Probably one of the most underrated Hip Hop songs ever. It came during a time when pop and garbage was all over mainstream radio and MTV and was wrongfully bunched together with the cookie cutter pop groups of the time. This song was their only hit but it was all they needed to cement their legacy in my mind as one of the most freshest Hip Hop groups of all time. The production was spot on with the genius use of the “More Than Words” by Extreme sample. Nope, no tired played out James Brown or George Clinton samples here.

Lyrically, The Lyte Funky Ones are incredibly dense and complex. The lyrics may sound like they go absolutely no where, like they’re randomly throwing words, phrases and references together to make things rhyme in an elementary manner, but the REAL heads recognize that they actually go somewhere and take you on a journey with their words. The lyrics really are a glimpse into the harsh reality of life on the street and the trials and tribulations these young street toughs must endure to survive.

Some of the illest lines:

-“I like the color purple, macaroni and cheese, ruby red slippers and a bunch of trees…”

-“Bugaloo shrimp and pogo sticks, my mind takes me back there oh so quick…”

-“Fell deep in love, but now we ain’t speakin’/Michael J. Fox was Alex P. Keaton…”

Crazy metas and punches son! Need I say more?

This Hip Hop group should be mentioned among the likes of Tribe, Gangstaar, Outkast and De La Soul. If you can’t acknowledge their greatness, there’s something seriously wrong with you.

Pshhh, let’s take it back to the essence.


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4 Responses to “Summergirls”

  1. newmiyamoto Says:

    The passing of the Summer Solstice must have messed with your mind or perhaps the onset of April just made a fool of me.

  2. newmiyamoto Says:

    *Spring equinox

  3. Ghetto D Says:

    Yo , L.F.O. is keepin it gangsta. Spittin mad rhymes like “When you take a sip you buzz like a hornet/ Billy Shakespere wrote a whole bunch of sonnets” and this other classic “There was a good man named Paul Revere/ I feel much better baby when you’re near”
    Giving props to Family Ties, reciting a Rakim line represting the westside of the O.C. Stricktly Hood.
    If that gangsta enough the have one black guy in video with his hat to the side so everyone can know they are not to be fucked with.

  4. Jero Says:

    newmiyamoto: Very profound quote. I like.

    Ghetto D: Too many quotables to mention. The whole song is nice yo. Rakim reference gives them total cred! If I were friends with that one black guy who appeared in the video, I’d son him everytime by just playing the video and pointing out that he was in it.

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