Who better to tell the story of the incredible rise of hip-hop and Miami bass music than 3 middle class private school kids that never spent much time on "the streets?" (mostly because our moms wouldn't let us near those parts of town..)
Our good friend Ruben joins us as we talk about our very sheltered recollections of the music and culture that rose around us and engulfed the country soon thereafter.
Ruben adds an anecdote about how a friendly neighborhood record store owner broadened his horizons by defying the law and selling him a banned cassette. I guess former Florida sheriff Nick Navarro thought things needed to be more Ayatollah Khomeini Iran-like in 1989 USA.
Musical Interludes: "Welcome to the Planet of Bass" by Maggotron, "Get it Girl" By 2 Live Crew, "Beat Street Breakdown" by Grandmaster Melle Mel
For further info, check out Pierre's movie suggestion about the rise and creation of the famous 80s bass sound: The Bass that ate Miami