Classic Comedy Rap #1

Chevy

Back in the early 80′s when Rapper’s Delight captivated a nation and went on to influence a generation, rap music was being pimped even then. Forget the T-Pain features, 50 Cent water and Kanye West x Louis Vuitton of the present day, rap was parodied, commercialised and bastardised from the second it became available on commercial formats. Step up two veteran comedians Chevy Chase and Rodney Dangerfield with their respective 1980 and 1983 spoof 12″ releases. It’s hard to imagine these guys were rapping before KRS One, Rakim, Nas and, err, Monie Love. You could argue hip-hop died when it first stepped out of the ghetto’s.
Rodney

Rodney Dangerfield – Rappin’ Rodney (1983)

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Chevy Label

Chevy Chase – Rappers’ Plight (1980)

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11 Responses to "Classic Comedy Rap #1"
  1. Reply Una Stubbs February 24, 2008 15:25 pm

    Incredible!! Dangerfield’s flow is sick and I’ve never seen the Chevy record before…

  2. Reply AWESOME ENGINE » Links folks. Links! February 24, 2008 17:54 pm

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  3. Reply mike dikk February 25, 2008 00:55 am

    Bobcat Goldwaith had a sweet rap on the Burglar soundtrack too.

    Also can’t forget Eddie Murphy & Joe Piscopo’s ‘Honeymooner’s Rap’.

    Not a comedian by any stretch, but there’s a Norman Bates “Rap” on the Psycho III soundtrack.

    I have all these (including rappin rodney) except the Chevy record. Gonna get it off ebay right now.

  4. Reply brian beck from wisconsin February 25, 2008 06:41 am

    I want that Chevy Chase record.

    Gotta mention Hitler Rap by Mel Brooks too.

  5. Reply RodSkin March 1, 2008 02:36 am

    Anybody have the complete lyrics of Chevy Chase rap ?

    I waste years trying to find this song….

  6. Reply jAVIERFUNK March 1, 2008 23:05 pm

    No Di Caprio “I´m King of the World”,Chevy Chase He is ! Rappers´Plight is the number one cover version of the “GOOD TIMES” OF CHIC.Just listen…!!!…and smile !!!!

  7. Reply thefunkadelicrelic March 31, 2008 08:09 am

    Chunky A (Arsenio Hall), President’ s Rap – Rich Little, Rappin’ Duke, Bobby Jimmy & The Critters….there have been a LOT of comedy rap records!

  8. Reply The White Ninja December 17, 2008 23:49 pm

    lol chevy kills it if thats him….

    peep this comedy rap

    cut and paste it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3WzJdUajpA

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  10. Reply Community star Donald Glover gives comic hip-hop a good name « Amy Burns Treks South Pacific March 27, 2011 21:20 pm

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