Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Meaning of Dope

I came across the site this morning, and spent almost 2 hours going through the various clips. Shit nearly brought tears to my eyes.

Quote from the blogs first post:

"The Meaning Of Dope looks to stand as a respectable ground hosting some of this culture’s past prize moments and memories, spanning from videotaped classics to street team S.W.A.G., and from personal stories as active fans experiencing Hip-Hop’s “Golden Era”, to posting mix-tapes from a time when they needed to meet two criteria - mixing, and being on tape."

The best thing about this site is that it's ran by a fellow Canadian, so I'm seeing clips from a large number of interviews that were done on muchmusic back in the day (shout out to Michael Williams, Michelle Geister, Master T, Oliver and Tracy Melchor).

Check out this early freestyle by Thurst (reppin T.O.) and a very young Mos Def, appearing on the Master Plan Show (Hi Chloe!) in 1994.

Link: The Meaning of Dope

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