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Episode 199 — Vincent Price Rap?

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#1 July Diaz

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 10:47 PM

The straight up hilarious Kurt Braunohler joins Andrew Ti this Monday to figure out why someone would categorize Vincent Price’s monologue in “Thriller” as rap. Be sure to call us at (323) 389-RACE to ask if anything is racist.
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#2 pfchangs

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:37 AM

I remember hearing that Vincent Price's poem in Thriller was a rap when I was a kid. I think a lot of people's definition of rap is kinda racist. Far as I can tell this is how the logic goes in their minds:


music + black people = rap

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:00 AM

I love the myth that "Rapture" is first ever rap song, since it NAME CHECKS Fab Five Freddy and Grandmaster Flash. Were those just two guys Debbie Harry knew, and then after this song came out they stole her idea for "rhyming over music"?