Sunday, April 12, 2009

OLD SKOOL VIDEO SPOTLITE - Musical Youth - "Pass the Dutchie"

Musical Youth will forever have a place in music history for this cut. "Pass the Dutchie" was nominated for a Grammy and has since been sampled by artists such as Busta Rhymes, Rah Digga, and Missy Elliott. For some reason I was thinking that this came out in the 70's but it actually dropped in 1982 accompanied with this video. The video makes absolutely no sense and looks really cheesy. Especially the courtroom scenes. But, the lame video does not take away from the appeal of the song. It is a great bridge between reggae and pop and these kids really had a lot of talent. It's my understanding that "dutchie" means a type of pot or cookware in the context of this song. The "other" meaning kinda spawned after this was released. Either way, these kids telling someone to pass the dutchie just sounds like they're doing something they shouldn't be doing!

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