ComicView 2024: Comics Talk About The Most Impactful Songs in Hip Hop

We asked the stars of ComicView what hip-hop songs impacted them the most.

The relationship between standup comedy and hip-hop is undeniable. Both thrive on getting the audience excited, using personal stories with added dramatic elements to convey a message and influencing the language of their generations. Even in the revived season of ComicView, rapper T.I. is embracing his shift towards comedy. It only makes sense to ask the current season's performers about the first hip-hop song that left a lasting impression on them. Here are some of their responses.

Nuthin' But A "G" Thang - Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg

"It had to be G Thang," says Kelly KDubb Walker, "The Chronic album. I was about 12 … It was a lot of stuff before and a lot of stuff after, but The Chronic.:"

Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See - Busta Rhymes

Brandi Denise and Tommy Davidson both agree on Busta. "He has a uniqueness all around. No one can do what he does. To this day." Davidson says. 

I Ain't No Joke - Eric B. & Rakim

"That changed the game," Jayski shares of the '87 classic. "Everything he was rapping was precise, it wasn't just little riddles and stuff like that. Rakim changed the game. He's still my favorite mc of all time."

I'm Bad - LL Cool J

"That was the first one I heard. That was it," said Lavarr Walker. 

What are the earliest tracks that made you a fan of hip-hop?

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