Ryan O’Bryan’s Old School Jam of the Day for August 16th
I said I was going to do this every weekday starting yesterday and so far I’m 2-for-2. For me that’s a major accomplishment. Yesterday I featured Tap the Bottle & Twist the Cap from Young Black Teenagers, today I bring you…Fu-Schnickens featuring Shaquille O’Neal (yes, THAT Shaquille O’Neal)
The Fu-Schnickens hail from Brooklyn, NY and were comprised of members Moc Fu (born J. Jones), Poc Fu (born Lennox Maturine), and group focal point Chip Fu (born Roderick Roachford). As you’ll see in the video, they’re all gifted rap artists with the ability to make tongue-twisting, high-speed rhymes seem effortless. 1993’s What’s Up Doc? (Can We Rock) was their only mainstream hit thanks mostly in part to the presence of “Shaq Diesel” who at the time was enjoying superstar status as a rookie in the NBA.
Just like Tap the Bottle & Twist the Cap, What’s up Doc? uses the hip-hop video formula of a large crowd, above and below camera angles, and a location that pays homage to the groups roots. In this case, an inner city basketball court under a bridge with no nets on the goals (apparently, $3.00 for new one’s at Wal-Mart weren’t included in the video’s budget).
So without further adieu, I give you Fu-Schnickens featuring Shaquille O’Neal, What’s Up Doc? (Can We Rock). Be sure to check in tomorrow to see what old school jam I’ve dug up from the bowels of the internet.
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