Five Minutes Of Funk - Whodini (1984)
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"Five Minutes Of Funk" was a hit single from "Escape", the second album by hip-hop group Whodini, released in 1984 on the Jive label. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums. Whodini is a hip-hop group that was formed in 1981. The Brooklyn, New York-based trio consisted of vocalist and main lyricist Jalil Hutchins (one of the few rappers at the time to go by his real name), co-vocalist John Fletcher aka Ecstasy (who wore a Zorro-style hat as his trademark), and turntable artist DJ Drew Carter aka Grandmaster Dee. Whodini was among the very first hip-hop groups to cultivate a high-profile national following for hip-hop music and made significant inroads on urban radio. As they were contemporaries of other hip-hop groups such as the Fat Boys, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and Afrika Bambaataa, the group was managed by Russell Simmons, brother of Joseph 'Run' Simmons of Run-D.M.C.. The group signed with London-based independent record label Jive Records in 1982. They enjoyed a string of hits for several years, mostly charting on Urban and R&B radio stations. The bulk of production on their releases was done by Larry Smith, a bass player who also handled much of Run-D.M.C.'s early work. In keeping with the 1980s trend, Whodini's albums tended to be synthesizer-driven with a heavy electronic drumbeat. The sampling technology that became identified with many hip-hop songs and with many bands was barely prominent in its music, and subsequently, the group never fully relied on it to create its sound. The group's music consisted mostly of original compositions. This channel is dedicated to all the great rap music from back in the day. The music that started the whole hip-hop revolution, the incredible music from the 70s, the 80s, and the early 90s . . . The Roots Of Rap are here!
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