Sugarhill Gang, 1979:
"I said a hip, hop, the hippie the hippie to the hip hip hop."
Shabazz Palaces, 2011:
"Yeah, you know I'm free, s**t, I'm free ...
To make consume to catch the stuff that holds me down
To capture my desires fashion out of this a crown
Free to fill my smiles up with these tears that I forgot
And haunt myself besides these pretty ghosts that float my heart
You know I'm free."
"Reanimated corpse" isn't entirely accurate. It's actually a hologram of the late, great West-coast rapper, which gave a surprise performance to finish off the first week of Coachella 2012. This proves that (a) industry executives can own your body as well as your soul, and (b) '90s nostalgia has gotten WAY out of hand.