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Before he went looking for an around the way girl, LL Cool J was just a boy with his radio, needing a beat. He became a legendary hip hop pioneer and entertainment mogul. The Mary Jane Girls were the brain child of Rick James, and he lent his prodigious musical talents to tracks like All Night Long and In My House. Join Joe and Toby as they connect the dots between these artists.
What we geek out over in this episode: Rick James, MC Hammer, Jimmy Carter, Rickrolling, NCIS, Def Jam, Ad Rock, Boomboxes, Crash Crew, Run DMC, AC/DC, Trouble Funk, Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown’s The Payback, En Vogue, Keni Burke, Boyz II Men, sampling Michael Jackson.
Bonus Material: Other songs that have sampled The Mary Jane Girl’s All Night Long.
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