ebonics/European rappers/ other stuff

Peter Kilander peterk at enteract.com
Tue Aug 24 04:14:48 PDT 1999

>It was wrote:
><< I think I'd like to hear Italy's answer to the Beastie Boys,
>the Sugar Hill Gang, Run DMC, or Laurie Anderson.>>
>Whhooo, man, I promise you you wouldn't. He's called "Jovanotti" and is
>the lamest-assed white rapper ever to sport one of those goatee beards.
>He's about 40, too, and some of us remember him back in the Old Skool days
>with a backwards baseball cap -- he was pretty old then. Big mate of
>Pavarotti, too (I kid you not)


There is (was?) a great rap group from the UK called Marxman who put out a wonderful album in '94 titled 33 Revolutions Per Minute. Sinnead O'Connor's on it and they have some brilliant lyrics like "tinker, tinker, tinker, Mr. Tinkerman/ tinkering with symptoms, can't you understand?" Haven't heard from them lately, though.

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