Baltimore Club vs DC Go-Go (By Truplaya611)
It €™s like the battle of the beltway, Club Music, and Go-Go Music. I really don €™t have a problem with either one, but I will say I €™m more of a “Club Music” type. Baltimore Club Music is mainly played in clubs, and on the radio to the crowd/listeners pumped up. It €™s like our own form of underground music. It €™s a blend of mixes/lyrics/raps, with fast beats that have a touch of bass in them. Some of the mixes are based on songs from different artists such as Michael Jackson €™s “Rock with You”, to Tupac €™s “Hail Mary”. The other types are strictly homemade like “Do Dat Dance”, “Stompin”, “Knucklehead” (which names some streets and areas in Bmore) “Handclap”, “Da Bomb”, “Pull your Guns Out”, “The Percolator”, “Switch”, and Walk for Me”, just to name a few of the hits from 95-96. There was even a mix made that went “White girl in the house, Oh my God!, White dude in the house, Oh my God”, that went on to call out suburban “white” areas outside of Bmore. I thought it was funny, but I guess other people didn €™t because it was pulled off the radio.
Recently, the hits in the clubs, and on the radio have been “Feel Me”, “Theo €™s Thong”, “Bounce wit Me”, “Stepped Up in the Room”, “Let €™s Get High”, “Girl Don €™t you Worry”, “Nutty Track”, “Boss of Me” “I €™m A Freak”, “Bobbie €™s Thong”, and “Bankroll”. “Tha Shake” has also been popular, which is suppose to be a dance move. (I don €™t know, I haven €™t seen anyone do it yet). Club music has been coming a long way, and is putting Baltimore on the map throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. If you are in the Baltimore area, Club Music can be heard nightly on 92Q Jams-92.3 FM (http://www.92qjams.com).
DC Go-Go Music is a blend of live band music, vocals with some jazz and congo feeling. I don €™t know too much about it, but I do know a popular band in DC is “Rare Essence”. “5 in the Morning” is my favorite Go-Go song. When I first heard Go-Go, I couldn €™t stand it. I was like “how can people get down to this?” I still feel the same about it today, but there are a few good songs. I can say if you like the feel of urban groove, you €™ll like Go-Go Music. If you want to check out some Go-Go while in the DC area, turn your dial to 93.9 FM-WKYS, or 95.5 FM-WPGC (http://www.wpgc955.com) nightly.
I guess the two music forms of the two cities will forever be “battling” each other so to speak.
Until next time, Peace & 1 Luv.