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    Attrell 'Prince Be' Cordes, P.M. Dawn Rapper {May 19, 1970 - June 17, 2016}
    By Daniel Kreps | June 17, 2016 | Rolling Stone

    Attrel "Prince Be" Cordes, founding member of the chart-topping hip-hop duo P.M. Dawn, died Friday in a New Jersey hospital following a battle with renal kidney disease. He was 46. A representative for the group confirmed Cordes' death to People.
    "Prince Be Rest In Peace forever more, Pain from Diabetes can't harm you anymore," Cordes' cousin and P.M. Dawn member Doc G wrote on the group's Facebook page following Cordes' death. "My Heart is at Peace B-Cuz U suffered so long, Tell Grandma I said Hi & Stay Blisstatic & Strong."

    Formed by brothers Attrel and Jarrett "DJ Minutemix" Cordes in their native Jersey City, New Jersey in 1988, P.M. Dawn became only the third hip-hop act ever – and first black rappers – to top the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991 with their single "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss," which revolved around a sample of Spandau Ballet's "True." The band's critically acclaimed 1991 debut LP, Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience, achieved gold status, as did its well-received follow-up, 1993's The Bliss Album…?.

    P.M. Dawn once again climbed to the upper reaches of the Hot 100 again – Number Three – with their ballad "I'd Die Without You," which gained popularity after first appearing on the 1992 soundtrack for the Eddie Murphy film Boomerang. The track later featured on The Bliss Album…? alongside "Looking Through Patient Eyes," another Top 10 hit and a cover of the Beatles' "Norwegian Wood (The Bird Has Flown)."

    The Cordes brothers released two more albums in the Nineties, 1995's Jesus Wept and 1998's Dearest Christian, I'm So Very Sorry for Bringing You Here. Love, Dad, neither of which attained the critical or commercial success of its predecessors. Although health problems stemming from diabetes took its toll on Prince Be – he suffered a stroke in 2005 that paralyzed the left side of his body, and his one of his legs was amputated below the kneecap – but P.M. Dawn continued to have a considerable impact on contemporary hip-hop, including its "cloud rap" offshoot.

    "Kanye West, T-Pain, Outkast... but you can't mention P.M. Dawn without mentioning De La Soul, and you can't mention Arrested Development without mentioning P.M. Dawn," Doc G said in a 2011 interview of the artists P.M. Dawn inspired. "Everybody begets somebody. We had the weirdness. Now it's okay to be weird; it's okay to wear bizarre things."

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    ^^^ Do you like Ice T's rock music ?


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    Used to love rap until 1992 or so, but ever since the stuff got commercialised and all these shit hop songs about gangstas, drugs, degrading women, crass materialism, disrespect towards authorities and racism, I have hated it.

    Same with one hit wonder rap dance songs like Silento, Juju on that beat, Dougie, Stanky leg, chicken wing, all that shit. Also it has degraded from guys with style, low and finesse on a mic, to people talking shit along to a drum machine beat and some looped samples.

    I loved old school acts like Run DMC, Young MC, LL Cool J, even early gangsta like NWA's first album, Biggie, 2Pac, Warren G, the First Snoop Dogg, ce Cube and Dre albums. Okay the stuff was gangsta and negative, but you had to admire these cats skills on the mic. Pac and Big could flow, they knew the rhymes and the combinations of words and had a gift for rapping. The arrival of guys like Puffy, Mase etc was the end of all the skillz. Jermaine Dupri, R Kelly and all this neer rap R and B can be blamed for it too. Sad as I just love 80s Rap (Songs like Alice by Full Force) and R & B.
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    ^^^ Do you like Ice T's rock music ?
    I haven't heard that much of the Body Count stuff, but the songs I've heard are alright. Have you heard of Jada Pinkett-Smith's metal band Wicked Wisdom?

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    ^^^ No, I have not. Thanks for telling me about it. I'll check it out.

    Last edited by Word Smith Sr; 07-05-2017 at 01:51 PM.

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    my two favs right now would be childish gambino and Kendrick Lamar!
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