4/5/07

Played Like A Piano



So thinking of posse cuts, I was having a debate with myself as to whether "Piano" by Grandmaster Melle Mel and The Furious Five counted. I know- that IS a posse, but really, they are a rap group, right? So maybe it doesn't count. Still, this is rarely heard, and hard to find on vinyl. I only heard it on the radio once; Cold Crushin' Charlie Chase played it on WBLS in '91. I forget when his show was exactly, but I think it was briefly happening on Friday afternoons. There are some great punchlines dropped here (when I hear this song, I immediately turn 17 years younger and start acting out the parts) and Kid Capri provides the cuts lovely.

And while we are on the subject of getting played like a piano, let's not overlook King T's "Played Like A Piano" featuring Ice Cube and LA Breeze, over the Grover Washington, Jr. sample, one of the first records I ever got for free in the mail. You do NOT get records like this via UPS anymore, do you? Shit, I don't even answer the door when they ring.

Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five, "Piano"
King T feat. Ice Cube and LA Breeze, "Played Like A Piano"

9 comments:

D. said...

Amazing blog....simply amazing...I would love to hear the other songs that D00M did at your house...

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ELYESKOBAR said...

Ice Cube is probably my second favortie rapper of all time (him or Chucky D) and I remember when Bob used to ask me not to listen to Amerikkka's Most Wanted in Footwork!! I was so shocked. His verse on this explains it all...

ian said...

Yeah, never heard that Melle Mel/F5 track before. Not bad!

rated r said...

my favorite posse cuts are feet up on the tsble by aceyalone back in 94 and dopest verse by madkap back in 93

Combat Jack said...

Great blog Stretch. Remember back in like '94 when I hired you to dj a party called "PURE" at the old Grand on W. 13th street? That shit was a total failure. Thanks for bringing back mad memories!

Combat Jack said...

Great F5 piano joint. Never heard this joint. Funny how I hear LL and Ultramagnetic influences. Thanks man!

EppHour said...

Blood Money has got a great piano loop.

cenzi said...

I truly remember the suave style of this record and how it detroyed any preconceived notions I had on West coast gangsta rap...