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Children of the Corn – The Craziest Thing I’ve Discovered in Years

Posted in Essays by dionrabouin on December 4, 2009

I’m not sure how I can explain to a casual hip-hop fan how ridiculous this is. I’ll try this. Imagine if you found out that Jimi Hendrix used to play in a garage band with Barry Manilow, Sting, Randy Rhoads and Neil Pert from Rush. You’d be interested, right? What if you found out that when Janice Joplin was a teenager she sang background vocals for a group that included Cher, Donna Summer, Olivia Newton John and Florence Ballard. That would blow your mind, right?

OK, that’s how I feel about the discovery of Children of the Corn. Apparently this gangsta rap group from Harlem consisted of Big L, Ma$e, Cam’ron, Bloodshed and McGruff. If you only recognize a couple of those names, don’t beat yourself up. In this little analogy Big L is Jimi Hendrix and Janice Joplin. Most hip hop fans know that Cam’ron and Ma$e have a history together, but I had no idea they were cool – and in a group – with Big L and the fact that they were in a group with Bloodshed, who’s probably the greatest MC no one has ever heard of (he’s the Florence Ballard and Neil Pert of the group) is even more ridiculous.

I found their mixtape on Datpiff , and it’s a little crazy. I honestly had no idea Ma$e and Cam’ron had it in them. I’d heard that Ma$e was a gangsta rapper before he met Puffy and sold out, but wow, this sh*t is violent…and offensive. Check out the video below.


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