Weekly MP3: Down The Line

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Big Daddy Kane - Down The Line
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about this song. There was a trend in the late 80s and early 90s where almost every hip-hop album contained a track that featured all the MCs taking turns. One by one they'd drop their rhymes in their style and they'd go down the line. This is a good example from Big Daddy Kane's Taste of Chocolate disc.

Okay, okay, okay, okay, attention to the whole crew.

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Jason Meltzer Patterson


This trend has never went anywhere.

For instance, you can check out Mos Def, Kayne West, Jay-Z, Talib Kweli and Busta Rhymes in the Get By Remix (I'm Good)

Just one of 70,000 examples I can think of

April 12, 2007 @ 8:50 PM

Mike Boon

I wondered if this trend had gone away.

April 12, 2007 @ 9:05 PM

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