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Fanatic Energy: Flowdan's Favourite Records
Mollie Zhang , August 3rd, 2016 06:34

Following the release of the grime MC's new album, Disaster Piece, he talks Mollie Zhang through 13 records, from N.W.A to Lexxus, stopping by Shy FX, DJ Krust and Vanilla Ice, that he blames for getting him into music

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MC Hammer – 'U Can't Touch This'
I remember that vividly – 1991, going to America and just watching it on MTV over and over again. And I just learnt every word. Songs like that made me think I could rap because I could just mimic and do exactly as I was seeing and hearing. Whenever there was an instrumental playing or anything playing, I would just say these lyrics over whatever beat I heard because I enjoyed rapping but didn't have my own lyrics.

And the dancing was excellent! When MC Hammer was saying, "You can't touch this", I didn't really understand what he was talking about. I just liked the dancing and I just liked the fact that the song featured rapping in such a cool way. People might laugh at me because he's not known as a rapper now, but I thought that was rap.


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