Shawn Brown: Rappin’ Duke

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Kool Keith, the self-proclaimed inventor of horrorcore, offered up this week’s #Private Jam and the legendary and slightly insane hip-hop artist did not disappoint, choosing the obscure 1983 track “Rappin’ Duke” (a cultural parody of the times hinting at everyone from John Wayne to Ronald Reagan). Explains Keith, “I think I secretly liked Shawn Brown’s ‘Rappin Duke‘ song. I thought I hated it but found myself repeating the lyrics, ‘So you think you’re bad, with your rap / Well I’ll tell ya pilgrim I started the crap over and over.’ Hahahaha shit got me thinking I may redo that song.”