Coverafbeelding Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel - White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)
  • Statistieken
  •   6 wkn Tipparade
  •   1984

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   15-05-1961
Land   Verenigde Staten

Melvin Glover was de eerste rapper die zichzelf MC noemde, het synoniem voor Master of Ceremonies. Melle Mel staat te boek als één van de grondleggers van de rap en was de man achter Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five. Tge Message van Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five , een hit in 1983, groeide uit tot een regelrechte klassieker. Met zijn bijdrage op I Feel For You van Chaka Khan wint hij een Grammy. Na 1984 wordt het rustiger en een rentree in 1988, als acts als Eric B & Rakim en Public Enemy succesvol zijn, mislukt.


In 2007 brengt de rapper zijn eerste solo-album uit, Muscles. Later dat jaar krijgen Melle Mel en The Furious Five een plek in de Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.


In 2015 werkt Melle Mel mee aan Downtown, een track van het tweede album van Macklemore en Ryan Lewis.

Songtekst

Bass!

Ooh White, White
Ooh White, White
Ooh White, White

(Ooh White Lines) Vision dreams of passion
(Blowin' through my mind) and all the while I think of you
(High price) a very strange reaction
(For us to unwind) the more I see, the more I do
(Something like a phenomenon) Baby!
(Tellin' your body to come along, but white lines blow away)
(Blow! Rock it! Blow!)

Ticket to ride, white line highway
Tell all your friends, they can go my way
Pay your toll, sell your soul
Pound for pound costs more than gold
The longer you stay, the more you pay
My white lines go a long way
Either up your nose or through your vein
With nothin' to gain except killin' your brain

(Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock!)
(Blow!)

(Ahhh) Higher, baby
(Ahhh) Get higher, baby!
(Ahhh) Get higher, baby!
And don't ever come down! (Freebase!)

Rang dang diggedy dang di-dang
Rang dang diggedy dang di-dang
Rang dang diggedy dang di-dang
Diggedy dang di-dang diggedy dang di-dang

(Pipeline) pure as the driven snow
(Connected to my mind) and now I'm havin' fun, baby!
(High price) it's getting kinda low
(Cause it makes you feel so nice) I need some one-on-one, baby!
(Don't let it blow your mind away) Baby!
(And go into your little hideaway 'cause white lines blow away)
(Blow! Rock it! Blow!)

A million magic crystals, painted pure and white
A multi-million dollars almost overnight
Twice as sweet as sugar, twice as bitter as salt
And if you get hooked, baby, it's nobody else's fault, so don't do it!

(Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock!)
Raah! (Blow!)

(Ahhh) Higher, baby
(Ahhh) Get higher, baby!
(Ahhh) Get higher, baby!
And don't ever come down! (Freebase!)

(Don't you get too high) don't you get too high baby!
(Turns you on) you really turn me on and on
('Cause you gotta come down) my temperature is risin'
(When the thrill is gone) no, I don't want you to go

A street kid gets arrested, gonna do some time
He got out three years from now just to commit more crime
A businessman is caught with 24 kilos
He's out on bail and out of jail
And that's the way it goes
Raah!

(Kane! Sugar! Kane! Sugar! Kane!)

Athletes rejected, governors corrected
Gangsters, thugs and smugglers are thoroughly respected
The money gets divided
The women get excited
Now I'm broke and it's no joke
It's hard as hell to fight it, don't buy it!

(Freeze! Haha ha ha! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock!)
Raah! (Blow!)

(Ahhh) Get higher, baby
(Ahhh) Get higher, girl!
(Ahhh) Get higher, baby!
C'mon!
Raah!

(White Lines) Vision dreams of passion
(Blowin' through my mind) and all the while I think of you
(High price) a very strange reaction
(For us to unwind) the more I see, the more I do
(Something like a phenomenon) Baby!
(Tellin' your body to come along, but white lines blow away)

Little Jack Horner sitting on the corner
With no shoes and clothes
This ain't funny, but he took his money
And sniffed it up his nose

(Hey man, you wanna cop some blow?)
(Sure, what you got, dust, flakes or rocks?)
(I got China White, Mother of Pearl, Ivory Flake, What you need?)
(Well yeah, well let me check it out man, just let me get a freeze)
(Go ahead man, stuff I got should kill ya!)
(Yeah man th-that's that's raw, wuh)

(Freeze! Ha ha ha ha! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock!
Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock!)

Songinformatie

ArtiestGrandmaster Flash & The Furious Five,
Melle Mel
 A-kant
Titel White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) (Vocal)
Lengte 4:02
Componist(en) Sylvia Robinson & Melle Mel
Producer(s) Sylvia Robinson, Melle Mel & Joey Robinson, Jr.
Engineer(s) E.T. Thorngren & Sylvia Robinson
Mixage E.T. Thorngren & Sylvia Robinson
 B-kant
Titel White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) (Instrumental)
Lengte 3:52
Componist(en) Sylvia Robinson & Melle Mel
Producer(s) Sylvia Robinson, Melle Mel & Joey Robinson, Jr.
Engineer(s) E.T. Thorngren & Sylvia Robinson
Mixage E.T. Thorngren & Sylvia Robinson
 
Platenlabel Sugar Hill
Catalogusnr 101845
Hoogste positie UK 7
Hoogste positie US -
Album Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five


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