1979

Hilltop Hoods

credits


album: Track 2 in album A Matter of Time
release date: 1999
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop
length: 3:54
producer: Suffa and DJ Debris
vocal: Suffa
turntable(s): DJ Next

Album Information

country(area): Australia
format: CD
script: Latin

Cover Art

Hilltop Hoods A Matter of Time cover art

Lyrics

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Verse One
looking less like a b-boy, more like a movie star,
sit down punk and take a look at what you make,
what's popping that coochie got to do with graffiti?
b-boy electric shocking, windmills, body rocking,
break your back, realise b-boys aren't faking that
far gone, that you could never stop and go,
birthplace of the scratch, birthplace of the rhyme,
we'll make it back; it'll just take some time
Chorus
kids spinning on their backs to the sugar hill wax,
moneys walking my culture through its darkest hour,
I was two years old in nineteen seventy nine,
Hip-hop was then a culture, now hip-hop's a business
Verse Two
to channel youths stress and their aggression,
problems back into ya section, and isnt it ironic?
cos mc's are building futures by raping the past,
I'd rather take a razor blade and put it to my wrist
sniffing and selling coke, toting guns and smoking dope,
my only consolation is within the hip hop nation is
like graff mags from Berlin, mix tapes from Oakland,
and old school New York thats still got the vibe
Chorus
kids spinning on their backs to the sugar hill wax,
moneys walking my culture through its darkest hour,
I was two years old in nineteen seventy nine,
Hip-hop was then a culture, now hip-hop's a business

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 A Matter of Time
  • 2 1979
  • 3 The Anthem
  • 4 Time Wasted
  • 5 B-Boy Battlegear
  • 6 Give It Up
  • 7 Clap Your Hands to Theā€¦
  • 8 Let Me Show You
  • 9 Deaf Can Hear
  • 10 Common Streets
  • 11 A Matter of Time (remix/instrumental)
  • 12 1979 (remix)
  • 13 Whatcha Got
  • 14 Whatcha Got (remix/instrumental)