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The Friday OT: Beastie Boys; Sure Shot

It got in my ear this week and stayed there. Probably because it’s brilliant.

I remember listening to it the first time because previous Beastie stuff had left me cold. At a pal’s place in 1994, he’d just bought the new album (yeah, seriously, 1994 is 24 years ago), I shrugged and said yeah stick it on and this, Sure Shot, track one, made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. The sample, the delivery and then 2/3rds of the way through this from MCA…
I wanna say a little something that’s long overdue
The disrespect to women has got to be through
To all the mothers and the sisters and the wives and friends
I wanna offer my love and respect til the end
…which threw a massive curveball at all the sexist rap crap at the time. Then I caught the video later and loved it even more. This track was the first time I took the genre seriously and for that, it will always be a classic in my book. Youtube here.

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