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Do It Like Hip Hop

Rennie Foster feat. Moka Only

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RF451 | 2016-10-31  
Referencing several eras of house music, and sounding like it could only be made right now “Do It Like Hip Hop” explains how a new underground, full of old schoolers who have been doing it and young people with their eyes on the prize, are challenging the music game, and every game, with an authentic DIY style, fusing Hip Hop spirit with all aspects of music and culture.

Rennie Foster certainly knows about this, cutting his teeth with a Hip Hop group in the early 90s that spawned several Swollen Members. One of them being the legendary emcee, Moka Only, the featured voice on the track, a rapper with his own board on Skull Skates and an unprecedented DIY spirit. His verses on this are clever and tough, as if being on a house track required extra skills, no dance rhymes here, and no censorship either.

The MK inspired organ riff hint at Rennie Foster’s strong connection to Detroit, a place he calls a spiritual home base and found a strong fanbase, releasing on many Detroit labels and working with the motor city’s most classic artists. Moka hint’s at this in his lyric “Create a new tribe and assemble them, from the Vancoo to the shores of Michigan”, and then in the middle of spitfire verses, the song becomes a classic west coast deep house jam, with Moka’s warm and genuine singing in that style. Few artists could combine to create this sound.

Photo by Raquel Fors
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