“I don’t write, I build a rhyme.”- Kool Moe Dee
Today, August 8th is the birthday of Kool Moe Dee, a Hip-Hop legend. A pioneer in the game who was originally part of the early 80’s rap group The Treacherous Three, he would go on to release 4 solo albums and be one of the prominent rap artist of the late 80’s/early 90’s. With songs like “I Go To Work” “Wild Wild West” and the one all the old school heads remember “How Ya Like Me Now” Moe was a force to be reckoned with in his era.
While falling out of the spotlight for decades, Kool Moe Dee still has the respect of many as a legend in the game. I would be remiss if I did not mention that he also published a book called There’s a God on the Mic. Its about who he believes are the 50 Greatest Emcees in the rap game, and its a solid read from an opinionated and precise individual. I leave you with the video to “I Go To Work” for your viewing pleasure. Happy birthday Kool Moe Dee!
“Each rhymes a dissertation” -Indeed! #newschoolneedtolearnthough
Marc W. Polite
True School Fanatic
P.S.- “Let’s Go” is still hard after all these years!