Re: Old School Rap = Disco?
the thing is, there were many disco and rock artists who tried a hand at rapping. but they did in their own records and playing every instrument. with some of them I noticed this only many years later. some examples:
FRANKIE SMITH - Double Dutch-bus (1981)
MEL BROOKS - It's good to be the King (1982)
PINO D'ANGIO - Ma quale idea (1980)
VAUGHAN MASON - Rockin' big guitar (1981)
FALCO - Der Komissar (1983)
TOM TOM CLUB - Wordy rappinghood (1981)
WHODINI - Magic's wand (1983)
even the rappers who where doing stabs at "Good times", when they went to record, they played the rhythm track themselves to avoid being sued by the Atlantic label. that's what the Sugarhill Gang did. I remember also a track called "Boogie to the bop" by Mantus, who stole from Michael Jackson's "Don't stop til you get enough" but also re-recorded it with their own instruments.
I guess this makes a bit difficult to get what some rhythm tracks are mimicking. of course also some of them were probably original ideas.
It don't mean a thing (if ain't got that swing)