn’t it? Agree or Disagree with my list, let me know in the comment section below!!!
OK now on to the countdown!!!!
#5 – Easy by ICE MC
Ian Campbell aka ICE MC (born 22 March 1965) is an English euro-electronica rapper who started his professional music career in Italy.
While this song only had moderate success in Europe, you have to love the Soul II Soul and Mili Vanilli samplings. Great Song and deserving to be on this list.
#4 – Mundian To Bach Ke (Beware of the Boys) by Panjabi MC
Rajinder Singh Rai (Punjabi: ਰਜਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ; born 1973), better known by his stage name Panjabi MC, is a British musician of Panjabi descent.
While this song is quite old school, I’ve decided to add it here due to its immense success. This song got so big Jay – Z even did a remix. The Knight Rider riff in the background is intense.
#3 – Jungle Kings by Jungle Kings
Talking about underground!! Well, not much information is known about this group, but they are a group out of Madrid that released this song “Jungle Kings” on the compilation album Rap IN Madrid in 1989. This song is what got me into Hip Hop, and with that I will be forever Grateful. Jungle Kings your the Best!!
#2 – Maestro Fresh Wes – Let your Backbone Slide
Wesley Williams (born March 31, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario),better known as Maestro and Maestro Fresh-Wes, is a Canadian rapper, record producer, and actor. His pioneering status and outstanding achievements have led to him being referred to as the “Godfather of Canadian hip hop”
To this day, “Let Your Backbone Slide” is the top selling single by a Canadian hip hop artist and by listening over the years you can see why. Maestro parlayed his talents to become an actor even worked with Mekhi Phifer on two films (Paid In Full & Honey) and with Cle Bennett on two TV series’ (Instant Star & The Weight).
Let your Backbone slide is the business!! Check out the Video Below!!
#1 – Le Bien, Le Mal by MC Solaar and Guru
Claude M’Barali better known by his stage name MC Solaar (born March 5, 1969) is a French hip hop and rap artist with Senegalese and Chadian origins. He is one of France’s most internationally popular and influential hip hop artists. This song is off of Guru’s (RIP GURU) Jazzmatazz project in 1993 and my #1 Non – US Old School Rap songs.
I have always been a Guru fan and when I first heard this song, I was hooked!! The Delivery and the Beats are second to none!!
Check this song out below, you wont regret it!!!!