Mass hysteria, this is techno
House is not my home but it rocks though
I checked up on the late great J.B.
His death is said on national TV
How, when, and why these are the
main things that I heard when I stroll down the lane
of memory
man are you with that
James Brown is dead

Total chaos, man it’s resurrected
I’m confused that things are gettin’ hectic
In my brain, what is happenin’
Could this be a big misunderstanding
It is
The hardest working man in show biz is alive so yo bust this
Don’t be mislead 'cause the newsman said
James Brown is dead

James Brown is dead

James Brown is dead

Nightmare is over
Now I'm awoke
Grab the mike, rip shit and go for broke
The musical masterpiece release that these
Now I will get much respect from MCs
Arrive the way, cause I heard him say
This is fly, this cool type of guy
He’s dope, and oh so bad
James Brown is dead

James Brown is dead

James Brown is dead

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    General CommentJames Brown samples were overused around this time in hip hop--here "dead" simply means out of style. I hated this song because to me it dismissed the art of sampling alltogether, but in retrospect i think it was a call for hip hop to innovate.
    nllm_oo_mllnon January 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhats the story behind this track if any? Because as of today, he is officially dead.
    i992on December 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat is weird/creepy.
    kmk_natashaon December 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's a song from 1991, one of the first commercial techno-songs. I think it's a kind of reaction against soul and other "old" music styles. It was a very big hit at 1991 and there were many techno groups who were inspired by this one-hit-wonder band.
    korvon December 25, 2006   Link

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