Hip-hop is jump around music

If you think punk music has the monopoly on jumpin’-up-and-down-like-a-fool-in-a-mosh-pit craziness, you’d better think again.  Hip-hop, especially its hardcore, East Coast variant, has a long tradition of songs that make people just wanna wyle out and push each other around.  If you don’t believe me, check out the remix of M.O.P.’s “Ante Up,” below:

MOP feat Busta Rhymes- Ante up (Remix)

To stay on the Busta Rhymes theme, have a listen to one of his newer tracks, “Don’t Touch Me.” With an irresistible, up-tempo beat that seems to be perpetually building to a climax that never arrives, this track will have you gettin’ down on it fo sho’.  if you’re not at least tapping your toes to this tune, I’d visit a medical professional.

Busta Rhymes – Don’t Touch Me


Next up is some absolutely classic Canadian content: DL Incognito’s “Spit Forever II”.  Off his excellent album A Sample And A Drum Machine, this track is one of my all time favourites.  I’m not even sure what the instrument is in the sample (chimes or something?); all I know is that I want to get crazy whenever I hear DL rap about “the new school of hip-hop, northern.”

DL Incognito – Spit Forever II ft. Tara Chase


To return to New York, here’s Onyx’s “Slam Harder.” It’s not as hard as the M.O.P. remix, but it’s still got that head-noddin’, go nuts vibe to it:

Onyx – Slam Harder


And finally, to keep things on the Busta tip, have a look at this tribute to A Tribe Called Quest.  Wait until about two-thirds of the way in, when the entire place just erupts when Busta Rhymes makes his appearance:

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