My memories of hip hop go back to the mid-to-late 80s. Eric B & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Kool Moe Dee, Slick Rick, BDP, The Fat Boys and Heavy D were some of my early influences. The very first song I memorized came from Doug E. Fresh. He released his World’s Greatest Entertainer album 30 years and his big hit was Keep Risin’ to the Top. With Doug E. Fresh celebrating 30 years since the release of his album, why not highlight its best track as my Throwback Thursday. Doug E. Fresh wasn’t a lyricist, but someone that put out good, party music. Till this day, Keep Risin to the Top is a track one of those tracks that gets everyone dancing. We can argue that it’s one of the many all-time classic hip hop joints. It’s hard to believe that track is 30 years old.
Either way, check out the track above and congratulations to one of hip hops pioneers on the huge anniversary. Where are all my old-school hip hop heads? What’s your thoughts about Doug E. Fresh? Do you remember his World’s Greatest Entertainer album? What’s your thoughts about the track, Keep Risin to the Top? Leave a comment below about anything related to Doug E. Fresh.