Automatic, push button, remote control…

Always wondered where M/A/R/R/S got that ‘Automatic, push button, remote control…’ chant from – turns out it was those proto-rappers and agitators Last Poets on a track called Mean Machine Chant/Mean Machine which is pretty futuristic sounding for 1970 – but it turns out that in 1984 one of the founding Poets worked with Grandmixer D.ST. (now DXT), he of Rockit scratch fame, and produced this forward-looking futuristic electro/rap collaboration.

I love going on these sample-searching forays, it’s amazing what it digs up.

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