This #TributeTuesday is dedicated to platinum selling group #LordsOfTheUnderground and their track #ChiefRocka released #June#1#1993 the trio was from Newark, New Jersey. MCs Mr. Funke and DoItAll Dupré met DJ Lord Jazz (a native of Cleveland) when all three were undergraduates at Shaw University @doitalldu
Chief Rocka was the third single released from the Lords of the Underground's debut album #HereCometheLords. The song was produced and featured scratches by K-Def, with #KDef and #MarleyMarl mixing it.
Chief Rocka became the group's most successful single and has become their signature song. It peaked at #55 on the Billboard 200 and it was the group's highest appearance on that chart. It also went to #1 on the Hot Rap Singles.
For all you up and coming hip hop heads.....The line "I live for the funk, I die for the funk" was sampled for the hook of The #NotoriousBIG song #MachineGunFunk from his 1994 classic #ReadytoDie and many more. Go google them and find out some about the foundation of hip hop.
I remember loving this track so much. The underground scene in Toronto was so dope. The group came here and I wasn't old enough to go see them. I wanna say it was at #ConcertHall. Anyway, my sisters went and I was so vex. I went for the ride to drop them off.... it hurt me yuh see 😎
Enjoy and see yah next #Tuesday!