Wednesday, November 12, 2008


In 1988, Miami hip hop act L’Trimm released “Cars That Go Boom.” Listening to it now, I’m amazed by how elementary their flow* is.

Tigra and Bunny’s delivery is extremely slow, their rhymes are rudimentary and their elocution is terribly forced. They enunciate like they’re training non-English-speakers how to rap. Check it out starting at the 36-second mark.

Today, a couple of 12-year-olds from white suburbs could put out a better song in a week.

Hip hop has come a long way in 20 years.

* That’s right, I said “flow.”

1 comment:

Ben said...

As I watched in slack-jawed amazement, my wife walked in and said, "Hey, it's Tigra and Bunny. They like the boom." She then proceeded to "flow"* along with the ladies for several painfully slow stanzas.

*That's right, I ironically quoted your use of "flow."