Saturday Night Sing Along: Children's Story

"Ran up the stairs up to the top floor,
opened up the door there, guess who he saw?,
Dave the dope fiend shootin' dope,
who don't know the meaning of water nor soap."

Slick Rick is still a genius for "Children's Story". Gosh, how I long for the days before the corporate takeover of hip hop, when there were actually MCs, not just rappers.

That's a classic right there. Can't believe I still know all the words. And can you imagine some girls like the regular round the way girls in this clip being in a 50 Cent video? No way it'd go down.


tamigill said…
CLASSIC!!! I still remember my little sister and I waiting in anticipation for our favorite part of the song to come up so we could do the dance with the girls in the video:

"I need bullets, hurry up, run!"
The dope fiend brought back a spanking shotgun.

Good times!! :-)
the joy said…
I need bullets, hurry up, run!!!

Oh memories. Memories of good rappers, story tellers... Doing the running man... :D
Toni Campbell said…
i remember at parties in college the dj would shut off the music so everyone could sing acapella "dave the dope fiend shootin' dope..."!
there are still real mc's out there, unfortunately it is almost a full time job searching them out.
Anonymous said…
There are some moments when you prove yourself to be just bitchin'
Jameil said…
ah the hip hop good ol days. lol.
Nexgrl said…
It's funny how we can recall songs that we weren't even trying to learn the lyrics to in the past. This is especially true if the song just happened to be playing everywhere you went. This song was out during a time when you still saw boom boxes out on the street corners.
Liz Dwyer said…
Those were good times. And it's real dancing, pre-video vixen. Love it!

The Joy,
The storytelling aspect of the song keeps it fresh after all these years. Can't really say the same about all these songs out nowadays.

I remember that too! That was SO fun! Yeah, you're right, there are real MCs now. Finding one feels a little like hunting down needles in a haystack.

LOL! Thank you!

The golden years were great. Now it's all collapse of Rome with hip hop. Or maybe I'm just getting old. (or both!)

This song was DEFINITELY everywhere! And yeah, before iPods took over, everybody wanted to have their music heard, loud and proud of what they were blasting out on the corner. Those were some good days.

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