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Dj Kool

A fusion of feel-good go-go music with hip-hop's original block-party aesthetic led DJ Kool to the fore in rap's return to the old school during the late '90s. A veteran of D.C.'s go-go circuit who worked as a warm-up DJ for Rare Essence during the early- to mid-'80s, Kool began recording in 1988 and early on tried to inform the studio art of hip-hop with a live feel in keeping with his experience. His first album, The Music Ain't Loud Enuff, used call and response much like early hip-hop and go-go (and also included the hip-house track "House Your Body" prefaced by a remarkably accurate monologue on the history of house music).

Kool took it to the stage in 1992 with the mini-LP 20 Minute Workout, recorded live in Richmond, VA, and released on Steve Janis' CLR Records. By the time of 1996's Let Me Clear My Throat, mostly recorded live in Philadelphia, the East Coast underground was buzzing about Kool's way with a crowd. American Records won a five-way bidding war and reissued Let Me Clear My Throat early the following year; providing remixes of the title track were Funkmaster Flex and Mark the 45 King (whose funky underground hit "The 900 Number" was the basis for the title track in the first place), helping it climb into the Top Five on the rap charts. In mid-2000, he and Fatman Scoop released the remixed Rob Base classic "It Takes Two." ~ John Bush, Rovi
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This My Cut Here Remember Them Day's In Philly At The Bahama Bay I Hear Ya Pandora Let's Go Go
Bam!
Good party. Music
This was the jam back in the days
Block Party music in Philly
Kiss your left hand
Say you crush's name
Close your hand
Pick a school day
Say your name
Post this on 15 other songs and your crush will ask you out
DJ KOOL, Biz and DOUG E FRESH....... w h a t a combo
Bad a**
Love Let Me Clear My Throat and was soooo mad when DJ Kool was here last year dj'ing but refused to play it. Everyeone was asking for it and he said no. what the heck?!?
great song
Authentic. heat
Yuupp killin ny livingroom floore still got it in me Dj Kool was the sh!! back in the day killin it not bad for 54 ha ha !
pegasi77
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in two days.
10chadfoya
Just jumped up & did the ED LOVER dance!!! Hands in tha air, mouth open, swing from side to side!!!!!
rondarmcclai n
They still play this in the clubs no matter the generation, still rocks, get the party going.
Remember when....DJ Kool was actually DJing back in DC at the Eastside Club. Now I believe Nationals Stadium sits on that old real estate. Brings back old Neophyte Nupe clubbin' dayz! Definitely a trendsetter as he bridged Go-Go and Hip-Hop in the mid-late 80's.
Still today I go in beast mode when I hear this cut:) I'm in BEAST MODE NOW!!! Doing the Biz Marky dance in the mirror!!!
It's always crazy when this song is played during the intermission at a concert!!! Everybody jams off of it!!!
this has always been top notch,this is right for any party.
TIGHT TIGHT TIGHT!!!!!
Bite me
billlewis3
Flashback to the old days of MTV... Classic
dgueits5
CLASSIC !!
You can't help but bust the "Ed Lova" dance when you hear this song
Recently say DJ Kool at Harrahs!!! It was a nice surprise but, a lot of the people in the crowd had no clue who he was some kid turned to me and asked me who is this? The crowd was way too young for this type of OLD School. After the show I walked over to DJ Kool and had some real conversation with him it was real nice to meet a legend in the hip hop world in my eyes as I know there are so many who have formed the music as it stands today!
Feel good go go hip hop pack the dance floor.
Crank this song when you hear it!
jd kool let clear my throat is hot
Guaranteed to get your head bobbin' and weavin'
Sounds like the 80's, but 90's
be0here0now
hey
Luv it
This is feel good music right here.
Perfect song to get down and pop lock. Still sounds awesome.
massdaddy
Still smooth and gets me off the chair and dancin'.
OMG this brings me back to college. They played this so much in New Orleans that I thought he was from there. "Have mercy babe, I hope you don't mind - let me clear my throat" WHAT!!!!!!!! ! !
dc baby
Wasnt this music in the film "Bring It On"?
psoccer8
Sounds like the beastie Boys me thinks
tonyreese
DJ KOOL IS STILL DOIN BIG THANGS IN THE QUEEN CITY WITH HIS "BLOCK PARTIES" @ CLUB TEMPO IN CHARLOTTE,N. C .
RAFAELWATKIN S I HOPE YOU DONT MIND
GOD DAMN!!!
rgirl4life
Let me clear my throat was the sh** back in the day, takes me back to chillin @ Bahama Bay,Gotham, etc. We used to part hard 2 this joint in Philly!

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