Friday, October 15, 2010

Flashback Friday: Chubb Rock - Treat'em Right



Chubb Rock whose real name is Richard Simpson was born on May 28, 1968 in Jamaica, W.I. and is a New York-based rapper who released several commercially successful hip hop albums in the early 1990s. A former National Merit Scholar, Chubb Rock was a pre-med student who dropped out of Brown University to pursue his musical career. - From Wikipedia


11 comments:

Francis L. Holland said...

I like his rap song. In a very general sense, I would advise young Black people not to get their values from Rap, or from commercial music of any kind.

Don't try to live the life and values that rappers often sing about, or you may turn into no more than a tragic and laughable relic of your former self.

Jason said...

Ha! This joint is a classic. Brooklyn stand up! You couldn't escape this song back in the day. Chubb Rock still has a successful touring career because of this jam.

Thanks for the memory lane trip once again Val *smile*

Moanerplicity said...

Having a VMFM (Very Memorable Flashback Moment) up in hurr: Walking down 7th Avenue watching Black & Latino school kids doing a crazy-fly dance called "The Jerry Lewis" to this joint which was blasting loudly from a beatbox or the corner.

Jason is correct. This jam was errrrrrwhere back in the day. & that video reminds me of a time when club life, dancing & rap music was all about having BIG fun.


One.

nachalooman said...

Oh My God! The Chubster!! Back in the day.....
I'm from the Westside, but I did like Chubb Rock!!
Will this beautiful rap vibe ever return?

Val said...

@Francis

I don't think this particular song is harmful In fact there were loads of hip hop songs that were not only not harmful back then but very uplifting.

But I agree with you as far as present day hip hop goes.

Val said...

@Jason

You're welcome!

Val said...

@Lin

Okay, you are making me miss N.Y.!!

Val said...

@Anna Renee

I don't think this kind of vibe is coming back. Not in general anyway. I think this kind of hip hop is a thing of the past.

nachalooman said...

I have to come back because I'm remembering Just the Two of Us, which was my favorite by The Chubster!
Thanks a million for this memory!!

Don said...

Old school at it's finest. What is so funny - I never cared for the song when first released.

Over the years I learned to have a great appreciation for this timeless classic.

Val said...

@Don

Interesting how some songs grow on you over time, isn't it.

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Soldier Of Love

I've lost the use of my heart
But I'm still alive
Still looking for the life
The endless pool on the other side
It's a wild wild west
I'm doing my best

I'm at the borderline of my faith,
I'm at the hinterland of my devotion
In the frontline of this battle of mine
But I'm still alive

I'm a soldier of love.
Every day and night
I'm soldier of love
All the days of my life

I've been torn up inside (oh!)
I've been left behind (oh!)
So I ride
I have the will to survive

In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay alive

I am love's soldier!

I wait for the sound
(oooh oohhh)

I know that love will come (that love will come)
Turn it all around

I'm a soldier of love (soldier of love)
Every day and night
I'm a soldier of love
All the days of my life

I am lost
But I don't doubt (oh!)
So I ride
I have the will to survive

In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay alive

I am love's soldier!

I wait for the sound

I know that love will come
I know that love will come
Turn it all around

I'm a soldier of love
I'm a soldier

Still waiting for love to come
Turn it all around
(4x)

I'm a soldier of love
I'm a soldier

Still waiting for love to come
Turn it all around
(3x)

Still waiting for love to come

Miss Keri Baby!

Tracee!

Solange!

Solange!
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Alicia says...

Rest in Peace Mitrice

Rest in Peace Mitrice
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