Friday, July 23, 2010

Debbie Does Rap

Despite a widely circulated notion that Blondie’s 1981 hit “Rapture” is the first single to feature rapping, it’s actually just one the first of note. Better than that, however, is that it does in fact feature Debbie Harry rapping, which seems strange and, to me, funny because she doesn’t rap all that well.

When I listen to my Blondie tracks, I usually don’t listen to this one. But it came on the radio a few days ago and I was reminded that it was historic. By today’s standards, it comes off as hokey and lame, but Debbie nonetheless beat a lot of people to it. So go Debbie, I guess.

Oh… “Rap”-ture. I get it now.

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