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The Power - Snap! (1990)

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Published on Apr 9, 2011

"The Power" is an electronic rap pop hit song for the group Snap! from its album "World Power". It was released as a single in 1990 and achieved great success in many countries. It is particularly known for its hook 'I've got the power!'. Written by Michael Muenzing and Luca Anzilotti under the pseudonyms Benito Benites and John 'Virgo' Garrett III and produced by Snap!, the third single by the Frankfurt-based dance rap group was their biggest hit. Featuring a rap by Turbo B and vocals by Penny Ford (Jackie Harris in the video), the single became a massive international hit. The song opens with a somewhat enigmatic line in Russian: "Американская фирма Transceptor Technologies приступила к производству компьютеров «Персонaльный спутник»" (meaning "The American company Transceptor Technologies has started production of the 'Personal Companion' computer"). 'Personal Companion' was a computer-like device for the blind and visually impaired. Released in 1990, it was controlled by voice and could, among other functions, automatically download articles from USA Today by a built-in modem. It was made by Transceptor Technologies of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Benites and Garrett III first released the song in 1990 on the Wild Pitch Records label in the United States calling themselves Power Jam featuring Chill Rob G. However, they failed to legally clear samples in the song. The song contained samples from "Let The Words Flow" by Chill Rob G, "Love's Gonna Get You" by Jocelyn Brown, and "King Of The Beats" by Mantronix. The song was re-recorded in the U.S. in response to the unlicensed samples with Durron Butler, aka Turbo B replacing the a cappella vocal of Chill Rob G, and for this new version they adopted the name Snap!. After being released regularly in the U.S., "The Power" peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on both the Hot Dance Club Play and Billboard Hot Rap charts, as well as peaking at #4 on the U.S. R&B chart. 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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Copyright 1990 BMG/Logic/Arista Records
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    • Bernard Butler, Brett Anderson
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