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DJ Kool's Let Me Clear My Throat was one of the most invigorating hip-hop records of the mid-'90s, simply because it didn't follow conventional hardcore, alternative, or gangsta rap patterns. Instead, DJ Kool returned to the wild, careening atmosphere of freestyle, old-school hip-hop, anchoring the rhymes with spare scratching and elastic reggae grooves. The result was one hell of a party album, filled with terrific beats and infectious, humorous rhymes.

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The Best!!!

Let me clear my throat has the best beat i have ever heard. Rappers these days should learn from Kool. Trumpets make for a sick beat.

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This song "Let me clear my throat" is the perfect half-time show song. It gits the place jumpin! The second u hear it, ur already dancin!


This track takes me back... way back.... back into time...

Also, for those who commented on the beat of this song, know that it's "The 900 Number" by the 45 King. "The More You Know!"


Born: 1959 in Washington, D.C.

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

A fusion of feel-good go-go music with hip-hop's original block-party aesthetic led DJ Kool to the fore in rap's return to the old school during the late '90s. A veteran of D.C.'s go-go circuit who worked as a warm-up DJ for Rare Essence during the early- to mid-'80s, Kool began recording in 1988 and early on tried to inform the studio art of hip-hop with a live feel in keeping with his experience. His first album, The Music Ain't Loud Enuff, used call and response much like early hip-hop and go-go...
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