“I like to rhyme.
I like my beats funky.
I’m spunky. I like my oatmeal lumpy.”
The world wakes up to another lost icon in music. When we used to go into the office (I sort of remember doing that), our office speaker would always blast “old school’ rap & hip-hop on Fridays. One could argue if “old school” was 80s, early or late 90s or even the early 2000s. But not one person would deny the Digital Underground belongs on that playlist. Co-founder of that group, Shock G (aka Humpty Hump) passed yesterday at the age of 57.
A true pioneer in the early days of Hip Hop, Shock G’s influence went beyond the Digital Underground. Spend a couple minutes and read about him this morning, or just listen to “The Humpty Dance” this morning and think back to that first time you heard that song in a high school gym mixer or at a college bar.
“No two people will do it the same
Ya got it down when ya appear to be in pain”
Here’s some other topics we are thinking about on this Friday morning…
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And while it’s not Underground, it’s certainly Digital: Retailers are shifting to an all-digital retail experience, but need to continue to adapt