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- One of the best socially conscious rap songs of the old school hip-hop. Groups like Public Enemy and KRS One emerged later in the '80s with rap songs that usually had a political message of some
kind. Chuck D of Public Enemy even called rap "The black CNN" for its ability to reach a young black
audience. The socially conscious style gave way to rappers in the '90s who seemed more concerned about their cars, jewelry and women.
The track is based on an obscure dance song called "Cavern" by the group Liquid Liquid. The song "Cavern" was influenced by the many different sources, funk, dub reggae of the 1970s. This track has been sampled and completely remastered by Joseph "Biggie Grand" Saddler and Sugarhill House Band.
Sugarhill House Band bassist Doug Wimbish rearanged and played instantly recognizable bassline.
Joseph "Biggie Grand" Saddler and Melvin "Melle Mel" Glover broke up before "White Lines" was released. Joseph Saddler, who was the DJ, went to court with Melvin Glover, who was the rapper, over rights to the name "Grandmaster." The video was directed by then unknown film student Spike Lee as a part of the college project & starred then unknown actor Laurence Fishburne.
Grandm aster Flash & The Furious Five Ft. Melle Mel - White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)Ooh White Lines, Vision dreams of passion Blowin' through my mind) and all the while I think of you High price, a very strange reaction
For us to unwind, the more I see, the more I do
Something like a phenomenon, Baby!
Tellin your body to come along, but white lines blow away
Blow! Rock it! Blow!
Ticket to ride, white line highway
Tell all your friends, they can go my way
Pay your toll, sell your soul
Pound for pound costs more than gold
The longer you stay, the more you pay
My white lines go a long way
Either up your nose or through your vein
With nothin to gain except killin' your brain
Get higher, baby!
Get higher, baby!
And don't ever come down! Freebase!
Pipelin e pure as the driven snow
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