Tuesday, June 30

"White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)" - Grandmaster Flash + Melle Mel (1983)

Wikipedia - "'White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)' is a hip-hop-funk song by Melle Mel, released as a 12" in 1983 on Sugar Hill Records. The song, which warns against the dangers of cocaine, addiction, and drug smuggling, is one of Melle Mel's signature tracks. The bassline is sampled from a performance of the Sugar Hill house band (featuring bassist Doug Wimbish) covering 'Cavern', a single by post-punk band Liquid Liquid. ... The song was co-written by Melle Mel and Sylvia Robinson. Originally, it was intended to be an ironic celebration of a cocaine-fueled party lifestyle, but it was abridged with the 'don't do it' message as an anti-cocaine song as a concession to commercial considerations. ..."
YouTube: Grandmaster & Melle Mel - White Lines (Don't Don't Do It), Grandmaster Melle Mel-White Lines Live, Duran Duran / Grandmaster Flash - White Lines (X-Mix), duran duran - white lines (don't don't do it) (remix)