U Can't Touch This: The Top 5 Dance-Rap Tracks Of All Time
The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
That picture up there is Sherro. We saw him perform recently at a recent New Music Mondays night at Signature Lounge. He performed "Throw It Bacc," a didactic dance track featuring Bentley that worms its way into your brain like a goddamn soulworm. He was extra fun. So much so, in fact, that as soon as he was done, we scheduled an interview. Now you're all caught up. Keep it moving. Five videos that will make your day less gray are after the jump.
By the way, New Music Mondays is a bunch of fun. They do it every Monday at Signature Lounge from (about) 8:30 to (about) 10:30. It is a completely acceptable way to spend two hours on a Monday night.
This Week's Rapper: Sherro
This Week's Subject(s): Rap's Best Dance Tracks
This Week's Prompt: Can you list the five best dance-rap tracks of all-time?
Sherro: Top five dance songs of all time:
5. Lil Wil, "My Dougie"
4. DJ Unk, "Walk It Out"
3. Soulja Boy, "Crank That"
4. 69 Boyz, "Tootsie Roll"
1. MC Hammer, "U Can't Touch This"
Sherro: The above tracks were selected because they were top-selling singles that catapulted virtually unknown or regional artists to national prominence. This notoriety also provided huge financial opportunities for Soulja Boy and MC Hammer.
More importantly, these songs are forever entrenched in the musical legacy of modern rap and hip hop.
In case you missed the subtext here, that's what Sherro hopes "Throw It Bacc" will do.
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