- Jan 21, 2010
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pretty interesting video/behind the scenes.
I remember when that video came out and it did blow a lot of peoples minds that Rock and Rap were in the same song with each other; because the genres had always been very antagonistic towards each other.
Nowadays everyone listens to everything but when you were young in the 80's it really wasn't like that. Your music choice was your Tribe.
You were into Pop Synth, or Rock, or Metal, or Rap. And if you were in one Tribe but secretly listened to something else (Eazy E was my first hip-hop tape)... you didn't tell people about it.
The metal guys I hung out with I don't think anyone admitted to liking any hip-hop until Dr. Dre - The Chronic came out in like 92-93. Suddenly it was alright to sort of like everything and listen to everything.
But in the 80's it seemed like there were division lines between genres and people really didn't cross them very much.