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195691129ST-04162013.pdf “I Left My Wallet in El Segundo” was the debut single from A Tribe Called Quest’s debut album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. It contains a sample of “Funky” by The Chambers Brothers.

All of the music video is narrated, and the story is as follows. The group is at a police station and Q-Tip tells the story (i.e. the song). Initially, his mother wins a game show prize and goes on a month long cruise trip. After her departure, Q-Tip calls Ali and they take a road trip across America in Q-Tip’s mother’s car.

The group gets lost on the way and Q-Tip asks a dwarf with a sombrero for directions. He tells them that they are in El Segundo and a mile away, there is a fast food station. They get there and eat, Ali has the fruit punch, Q-Tip pays for the lunch. Q-Tip is distracted by an attractive woman and forgets his wallet before they leave. The waitress then takes his wallet off the counter. They return home and Q-Tip drops Ali off at his home. Then, Q-Tip realizes that his wallet is missing and he rounds up the group to get it back. When they get back to El Segundo, they want to stay longer, and the video fades out.

Apr 16, 2013 – George McFadden and Alexander McFadden raise the issue of … had been established under the wills of his father, Alexander McFadden, and … “Rapper’s Delight” is a song recorded by American hip hop trio The Sugarhill Gang. While it was not the first single to feature rapping, it is generally considered to be the song that first popularized hip hop in the United States and around the world. The song’s opening lyric, “I said a hip, hop, the hippie, the hippie to the hip hip hop,” is world-renowned. The song is ranked #251 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and #2 on both About.com’s and VH1’s 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs. It is also included in NPRs list of the 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century. The song was recorded in a single take. There are three versions of the original version of the song: 14:37 (12″ long version), 6:30 (12″ short version), and 4:55 (7″ shortened single version). Ten years after its initial release, an official remix by Ben Liebrand entitled “Rapper’s Delight ’89” was released.

In late 1978, Debbie Harry suggested that Chic’s Nile Rodgers join her and Chris Stein at a hip hop event, which at the time was a communal space taken over by teenagers with boombox stereos playing various pieces of music that performers would break dance to. Rodgers experienced this event the first time himself at a high school in the Bronx. On September 20, 1979 and September 21, 1979, Blondie and Chic were playing at concerts of The Clash in New York at The Palladium. Wiki