Saturday, October 4, 2008
It was 1985. Rap was in its infancy. Well, maybe it was a toddler. It was post-Grandmaster Flash but pre-Run DMC. It was the age of Whodini. And in 1985, the freaks came out at night.
Above is the original video. Below is the instrumental...
The song achieved a new level of success when it appeared in the film "Jewel of the Nile", which was the sequel to the smash 1984 hit "Romancing the Stone", both starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito.
Here, we have the theatrical trailer for the film.
The 1980s came to an end, and took Whodini's brand of hip hop with them. But the group did leave a lasting imprint on the prototypical era of modern rap.
Holy crap, does Michael Douglas look like his father in that picture.