Tuesday, January 03, 2012

The Prep  

Here is a late Christmas present. If my theory is true, and this is the only Minnesota disco rap ever recorded, then it also holds true that it is also the best one. To my ear its one of my top 5 disco raps of all time, the 1980 style party delivery with the 1985 era instrumentation make it unique. Sir Nature Alexander was a transplant to Minneapolis from Atlanta and became a well known fixture of the local music entertainment scene, most notably as the city's best breakdance instructor, going on to host his own show on local TV, and also working as a singer and producer on the Minneapolis funk circuit.

Sir Nature has a rare 1986 solo album with more of a contemporary for the time Minneapolis scene sound, but I don't own it sadly. He has been producing records constantly up and to this day, now more in the vein of Southern soul styled r'n'b, you can find Sir Nature Alexander current work here:


And you can find the first ever(?) rip of his electro masterpiece here:

Nature - The Prep

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6 comments: to “ The Prep

  • January 4, 2012 at 1:44 PM  

    Very cool - thank you!

  • January 5, 2012 at 10:59 AM  

    Oh, the voccoder break was a nice suprice. Great song!

  • January 6, 2012 at 2:06 AM  

    Interesting. I am from MN and well this just lacks the character MN has. We are a lot smoother and much more confident as well is all... Morris Day and Prince are proof. You can tell dude is form the south... He has no northern soul... None... Its all southern bro, ur from Georgia its tell tale. Good job but ur not reppin that northern midwest swagg ur jus not.

  • January 13, 2012 at 7:17 AM  

    There's also "Twin City Rapp" by the "Twin City Rappers" from 85.

  • April 13, 2012 at 10:05 AM  

    What artist made that crazy picture? Where is it from? An old ad or something?

  • August 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM  

    I too really want to know where the artwork used here is from. Any help guys?